Last week, I got to spend an hour talking to the adorable Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, designer of the line Vaute Couture, in her cozy West Chelsea studio. Vaute Couture (pronounced like “haute” but with a v for vegan) is a chic coat line that just so happens to be vegan, eco-friendly, and super warm! As an added bonus, Hilgart is a vegan queen. She knows every vegan restaurant worth knowing in New York City and beyond. She also happens to be best friends ... Read More
Tomorrow is National Dance Day and I don't know about you, but that stresses me out a little.  I have watched Ciara's "Ride" video more than a few times with envy, but so far have had extremely little success in dancing like her.   Enter maybe the greatest thing ever: learnclubdance.com.  On the day the Girls Night Out club dance tutorial DVD arrived, three interns and I sat anxiously around the computer hoping that our inept dancing skills could ... Read More
As I've learned recently, New York City mosquitoes in the summertime are no joke. Between picnics on the grass and apartments with windows that can't close, my roommate and I have spent a lot of time contending with the little bugs and even more time slapping and scratching our bites.  That's why we were both relieved when Jade & Pearl sent us their new all natural insect repellant, BEAT IT! The thing I love about BEAT IT! is that the ingredient list is ... Read More
Here at BUST Magazine, we consider ourselves to be some pretty green ladies.  But in a world inundated with vegan-this and eco-friendly that, we also realize it’s hard to know which green products are the best of the best. As the resident vegan intern, cool eco-friendly stuff is close to my heart.  That’s why in anticipation of our first ever Earth Issue, I’ll be testing a ton of my favorite beauty products, clothing and food. Check out ... Read More
There aren't many things I like better than getting a package in the mail, but getting one from the adorable Gussy Sews as I came into the office was especially exciting.  Her hand-sewn totes, purses, and clutches in cheery colors brightened my morning. Gussy, who has never taken a sewing class in her life, lives in Minneapolis, MN and runs a successful purse business and website.  Her blog is helping to form a community of producers of handmade goods. ... Read More
This spring's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair may be over, but two lucky raffle winners walked away with amazing prizes from our vendors and sponsors. Shannon Teynor from Ohio will receive our accessories package which includes a springtime leather bag from ModCloth, a one-year subscription to the Button Club, books from Chronicle Books, a Jane Austen Collection of scents from Latherati, and jewelry from our vendors. Jaclyn Tokarz from New York won our ... Read More
At the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair, you can do more than just buy awesome clothes and accessories to make your friends jealous, you can also help save the world! This year, Farm Sanctuary has joined us again as a non-profit partner. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 with the mission of working to protect farm animals and promote a vegan lifestyle with the long-term goal of changing the view farm animals are viewed by society. They combine rescue, ... Read More
It's that time of year again: International Fluevog Day! On May 15th, the shoe company is partnering with BUST Magazine in offering 15% off everything in the BUST Boobtique store (all items, including subscriptions). That means in addition to getting 15% off all shoes in Fluevog AND free shipping on all online purchases, everyone who enters the FluevogDay11 coupon code at checkout in the Boobtique will recieve 15% off!   The famed shoe designer, who is ... Read More