Boston College for Rusted Revolution has moved!!!

Attention to all: BC for Rusted Revolution has found a new internet home!

BCxRR has moved in with Rusted Revolution. All the same great content will now be under one shared roof!

Blog posts by our lovely Boston College staff will resume as usual on Monday, at

Wanna browse through the BCxRR archives? They’ll still be available here on this blog, though all content has also been transferred to the new blog home as well.

Thanks for your patience as we underwent a major site redesign — we are so lucky to have you all as readers!

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Lesley & Lucy, Rusted Revolution Co-Founders


Rusted Revolution is under construction!

Pardon the dust — Rusted Revolution and satellite blog BCxRR are under major construction.

BCxRR will be moving over to its new home at, which it will share with its parent blog, Rusted Revolution. This means all the same great content will be under one roof!

New postings will be put on hiatus for the next couple of days while the site redesign happens. Until then, you can follow Rusted Revolution and BCxRR on their respective Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.

Stay tuned for great things ahead! We will announce when Rusted Revolution and BCxRR are back in business.

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Thanks for your patience, we are so lucky to have you all as readers ­čÖé

-Lesley & Lucy, Rusted Revolution Co-Founders

Bonnaroo 2012

Bonnaroo tickets went on sale this Saturday (the second attempt, after hundreds of eager fans crashed the website on February 18th), and while I haven’t purchased mine–yet–I’ve been obsessively stalking the ‘Roo website, photos, and spotify playlist for weeks. ┬áCheck out the 2012 line up:

Absolutely ecstatic about Bon Iver, The Shins, Foster the People, Dispatch, Grouplove, The Kooks, Phantogram, Flying Lotus, Das Racist, and of course the Beach Boys!!! Word on the street is they’ll probably be throwing in another headliner and several other performers in the weeks to come.

I’m still working on convincing my friends to get on board for the ticket fare (can’t put a price on experience!) and 16 hour road trip to Nashville… But in the meantime, here are some pics from the 2011 festy, how can you say no?

oh, you thought your carnival days were over?

campsites from above. 'Roo City ya'll

the only way to road trip. anyone got one of these babies to lend me?

yes please.

Bonnaroo Icons: cukoo clock tower and ferris wheel

Cool nights by the fountain

Loove to see the eco-concious side of festival life. Bonnaroo received the "Greener Festival" award for the fifth consecutive year in 2011

By day...

And by night

Awesome sculpture. Part of Bonnaroo's effort to support and cultivate a community of artists. Click through for the 2012 Arts and Entertainment events

Bonnaroo hosts various other activities and performances each year, like the above break dancing act and their annual comedy series (to be announced). Can't argue with those abs now can ya?

People Watch:

Style Inspiration: Printed crop tops, loose, flowy skirts, tie-dye vests, hat & shades

Style Inspiration: beating the Manny heat with cut offs, shades and tanks

Style Inspiration. Or like, would that make me look fat?

Dumbledore and Lady Liberty. Ah, America.

Wouldn't be a festival without body paint and glitter

These guys have swag

Winners of the 2011 Beard Contest?! Sure!

The Flavor Savers. You know it'll be a good show when the band comes out dressed like that.

Who’s ready to go!? I’ll leave you with some of my favorites from the line up. ┬áJust sit back, close your eyes, and imagine that warm Tennessee sun…

See you there!!!!



All photos courtesy of

PS. Did I mention the annual Bonnaroo Merch Design Contest?┬áMight have to add that to the DYI list…

How to Wear 2012 Oscar Trends

Watching the red carpet coverage of the Oscars last night, I couldn’t get enough of the stars’ gowns this year. Though usually I can quickly write some off as “ew,” this year I was ooh-ing and aah-ing all over the place.

To pick my favorites would be to post nearly every photo, so instead I’m going to focus on some of the night’s most popular trends and how we mere mortals can rock them.

Trend: Peplum

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera

$$$: Le Petite Robe Di Chiara Boni

$$: Nasty Gal

$: Forever 21

Trend: White

Milla Jokovich in Elie Saab

Shailene Woodley in Valentino

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

$$$: Cache

$$: Nordstrom

$: Lulus

Trend: Beaded and sequined details
(Milla deserves acknowledgment here as well, of course!)

Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab

Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

$$$: Jovani

$$: Adriana Papell at Nordstrom

Badgley Mischka only $ when you rent it at!

Trend: Textured skirts

Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere

Kristen Wiig in J Mendel

Viola Davis in Vera Wang

$$$: House of Fraser

$$: ASOS

$: Threadsence

Some of the Oscar gowns included here weren’t my favorites, and there were definitely some favorites that I did leave out. Check out here and here, where I got all of these shots, for plenty more!

Nobody breaks her heart

Effy Stonem is the queen of cool. With her heavy black eyeliner, incredible wardrobe, and bold attitude, she couldn’t be more awesome. Now, who is Effy Stonem? Nope, she’s not a model or a designer; she’s not even a real person. Effy is one of the main characters on “Skins” the British T.V. show (MTV tried to replicate it here, but it wasn’t nearly as good as the original, in my opinion). She is mostly in seasons three and four of Skins, although she does make some appearances when her brother Tony is the star in seasons one and two. Even in the show everyone wanted to be her, and every guy in school was in love with her.

Effy Stonem

And yes, while there were definitely reasons not to want to be Effy (I’m not going to give away any spoilers), her style is undeniable; if I could roll out of bed every morning and look like her, I’d be a happy woman. However, her clothes tend toward the revealing, and that’s not exactly ideal for Boston weather. But to capture the look, I’d suggest working in fishnets or other cool tights, beat up tee shirts, ripped jeans, and always go for shades of gray, black and white. Stack on the bracelets and necklaces, and don’t skimp on the eyeliner.

Topshop "MOTO Acid Sleeveless Jacket"

Brandy Melville "Kate" Tank

Madewell "Denim Midi Shorts" in Lasso Wash

Topshop "Fleetwood Mac" Tank

Topshop "Leigh" jean in black

Nasty Gal "Domi" Asymmetric Dress

Nasty Gal "Carbon" Leather Jacket

"Brave Crochet" Boot

White Keds "Champion" sneakers

"Prague" Combat Boot

And, of course, no Effy Stonem look would be complete without her signature dark makeup. If you are in the market for a new rockstar eyeshadow palette, I recommend this one from Urban Decay:

Urban Decay "Black Palette"

I have it myself and it’s absolutely amazing. It comes with six great shades, plus their eyeshadow primer which is really effective and their black eyeliner which smudges very well. If you want an even more smudged eyeliner look, I recommend sharpening up the pencil, melting it for about 5 seconds over a small flame, like a candle, match or lighter, letting it cool for a second or two and then smudging it on (but only use this at night and sparingly, or else you might look like a clown).

And perhaps you want some new music to go along with trying out Effy’s rocking look? Luckily, I’m happy to oblige. Here’s some music I think fits in pretty perfectly:

Well, happy experimenting!!! And if you’re bored or have time to spare (because why wouldn’t you, right?) I HIGHLY recommend watching Skins. I love the first four seasons, but my girl Effy is only a main part in seasons three and four. You don’t have to watch seasons one and two because the cast switches over every two seasons, so season three starts with an entirely new cast. Be prepared to get obsessed though….


We make love with words. I mean to words. Either way, this wasn’t what I meant to say…


We make love with words. I mean to words. Either way, this wasn’t what I meant to say.

First World Problems

"There are two ways through life..."

"You are loved"

"Life is good"

"You're procrastinating..."

"In love, the highs are higher, but the lows are lower and more frequent"

"The glass is actually twice as big as it needs to be."


Next time you’re in the library, a classroom, or even a bathroom stall, notice some of the things people write and reflect on them…many are truly beautiful.



Spice Up Your Braid

Each morning I try not to walk out of my room with my hair simply down or in a ponytail… but it probably happens 75% of the time anyways. We college students have stuff to do! In an effort to combat my hair laziness, I have been collecting quick and easy ideas to spice up a typical side-braid or front-section-pinned-back.

See if you can try each of the three braids in this tutorial video, and not walk out of the room/house today with the same hairstyle you wear everyday. I know I’ll be rocking one of these today.

The fishtail works great with long hair, and with some mousse or hairspray can help tame rowdy layers that like to poke out of normal braids. Try this one down your back, across one shoulder, as pigtails, or do it to your ponytail to hide a bad hair day.

Second is the snake braid. This one has been getting popular on youtube hair tutorials lately, and I really like it as a way to pump up the old Lauren Conrad braid (to pin back the front section of your hair). You could also secure this with a clear elastic and let it hang straight down to add some fun to a great hair day (aka wearing it down).

Finally I go over the waterfall braid. I love doing this to curly (or curled) hair, because it adds an extra short layer to hair. By starting with a large chunk of hair you could continue this one around to the opposite shoulder! It may take a little practice, so have a mirror handy.