InStyle January 2021

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United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

4 min
editor’s letter

So, it’s a new year? Pretty please? As we navigate away from 2020 into a brighter, COVID-vaccinated 2021, we wanted to lighten up. See above, this jazzy image of the gorgeous Jodie Comer, our January cover star. Comer, who plays savagely chic assassin Villanelle in the hit show Killing Eve, is a star, plain and simple. I remember when I saw her in the first episode: She was absolutely transfixing, effortlessly incarnating murderous instinct and dark, savvy humor. This cover story, in which Comer plays a fashion influencer stuck at home (while still trying very hard to influence), was a much-needed giggle for all of us. Comer and I would send each other clips from the Instagram account @influencersinthewild at all times of day and night and “lol” and “lol” and…

1 min

“That the creatives of this generation make art that speaks to how 2020 changed the world forever.”JAMAL SCOTT Makeup Artist, “The Future of Runway Beauty,” p. 38“Justice, peace, and healing for those of us who thought all hope was lost and who fought anyway.”TIFFANY BOONE Actress, My Style Crush, p. 26“Sustained engagement from all of us as we hold our elected officials accountable. And concerts, movies, and safe social gatherings.”TRACEE ELLIS ROSS Actress, My Style Crush, p. 26“Unity and better representation for all, especially for Black women.”JALEESA JAIKARAN Makeup Artist, “The Future of Runway Beauty,” p. 38“More love…not the virtual kind. Also world peace and for everyone to plant millions of trees.”ELIZABETH SALTZMAN Stylist, “A Woman of Influence,” p. 65“For unity in our nation and more bonds made from love,…

1 min
my likes

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3 min
the start: the news in style

ROCK SOLID Messika Paris founder and artistic director Valérie Messika and Kate Moss team up to design jewelry inspired by the model’s iconic downtown-chic style. The cherry on top? One heck of a campaign star. Messika Paris earrings, necklace, and rings; Dress, Moss’s own. Tinker Tailor Swedish chain & Other Stories taps London label Brøgger for a cheerful collection with no shortage of souped-up suits. Rocks That She Got Alison Lou’s charming début line of engagement rings with a twist, called I Do by Lou, features pretty much everything but a plain platinum solitaire. CLOSET CLASSIC Marfa Stance This utilitarian-cool newbie imbues all of its pieces with versatile elements (reversible silhouettes, removable collars). We particularly appreciate the multipurpose outerwear and interchangeable add-ons, which you can mix and match to order with a digital “build a bundle” tool. LABEL TO…

2 min
instant style

Mod Rush Punchy midcentury prints prove to be a growing pattern. You Know You Want It A winning combination from Paco Rabanne’s show? Effortless, Parisian-cool basics laced with leopard print and sparkle. SETTING THE TONE Timeless all-purpose flats enter neutral territory. (Under) Statement Pieces Meet the new minimalist must-haves. 1 LEATHER TRENCH 2 BLACK MIDIDRESS 3 TENNIS NECKLACE 4 ROUND FRAMES 5 SCULPTURAL PUMPS 6 FLUID TUNIC 7 BELT BAG…

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regina king: style vip

From slouchy suits to body-con gowns, Regina King’s looks stand out for a simple reason. “She loves a great fit,” says Micah McDonald, who with his business partner, Wayman Bannerman, has been styling the actress since 2018. “Tailoring is very important to us.” The star’s attention to detail has proved key for her photo ops during the pandemic. “For virtual appearances, Regina’s been gravitating toward interesting necklines,” says Bannerman. “Bold colors also play well onscreen,” McDonald points out. “So regarding what she’ll wear next, let’s just say the future looks bright.” “Regina’s red-carpet style exudes strength and femininity in the most powerful form.”—MICAH MCDONALD, stylist…