BUST's Crafty Lady and the Candy Rain staff get crafty (and saucy!) with their fabulous sponsor, Babeland! Don't miss out on the answer to the age-old question: Where do I put my condoms and lube when there is no pocket space on this tea towel I’m calling a dress tonight? Kinky Crafting: Garter Belts with Callie WattsThursday, May 20, 07:30PM, $5 materials fee 43 Mercer StreetNew York, NY 10013 For more info: http://candyrainmagazine. Read More
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.  Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily swarms of 10-yr-old girls probably aren't loading on the makeup daily. Read More
Friday night: Get dressed up for the coolest fashion show ever! Saturday: Bust a move to hot live tunes w/ Hip Hop royalty!  House of Yes       342 Maujer St. between Waterbury and Morgan You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Friday, April 30th:  NEW FAUX performance fashion show Showcase of NYC's most ground-breaking designers and performers turning the runway into a fantastic stage displaying imaginative works of wearable art. Read More
We might think we’re not that influenced by fairy tales and all that childhood Disney watching. But alas, a recent LiveScience study found that even though there are more 30-something single women than ever the “spinster” stigma is still not lifting. The media has traditionally portrayed them as either desperate to get married or so career-driven that they "don't need a man. Read More
  The IFC Center tributes filmmaker Bette Gordon with special in-person screenings of her films Luminous Motion, Variety, and her latest release called Handsome Harry. One of the most prominent artists to emerge out of the "No Wave Cinema" underground 1970's film movement in Tribeca/East Village, she has since won several awards and worldwide festival acclaim. Gordon teaches film at Columbia University's graduate film division in NYC, is supervisor of the Columbia directing program, and was one of the founders of Tribeca's first theater- the Collective for Living Cinema. Read More
Krystal Banzon directs this new play by Mariah MacCarthy at the East Village’s UNDER St. Marks Place, March 25 – April 3, 2010. Social justice takes a hilarious stand! In this outrageous show a god-like, androgynous MC guides eight gender stereotypes (including Girly Girl, Manly Man, Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy) on sexy and comical journeys from pop culture pigeonholes to Human Beings. Read More