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Show and Tell, a new storytelling series based upon the classic kindergarten activity, combines storytelling elements with props to fill in the visual blanks. Founded and hosted by Brooklyn writer (and former BUST staffer) Colleen Kane, the first topic will be a juicy one: sex ed. Once a Playgirl editor, Kane has plenty to say about the unexpected things people find hot, telling Time Out, “My visuals will be mixed media of three varieties, and the audience ... Read More
About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something. Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two albums Music Of the Sun ... Read More
Another vendor that will be attending London’s Craftacular is Rebecca Coffee’s Millinery.Coffee is a Milliner from London. She has been making hats for almost 2 years, since she quit her office job to do something more creative. With a degree in Textiles already under her belt, she enrolled in a Millinery class at Kensington and Chelsea College. She loved the course so much that she completed the full time program this past summer. Coffee uses a ... Read More
Cold outside ‘aint it! Well, to warm things up a little, here’s a couple of pics of a crafty nature from an usually sweltering day at York Hall in Bethnal Green, where things will be decided cooler on Sunday November 28 when we hold the Christmas Craftacular - less bunting, more baubles; less iced tea, more hot chocolate and soup.    Yep, the BUST London Summer Craftacular in July was hot, in both a good and a rather sweaty kind of way. But, ... Read More
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century ... Read More
The good news is Tina Fey was the youngest person and the third woman ever to receive the Mark Twain Prize for Humor last week, and great comedians like Steve Martin, Amy Poehler, Betty White, and Tracy Morgan had plenty of great things to say about her. The bad news is PBS is lame, and they cut a part of her acceptance speech where she talked about Sarah Palin and the politics of conservative women. The unedited speech leaked, however, and went viral, exposing ... Read More
Jill Soloway- Emmy Award-winning writer, director, feminist, friend of and collaborator wit Diablo Cody, recently posted a new short film, All In the Waiting. According to them, "Soloway and writer/actress Frankie Shaw challenged themselves to make a short in 24 hours. ALL IN THE WAITING was made this for one day on earth, an on-line film festival that asked people to show a slice o' their world." A frenetic ode to the gritty, sunbaked beauty of LA combined with ... Read More
If, like me, you've always resolved to make your own clothes one day but found dressmaking patterns leave you cold, DIY Couture's range of books may have the answer! Marrying ideals of craftsmanship from the rarefied world of high-fashion Couture with those of the anti-fast-fashion DIY movement, their promotion of understanding the basic building blocks of garments is refreshing and empowering, encouraging folks to “get up to their elbows in the 3D world of ... Read More
         Remember that moment in your Facebook life when Dad joined up? (I know you’re on there, Frank Magee, but I’m not ready to talk about it.)  What about your 14-year-old cousin (when did she start wearing eyeliner??)   While an older generation’s foray into social networking has spawned public jokes and private nervousness, it’s a younger generation’s participation that perhaps deserves our ... Read More
If you’re planning on attending the BUST Craftacular in London on November 28th, one consumable craft that you can look forward to is the gingerbread creations by Maid of Gingerbread, crafted by Emily Garland of Hackney. Garland wanted a job that she could be creative with. Maid of Gingerbread is a baby company, officially created in August 2010. The idea to use gingerbread in creative ways came to Garland last May when she was invited to a circus-themed ... Read More