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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
“There is no reason to retouch beauty. We think THE REAL YOU IS SEXY.”  So reads the closing line of aerie’s recent letter to young woman, accompanying a campaign advertising its Spring 2014 collection. The lingerie company, affiliated with American Eagle, is giving their target demographic of girls (aged 15-21) an ad campaign free of retouching. Can I get a hallelujah?!  Titled #aerieReal, the campaign attempts to deal with the beauty ... Read More
  We die for fashion design student Hanh Nhu's adorably retro fashion sense. The fashion design student, based in Rueil-Malmaison, France, gave us the rundown on her personal style and picked some key pieces she's coveting. Tell me about what you’re wearing. My mum and I made my red velvet dress, so it didn’t cost me much. There’s a random white shirt underneath, but I can’t remember the brand. I got my hat and jacket from the H&M ... Read More
We've got a couple more months of chilly days ahead, so why not look fierce while you brave the cold? Check out this roundup of high-performance winter outerwear that'll keep you feeling cozy and looking good.This waterproof-yet-breathable jacket has major twee-ness, thanks to its polka dots. Pwdrroom Gilly Dot, $119, pwdrroom.com  Waterproof and fully synthetic-insulated—Little Red Riding Hood wished she had it this good. Ride Thunder ... Read More
This upcoming Tuesday from 6pm-9pm, beloved salon Bumble and Bumble will team up with CLAW Money  (a wonderful fashion branding team-inspired-and-led-by-Claudia Gold, graffiti artist) to host a shin-dig for the books. This Art Mash 5 /Pop Up Shop will take place at a downtown B&B location – 415 West 13th Street, on the 8th Floor.T shirt and bag by Claudia Gold, founder and namesake of CLAW Money. Image courtesy of Team CLAW's ... Read More
BUST has partnered with Synergy, a company dedicated to making sustainable, eco-friendly, fair-trade clothing, to bring you this fun scavenger hunt contest! Each week, for five weeks, we'll show you one of our editor's favorite items from Synergy's line, and all you need to do is find it on Synergy's website, then tell us where you found it, and you'll be entered to win a $100 Synergy gift certificate! (See more directions below.) Here's the item of clothing ... Read More
Lena Dunham’s first Vogue cover story will be appearing in the magazine's February 2014 issue. The spread, shot by the ultra famous Annie Leibovitz, includes images of the doe-eyed Dunham dressed in some serious high fashion pieces, posing in various typical New York scenes while her Girls co-star Adam Driver and her dog Lamby attempt to share the spotlight. Personally, I think that even the way she is holding her hands while resting them on Driver’s ... Read More
  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
Gabourey Sidibe was on the receiving end of a stream of hate for her outfit choice Sunday night at the Golden Globes. She wants you to know that you should have taken out an insurance policy on your negative opinion, because it was more than a waste of time.The American Horror Story: Coven star took to Twitter yesterday morning and issued a snarky response that was anything but passive aggressive (read: awesome). In fact, I’m almost positive that I heard ... Read More