Goodwood, a New York-based jewelery and trinket line, features classic hip-hop style pendants (as well as whimsical pieces like this dapper little fellow) carved out of the decidedly non-bling medium of wood. Worn by such luminaries as Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Kanye's main squeeze (or are they broken up?) Amber Rose, and rising star Justin Bieber, these pieces could also make a great gift for a BFF/Secret Santa/lover. Stop by Coat of Arms on Black Friday for the sale, happening from 12-8pm at 43 Clinton Street in NYC and check out items up to 50% off. Read More
  As far as I’m concerned, there is little to nothing not worth analyzing when it comes to pop culture. All our trends, fads, and institutions are reflective of what we value as a society, and one of society’s major indicators is….models! Let us briefly explore the models of the 90’s, who would, most likely, never in a million years be models today, as their looks are currently “out. Read More
  In the trailer for the new medieval (first of many mistakes!) stoner comedy, Your Highness, James Franco plays a straight man for some reason, Danny McBride plays the slovenly stoner brother, while Natalie Portman a sexy sex object who can beat up guys which is funny because she’s little and stuff. And Zooey Deschanel plays that classic female character, the one who appears to be held captive/bound for a good part of the movie, awaiting rescue. Read More
Show and Tell, a new storytelling series based upon the classic kindergarten activity, combines storytelling elements with props to fill in the visual blanks. Founded and hosted by Brooklyn writer (and former BUST staffer) Colleen Kane, the first topic will be a juicy one: sex ed. Once a Playgirl editor, Kane has plenty to say about the unexpected things people find hot, telling Time Out, “My visuals will be mixed media of three varieties, and the audience will begin to understand some of the scars on my mind’s eye. Read More
About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something. Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two albums Music Of the Sun and A Girl Like Me, the Bajan beauty emitted a Pop-Caribe vibe on the first, delivering her debut hit “Pon De Replay”. Read More
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century children's book illustrations and classic kid's story narratives, feature girls skydiving (“I am a maverick. Read More
Jill Soloway- Emmy Award-winning writer, director, feminist, friend of and collaborator wit Diablo Cody, recently posted a new short film, All In the Waiting. According to them, "Soloway and writer/actress Frankie Shaw challenged themselves to make a short in 24 hours. ALL IN THE WAITING was made this for one day on earth, an on-line film festival that asked people to show a slice o' their world. Read More
Thirteen-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and founder of Sassy magazine (and former JANE editor-in-chief) Jane Pratt have announced their collaboration on a brand new Sassy-esque teen magazine. Tavi, known for her outspoken feminist views, wacky-teen-by-way-of-Comme-Des-Garcons outfits, worldly writing style, and infamous wearing of an oversized hair bow hat in the front row of some fashion show, has never been your typical precocious tween role model, from her swift denouncement of Terry Richardson to her obviously formidable PR skills. Read More
Teaching girls to play loud instruments, form a band, command a stage, and all-around empower themselves in many ways is what rock camp is all about. Of all the feminist causes near and dear to my heart, rock camp is one of the most inspiring and consistently rewarding-and I can't help but wish I had spent a week at camp as a kid, middle-schooler, or teen. That's why it's a great idea to support Girls Rock Camp Alliance's benefit show at Park Slope's Rock Shop. Read More
House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far more stuff going on throughout the next two months. Read More