Theresa Massony

Bio

Theresa is the Senior Style Editor at Elite Daily. She oversees Elite Daily's Style vertical, where she covers, assigns, and edits all fashion and beauty content and makes terrible jokes in every article. She also styles and oversees the market work for some Elite Daily photo shoots and hosts two beauty-related Elite Daily social media series, Blend & Snap and Ready in 5. She makes bad jokes in those, too. Prior to her role as Senior Style Editor, Theresa was a copy editor, a dating editor, and a beauty editor. She previously worked on the editorial team at Style Girlfriend, a men's fashion publication, and graduated with a psychology degree from the University of Alabama. With several years experience in digital media, Theresa also expertly covers lifestyle, relationship, entertainment, breaking news, and LGBTQIA+ content. She also has several years experience in being gay, in case you wanted to know. When Theresa is not writing, editing, calling in mounds of clothing, or swatching 16 lipsticks up her arm, she's further contributing to her collection of beauty products that her mother would be simultaneously proud and ashamed of. She can do a freaking fire eye makeup look in her sleep. She also paints and writes fiction in her spare time, and she just laughed while writing "spare time," because WTF is that? Theresa is the best contact on Elite Daily to receive non-heteronormative (please) fashion/beauty pitches, fashion/beauty market news, product samples for consideration, and pictures of baby llamas at theresa.massony@bustle.com. If she doesn't answer you right away, please be patient. She's trying her best! Follow her on Instagram @theresamassony and on TikTok @theresa_lol.

This Controversial '90s Sandal Trend Is Making An Enormous Comeback

By Theresa Massony
I'm not sure who decided square-toe sandals should go out of style, but they might want to sit down for this one. Ever the controversial trend, square-toe shoes, in general, were exceedingly popular in the '90s, though their origin can technically…

The Cutest Biker Shorts Outfits Using Oversized T-Shirts, Crop Tops, Blazers, & More

By Theresa Massony
For a long time, it seemed as if the biker shorts trend was buried in the '90s, never to return again amongst the flurry of trendy leggings and shorts that had replaced them. Come 2020, biker shorts are, once again, the one item everyone suddenly…

These Fashion & Beauty Mentorships & Resources For People Of Color Will Support Your Growth

By Theresa Massony
Ask anyone who's moved up the ranks of their career how they did it, and aside from the obvious things like hard work and perseverance, their success is also likely due to a mentor who helped guide them along the way. For some, a mentor can be as…

Dixie D'Amelio's "Be Happy" Music Video Outfits Are Low-Key So Easy To Copy

By Theresa Massony
Sometimes, Dixie D'Amelio doesn't wanna be happy. But her new single "Be Happy" sure made a lot of people pretty thrilled. With over 5 million streams on Spotify and 20 million views on the "Be Happy" music video, D'Amelio's jump from TikTok…

Welcome To The World In Which JoJo Siwa's Hair Is Now Brown

By Theresa Massony
Maybe this is dramatic (OK, this is definitely dramatic), but JoJo Siwa's bright blonde hair, in her side ponytail and accented with huge bow, is one of the most consistent things in my life. Imagine the utter shock I experienced upon seeing, Siwa's…

You HAVE To See Chloe x Halle's Reflective Outfits For The 2020 BET Awards

By Theresa Massony
Even though the 2020 BET Awards looked a liiiiiiittle different, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the night was still as star-studded and filled with impeccable performances as ever. Among those incredible performers were Chloe x Halle,…

Peep These Black-Owned Depop Shops For Some Of The COOLEST Clothes & Accessories

By Theresa Massony
If Depop had a welcome sign, it would say "Welcome to land of the coolest people you'll ever meet." The platform, a digital space filled with e-shops where people can sell vintage finds, custom-made items, and more, is brimming with retro-inspired,…

More Than 50 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Deserve Your Support Every Day Of The Year

By Theresa Massony
Every minute of every day is prime time to support Black-owned beauty businesses and the creatives behind them who have worked tirelessly to perfect their craft. Even better, the beauty realm is chock-full of 'em, and so many of these products are…

Over 50 Black-Owned Fashion Brands That Should Be Staples In Your Wardrobe Year-Round

By Theresa Massony
Despite the sheer wealth of Black-owned fashion brands already out there, the fashion industry has a lengthy, exhausting history of exclusive, racist behavior toward the Black community. Even though the industry has taken steps toward diversity and…

These Black Celebrity Hairstylists Are Behind Some Of Your Fave Red Carpet Moments

By Theresa Massony
Behind some of the most groundbreaking, intricate, and downright cool celebrity hairstyles that have made waves on red carpets, magazine covers, and events are Black celebrity hairstylists whose artistry is unmatched. Apart from creating immensely…

These Black-Owned Etsy Shops Are Creating Fire Fashion & Beauty Products

By Theresa Massony
There is absolutely no denying that supporting Black-owned businesses should be a year-round activity for everyone. Pledging your support to small, Black-owned businesses — and bookmarking their shops to continue that support all the time — is a…

Jeffree Star Responded To A Resurfaced Offensive Pic After Fans Rightfully Called Him Out

By Theresa Massony
In June 2020, Beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star came under fire for leaked photos that have fans infuriated. In May and early June, a series of photos, which Star claimed were taken in 2004 and 2006 for "an old website splash page," appear to show Star…

All The Black-Owned Plus-Size Clothing Brands You Need To Shop Right Now

By Theresa Massony
Ask a plus-size shopper how the majority of their shopping experiences with traditionally popular fashion brands has been, and odds are, it hasn't been great. Despite taking steps in the right direction, the fashion industry has still largely…

LaurDIY's Lauren Riihimaki Turned Fashion DIYs & A Crafting Hobby Into A Full Career

By Theresa Massony
If you've ever dreamed of turning your crafting hobby into a full-blown career, do-it-yourself YouTuber LaurDIY, Lauren Riihimaki, is proof that it's more than possible. What started in 2011 as a creative outlet in college eventually morphed into a…

Add To Cart: The Black-Owned Fashion, Beauty, Home, & Wellness Products To Shop ASAP

By Theresa Massony
If the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has slowly made you forget what day it is, don't worry. Just know it's always a fantastic day to support Black-owned businesses. In all areas of fashion, beauty, living, wellness, and beyond, Black founders and…

Lucy Hale Just Got The Prettiest, Daintiest Tattoos For Her Dog & Family

By Theresa Massony
If you thought a pandemic was gonna stop people from getting inked, you thought wrong. On Sunday, June 21, Lucy Hale debuted two new dainty tattoos from celebrity-loved tattoo artist Winter Stone. The new ink is in Stone's signature minimalistic…

These Black Makeup Artists Have Created Some Of Your Favorite Celeb Red Carpet Looks

By Theresa Massony
Have you ever opened a magazine or watched a red carpet and thought, "Oh my God, that is the most beautiful makeup I've ever seen"? Makeup has that power. And for decades, Black celebrity makeup artists have harnessed that power into an overflowing…

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 5 Cast Is Ready For Virtual Pride

By Theresa Massony
Pride month looks a little different in 2020. Although the delightfully over-the-top, rainbow-filled parades and block parties have to wait until next year, the celebrations, the love, and the activism continue in their own ways — and so does the…

Pat McGrath Is Hosting A Virtual Masterclass & Tickets Sales Will Benefit The NAACP

By Theresa Massony
If you've ever dreamed of learning how to do a smoky eye from none other than the queen of makeup herself, Pat McGrath, now is your chance. You can buy tickets to Pat McGrath's "The McGrath Masterclass," a virtual class dedicated to "gossip,…

MAC & Teyana Taylor Are Teaming Up For The '90s-Inspired Collection Of Your Dreams

By Theresa Massony
Add Teyana Taylor as a collaborator on pretty much anything, and you're bound to have the collection of a lifetime. Currently, MAC Cosmetics is teaming up with Teyana Taylor on a hush-hush new line inspired by the '90s. And if the initial promo…