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  As the most stylish New Yorkers know, Timeout Magazine is the place to go when you're looking for  great restaurants, music, art, and shopping in and around NYC. That being said, it's no wonder that they featured the BUST Spring Craftacular this week in the website's shopping section!   The 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular is this Sunday, May 23 at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to 50 indie designers, artists, and craftspeople, the BUST Craftacular will feature food, drinks, and dancing! . ...
A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation. Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory. She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a  beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!) Shara Porter will be joining us at the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular Don't miss it!   ...
  Why don't women need to wear watches?  Because there's a clock on the stove!  I'm running out of good sexist jokes, but I think I heard that one in middle school and somehow it stuck with me. Of all the stupid things you can say about women, that they belong in the kitchen is a classic.  Or rather, it's outdated.  With each year, we move farther and farther from a society that says it's a woman's job to cook.  Unfortunately, our progress is not so evident...
Hello, Daddy. Hello, Mom. It's  la-la-la-la- LOLLIBOMB! The hand-made, cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics company known as Lollibomb will be coming to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday.  Lollibomb products  all come in a wide variety of amazing scents (like Sugar Rush and Citrus Basil) and feature: • NO sodium lauryl ether sulfate • NO sodium lauryl sulfate • NO parabens   ...

    Last week I gave up sugar. I realized that while I thought I was a relatively healthy eater, I was basically living sugar fix to sugar fix with not much in between. Hot chocolate in the morning. Lunch time iced coffee with half and half and double splenda, a squirt or two of chocolate syrup stirred in. Chocolate sorbet on the way home from yoga. Mini ice cream cones before I went to sleep. A salad or some pasta thrown in at points, but just...

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.  For a preview, check out her site: CHANDI   Learn about the other vendors attending the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here! In addition to 50 vendors, the Craftacular will feature treats to nosh, drinks, and a DJ! MAY 23RD 2010 THE WARSAW 261 DRIGGS AVENUE WILLIAMSBURG,...
The Sex and the City 2 trailer has been out for a while but I've been avoiding it. As a former resident of the Persian Gulf, I dreaded what it might look like when our fearless foursome landed in the desert. But after finally getting around to reading this month's issue of Vogue featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, I had to. Sam gets four all-expenses paid tickets to Abu Dhabi (as you do) and the girls put their lives on hold for a reunion tour. We've...

My local coffee shop in NYC has been promoting a new product called Fat Pig. The concept and packaging almost feel like a design student’s portfolio project, edgier than you’d expect to actually see produced in real life. Each think square brick is wrapped in hot pink foil, on top of that, a hot pink wrapper imprinted with a pig’s snout. So, should you want to be cute/funny/silly/entertaining/flirty, you hold the bar up to your face and boom: insta-pig. And that’s before you bite into...
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 [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPLvFYgSsxg 425x344] 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. Including dancers, singers, aerialists, drag queens and contortionists modeling strange and dazzling creations.  Doors at 8:00, show at...
Over the last ten episodes, the ladies of RuPaul’s drag race made us laugh, made us cry, made us know fierce.  And while they learned from Ru, they taught us about teamwork, self-respect, and how to make your country outfit really transition with a rip-away skirt.  On Monday, a new drag superstar was born.  Tyra Sanchez was the controversial choice for queen of the queens, and below, she lets us know she’s here.  Work. Your hair looks GREAT.  Where do you get your look? My...