Let’s get Primped! BUST’s Vintage + Beauty Event is TODAY!

by Laurie Henzel

We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular’s Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this today in Brooklyn! 

This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, hair chalking, mini-massages, bang trims, and more), tarot readings, cute crafts, and cocktails. 

Since you haven’t had your free tarot card reading yet, let me give you a preview of your weekend: in the near future, we foresee you having a blast with over 90 unique vendors. Perhaps you’ll find that perfect shift dress by Canadian clothes-maker Les Enfants Sauvages or perfect your pout with rich vegan lipstick by The Elixery. You may step into the magical wonderland evoked by Heart of Gold’s vintage headpieces and nab some gorgeous jewelry by LAB by Laura Busony

Mathilda Dress from Les Enfants Sauvages

Clasping Rings from LAB by Laura Busony

Cat Witch Tote by Cat Coven

Moon-Cycle Undies by Serpent & Bow

Reclaimed-vintage headpiece from Heart of Gold 

Vegan lipstick from The Elixery

Then you’ll probably go ahead and pamper yourself with sweet-smelling hair powder by Fox and Doll, and before heading on over to the Fringe Salon Braid ’n Bang Bar, where you can enjoy a stylish bang trim and on-trend braid ‘do from their knowledgeable stylists. You can even stop by the SheaMoisture Makeup Oasis to get a complimentary makeup application by celebrity makeup artist Kharisma Pari.

If you’re daring, you can also get some awesome hair chalk from Ulysses Press’ DIY booth, and also be sure to visit the Homemade Nail Polish table to learn some cutting-edge manicure techniques using hand-mixed polish by Nail Pattern Boldness, all while enjoying a free hand massage fit for the queen that you are. 

Rock out at the Sock Dreams Music Stage with BUST favorites Jolie Holland… 


…girl-band The Prettiots

and DJ Ali Gruber, as you munch on empanadas from Jessy’s Pastries and gourmet food from Two Boots. Don’t forget to try out some boozy ice cream from Tipsy Scoop. And the first 300 shoppers will get a free juice from Red Jacket Orchards!Crafty ladies can make their very own hippie-fantastic flower crowns with fashionista Kristina Uriegas-Reyes from 11 AM-2 PM, or make painted votives, message stones, or stamped napkins throughout the day with author and Brooklyn DIY goddess Alison Caporimo.

And to up the ante, style icon Sarah Sophie Flicker will be holding a “Feminist Tea Party” with the awesome musician Tennessee Thomas, so you’ll have a chance to contribute your two-cents on everything from politics to fashion. If you’ve got a question, feel free to submit it via Twitter using the hashtag #BUSTtea!

It’s sure to be an engaging extravaganza, so commemorate it by getting your very own portrait by celebrity photographer Michael Lavine


BUST Craftacular’s Primped will be going down this Sunday, May 4th, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar space, beginning at 11 AM and ending at 6 PM. Admission is only $3, so we know we’ll see you there! 

And, as always, we want to thank our lovely and amazing sponsors, including perfume geniuses Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, the eco-conscious advocates at Green Mountain Energy, and so many more:

Images of Jolie Holland, The Prettiots and Sarah Sophie Flicker and Tennessee Thomas courtesy of Paste Magazine, The Deli, and Tumblr, respectively. 

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