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Wonder Woman pretty much epitomizes the ‘strong, female character’ that is sadly rare in current media. She battles bad guys (and gals), she is confident, and she is a powerful person. Basically, she is a wonderful feminist role model.  Or not.  David Finch, the artist who is taking over the drawing of the DC Comics hero, recently said that he wants the heretofore feminist icon to be “strong.”  But ... Read More
At times when my head felt like a New York City Subway station, hustling and bustling in a disarray of random facts, thoughts, and future plans- I instinctively began listing my senior high school classes in order from first to ninth period. English, Math, Science, Social Studies, French…. I continued to do this for a while, even after graduating from High School. It seemed that somehow listing this now useless gaggle of words provided my mind with an ... Read More
Radio journalist Esther Honig sent her picture to Photoshop experts in 27 different countries for a project she calls Before & After. Keeping the fact that beauty standards are illuminated by Photoshop here in the U.S., she wanted to “examine how these standards vary across cultures on a global level.” The results (down below) are fascinating. While the results are largely based on the perception of the person doing the Photoshop, that perception ... Read More
On June 9th blogger Nathan Biberdorf posted an article on his wordpress blog titled “Not Everyone Is Beautiful.” Guess what? This article is exactly what you think it is: some dude wanting to lash out against the body-positivity movement by being the thorn in your side that reminds you that you might actually not be beautiful.  Bull. Shit. That’s right. I call bullshit. While this article does make wonderfully smart points about our ... Read More
Thanks to Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model, the 11-year quest for who’s gonna be on top has been a “fierce” ride. We’ve learned to “smize” we learned what happens when you let Tyra down, and we’ve learned that true beauty doesn't only come in a 6’2-Blonde-90 pound-package.   Featuring plus-sized models, petite models, an m-to-f transgender model, a contestant with asperger syndrome, mothers, a contestant ... Read More
“Paper, Snow, a Ghost!” Oh wait, that’s just you. But not to fret “oh pale one,” in this perilous wilderness of perfectly bronzed Victoria’s Secret Models, self tanner-racked CVS shelves, and tanning booth-lined street corners, the temptation is real, and us fair chicks gotsta stay together! If you’re reading this, you’re one of two people. Either you’ve failed to conform to societies demand for tan-- tried ... Read More
Today, I stumbled upon several articles promoting Alexa Chung's collaboration with Nails Inc. and the reveal of their newest polish made of KALE. No, you did not read that incorrectly. Yes, this nail polish, entitled NailKale, is made with the trendiest leafy green to ever make a comeback.After discovering this hilarious nonsense, I decided to scour the internet for more bi-products of the kale-obsessed decade in which we live. What I stumbled upon will surely ... Read More
I'm not sure if it was the multiple mimosas or lugging around a heavy-ass swag bag all day, but I've been wandering around in a fashion- and beauty-addled daze since last weekend. Is anyone else in the same boat? In case you missed the first-ever (EVER!) BUST Craftacular's Primped last Sunday, May 4th, read on to be overcome by jealousy of all the amazing shit you missed. Like, really.Shoppers lined up around the block an hour before the doors opened to score ... Read More
Grace Choi wants you to have makeup that grows up with you, that you design and create yourself. It's like having your own personal M.A.C. boutique right in your bedroom.In the video of her demo at TechCrunch Disrupt, she's flippant, wise, savvy, speaking off the cuff--basically, the kind of woman you'd buy makeup from. I can imagine myself hobbling away from her makeup counter with an armful of product, but remember this is the 21st century: at ... Read More
We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular's Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this weekend in Brooklyn!   This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, ... Read More
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