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“WE ARE THE weirdos, mister,” is a retort that went down in girl culture history the second Fairuza Balk spoke those words, punctuated by a burgundy-lipped grin, in 1996’s The Craft. The classic cult film follows Robin Tunney’s character, Sarah, as she navigates a new school and ends up befriending a trio of outcasts known as the “bitches of Eastwick”: Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True), and Balk’s ringleader Nancy. The new crew dabbles in witchcraft while wearing the coolest ’90s alt outfits. Whether they...
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     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)....
New York-based fashion stylist Kelly Augustine believes fashion can be liberating. "People treat fashion like it’s very frivolous, and it’s not," she says.  "How I’m treated as a Black person very much depends on how I’m dressed. Even as a fat woman, if you don’t wear shapewear, people are going to assume that you’re sloppy and it’s like, 'Maybe I just want to breathe tonight.'" That's why she's dedicated to taking a stand for who she is. "There’s liberation [in fashion], and I love what’s...
In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about personal style. Name: Kelly AugustineJob: stylistInsta: @kellyaugustineLocation: New York City, New York Walk me through this outfit. My dress is Edwin Reyes. My photographer and I were joking that it was giving “Statue of Liberty realness.” It’s [about] emancipation. You’re going to see me, hear me, and feel me, whether you want to or not. My sneakers are Adidas x IvyPark. My earrings are from a beauty supply store in Harlem. And my ring is from LeyeLesi. In...
We are in the middle of September, commonly known by fashion enthusiasts as “Fashion Month” because of the four main fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris) that take place within the month. But in the middle of the most renowned house of the world, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty is already set to be this year’s show.  The inclusive lingerie brand created by international pop star Rihanna immediately struck gold after its first show in 2018. Within a month, the debut collection was sold out....
THE SURREAL LIFE  Best known for her portrayal of feisty ballroom legend Lulu on the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated FX series, Pose, Hailie Sahar has been blazing a trail for trans performers since she first appeared on Transparent in 2016. Here, she serves up a variety of luscious lewks, turning a gallery into a runway for BUST's Fall Fashion Feature. Sorapol Gown; Kyle Chan Earrings; Tamara Mellon Shoes; Vintage Ring from the Archives & Showroom Private Collection Libertine Dress; Raad Kerr Bodysuit; Kat Maconie Shoes; Vintage Area Earrings from the Lidow Archive Libertine...
When Agnes Woodward created the rainbow ribbon skirt that Deb Haaland wore at her ceremonial swearing-in as the first Indigenous American U.S. Secretary of the Interior in March, she didn’t tell anybody. “Only because I had a hard time believing it was real,” the self-taught Plains Cree seamstress says. The traditional skirt was a fast turnaround, sewn start to finish in about six hours. It wasn’t until she saw footage from her home in North Dakota—of Haaland lacing up her moccasins while wearing the skirt—that...
Craving individuality, sustainability, and creativity, intrepid sartorialists are taking their sewing projects to Instagram, serving homemade looks you could only dream of finding in stores. Whether they’re dusting off their childhood Singers or threading brand new Berninas, these stylish creators are making great things happen with fabric and sharing the details—from pattern numbers and modification tips to specific fabric choices and body measurements—so you can, too. Here are some of our favorite sewists (a new term that combines the words “sew” and “artist”) to follow,...
   Old Navy is on a quest to revolutionize shopping for curvy women everywhere, with the launch of its new BODEQUALITY initiative. Committed to a “democracy of style”, the store will no longer have a separate line for plus size clothing but will be selling all styles in a wider size range (00-30) in the same sections, and, most importantly, larger sizes will no longer cost more.   Old Navy was one of the major brands criticised back in 2019 for cost disparity when it came to plus...
When it comes to Southern lady movies, there’s no question that Fried Green Tomatoes reigns supreme. At the heart of the 1991 film are two women: spitfire Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and quiet Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose love for each other gives them the strength to tackle life’s obstacles—including but not limited to bigotry, sexism, racism, etc.—in Depression-era Alabama. Not only is the arc of their relationship a heartwarming love story we can all aspire to, but their 1930s wardrobes are also truly enviable. From...