When I first discovered BUST Magazine over ten years ago, it felt like a secret on the newsstands that no one told me about. Kind of like when I found out that Silk Soy Milk comes in Egg Nog flavor, my life felt much fuller. Finally, I had found a magazine that was feminist, funny, indie, body positive, thoughtful, and interesting. BUST had the perfect mix of crafts, lifestyle stories, beauty recommendations, book reviews, feminist viewpoints, and support of local artists that I was craving. I was no longer a slave to the Cosmos of the magazine stand.
I bought every issue I could get my hands on. Signed up for a subscription. Then quietly made myself a snack plate and devoured every page of each issue. My sister and I would read them on the beach during family vacation (although not the sexy story in the back, that would be awkward with a mom and little brother sitting right next to you). A few years ago I went to their 15 year anniversary party (where I was introduced to the artist Leslie Hall. Who ever has a lyric that goes “you get me hotter than a stick of hot glue” is my jam) and have since been to every BUST Craftacular they’ve thrown in NYC.
This year, I get to work with one of my favorite brands and magazines of all time by teaching a DIY project at the BUST Craftacular in NYC this weekend. One step closer to being in a print issue, which is a huge dream of mine.
This Sunday, December 15, I’ll be teaching two classes on how to create these pretty tulle poufs. I wore some I crafted to my recent photo shoot – so easy and so cute.
photo by brklyn view photography
The BUST Craftacular is this weekend, Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W 18th st, NYC. There will be music, amazing crafty vendors to purchase Christmas gifts from, delicious food, and DIY workshops. I’m teaching two sessions of the DIY Pouf clips on Sunday, from 3-4 and from 4-5. It’s $15 to join.
Sign up in advance via the BUST.com website or swing on by on Sunday to sign up day of. Looking forward to seeing you all and crafting some pretty accessories for your holiday outfits!