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Sustainable beauty is more than a trendy buzzword. Self-care is a priority for many, but so is caring how the things we use and consume might adversely affect the world. Thankfully, makeup and skincare brands are taking note, turning to locally sourced ingredients and recyclable and refillable packaging to reduce their carbon footprint. The cosmetics industry produces 120 billion units of packaging each year, so buying from brands that consciously design and use recyclable and refillable containers can still have a huge impact. “We are in...
In recent weeks a famous TikTok content creator, Danielle Athena, has been facing backlash for a video of her going through her hair-care routine that was taken down after it went viral in early December. In the video, she uses Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil, on her untextured hair, when the product was intended for people with texturized hair.  The brand Mielle Organics has been a female-black-owned business since 2014, selling hundreds of products catering to people with different textures of hair based...
At the tender age of 80, Betsey Johnson has lived a life many of us can only dream of. She’s built a legendary career out of kitsch, eschewing the minimalist motifs favored by some of her fashion industry colleagues for funky prints, an unabashed celebration of extreme girlishness, and the tendency to close her runway shows with her signature cartwheel and splits. Still, one has to wonder if Johnson was ever tempted to submit to the status quo. “I never feel pressure to conform,” Johnson...
Perhaps one of the most interesting and creative styles to come out of the internet-era is “Y’allternative”, which as the name implies, combines dark, alternative fashion inspired by Goth and punk with Old Western sensibilities. Envision an otherwise Wednesday Addams-esque outfit accessorized with a cowboy hat and boots, a bolo tie, and the sort of belt typically worn with a pair of classic Wranglers. Other common themes in outfits considered “Y’allternative” include dark colors, fringe, flashy belt buckles, and cowboy iconography such as lassos and...

Whether you’re road tripping to see family or leavin’ on a jet plane for vacay, packing your stuff and then lugging it around can be stressful. But having the right luggage changes everything. Here are our picks for the most stylish luggage sets to help you travel like a pro. Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board This is the lightest carry-on in the world, legit—it weighs only 3.9 pounds! Even loaded up with 360-degree spinner wheels and a TSA-approved lock, it’s the definition of “traveling...
Meet some of the beauty and fashion creators keeping us inspired this winter. Pull Up for Change: Supporting Black Founders Photo: Sharon ChuterWhen it comes to revolutionizing the beauty industry, no one is doing it like Sharon Chuter. In the past two years, the Uoma Beauty CEO and founder launched Pull Up for Change, which calls on corporations to be transparent and hire more Black people in leadership roles, and Make It Black, which partners with beauty brands to support Black founders through impact funds.  Rachel Burke Makes...
Nicole Rieder is an influencer, activist, and writer based  in Pittsburgh, PA. Catch more of her looks on her Insta at @THEHEFTYHIDEAWAY What can you tell me about these outfits?   I am not shy about adorning my bodacious bod in loads of colors all year, but I especially love draping myself in glitter, sequins, and faux fur during the winter months. I love the contrast of the sequins on this Eloquii dress paired with the faux leopard, and hot pink against shades of green makes me happy!...
Can’t get enough Wednesday-inspired fashion and accessories pieces? If you’re looking for something more upscale, handmade, or sustainable, Check out these 7 pieces from our favorite indie gothic fashion designers  1. Batty Picnic Blouse, Stripey  Our obsession with Wednesday's distinctive collar looks has no end! This A-line blouse from black-owned brand, Elegy Clothing, has a unique bat-shaped collar that is totally batty; a black-and-white striped pattern; ruffled sleeves finished in a small black half-inch lace; and an elastic sewn-on black ribbon bow.  ($55.00)    2. Cry Space Striped Arm...
NEW YEAR’S EVE is usually a shit show for hotel staff, who have to escort drunks in and out of room parties all night long. But the 1995 New Year’s-themed black comedy anthology, Four Rooms, is the ultimate wild night for one bellhop (Tim Roth) who’s just trying to do his damn job. Each story and room has a different director (Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Alexandre Rockwell), but the one that brings us big Madonna-witch-realness is the first segment directed by Allison Anders: “The Missing...
New Year’s Eve brings on the urge to manifest an entire year’s worth of goals and resolutions. But if we’re being honest, it also brings stress when figuring out what to wear to celebrate. The solution? Focus on your makeup instead! Donni Davy, the Emmy-winning makeup artist for Euphoria and cofounder of Half Magic Beauty, created a glitzy makeup tutorial for BUST readers to wear when the ball drops–and beyond. The best part is, you don’t have to be a pro to do it yourself. Davy...