BY Michelle Beiter in Style File on Apr 02, 2014 |
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, the company’s founder explains, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Style File on Jan 16, 2014 |
Though you probably don’t give ‘em much thought, one of the humblest parts of women’s clothing has a complicated history: pockets. These small nooks originally took the form of cloth satchels, which Western women wore under their dresses during the 18th century. Such pouches allowed ladies to stash items like needles and thread by day, or handkerchiefs and gloves by night. The pocket increased a woman’s mobility, and helped to ... Read More
Life imitates art! The designer Pari Ehsan takes this old Oscar Wilde philosophy to a whole new level, visiting art and design museums and galleries dressed in fashions that borrow from and in turn enrich and inform the works on display. Her mimesis isn’t bound by a single medium; she flawlessly ties together fashion, photography, painting, collage and installation, allowing her own form to enter into a cohesive conversation with the work of her ... Read More
Women’s bodies, and therefore our clothes, are consistently under global scrutiny. How we chose to dress may or may not reflect our political or religious views; whatever we choose to wear is continuously watched, discussed and judged. Arguably, women in Islamic communities get hit especially hard with that judgement part. If and how a woman chooses to veil is up for international religious, social, and political debate.
As Americans, ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Style File on Nov 22, 2013 |
Topman, an offshoot of the internationally renowned clothing line Topshop, is sponsoring a female blogger for the first time in its 35 year history. Sonny Oram, founder of Qwear, identifies as a queer female whose wardrobe consists of menswear. Topman announced their new sponsorship in an interview with Oram, where she discussed how gender identity and sexuality helped inform her style.
She details how she prefers clothes that will hide her curves, but ... Read More
On Monday, BUST’s Katie Fustich introduced us to “23 Trends Guys Hate,” a ridiculous list published on Huffington Post outlining various fashion trends men find unattractive on women. The original piece sparked obvious anger: how presumptuous is it for anyone to assume that someone dresses themselves for another’s benefit? Clearly, women don’t dress for the sole purpose of pleasing men, so if some dude hates our high-waisted ... Read More
BUSTies, you only live once. And it would certainly be a shame to spend your precious time on Earth playing it safe with your fashion choices. Just when you thought YOLO, the acronym that has been a target for ridicule since its conception, was gone for good, the social media phrase has reinvented itself in a way that deserves only applause. African Apparel, a British clothing company, has released a new YOLO shirt with Yoko Ono’s beloved visage ... Read More
The Abercrombie brand has been suffering lately, big time. In addition to being what the analyst Richard Jafffe calls “a stale brand” that is incapable of competing with trendier companies, the company, led by CEO Mike Jeffies, has been pretty sexist in their marketing strategies. Girls are taking note; no one wants to buy clothes from a company that sexualizes young girls and “hates fat chicks.”
And we ladies are voting ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Style File on Oct 15, 2013 |
Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.
The Belmont, 141eyewear.comFor every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.
Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com
Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s ... Read More