Ari Bines

Ari is a former writer on Bustle’s fashion and beauty team, covering everything from quirky and cool launches to shining a light on inclusive releases. Ari also loves reporting on anything reminiscent of ‘90s style, despite being an infant throughout the entire era. Ari also covers celebrity fashion and beauty, product roundups, and conducts celebrity interviews for exclusive stories.

Ari’s work has appeared in Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn, and she has also written content for lifestyle PR brands and created digital content for online retailers. Ari has an advertising and public relations degree from CUNY The City College of New York. Prior to her swaggy news stories at Bustle, Ari was a staff writer and plus-size columnist at Babe.

Being a thicc Black queer fashion and beauty lover from The Bronx, Ari spends most of her time (still) writing on, a body positive fashion and beauty blog dedicated to navigating the world as a fat, dark skin Black bisexual woman. If she’s not shamelessly taking fashion pics and makeup boomerangs for blog and Instagram content, you’ll find this “GenZennial” chowing down on a chopped cheese and an Arizona Ice Tea with literally any book written or approved by Roxane Gay. Obvi.