Amanda Richards
Fashion and beauty editor at Bustle || Host of The Bodcast Season 2 || I live for funny women, feminist writing, and a stiff drink, and sometimes all at once.

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The *NSYNC Holiday Collection Was All You Ever Wanted & Now It's Completely Sold Out

Are those bells I hear in the distance this holiday season, or the dulcet tones of Justin Timberlake's falsetto? Is that mistletoe hanging from the ceiling, or is that just five boy band members hanging from strings while playing life-sized marionett…
By Amanda Richards

KKW Fragrance Will Probably Sell Out, So Here's What You Need To Know About The Restock

Kim Kardashian West made her entree into the fragrance world on Nov. 15 with KKW Beauty, a three-scent collection of perfumes, housed in crystalline bottles that are sure to make the rounds on everyone's Instagram pages. If you're a hardcore KKW fan …
By Amanda Richards

KKW Fragrance Is Here & The Price Just Might Shock You

On Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. PST, Kim Kardashian West released a new addition to her steadily growing beauty empire: KKW Fragrance, available in three different scents. The launch is highly-anticipated and very buzzy, but when it comes to fragrance, there's…
By Amanda Richards

Ariana Grande Now Has ICY WHITE Hair & We Can Barely Breathe

Singer Ariana Grande has made so many drastic hair changes in the last month, it's not difficult to see her in front of the mirror, singing to herself: "I'm so into you," she croons as she reaches for a bottle of Olaplex. "I can barely breathe." And …
By Amanda Richards

Whoopi Goldberg Loves The Holidays More Than You Love Anything & She’s Got Sweaters To Prove It

“Amanda,” an unnamed gentleman at the office of Whoopi Goldberg said, just after calling me on my cell phone. “Are you ready for Whoopi?” I was ready for Whoopi — and as I would come to find out over the course of our 20 minute phone conversation, Wh…
By Amanda Richards

These 19 Beauty Gift Sets Are So Next-Level, You'll Probably Just Want To Keep Them

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Holiday Edit channel weekly to see what we're up to. …
By Amanda Richards

4 Ways To Go As A Work Of Art For Halloween Without Even Buying A Costume

It's the day before Halloween. Suddenly, a crippling realization enters your consciousness: You don't have a costume, and the only thing left at the store is a sexy Donald-Trump-in-a-bag that costs $200 and would most likely ruin all of your friendsh…
By Amanda Richards

A Designer Just Sent Thong Jeans Down The Runway & They're Actually Awesome???

The other morning, I looked through my closet and opined that there was something missing from my denim collection, something I couldn't really put my finger on. I have many different cuts, washes, and styles, but all of them somehow felt far too pra…
By Amanda Richards

Jessamyn Stanley Is a Fat, Black, Queer, Yoga Instructor Who Doesn't Want To Explain Those Labels To You

Every episode, The Bodcast tells a different story about living in a marginalized body, in America, in 2017. This week on The Bodcast, host Amanda Richards talks to Jessamyn Stanley, an influencer and yoga industry disrupter, on navigating the label…
By Amanda Richards

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. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Amanda Richards

The Most Glorious Beauty Products Launching In October

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. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Amanda Richards

The Las Vegas Shooting Led This Father To Perform A Selfless Act

On Oct. 1, in the midst of a country music concert outside of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, a shooter opened fire on concertgoers. The act left over 50 people dead, and more than 400 injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in Un…
By Amanda Richards

Kmart Is Launching A "Fabulously Sized" Collection, But A Name Change Isn't What Plus Customers Need

The statement "I CAN'T" appears on the screen in big white letters, followed by a plus size woman in a chic black top and black leather skirt, carrying what appears to be a crowbar. She grips her weapon tightly before smashing the final letter in the…
By Amanda Richards

Every New Fall Beauty Product To Get Excited About Right Now

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. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Amanda Richards

Paloma Elsesser & ASOS Magazine Are Making Room For More Authenticity In Fashion

It’s a perfect early June day in New York City, a blessed mix of cool temperatures and sunshine that hasn't yet suffocated under the humid blanket of peak summer. Twenty-five-year-old influencer and model Paloma Elsesser is shooting ASOS Magazine's F…
By Amanda Richards

Pink's Outfit At The 2017 VMAs Was Just The Beginning Of A Powerful Statement

Pink is known for being the kind of in-your-face, bold pop artist that never apologizes for being exactly who she is. Her prolific career was honored at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where the artist was given the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguar…
By Amanda Richards

Jared Leto's Cape At The 2017 VMAs Is The Statement Piece You Never Knew You Always Needed

At this point, there's really no telling what Jared Leto might do at any given moment. The Suicide Squad star and 30 Seconds To Mars frontman is relatively unpredictable, and at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, his outfit fit the mold. Dressed like a…
By Amanda Richards

People Literally Didn't Recognize Amber Rose At The VMAs

Amber Rose is one of those celebrities with a very distinct look: Body for days, glowy, golden makeup, and buzzed bleach blonde hair that almost makes her look bald. That's why Rose wearing a wig at the 2017 VMAs felt like such a shock — and as usual…
By Amanda Richards

DJ Khaled's Son Asahd Rocked A Tiny Gucci Suit At The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

"My son is a don," DJ Khaled told the world on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. Khaled's 10-month-old son Asahd certainly looked the part, rocking a tiny, presumably custom printed Gucci suit. What's more? His look totally played off of hi…
By Amanda Richards

Here's How The State Of US Health Care Is Preventing This Disabled Comic From Getting Back Behind The Mic

Every episode, The Bodcast tells a different story about living in a marginalized body, in America, in 2017. This week, we’re talking to Ally Bruener, a comic with congenital muscular dystrophy. Ally is confined to a wheelchair, and can’t live ind…
By Amanda Richards