Charlotte Owen

Charlotte Owen is the Editor in Chief of Bustle and Elite Daily, where she acts as the creative and strategic lead to a team of 50 writers and editors.

Charlotte joined BDG in 2018 to oversee the launch of Bustle UK, before relocating to New York in 2020 to oversee Bustle globally. Under her leadership, Bustle has received a Webby Award, a Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award, and the 2023 Digiday Award for Media Brand of the Year. While editing the UK site she also received a Folio award for Best Brand Extension. In 2020, she was a finalist for a Digiday Future Leader Award.

Charlotte started her career at Vanity Fair where she remained for over six years, serving as a Managing Editor on the annual art issue and Digital Strategy Editor for the British section of VF.com. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Independent, and Metro, and she has served as a judge for the Digiday Media Awards and the National Magazine Awards.

Originally from Birmingham, England, Charlotte is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she studied History and English Literature. She enjoys wine and good books, and is based in New York.

Exclusive

Kim’s New Nudes

Kim Kardashian is back in the makeup game for the first time since 2021. This time it’s all about paring back — within reason.

By Charlotte Owen

Wellness

Open Letter, Open Book

In their new title, September Letters, Jaspre Guest and Brittany Snow make the case for people being radically vulnerable. They’ll start.

By Charlotte Owen

Bustle 2022 Highlights

We made it through another year. Here are the stories we loved most.

By Charlotte Owen

Movies

Selena Gomez: “I Feel Like I’m Releasing”

Ahead of the drop of her intimate mental health documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, the entertainer and philanthropist explains why she finally decided to let the cameras in.

By Charlotte Owen

Theater

Chanté Adams On Working With Phylicia Rashad & Representing Detroit

“When I think about who I want to see this show, it isn't high-profile people or celebrities.”

By Charlotte Owen

28

At 28, Dame Harriet Walter Was The Only Woman On Stage

The 'Succession' actor talks beating anorexia, declining marriage proposals, and envying Meryl Streep.

By Charlotte Owen

Wellness

Tim Cook: “Mental Health Is A Crisis”

The Apple CEO explains why the company is supporting Shine, an inclusive mental health app founded by Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey.

By Charlotte Owen

Wellness

Colds Are Back!

And I’m scared to tell you that I have one.

By Charlotte Owen

Life

An American Dream

When I tell people I moved from London to New York in early 2020, they assume I've had a terrible first year. The truth is far rosier.

By Charlotte Owen

Wellness

I Can't Concentrate On Anything Anymore

The pandemic's chronic isolation never hits harder than during a solo night in.

By Charlotte Owen

Beauty

Under Her Eye

When my doctor called out my dark circles it reopened an old wound and posed a new question. Should I still care?

By Charlotte Owen

Rule Breakers

Sheryl Sandberg Still Stands By Lean In — But COVID Is Making It Harder

"Men need to be doing their share and unfortunately we are not seeing that with coronavirus."

By Charlotte Owen

Rule Breakers

At 28, Kamala Harris Was Listening To Prince & Fighting For Women

The Vice Presidential nominee talks exclusively to Bustle about the lessons of her 20s.

By Charlotte Owen

Rule Breakers

Beanie Feldstein, Stacey Abrams, & Gloria Steinem Tell Us About The First Time They Voted

Because voting matters.

By Charlotte Owen

Rule Breakers

Revisiting Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Case For Genial Persuasion

As the internet explodes with tributes to the trailblazing late Justice, there's no better time to consider her theory of radical pragmatism.

By Charlotte Owen

Streaming

'The Speed Cubers' On Netflix Will Make You Weep — In A Good Way

Tissues will be required.

By Charlotte Owen

Editor's Letter

A New Beginning

I hopped off the plane at JFK, with a dream and my cardigan. Then 2020 happened.

By Charlotte Owen

Life

10 Cute Notebooks, Cards, & Stationery Sets That Make Genius Holiday Gifts

By Charlotte Owen

Fashion

Bustle UK’s First Fashion Issue Is About Who Really Decides What You Wear

By Charlotte Owen

Fashion

Bustle's Most Wanted UK: 20 Sustainable Fashion Pieces That Are Chic AND Good For The Environment

By Charlotte Owen