Style

Tina Estrella EDUCATOR AND CONTENT CREATOR, @THEHAUNTINAINLAND EMPIRE, CAWhat is empowering about your look?My philosophy is, “Live every day like it’s Halloween.” A lot of it is me sort of reclaiming the times in my youth when I felt like I had to dim myself down to fit into certain spaces where I didn’t want to stand out too much. It wasn’t until my mid-20s that I finally started embracing the things that I like and that make me me, even if they were a little spooky or a...
Crocheting and knitting have been popular among younger generations since at least the early 2000s. But lately, thanks to social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, the trend has been spreading like wildfire. Crocheting clothing yourself has become particularly huge: hashtags like #crochetersofinstagram and #crochetaddict have over 16 million posts in total, while popular crochet-TikTokers such as @emmamastone and @leniscrochet have over 100.000 followers combined.  Crochet’s rising popularity as a hobby among younger folks may have something to do with the handcraft appearing more accessible to...
BACK WHEN EVERYONE kept talking about the “Coastal Grandma” aesthetic, I instantly thought of something more whimsical, something more me. It was “Coastal Weird Aunt,” inspired by the eccentric and absolutely fashionable witch aunties in the 1998 cinematic masterpiece Practical Magic. Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) definitely have some cute ’90s garb, but we mustn’t sleep on Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) and Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing)! Whether it’s casting spells or tending to the garden, these magical style icons do everything in long dresses and kimonos, layered...
Body art with the aesthetic of permanent tattoos and none of the commitment? That sounds like an impossible dream if you’ve never visited one of Ephemeral Tattoo’s four studios (for locations see ephemeral.tattoo), but that’s the science-based magic of their “made-to-fade” tattoo ink. “Our ink goes into the same layer of skin as traditional ink, but it’s biodegradable and will be broken down by the body,” explains Q, a tattoo artist at the L.A. studio. The result is a real tattoo—applied with a real tattoo gun—that...
PENELOPE GAZIN’S FASHION BRAND COMPANY SERVES UP WEARABLE WORKS OF ART “This whole company feels like a joke I took too far,” says Penelope Gazin, founder of Los Angeles-based clothing line Fashion Brand Company. “I was up one night at 4 a.m. and wondered if ‘fashionbrandcompany.com’ was available,” Gazin recalls. “It was $40 on GoDaddy, so I bought it.” Gazin founded the company in her apartment in 2018, and if you type “fashion brand” into Google today, her business is the first search result. “I guess it...
BUST's fashion & beauty editor, Marie Lodi, is here to share her 5 top picks for a sleek and stylish summer.  1. GLOW UP ISLAND STYLE  Meet Prim Botanicals, a plant-based beauty brand that incorporates ingredients from founder Stefanie Walmsley’s native Philippines into products like the Debauchery Detox scrub ($25, primbotanicals.com), which contains the antioxidant-packed Philippine Barako coffee. Another must-try is That One Summer Hair Oil—its nourishing blend of exotic oils is a savior for dry strands. 2. POOLSIDE PERFECTION  Swimsuits that are cute enough to wear outside of...
Check out summer’s sweetest styles modeled by badass BMX riders Chelsea Wolfe, Zaina “Zee” Sunna, and  Deniyah “Rochelle” Johnson! Photographed by Meg Wachter, styled by Rebecca Diaz, and makeup by Valerie VonPrisk. On Chelsea: Poster Grl Top and Skirt; SCg Shoe Co. Shoes. On Deniyah: Poster Grl Top and Skirt; Vans Shoes. On Zaina: Poster Grl Top and Skirt; Nike Shoes. On Chelsea: Rusty Reconstructed Dress; SCg Shoe Co. Shoes. On Zaina: Nasty Gal Top; NorBlack NorWhite Pants; Nike Shoes. On Deniyah: Jackalope Land Jacket. On Deniyah: Jaded Rose Dress;...

Once upon a time, likely in ancient Mesopotamia, caftans appeared, stitched into existence by clever fingers whose nameless owners would never know what a gift they were giving the world. These loose, long, robe-like garments kept people in hot climates looking elegant and feeling cool. Later, starting in the 1950s, high-couture houses like Dior and Halston brought their own wildly patterned, colorful caftans to life, quickly elevating a lazing-around-the-house look to one of effortless glamour. Caftans then reigned supreme in Western fashion, treating the public’s eyes...
Kasia Szarek CASTING DIRECTOR, ACTOR, AND INFLUENCER, @KASIA   LOS ANGELES, CA Tell me everything about this look. I’ll keep pieces in my closet for a while and give them new life. This rainbow ombré swimsuit is one of them. I wish I could say where it’s from, but it’s a resurrected piece! I am a huge fan of frilly socks with shoes; they can pull together an outfit and add so much flair. The shoes are from Sugar Thrillz. I am obsessed with all sorts of fluffy heels—almost...
  How to choose the right SPF for your skin Sun care is a year-round skin essential, but summer’s ultra-strong rays and ample outdoors time calls for a full-body overhaul of your sunscreen game plan. First things first: There’s no one-SPF-fits-all option. “Sunscreen use is such a personal preference,” says Dr. Sheila Farhang, MD, a Tuscon-based dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon. A key differentiating factor is whether to opt for a physical (aka mineral-based) versus chemical sunscreen. “Physical sunscreens formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have been...