So many people are posting awesome costume ideas on our 'Halloween Hot or Not' blog !!! If you're still stuck in a costume rut, here are some highlights to get your creative juices flowin': Murphy Brown: our commenter, niki, said it best. 'all you need, of course, are shoulder pads'. Amelia Earhart: if the bomber jacket and goggles aren't enough, naomi suggests crafting yourself a tiny plane (anybody got a cardboard box and some suspenders lying ... Read More

Rainy Day Music

BY Team Intern in General

It's definition icky in New York today: rainy, cold, windy, chilly, gray. Not a great day for baseball, but a perfect day to snuggle indoors with a cup of tea and some melancholy music from Berkley girls, Glass Cake. These poetic ladies' simple acoustic act is sweet, shy and sappy, with just a bit of Kimya Dawson jangle. Plus their tandem vocals and harmonies make you want to break out of your little gray cloud and sing along. Check out more Glass Cake on ... Read More
Could it be true? TWO BUST Craftaculars on one day? It's no joke! On December 12, BUST is hosting the our Craftacular , AKA the holiday DIY shopping extravaganza/place to be, in lovely London, and . . . LOS ANGELES! From the foggy Thames to the beaches of sunny SoCal, super cool crafters will gather to market their wares: jewelry, gifts, clothing, and everything in between! Don't miss out on all the goodies (there are some serious raffles to be won), the tunes, ... Read More

Halloween Hot or Not

BY Team Intern in General

One week. No. LESS than one week remains before Halloween, the one time out of the year when you can wear nearly anything you want and no one gives you grief. Unless your costume is boring. Which is why BUST is here. Something scary? Something clever? Something to top last year? Figuring out a good costume can be rough, 'specially when most Google searches result in 1,000 listings for 'Slutty [insert profession, animal, fictional character here]'. So for all y'all ... Read More

What the...? Really?

BY Team Intern in General

If you don't feel as close as you'd like to Edward Cullen, well, you can get one step closer to him being face to face with...your crotch. There are some mighty obsessed fans out there but I never thought the day when they could wear Cullen panties would come! Maybe I should buy these for my Twilight-fanatic friends for a little chuckle... nicole! Photo courtesy of robpattison.blogspot.com ... Read More
I have never read a Sweet Valley High book but Francine Pascal's Fearless series, on the other hand, well, I read them all. Why am I all nostalgic today about a female crime fighter? When I came in to the BUST office today, a double edition (books 1 and 25) of the series was sitting within my reach! How did it get here? Who the hell knows?! While gazing over the cover, story-lines involving Gaia and her kickass martial arts skills all came back to me. I remember ... Read More
BUST loves supporting lady causes, especially the fight against domestic and other sexual violence. A few weeks ago, BUST lent a hand to Project BHAM, a Washington state organization committed to encouraging localism while benefitting the domestic violence and sexual assault services that keep their community safe and sound. This homegrown organization raised $1,200 at their Beauty Bar event (which brought in 350 guests), and helped raise awareness for women's ... Read More
I might have to become a crafty bird just so I can participate in this oh so awesome craft group and event...Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) presents the clever pieces from the Ossu! Shugeibu craft club from Japan Oct. 14th-Nov. 13th in an exhibition called Before and After. Ossu! Shugeibu, which translates to Yo! Crafting Club, uses repurposed materials and freestyle techniques free of rules and conventions to create oddball crafts that make me ... Read More
People either gush over or despise Michelle Obama's fashion sense. I personally love her stylish ways but Michelle, you're gonna have to watch your tail because the First Lady of Cameroon, Chantal Biya, is FIERCE. Just take a look at her (doesn't she look photo-shopped in?) and tell me you don't think she's going to be the First Lady everyone is going to be talking about from now on. nicole! Photo courtesy of The Huffington ... Read More
Lots of talk about Barbie these days, lots of talk. It's her 50th bday, extravagant Barbie stores are opening up all over the place (like Shanghai and Mall of America), and Barbie chatter is popping up everywhere, especially here at the BUST offices. Now folks, we love all the glamour puss incarnations of this little style icon. But let's be real--Barbie's charm isn't always in her posh outfits and shiny, California hair. I don't know what your childhood Barbie ... Read More