Style

In our June/July magazine's "Booty Call" feature, associate editor Callie Watts shares sizzling summer accoutrements for a bitchin’, boozy picnic: Stay classy with canned sparkling-wine cocktails—French 75, with an elderflower finish, and citrus-y Rosé Lime. Pampelonne French 75 and Rosé Lime, $16.99 each for a pack of 4, enjoypampelonne.comLounge out on this “Let’s Stay Here Forever” blanket. Ban.do We Out Here Beach Sheet in Forever, $40, bando.com Keep ’em cool in this insulated grapefruit-shaped bag. Ban.do Super Chill Cooler Bag in Grapefruit, $32, bando.com Sparkling, zesty...
  In a sea of black coats and neutral Everlane basics, Gemma Sherlock, AKA The Scarlet Bob, shines brightly among a crowd of New York City subway commuters—literally. The native Irish transplant is brightly dressed in shiny sequins pants, red velvet platform boots, and a pink and blue faux fur shrug, all punctuated with her signature scarlet bob. It is fabulous. Arriving from Ireland in 2015 and landing in the heart of Bushwick, where artists and creativity thrives, the plucky Miss Sherlock came to the Big Apple...
We have new Instagram style inspirations for your feed, and the subjects put the extra in extraordinary. These over-60 fashionistas have active Instagram style accounts, where they flaunt their confidence and flair to a mass following, ranging from younger women to their peers, The New York Times reports. With witty handles such as @silver_isthenewblonde and @mywrinklesaremystripes, these older women are shaking up our ideas of who fashion is meant for. They represent something that is rarely seen in the media: older women who express their beauty...
Self-care is key to our wellbeing. And when the patriarchy tells us, “How dare you love yourself?” it’s also an exquisite act of empowerment. Ayurvedic face massage is the perfect way to rebel and recharge. (Practiced in India for thousands of years, Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that prioritizes the mind-body connection and a holistic approach to health.) You can pay a professional (like me!) to get one, but it’s also something you can do yourself. Follow these steps for a gentle, soothing...
I don’t know about you, but during Pride Month, my Facebook feed is always filled with stories of romantic proposals and pictures of engagement rings from my queer friends and family, and even pictures from their weddings. And if you think about it, Pride and weddings go together perfectly. What better way to be out and proud than to marry your partner in front of all of your friends and family? Especially during a month that many of us spend celebrating how far we’ve come (marriage...
During the mid-nineteenth century, Empress Eugénie of France was the undisputed arbiter of Victorian fashion. When she appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice. Ladies—from the upper echelons of the haut ton to the minor ranks of country gentry—were quick to imitate her and it was not long before perfumers, like Eugène Rimmel of London, began advertising glittering hair powder for the masses “as worn by the Empress...
In every print issue of BUST, we talk to a fashionista about their personal style. In our June/July 2018 issue, we talk to Brooklyn-based artist Alok (@alokvemenon).  Tell me about this outfit.I designed the [“Some of my best friends are cis”] T-shirt dress with one of my friends in New Delhi. I wanted to highlight the ways people tokenize trans people. The leggings are thrifted. The platforms I found on Amazon, some generic brand; they make me feel really strong. As a trans person, I get...
In the Victorian era, ladies with excess facial or body hair didn’t have the luxury of making an appointment at their local salon. Instead, women employed various methods of hair removal at home. There was shaving and tweezing, of course, but there were also more dangerous methods. These ranged from caustic depilatories made of arsenic and quicklime to surgeon’s needles dipped in carbolic acid or nitrate of silver. Below are just a few Victorian options for hair removal (not to be tried at home!). Depilatories In her...
Friend of BUST Tuesday Bassen has opened up her own store in Los Angeles, and we could not be more excited to see her amazing designs on W. Sunset Boulevard. Bassen is an illustrator and designer and, prior to opening up her shop, sold her classic yet cheeky clothing items, zines, prints, accessories and home goods online at shoptuesday.com. Her designs are simple but full of the personality that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Various items currently on sale are her “Young Angry Women” shirts or...
Our love affair with Retta began in Pawnee, IN, where her sly digs and baller demeanor as Parks and Recreation’s office manager Donna Meagle inspired instant devotion. Those affections were then sustained by social media (her tweets are gold), and deepened thanks to her latest show, the NBC dramedy Good Girls. And now we’re being spoiled again: her book of essays, So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know (St. Martin’s Press), just hit shelves. In it, she dishes on her childhood in...