On cold, sunless afternoons the BUST office can seem more like a dark cave than a magical island run by women. Despite the dreariness outside there was nothing but enchantment inside as the interns were transformed into psychedelic tree nymphs with the help of some pretty sassy spandex. MessQueen, a New York City-based designer, aims for bold with her funky printed leggings that command attention from across the room.  Slip a pair of these bad boys on and you ... Read More
The Fred Perry label continues it's nearly fifty-year old romance with the music industry as it teams up British songstress and style icon Amy Winehouse for a new line of retro chic clothing. The collaboration puts a feminine twist on the classic label, incorporating the brand's staple looks with Winehouse's unconventional sex appeal. In hindsight, the pairing of the two seems obvious and inevitable like Kate Moss for Topshop or the Cardigans' Nina Persson for ... Read More
  In an age when teenagers are running amuck, emancipating themselves from their parents left and right, one cool young dude remains loyal to his homestead and isn't afraid to admit he's a mama's boy. Fourteen-year old rapper Brian Bradley, better known as the Astronomical Kid, sends a clear message to ogling men everywhere: "Stop Looking at My Moms" . The insanely catchy single is just as danceable as it is adorable, but don't let Kid's age fool you, he knows ... Read More

Art School Drop-In

BY emily dirienzo in Artsy |

Recently I coined the term school-sickness as a way of describing  the existential crisis many of us have when we’re reluctantly ripped from the protective womb of academia. Not only does the Brooklyn Skill Share have a remedy for the post-grad blues, but the grassroots organization offers a priceless experience for those of us who didn’t have the luxury of attending fancy art schools. Brooklyn Skill Share is organized and taught by local ... Read More
Neverland’s got nothing on the whimsical world constructed by Pearl and the Beard. The N.Y.C. based trio carries listeners on their backs through a DIY dreamland that is unpredictable, yet safe and warm like the comfort of one’s own bed.  The band’s debut album God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson is adventurous and may require a compass. Pearl and the Beard pairs the mythical and distant, as in the track “Vessel” a ... Read More
Our offices may be in the city that never sleeps, but BUSTies live and work all over the country. BUST mag’s own sex columnist and resident sexologist at  San Francisco’s Good Vibrations, Dr. Carol Queen is coasts away from the Mothership here in N.Y.C, but she’s about to be a whole lot closer, and we just can’t contain ourselves! Mark your calendars (your sexy calendars!), because October 1st  Tied Up Events is throwing a sex ... Read More
Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST  Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch ... Read More
For anybody living in the New York City area it is impossible to imagine a city without graffiti. Lines and letters demand attention from rooftops and overpasses, and several sacred spots have been reserved solely for the exhibition of this urban art form. While I’d be the last one to promote vandalism, a few headliners caught my attention, and made me wonder exactly who the enemy is in the recent graffiti crackdown.   The case that warranted my outrage ... Read More
I’ll admit it’s nearly impossible for me to discuss New York's Fashion Week without a hint of cynicism, but when I stumbled upon the Gothamist’s tribute to Fashion Weeks passed I couldn’t help but drool all over my keyboard. The NYC blog does a virtual time warp as it takes a look back at three memorable decades of fashion: the 1960s, ‘50s and ‘40s, and the couture coveted by women around the world.   As you click through ... Read More
For many of us it’s been some time since school was last in session, and we can’t help but wax nostalgic when September rolls around.  Lately, there is more to be missed from back-to-school season than afternoon recess, field trips and flavorless foods served with an ice cream scoop. I’m talking about the high quality education that has been lacking in our public school systems for the past few decades.  Rather than sitting idly by and ... Read More
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