BY Charlotte Dow in Crafty on Nov 01, 2012 |
When WORN Fashion Journal was invited to visit the BUST Magazine Craftacular during World Maker Faire, we let nothing stand in our way: not the fact that popular DIY festival was being held in New York City (and Queens at that!); not the chilly weather (some Wornettes should have brought their cardigans); not even that it was being held at the New York Hall of Science, better known as the site of the 1964 World’s Fair, as seen at the ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in Style File on Oct 11, 2012 |
This gold-plated brooch will fox up any outfit. For a look that's polished and fun, try wearing it between the collars of a button up, or pinning it to a headband.
Fox, $22, modernaked.etsy.com
Stay tuned each week for more cool gadgets and pretty things that Lan, our senior designer here at BUST, loves enough to share with ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Oct 10, 2012 |
FAIR Girls is a wonderful organization that works to prevent exploitation of girls and end sex trafficking in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States. FAIR stands for “Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored,” which is exactly what these young survivors of prostitution and violence become. The name, according to their site, “reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos in Crafty on Sep 21, 2012 |
Accessories are an essential part of any good outfit. They can dress up a casual jeans and tee or add the perfect amount of pizzazz to an already stunning outfit. Among some of the coolest accessories popping up this season are collar clips and necklaces, and I have the perfect designer to help you accessorize your favorite fall outfits. Brooklyn-based jewelry designs LAB by Laura Busony are to die for. I cannot get enough of this badass brass claw ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Style File on Aug 29, 2012 |
J. Fein Designs uses a combination of reclaimed items, vintage pieces, and sustainably grown wood to create stylish, unique, and eco-friendly pieces. The company was founded by Jessica Feinsmith, who says she is inspired by her travels, nature, and the past. Their wide selection of rings is especially awesome, including colorful butterflies and feminine cameos (there’s even a skull cameo, if you want a bit of edge) set on hand carved wooden ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Aug 03, 2012 |
We may still be in the dog days of summer, and you may still be waking up every hour convinced that you are going to drown in your own sweat, but something cool is coming this way: fall is around the corner, and so is the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire! Every year, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens become the home of the world's largest DIY festival, the World Maker Faire. Join BUST as we hold our beloved Craftacular ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Style File on Aug 01, 2012 |
Stephanie Pollaro is a woman on a mission. Soon after earning her master's degree from California State University Long Beach, she sold her possessions, gave up a comfortable life in the United States, and boarded an airplane to Mumbai to rescue trafficked girls.
In 2007, the former California girl founded the non-profit organization International Sanctuary with friend and fellow do-gooder Wendy Hicks. Today, iSanctuary works to reintegrate young trafficking ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow in Style File on Jul 16, 2012 |
Why is it that we belittle those interested in learning by calling them “nerds?" I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure (unless you’re a serial killer or something), but being interested in books or science or math definitely shouldn’t be considered a “guilty” pleasure. If you like something, why not celebrate that interest?
Making pi jokes may have been taboo in high school, but Debbie Barr, a Mormon ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow in Style File on Jul 04, 2012 |
Moms know best, which means they’re sure to know what your favorite snacks are, and keep them on hand. Imogen Sheeran, mother of British singer-songwriter (and ginger) Ed Sheeran took things one step further, and created a line of wearable faux-candy creations inspired by Ed’s favorite snacks.
Her line of jewelry, called Allsorts Licorice, features a selection of rather yummy imitation sweets made from molding clay. Licorice might not have been ... Read More
Have you ever come across certain rocks or leaves and wished you could just hang them around your neck or from your ears? Well, maybe not, but probably only because they needed a bit of tweaking before gracing your body. New York-based jewelry designer Irene of Metaxa does just this, translating the work of nature into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Her take on nature-as-accessories goes beyond the literal, incorporating natural forms in subtle ways.
For some of her ... Read More