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5 People Get Made Into Their Teenage Fashion Icons

Like many women, most of my middle school and high school fashion experience is peppered with memories of the things I thought I couldn't wear. I thought I couldn't dress like Lauren Conrad and Lo fr...
By Olivia Muenter

Jessica Williams Won't Let Anyone Make Her Apologize For Being Herself

There's a scene towards the end of the new Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James in which Jessica Williams' character, also named Jessica, argues with her love interest in the middle of the stree...
By Rachel Simon

Phoebe Robinson Doesn't Owe You A Lesson

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lia Beck

How Taylor Swift Inspired The Big Villain Of 'Blade Runner 2049'

From the moment Sylvia Hoeks' replicant Luv struts onto the screen in Blade Runner 2049, you know you've never seen anyone like her before. With fierce brown bangs, a (literally) killer glare, and a w...
By Rachel Simon

3 Mermaid Makeup Tutorials For Halloween That Are Way Easier Than They Look

What's the point of Halloween if not to cover yourself in all sorts of glitter? There are plenty of mythical creature transformations that beg for sparkle, but mermaid makeup (IMHO) lends itself to th...
By Kara McGrath

This Plus Size Fashion Shoot Will Make You Forget All Those Times Shopping Brought You To Tears

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. ...
By Amanda Richards

Why Whitney Cummings Wants You To Stop Being Afraid Of Being Selfish — Right Now

Whitney Cummings is gently lunging towards me. Her iPhone is unlocked, and open to a folder of inspirational quotes, texts, and images of herself as a child — all of which she's casually flipping thro...
By Kelsea Stahler

Betty Who Shows Off 7 Cooler Ways To Wear Pantsuits This Fall

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. ...
By Gabrielle Prescod

Why 'Insecure' Refuses To Explain Black Culture To A Mixed Audience

"How do you be black? You just are," Yvonne Orji says with a laugh. Sitting in a director's chair, she leans increasingly closer to me as we talk about her role on HBO's Insecure and its depiction of ...
By Lia Beck

'Full House' Fans Have Been Wrong About Kimmy Gibbler For 30 Years

Andrea Barber asks me if she can take her heels off, and just like that I'm sitting in a room with the shoeless actor who plays Full House's Kimmy Gibbler — a character known for her smelly feet. Of c...
By Martha Sorren

Tatiana Maslany Wants You To Forget You Ever Loved Her

In September of 2016, Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy. To those unfamiliar with the actor or her show, Orphan Black, this might not have seemed like a particularly huge deal. But for everyone who'd spent ...
By Rachel Simon

Ellen Page Needs Hollywood To Stop Talking About Changing & Just Start Doing It

Ellen Page is sick when she visits the Bustle Office for a photoshoot and interview on a sunny Thursday morning. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember to mention this until we’ve already shaken hands. P...
By Kadeen Griffiths

5 People Get Made Into Their Teenage Fashion Icons & The Results Will Make You Want To Teleport Back To High School

Like many women, most of my middle school and high school fashion experience is peppered with memories of the things I thought I couldn't wear. I thought I couldn't dress like Lauren Conrad and Lo fr...
By Olivia Muenter

Tarriona "Tank" Ball Lost Her Wardrobe After Hurricane Katrina, But What She Found Changed Her Style For Life

In August 2005, six years before the formation of her eponymous funk fusion band Tank and the Bangas and 12 before a NPR Tiny Desk Contest win accelerated their rise to stardom, Tarriona “Tank” Ball's...
By Nora Whelan

The Coolest Customizable Clothes You'll Want To Put Your Name on ASAP

Remember Nomination bracelets? They were the link bracelets that everyone had to have, mostly because you could deck it out in whatever charms you wanted. The best part about them was that they were c...
By Gabrielle Prescod

Why I Never Want To Be A Gay Comedian

Emma Willmann hasn't been in the comedy business long, but she's already on her way to being a big name. The standup comedian is probably best known for her breakout performance on The Late Show With ...
By Emma Willmann

How Jessica Williams Fights To Be The Movie Star She Knows She Is

There's a scene towards the end of the new Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James in which Jessica Williams' character, also named Jessica, argues with her love interest in the middle of the stree...
By Rachel Simon

Proof That Rom-Com Sidekicks Don't Have To Be, Well, The Worst

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Sydney Bucksbaum

For Kristen Bell, Laughing At A Time Like This Is The Only Way To Survive

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Kelsea Stahler

What The Standup Grind Is Really Like For A Woman In Comedy

You may recognize NYC comedian Blair Socci from MTV's Ladylike. But if you think that's all she's known for, you're not paying close enough attention. From serving as a creative consultant for MTV's G...
By Blair Socci

Phoebe Robinson Doesn't Owe You A Lesson

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lia Beck

Why These 'Daily Show' Stars Think A Hillary Clinton Victory Wouldn't Have Been A Win For All Women

"Are we talking about the apocalypse?" Desi Lydic asks. She has just finished her portion of her Bustle Comedy IRL photoshoot and joins Michelle Wolf, her colleague, ready to talk politics. The pair w...
By Martha Sorren

Ashley Nicole Black Is Proof That Comedy Is The Only Way To Fix 2017

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young