BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Jun 04, 2014 |
There’s a brand-new building going up in my neighborhood, about a block from my subway stop. I’m not even going to bother explaining what that means. If you're a woman, you know the deal.
As I approach, I feel my shoulders rounding forward, my gait shortening and shuffling. My eyes are Super-Glued to the sidewalk. I want to hide, but I can’t get to the subway unless I go down this particular block, and here they are, and here comes the low whistle ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on May 24, 2014 |
You asked and we listened...and we're super excited to FINALLY bring the BUST Craftacular back to Los Angeles on Saturday, June 21st. We're setting up a one-day-only celebration of all things handmade, vintage, and delicious at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, and we're looking for a few more vendors to join the party.Just a sample of all the fun we had at BUST Craftacular's Primped in Brooklyn this spring!
In addition to the amazing shopping, we'll have ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on May 12, 2014 |
I'm not sure if it was the multiple mimosas or lugging around a heavy-ass swag bag all day, but I've been wandering around in a fashion- and beauty-addled daze since last weekend. Is anyone else in the same boat?
In case you missed the first-ever (EVER!) BUST Craftacular's Primped last Sunday, May 4th, read on to be overcome by jealousy of all the amazing shit you missed. Like, really.Shoppers lined up around the block an hour before the doors opened to score ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on May 01, 2014 |
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab blends dark, romantic, and cruelty-free scents for folks who are into all things magickal, pagan, mythological, medieval, Victorian, and horror.
What does that mean? Basically, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab team uses their 15-plus years of experience in the homeopathy and aromatherapy fields to transform ideas (everything from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline series and medieval love poems) to super-wearable, but still unique, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Style File on May 01, 2014 |
The G.L.O.B. (Gorgeous Ladies of BUST) love Fringe Salon in N.Y.C.’s Lower East Side for many reasons: namely, because owner Amy Schiappa has been fabulously cutting/dyeing/styling our hair for almost 20 years. Seriously!
Aside from being a BFF to BUST since our inception (awwwww), Fringe is the kind of business that this world needs more of. Besides being woman-owned and a frequent user of real-gal models, Fringe caters to ... 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 Maggie Carr in Music Stuff on Mar 26, 2014 |
I'd like to introduce you to my favorite person in the world.Yep, this guy.
He is Gene Kelly on bath salts. He is Tom Jones' best impression of William Shatner. He is a Celtic warrior with a bass drum for a chest. He is an infomercial dad with Satanic leanings. He has seventy-five hip joints, and he is using all of them.
He is Samuel T. Herring of the electro-pop band Future Islands, and he is my future husband, and we will have a beautiful life.
Why do I love ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Are you a kick-ass lady? Wanna nosh, drink, and exchange ideas with similarly kick-ass ladies? Here’s your chance!
The Lady Project, a Providence-based organization for female entrepreneurs and curious, creative women, is hosting its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Last year’s Summit, which featured BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller as its keynote speaker, ruled super-hard. You won’t want ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 05, 2014 |
Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con?
If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV!
The Sewing Bee, an ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Mar 03, 2014 |
Even with all of the almost-there-but-not-quite Ellen jokes and the most transcendent acceptance speech in the history of acceptance speeches, we still found time to sit down with the latest episode of Girls. Or least I did.
Hannah’s grandma is dying, so she eats a salad in the middle of the sidewalk. This confirms that she is the kind of pedestrian that deserves all of the pigeon shits.
At her mom’s urging, Hannah shows up at the ... Read More