BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jun 27, 2014 |
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
BY amanda in MyBlog on Jun 04, 2014 |
“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
BY Amy Carlberg in Style File on May 07, 2014 |
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
BY Gina Furfaro in Crafty on Apr 29, 2014 |
Fox & Doll specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition.
To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Shana ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Movies on Apr 08, 2014 |
I Am Divine (directed by Jeffrey Schwarz) documents the true larger-than-life story of Divine, the three-hundred-pound drag trailblazer and star of many well-known John Waters films, such as Hairspray and Female Trouble. A fashion godsend and pre-punk muse, Divine bent gender and social norms to play some of the most inspirational queer roles of all time. The documentary features insightful personal interviews ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Apr 02, 2014 |
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Style File on Mar 12, 2014 |
Regardless of your opinion on wearing makeup, sometimes you wanna wear it and may feel unarmed with the skillz. Women have a complex history with makeup, ranging from relying on it to despising it. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle and if not, you deserve a chance to try out the strong cat-eye look, as make up tutorialist Tadele Smith says, “you want the wings of your liner to be so sharp they could kill a man”. It’s true ... Read More
Open letters to children have become a viral sensation this year, capable of permanently cataloguing personal words of wisdom for public inspiration. Yes, there have been some failures, like the letters scolding teens for taking selfies or shaming them wearing certain clothing items. But there have also been those special letters from parent to child, promoting freedoms of self-expression and comfort amidst the pains of growing up. Dr. Kelly ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Feb 03, 2014 |
Makeup is part of the daily routine of countless women (and a few good men). Why women wear makeup is a complicated question, that often comes down to arguments of alleged and arguably false agency - paralleled in conversations about the choice to shave one's legs/armpits - complicated of course by societal beauty standards that put an immense amount of pressure on women's appearances, emphasizing the necessity to be as soft, supple, and attractive as money can ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Style File on Jan 23, 2014 |
The polar vortex is back, y'all! I barely survived the walk from the subway to BUST HQ—both physically and spiritually—so I did some virtual shopping while waiting for my poor hands to defrost.
Read on for the cold-busting swag I'm coveting right now:
J. Crew jacquard opera gloves, $149.99
Yes, they're a splurge, but they're wool and leather on the outside (TOASTY!) and silk-lined (ELEGANT!). Completely worth it, in my ... Read More