InStyle May 2021

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2 min
editor's letter

Let’s be clear: We did not plan this. We did not say, “Hey, Jennifer and Keke, if you could both stick your right leg in the air so we have a matching set, that would be adorable!” And yet here we are. When these pictures came in from photographers Pamela Hanson and Quil Lemons, I chuckled. We had ourselves some “synergy.” This is our Beauty issue, and looking at these images, I was struck by the two very distinct women who star in them. Two ladies with wholly different approaches as to how they present themselves. First, Jennifer Lopez, who for 30 years has consistently exercised insane degrees of drive, discipline, and rigor. J.Lo is as much a symbol as she is a woman. Within the past two years, she has…

1 min

FLYING HIGH Thank you @InStyle for having my favorite Kate Hudson on the [March] cover and the interesting reads about [her] and Atlanta as well as the great beauty items. My flight yesterday went by so fast! —@KARENMICHELLE07, via Twitter Just received the beautiful March issue! A perfect treat to read as I sit by the fireplace as snow continues to fall in Seattle. —@FASHIONWHIMSY PORTRAIT OF LOVE I was so thrilled to see the photo of Cicely Tyson in your March issue. I had been searching for it since my father passed away, as he painted a beautiful portrait of her in 1972 [shown above] that I now treasure. —JANE BATE, Cheshire, England ALL EYES ON GEORGIA Thank you to @InStyle for highlighting Atlanta’s creative community, who prove that no matter who you are or where…

3 min

Thank You to Our Pros OUR 26TH ANNUAL BEST BEAUTY BUYS AWARDS WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE VOTES OF THESE EXTRAORDINARY INDUSTRY LEADERS MAKEUP ARTISTS Amber Amos, Camara Aunique, Allan Avendaño, Robin Black, Glenn Brownell, Sheika Daley, Kelsey Deenihan, Jamie Dorman, Jamie Greenberg, Sean Harris, Fatimot Isadare, Jaleesa Jaikaran, Joey Maalouf, Justine Marjan, Daniel Martin, Alexx Mayo, Delina Medhin, Terrell Mullin, Vincent Oquendo, Etienne Ortega, Samuel Paul, Dillon Peña, Gilbert Soliz, Molly R. Stern, Brittany Whitfield HAIRSTYLISTS Adir Abergel, Frederic Aspiras, Koni Bennett, Christin Brown, Tracey Cunningham, Yene Damtew, Andrew Fitzsimons, Dimitri Giannetos, Bianca Hillier, Chad Kenyon, Scott King, Bradley Leake, David Lopez, Cervando Maldonado, Avia Perea, Danielle Priano, DJ Quintero, Clariss Rubenstein, Laura Rugetti, Mark Townsend, Tym Wallace SKIN SPECIALISTS Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, Melynda Barnes, Anne Chapas, Jeanine Downie, Dendy E. Engelman, Sheila Farhang, Mona…

2 min
my likes

ON SET MOST TREASURED PIECE OF JEWELRY? “My blue diamond.” ALBUMS YOU GREW UP LISTENING TO? Like a Virgin, by Madonna; Toto IV, by Toto; and Off the Wall, by Michael Jackson. ULTIMATE FASHION LOOK? “Right now it varies from very structured modern shapes with shoulder pads to loose, baggy, futuristic, and cool ath-luxury.” BOOKS THAT INSPIRED YOU? “You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay; Messages from the Masters and Only Love Is Real, by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.; as well as Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch.” GO-TO DESIGNERS? Versace and Balmain. STYLE ICONS? “Veruschka, Marilyn Monroe, ’80s and ’90s Madonna, Jackie O, and me.” TOP RED-CARPET MOMENTS? “The green Versace, caped silver Zuhair Murad Couture, and too many others to mention.” BEAUTY ESSENTIALS? “JLo Beauty sunscreen and complexion booster, mascara, and my Juicy Tubes lip gloss.” NO. 1 DANCE SONG? “In the Morning.” WARDROBE MUST-HAVES? “Sweatpants,…

3 min
the start: the news in style

WATCH THIS SPACE Louis Vuitton brings escapist fashion to everyday life with its sleek, UFO-shaped speaker. Featuring the brand’s signature monogram pattern and flashing neon lights, the ultraluxe gadget is sure to make hanging at home more fun. Something else to look forward to? The moment it lands at your first post-pandemic party. Check It Out For those unfamiliar with Stoney Clover Lane’s cute and customizable accessories, now’s the perfect time to get acquainted: The company is launching a sweet gingham selection in pastel rainbow hues. Finest Hours Dior’s latest line of watches, Gem Dior, uses bold, asymmetrical shapes and sparkling diamond pavé to make every style a showpiece. But this joy-inducing design, featuring a striking green malachite face, feels extra special to us. Making Moves You might not need another sweatsuit, but Mother will sure make…

2 min
instant style

In Full Bloom The season’s colorful florals are blossoming beautifully. Style Standoff Step 1 in spring shopping? Settling on sweet or sporty staples. RETRO TEA DRESSES NEON SEPARATES You Know You Want It The only thing cooler than Rosetta Getty’s midcentury-chic suiting is pairing the look with sneakers. Get the vibe with these key pieces. ALL THE TEALS Gold and turquoise jewelry radiate an Old World charm.…