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  Not gonna lie to y'all, there are definitely days when I would prefer to wear both my sweatpants and my down comforter outside my apartment instead of doing the civilized thing of putting on "normal" pants. Like my sweatpants are second class citizens or something. Rude.    ANYWAY, according to a recent study, it seems as though covering up on the reg leads to an improved body image. And not just a hoodie hiding third-day top knot hair coverage. ... Read More
Not sure whether I’d be disgruntled or delighted to reach for my favorite candy bar at a deli, only to realize that it wasn’t a candy bar at all, but a plush replica. On second thought, I’d be pretty delighted, especially if everything in the whole store had been replaced by adorable, hand-stitched felt duplicates.   British artist Lucy Sparrow devoted seven months to making that happen, and her completed project, The Corner Shop, is on ... Read More
As Queen Bey takes her rightful place on the Pop Diva Throne, suddenly something happens which reminds us that some of our biggest stars are mere princesses in the face of music history. The news that Kate Bush will be playing fifteen August dates in London for her first tour in thirty-five years broke the icon's official website. Bush has made only the rarest appearances during these past three decades. The shows will take place at the London Eventim Hammersmith ... Read More
Ere! Got some business to discuss. A little birdie tells me it's the BUST Craftacular down York Hall in Bethnal Green this Sunday 12-6pm and some cushty deals are going down. Have a butcher's at this little lot!  1. Georgia Bosson hand-printed note books, usually £8 each, BUST offer 3 for £20.  2.Eclectic Eccentricity Perfect Alignment Necklace, usually £45, BUST price £40! Plus free pair of earrings with purchases over £20 ... Read More
Illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in South-East London with a dog who was born without a tail. He describes his own work as "often cynical and fuelled by contradictions being both sweet and sinister at the same time," and we're especially looking forward to him pitching up his easel to offer live portraits this Dec 8 at York Hall. Alice Hubley, writer and Spinning Yarns DJ asked Benjamin a few questions.  Have you been to the ... Read More
Cataloguing one’s first sexual encounter is nothing new. As a teen who pored over magazines in airports, I traced the ongoing debate on what “virginity” means. At what point are we no longer virgins: oral sex, intercourse? Do the rules change depending on one’s gender or sexual orientation? I learned that it’s kind of one of those things an individual must define for her or hir or himself.   And we always want to record it in ... Read More
  Tatyana McFadden spent much of her childhood in a St. Petersburg orphanage where she did not receive adequate medical attention for her spina bifida, a condition which paralyzed her from the waist downwards. Without access to a wheelchair, she learned to walk on her hands, an experience which she now tells The New York Times taught her “as much about finding mental strength as physical strength [and] may have helped my arms and shoulders [and] it also ... Read More
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity.  However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.  Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More
1- "You Must Be My Lucky Star" silver plate necklace from Wear That There 2- Penny's Purses Knitting Kit from The Craft Closet3- Swag bag of kits and badges from Craftivist Collective4- 101+ Things To Do With Glitter by Momtaz Begum-Hossain The BUST London Christmas Craftacular is this Sunday, December 16, from 12 - 6 PM! Expect shopping, crafting, dancing – and LOTS of merry-making! Don't miss out on the fun, including: The season's top wrapping paper ... Read More
Hey Londoners out there! Starting to get desperate while searching for last minute gifts this holiday season, but don’t want to be known as a lame gifter? Then come check out the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular on Sunday, December 16th at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. This year’s fair, which will run from noon-6pm, features more than 70 vendors selling an assortment of creative and handmade gift-ables. From illustrated ceramics, feathered ... Read More
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