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  …But if I may be so bold, I daresay the Lady might like this.               Last night I saw the craziest dance thing.  Two girls, two matching outfits, two blonde wigs, one weird mash-up of Kid 66 and Prodigy, among other things, and ten or fifteen minutes of strong, theatrical, synchronized, legs-and-arms-all-over-the place movement.  Genna Baroni and Yarden Raz are the female choreography and dance duo behind “You Drool on Me,” a piece showing TONIGHT at the Rover Soho that borrows heavily from the Israeli dance...
The BUST Craftacular friends behind London's Ladyfest Ten have announced a weekend of laid-back crafting to complement its festival line-up taking place in London from November 12 to 14.  Not only is there a "Crumble" taking place on Saturday November 14 at the Horatia pub – as delicious as it sounds, a mix of crafting and a jumble sale –ticket holders will also be able to retreat to the Lady Garden, a "relaxed utopia of creativity and craftivism", on both the Saturday and the Sunday.    The gals...
So you can make a devil's food cake even St. Lucifer can't turn down, and your recipe skills are the stuff of champions. You can whip up a butter cream frosting faster than a lasso on a cowpoke and keep those lips smacking for days to come. But all well-rounded cupcake cuties know that looking good is just as important as tasting good. That's why Cupcake Provocateur is holding an amazing custom apron giveaway. Here is how the cookie crumbles! Simply email a sketch...

      I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an amazing job of capturing each breeds particular personality, from the noble Siberian...
Halloween is 26 days away (yes we’re counting) and if you’re looking for some tricky little treats to tide you over until the annual night of mischief, we’ve found the craft book for you! Compiled by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar, Witch Craft contains, as it’s cover proclaims, “Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!” This wickedly cute book may only have about 30 different crafts but each one is equally adorable. (and easy!) Transform everyday items like glass jars and old shoes into crystal...
You could say that we here at BUST HQ each have a sweet tooth (though that would probably be an understatement!) So when Twinkie Chan’s new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies arrived to us, we were smitten. Not only are Twinkie’s patterns super-cute, but her projects feature some of our favorite foods but in fashion form! Check out her book trailer (in which she shows how to crochet a cupcake scarf!) after the jump!   [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIvprSa4dYU 425x344]   Twinkie Chan has been sharing her knitted novelties with the...
This past weekend the infamous Bust Craftacular joined forces with the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, bringing you the ultimate in smart kid fun. We were so delighted to see all walks of life loving up the handmade goodies that our vendors had to offer, while rocking out to the totally sweet tunes provided by our own Busty turntable divas.  Amongst the great shopping supplied by crafty entrepreneurs like Meow Meow Tweet Tweet soap, Tug Boat Print Shop, Verameat, Chandi, Schmutzerland, Grand...
In the 16th century, a Florentine chef named Bernardo Buontalenti, “Talenti,” brought his legendary frozen creation to the Medici family – gelato. 500 years later, this Dallas-based company named for the man who started it all is churning out gelato and sorbet products made from all-natural, fresh ingredients.   History lesson aside, this gelato is GOOD. It’s creamy, flavorful and completely natural (and kosher!) The ladies of BUST Magazine took some time out today to test out 9 different flavors of gelati and 3 sorbetti. After much...

Is penny pinching cramping your art school drop out flair? Here at the Bust headquarters we know the recession is no friend to lacking wardrobe and starving artists. Is your old faithful sketch book dog eared and drab?  Need a jolt of funny boned infused inspiration to get through the daily grind? Fortunately for you lovely folks the solution to all of these predicaments is quite simple and fun.  Get a head of the class (or just look the part) and take a stroll to the...
Everyone knows that the big apple is the ultimate hub when fusing art with fashion. Want a taste of refreshing up and coming creations? Walk through the dimly lit rustic Ace Hotel and trek up to the 8th floor for a gathering that is sure to please!  The hotel is hosting a pop-up show room sample sale featuring 10 local-minded independent  and eco-friendly designers. Walk your pretty self on up and meet the faces that put the glimmer in the gold, and feel free to come...