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Step Into Spring Neutrals with InStyle’s PinStyle Board


March 31, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

One of our favorite trends for spring is neutrals, and if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to style it, we’ve got all the tricks you need. For our PinStyle program, InStyle teamed up with Eat.Sleep.Wear. blogger Kimberly Pesch on an exclusive Pinterest board filled with endless ideas for how to wear neutrals, from sporty white kicks to clothes in tans, blacks, and creams.

Ready to ditch your spring pastels in favor of cool and relaxed neutrals? Head over to InStyle’s spring neutrals Pinterest board now.

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Meet InStyle’s March Man of Style, Ansel Elgort

There’s a lot you might not know about the 20-year-old actor Ansel Elgort, like his side projects as a house-music DJ. But after his swoony turns in last year’s The Fault in Our Stars and the upcoming Insurgent, you’ll want to get to know him a lot better.

And we’ve got your primer on the young Marlon Brando lookalike. Watch the video above to learn how he feels about fashion and what he thinks is the most romantic thing you could do for someone. For even more on Elgort, pick up the March issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

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Travel Like an Editor: InStyle’s Fashion Director Melissa Rubini Goes To St. Bart

I really needed a break! And for that, there is always St. Bart’s.

St. Bart’s (or St. Barthelemy) is an island in the Caribbean with French heritage and lots of glamour. Get ready to rub shoulders with celebrities and the most stylish fashion crowd from around the globe. Although, don’t worry, relaxing is what it is all about– having a very laid back couple of days in the sun, cocktails and laughs.

This tiny island is one of those places that I can go to and leave all my worries and stress behind – massages by the beach anyone? My life is so hectic with fashion shoots, deadlines, travel and crazy schedules. So when I go, it’s very much about recharging, being in the sun and having a glass of rose in the end of the day (my favorite while there is Domaines Ott). It’s about letting go of schedules and having fun with your kids.

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To make your life easier and enjoy the perfect stay, go to Wimco Villas (wimco.com). There you will find a range of villas offering a wide variety of sizes, amenities, and prices. They assign you a concierge and take care of everything, from flights (try TradeWind, one step short of having your own private jet), airport transfers, rental cars, reservations for anything and everything … believe me, it’s a complete package, and I am not one to be easily pleased.

I absolutely love cooking while I am there! To be able to go to the boulangerie (French for bakery) in the morning after doing yoga and pick up fresh croissants or stop by the market on your way back from the beach (definitely checkout Saline beach, my fave) to get the catch of the day plus fresh vegetables is just heaven. (Besides, it’s much more budget-friendly than room service and restaurants!) Never fear, if cooking is not your thing, go to Maya’s or Bonito (the best ceviches) for dinner or Do Brasil for lunch at the beach and an amazing passion fruit caipirinha – I am Brazilian after all!

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The whole feeling of the island is the perfect marriage of glam and down-to-earth– isn’t that what InStyle girls are all about? Leave your heels behind and get ready to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So often we get very much attached to a certain look … but it’s vacation time so, feel free to try something new! How about more color? Or 60’s Brigitte Bardot for inspiration? Whatever it is, have fun with it! Create a character for yourself.

Because I’m a stylist, I do that with the celebrities we photograph. I project all of the other women that I could possibly dress like on photo shoots, so when it comes to vacation, it’s time for me to try something fun on myself. Day to day, I would never wear a white eyelet dress, that’s just too girly for me. And it’s not every day that I would wear coral nails with pink lipstick and pile on Delfina Delettrez rings with different colored stones. But in St. Bart’s, I will totally go for it. It helps you get away from your reality. Go ahead, break your rules—that’s what vacations are for.

And for me, there’s no better place for rule breaking than St. Bart’s.

PHOTOS: Click through the gallery to see what Melissa’s packed for her trip to St. Barth!

From Cupcakes to Couture, See InStyle’s 14 Most-Liked Instagrams of 2014

Another year has come and gone, but we can’t close out 2014 without a look back at our most-liked Instagrams!

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Over the last 12 months, we’ve covered countless awards shows, parties, previews, and fashion weeks. We started our shoppable Instgrams, so you could purchase the must-have items we’re showcasing with the tap of a finger, and we made you drool with delicious shots of everyone’s favorite treat — cupcakes. Even so, Prince George was the real star of the year: His adorable chubby cheeks earned two spots in our top 14 Instagrams of 2014.

PHOTOS: The 20 Cutest Photos of Prince George from 2014

Relive our best Instagram moments of 2014 by scrolling down, and be sure to follow @instylemagazine so you don’t miss a ‘gram in 2015.

14. We celebrated the first day of fall with some foliage and a F. Scott Fitzgerald quote.

Happy First Day of Fall!

Ariana Grande is Taking Over InStyle’s Instagram on Sunday!


November 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

InStyle‘s Instagram is about to get a serious dose of cool. Ariana Grande, our December cover girl, is taking over our account this Sunday, and we can’t wait! The star will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos from her InStyle cover shoot.

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Grande, who has over 20 million followers on her own Instagram account, is no novice when it comes to the photo sharing site, so expect some amazing snaps! Make sure you don’t miss a single ‘gram—follow @instylemagazine on Instagram to see all the photos that Grande shares tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 30!

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These Star Rookies Are Battling It Out for the Top Spot in InStyle’s Second Annual Social Media Awards!

These celebrities may be new to the likes of Instagram and Twitter, but in no way does that lessen their impact. In fact, these stars boast at least 100,000 followers (and counting) in their social media accounts, and keep their fans entertained with updates, ranging from on-set sneak peeks to red carpet outfit snapshots.

From Sarah Jessica Parker’s quirky ’grams and Lupita Nyongo’s flawless selfies, to Gwyneth Paltrow’s family snaps, Drew Barrymore’s candid photos, and January Jones’s silly hashtags, these social media rookies are quickly rising to the top of the digital game—and we’ve taken notice! They’ve all been nominated by our selection team to join our Rookie of the Year category in our second annual InStyle Social Media Awards. Who will win the coveted title? It’s up to you.

The polls are open: Visit InStyle’s SMAs hub and cast your vote for your favorite social media rookie now!

Kate Hudson Took Over InStyle’s Instagram Yesterday! Check Out All Her Snaps

Yesterday, we helped welcome Kate Hudson to Instagram by letting her take over InStyle’s account! Our July cover star took the plunge into the social media sharing space just this past weekend (and has already gained more than 21,000 followers), and to help her celebrate we handed her the reigns of our own @instylemagazine. Hudson may be new to Instagram, but she certainly wowed us with some seriously stunning photos featuring food, family, and more. During the course of the day, she shared exclusive images from her luxurious vacation in Ibiza, Spain, on InStyle’s account. Check out all the photos she shared below!

1. “Old town Ibiza :)” —KH

2. “I’m thinking we may need to add this to breaky…” —@katehudson

3. “Looks like I can steal Ryder’s kicks now! #bigday” —@katehudson

4. “My best girlfriend and collaborator for #ch+kh joins me for a little exploring… @chromeheartsofficial” —@katehudson

5. “Always watching!” —@katehudson

6. “Found my resting spot… Till next time InStyle! Thank you for welcoming me to Instagram!” —@katehudson

Want more Kate Hudson? Check out her 10 best red carpet looks ever in our gallery!

Inside InStyle’s Exclusive New York Fashion Week Kickoff With Alice Smith

What’s the best way to kick off New York Fashion Week? With a party of course! And InStyle‘s first-ever Fashion Week celebration was the place to be last night, where fashion tastemakers and editors—including our very own Ariel Foxman and musician Babyface—brushed shoulders at Bar Nana in New York’s Meatpacking District for an intimate evening with singer-of-the-moment, Alice Smith. ”The moment I saw her perform I texted our celebrity bookings editor and asked how quickly can we get this woman into the pages of our magazine,” Foxman explains to his guests. “Our 10 million readers need to know about this woman and her music and we rushed as quickly as we could to the photo studio to get her into the February issue. It’s all about spreading the words, the magic, getting her music out there. I’m so excited to have her here tonight.”

The soulful crooner serenaded the crowd with her signature blend of jazz, blues, and R&B, all in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana emerald frock no less. But what got guests cheering aside from her powerful vocal cords? A surprising rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the one and only, Mr. Foxman!  ”I wasn’t going to,” Smith excitingly explains to InStyle.com. “I like Ariel and I’m really grateful to him for putting me in the magazine, and he’s really nice and it’s his birthday! So why not? And why wouldn’t I? I really wasn’t gonna. I was gonna say happy birthday and move on because I’m very serious about my thing, but it was nice and I’m glad I did it.” As for the birthday boy’s thoughts? “It was amazing and it was such a surprise!” 

With Fashion Week dawning (now in full gear!), guests mixed and mingled as they enjoyed what InStyle.com’s Senior Fashion Editor, Violet Gaynor calls ”the calm before the storm,” while sipping InStyle-inspired cocktails compliments of D’ussé cognac and Marquis Vodka. “Everything with InStyle is very much about enjoying fashion, looking good, and feeling good about yourself,” says Style Director Melissa Rubini. “It shouldn’t be that makes you feel stressed, it should make you feel happy.” To get your very one VIP pass to last night’s event, take a look through our gallery! 

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—Josephine Cusumano, with reporting by Andrea Cheng