InStyle March 2021

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United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Sometimes fashion can be so old-fashioned. Before we all found ourselves running the endless COVID gauntlet, I was chafing at the ways in which the fashion industry operates. The hierarchies, the gatekeepers, the cool, the uncool, the “way things are done.” It felt like rules written with a quill in an increasingly dusty book. Which is why 2020, rightly considered one of the worst years in recent memory, has had a distinct, creative silver lining. Last year stylist Law Roach introduced me to the young Atlanta-based photographers Ahmad Barber and Donté Maurice. He called them his “nephews.” (They went on to shoot our epic September cover with Zendaya and this issue’s cover story on Kate Hudson.) Soon after, I received a message on Instagram saying “I want to work with you” from…

3 min

@InStyle such a great person for your [January] cover!!! Villanelle is my absolute favorite and Jodie Comer is so deeply talented! Made my day! —@SAILORSOMETHNG POWERFUL PRAISE As a Black senior, mother, and grandmother, I was very happy to have received my December issue with Viola Davis on the cover. She represents so much for our girls of color. Thank you for sharing that with your readers! —CAROL HENDRICK, Gilroy, Calif. VIVACIOUS VIOLA The December cover of InStyle magazine is truly a work of art. Viola Davis is an extremely talented and beautiful human being, so you definitely had a great subject for the photo. The styling of the suit and the angle of the shot were fantastic. I always look forward to reading your magazine, and I’m glad that you include more than just fashion…

1 min

AFTER A FULL YEAR IN QUARANTINE, What Have You Learned About Yourself? “Boredom isn’t so bad. In fact, it might actually be my preferred state.”CARRIE BATTAN Writer, “Shiny Happy Person,” p. 113“That my control issues and fears didn’t stop when my whole family was safe at home with me. To be fully present means to let go.”AMANDA SEYFRIED Actress, “More than Cosmetic,” p. 78“I am a superwoman disguised in sweatpants.”HOLLY CARTER Writer, “The Silk Press Story,” p. 80“I’m far more resourceful and resilient than I knew, which has led me to develop relationships with new people who have opened my eyes and helped me grow.”LILY COLLINS Actress, “More than Cosmetic,” p. 78“A healthy and loving relationship with myself is vital to harnessing my divine energy.”RAY C’MONE Sittings Editor, “Atlanta,” p. 124“There is…

2 min
my likes

ON SET ONSCREEN ICONS? “Going back to when I was a little girl, Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs, Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science, Kelly McGillis in Top Gun, Ione Skye in Say Anything, and Elisabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting.” ULTIMATE FASHION LOOK? “High-waist bell-bottom jeans and a hot pump.” FAVORITE MUSICIANS? “I’m a die-hard Bob Dylan fan and have been forever. Right now I also love Perfume Genius.” SKILLS YOU WANT TO MASTER? “I want to learn French, Spanish, pasta-making, the splits, and an Australian accent.” TOP RED CARPET MOMENTS BEAUTY ESSENTIALS? “I always keep a facial mist and a hand cream in my bag.” MOST TREASURED PIECE OF JEWELRY? “I have quite a few. My grandmother’s ring is No. 1, and then an antique turquoise wedding band from [boyfriend] Danny [Fujikawa]. It was the first present he gave…

3 min
the start: the news in style

GOLDEN HOUR For spring 2021, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli took the brand’s signature Rockstud motif to new heights with the new All Over Spike bag. Completely covered with boxy brass Roman studs, the new style is a one-and-done outfit-maker. For the Win Coach teams up with Champion on a range of gender-fluid streetwear and accessories that is equal parts elevated and sporty (think: iconic turn-lock closures in fiery red and cool blue). Cult Classics Selena Gomez and Kaia Gerber can’t get enough of Eterne’s basics, and neither can we. The minimalist designs can be worn day or night and in any season—i.e., they’re perfect stay-at-home companions. CLOSET CLASSIC Fanm Mon From its exuberant silhouettes to its vibrant colors, this Brooklyn-based label gets so much right. But its most impressive flourish? Wonderfully intricate embroidery, all handsewn by artisans in Ukraine. Green…

3 min
instant style

All the Frills Count on ultra-girlie flounces and fluff for a major mood lift. Setting the TONE The runway’s biggest color trends are nothing if not happy-making. MINT GREEN BARBIE PINK BABY BLUE CANARY YELLOW You Know You Want It We fell hard for Proenza Schouler’s spring show. Hit the cool art-lady vibe in painterly prints and menswear separates. UNDER WRAPS Flaunt what you’ve got in bras that are too pretty to hide. Touchy Feely We can’t wait to get our hands on these tactile accessories. MOSAIC SUNGLASSES COZY TEXTURES RAFFIA & LEATHER CORD PENDANTS ROPE SANDALS…