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Looksee: 4 Fashion Items We’re Digging, Plus One Tik-Tok Fashionista Who’s Showing the World How Cool Thrift Shopping Can Be

by BUST Magazine

Goody Two Shoes  The platform soles! The boots’ textured canvas and leopard-print interior! The sandals’ black velvet straps and purple footbed! These pairs are the holy footwear grail I would’ve scoured Melrose for in 1993, and I’d expect nothing less from the new collab between Dr. Martens and X-girl. Strap X-girl Velvet Platform Sandals, $120, Jadon Max X-girl Canvas Platform Boots, $220, drmartens.com. –Lisa Butterworth


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Practical Magic Afro-Dominican sisters Mabel and Shaira Frías are putting Latin culture front and center in their indie makeup brand Luna Magic (lunamagic.com). Their vibrant collection includes vegan eyelashes named after telenovelas ($8, for two pairs) and colorful, high-pigmented eyeshadow palettes ($16 to $20) made to compliment any skin tone. –Safire R. Sostre

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Lady Fingers

I’ve gotta hand it to her, Mei Chen sculpts the world’s cutest wearable appendages ($28 to $55, themeitriarchy.etsy.com). Whether they’re holding a crystal, a pie, or just flipping the bird, and made into earrings, a necklace, or even wine charms, her miniature creations are a grip of fun. –Lisa Butterworth 

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Badass Bath Goods Loquita Bath and Body (loquitabath.com), a colorful line of vegan and cruelty-free products soaked in Chicana culture, feels like a peek into the cool teen years of founder Yamira Vanegas. Try her Concha Bath Bombs ($7), Chingona Club Soap Bar ($10), and Bruja Body Crema ($8), which leaves skin “as moisturized as a piece of tres leches cake.” -Lisa Butterworth 

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Nifty, Thrifty, and Thriving I have BUST’s own Callie Watts to thank for introducing me to my new fave TikTokker, thrifter Talia Leslie (tiktok.com/@thehighlowfashionista), who I’m pretty sure is an actual wardrobe wizard? Scroll through her feed to see the myriad mind-boggling ways she styles everything from a button-down blouse to vintage jammies.  –Lisa Butterworth

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This article originally appeared in the Fall 2021 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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