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Recycled, repurposed, and radical wearables modeled by members of Pussy Power House—L.A.’s hottest feminist art community These photos feature clothes and accessories made by independent designers who are using sustainable and repurposed materials to make new pieces. From IRISHLATINA’s “Waste Not” collection, made entirely from thrifted T-shirts and Hawaiian shirts, to my own bottle-cap necklaces, we are starting a conversation through fashion about over-consumption. In an age of fast fashion and food packaged in single-use plastic, at what point do we look at ourselves and ask:...
Do you remember the terrible “Are you beach body ready?” ads that were EVERYWHERE a few years ago? The Protein World ads showed a thin white woman in a yellow bikini with the caption, “ARE YOU BEACH BODY READY?”. When the ad campaign ran in 2015, the ads were banned in London, and widely criticized around the world. Here in New York, it was as if the MTA had covered the subways in body-shaming wallpaper. the Protein World ad At the time, plus-size brand Navabi (among others) ran...
In BUST's Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about their personal style.  Najva SolDirector of Digital Strategy and PhotographerBrooklyn, NY Tell me about this outfit.The top and pants are from Rue107, a size-inclusive clothing company. They do super fun patterns and fit curves really well. The shoes are from Farewell, and I’m wearing Nasty Gal earrings. I just got my hair cut at H2 Salon in Bed Stuy [the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn]. It’s a black-owned hair salon, and they kill it with the curly hair—it’s important...
Swimsuits For All has become known for their provocative swimwear campaigns (remember those no-thigh-gap ads?), but their latest might be the most headline-making yet. Supermodel Ashley Graham has an ongoing collaboration with the brand, and for their latest collection, they decided to use unretouched paparazzi-style photos of Graham for the campaign images. Titled "The Power Of The Paparazzi," the campaign features photos of Graham hanging out on a beach and posing on a car, looking amazing, of course. Graham told InStyle, "When shooting this campaign in Miami, the...
Whether you want to atone for a fast fashion habit or simply make your clothes last longer, mending is a sustainable (and meditative!) pastime worth taking up. The Mender’s Companion, a ’zine by Oregon-based artists and sisters Nina and Sonya Montenegro, makes it easy with stitch how-tos, instructions for mending by hand or machine, DIY hole-darning techniques, and tips on how to  keep your closet  eco-conscious ($14, thefarwoods.etsy.com).  by Lisa ButterworthThis article originally appeared in the April/May 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!More from BUST The True Price...
There’s a new feminist accessory in town to help you dismantle the patriarchy: a Guerrilla Girls tote bag that doubles as a mask for all your incognito protesting needs. Created by the famed anonymous group of feminist female artists (in collaboration with Australian design studio Third Drawer Down), the tote pays homage to the Guerrilla Girls’ work illuminating and eliminating racism and sexism in the art world. Since 1984, they’ve used culture-jamming, guerilla-art tactics while wearing gorilla masks to keep their identities secret. The bag...
  From our April/May 2018 issue, we're celebrating women-owned lipstick brands that give back. Beautiful Rights With names like Pantsuit Pink and Gloss Ceiling, it’s no surprise that Beautiful Rights embraces the political. The brand, founded by beauty industry vet Kristen Leonard, launched in late 2016, following Trump’s election. Twenty percent of sales—not profits—of the four lipsticks ($24, beautifulrights.com), lipgloss ($24), and brow pencil ($18) go to charities that support women’s rights and gender justice, including Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Emily’s List.LipslutThis L.A.-based brand, founded by college...
Velvet d’Amour makes waves in the world of fashion. She’s the only “super-size plus” model to strut down Paris runways for John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her modeling expertise informs her career as a photographer, and she is dedicated to displaying the beauty of diverse bodies—no matter race, size, ability, or gender. Velvet is also a friend of BUST. A few years ago, she turned her prodigious skills to spreading her message of inclusive fashion in the form of a magazine called Volup2. And...

Hair dye is by no means a new invention. In fact, since early recorded history, people, particularly women, have been transforming their locks. Just not in a way we—or anyone with even an ounce of sanity—would guess! Rome: DIY Bleach and Horror In early Rome, it was common for ladies to attempt to color graying hair with a root touch-up, because apparently women aging has never been okay. Anyway, for this gray be gone, a concoction of boiled walnut shells, ashes and/or earthworms, would be ground...
When textile-arts student Elena Kanagy-Loux decided she wanted to learn how to make lace, she ran into a problem. The only classes she could find were in New Jersey—a two-hour trip from her home in Brooklyn—or way upstate in Ithaca, NY, a distance twice as far. So she took the next logical step—she traveled to Idrija, a tiny town in Slovenia known for its lace making, to study with the masters. “This was back in 2011,” the 31-year-old explains, “and that was the only place...