The BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, urban-dwelling, influential young women. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news.Hip, humorous, and honest, BUST is a cheeky celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated, and culturally aware women.
Debbie Stoller, BUST’s Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, received her PhD in the psychology of women from Yale University. After working at MTV and Nickelodeon, she began BUST magazine in 1993 with business partner Laurie Henzel. She co-edited The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order, and in 2003 she penned the New York Times bestseller Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and has since released three more books in the Stitch ‘n Bitch series. Debbie is frequently invited to speak about the burgeoning DIY movement she helped inspire, as well as topics related to women and the media, at universities and bookstores around the country. She has been a featured guest on NPR, The Today Show, The Early Show, and many others.
Laurie Henzel, BUST’s Co-Publisher and Creative Director, received her BFA from the prestigious Parsons School of Design. Prior to BUST, she did design production work for Rolling Stone, Spin, and Nickelodeon and launched her own boutique design company, creating album and CD packages for influential indie bands and major music labels. Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller are two industry mavericks who have turned BUST into an award-winning, international glossy magazine.