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Temporary jewelry tattoos have taken over the celebrity sphere, and now, they’re sweeping the InStyle office. Staffers are getting (temporarily) inked with pretty prints (from chevron to palm trees—yes, that’s a palm tree on the far left) gilded in silver and gold.
From left: Claire Stern (InStyle Editorial Assistant): Flash TattoosMarianne Mychaskiw (InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor): Golddust NYCJennifer Davis (InStyle.com Assistant Social Media Editor): Golddust NYCAndrea Cheng (InStyle.com Associate Fashion Editor): Golddust NYC
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Temporary jewelry tattoos have taken over the celebrity sphere, and now, they’re sweeping the InStyle office. Staffers are getting (temporarily) inked with pretty prints (from chevron to palm trees—yes, that’s a palm tree on the far left) gilded in silver and gold.

From left:
Claire Stern (
InStyle Editorial Assistant): Flash Tattoos
Marianne Mychaskiw (InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor): Golddust NYC
Jennifer Davis (InStyle.com Assistant Social Media Editor): Golddust NYC
Andrea Cheng (InStyle.com Associate Fashion Editor): Golddust NYC

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Look Who We Met: Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga)
I’m such a TV fiend and was basically raised on Boy Meets World episodes, so every day after school, I couldn’t wait to get home and spend some quality time with Cory, Shawn, and of course, my hair idol Topanga.
Even back during her flower child phase, I thought Topanga was just the coolest girl ever, so my inner 10-year-old self was freaking out when Danielle Fishel paid a visit to InStyle headquarters last week. I can’t get over it, she really was the sweetest person ever—we had a blast chatting it up about Girl Meets World, her new book, ‘90s beauty trends, and that glorious hair of hers, then we swung by the InStyle fashion closet where she was amazed by the rows and rows of Louboutins.
I always used to wonder how cool it would be to have Topanga as a best friend when I was a kid, and figured we’d probably spend a lot of time decking each other’s hair out in butterfly clips and talking about cute boys. Though no butterfly clips were involved this time around, we talked about another cute boy in her life—her 15-year-old dog Spike—and she even showed us a few pictures from her recent wedding with now-hubby Tim Belusko. Seriously, how cool is she?
— Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Look Who We Met: Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga)

I’m such a TV fiend and was basically raised on Boy Meets World episodes, so every day after school, I couldn’t wait to get home and spend some quality time with Cory, Shawn, and of course, my hair idol Topanga.

Even back during her flower child phase, I thought Topanga was just the coolest girl ever, so my inner 10-year-old self was freaking out when Danielle Fishel paid a visit to InStyle headquarters last week. I can’t get over it, she really was the sweetest person ever—we had a blast chatting it up about Girl Meets World, her new book, ‘90s beauty trends, and that glorious hair of hers, then we swung by the InStyle fashion closet where she was amazed by the rows and rows of Louboutins.

I always used to wonder how cool it would be to have Topanga as a best friend when I was a kid, and figured we’d probably spend a lot of time decking each other’s hair out in butterfly clips and talking about cute boys. Though no butterfly clips were involved this time around, we talked about another cute boy in her life—her 15-year-old dog Spike—and she even showed us a few pictures from her recent wedding with now-hubby Tim Belusko. Seriously, how cool is she?

— Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

A few weeks ago, I got to live the life a celebrity thanks to the Row NYC Hotel and its Paparazzi Package (yes, such a thing exists!), which includes a one-night stay in a gorgeous two-bedroom penthouse suite, a hair and makeup artist to make you look camera-ready, and a Getty photographer to follow you around and take your photo. I’ve always wondered how it would feel to be trailed by the paparazzi, so I decided to give it a shot. Read all about my experience on InStyle.com. 
— Rita Kokshanian, InStyle.com Editorial Assistant
Photo credit: Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Row NYC

A few weeks ago, I got to live the life a celebrity thanks to the Row NYC Hotel and its Paparazzi Package (yes, such a thing exists!), which includes a one-night stay in a gorgeous two-bedroom penthouse suite, a hair and makeup artist to make you look camera-ready, and a Getty photographer to follow you around and take your photo. I’ve always wondered how it would feel to be trailed by the paparazzi, so I decided to give it a shot. Read all about my experience on InStyle.com

— Rita Kokshanian, InStyle.com Editorial Assistant

Photo credit: Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Row NYC

What We Wore to NYFW: Ali Pew (InStyle Market Editor)
Ali Pew pieced together a look that harmonized cool menswear-inspired accessories and flirty ladylike silhouettes. That skirt? Perfection!
Earrings: Dior and HirotakaSunglasses: Thierry LasrySweater: Rag & BoneSkirt: Jil Sander NavyShoes: Sigerson MorrisonBag: Balenciaga
Photo credit: Theresa Balderas

What We Wore to NYFW: Ali Pew (InStyle Market Editor)

Ali Pew pieced together a look that harmonized cool menswear-inspired accessories and flirty ladylike silhouettes. That skirt? Perfection!

Earrings: Dior and Hirotaka
Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry
Sweater: Rag & Bone
Skirt: Jil Sander Navy
Shoes: Sigerson Morrison
Bag: Balenciaga

Photo credit: Theresa Balderas

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Erik Jackson
In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Executive Editor Erik Jackson has been at InStyle for six years and oversees features content, cover stories, news, and our home and entertaining stories. We interviewed him to find out his favorite InStyle memory, how he landed his position, and what he’s excited for in 2014:
What year did you start?I joined the staff full-time in 2008.How did you land the job?Originally, I came aboard as a Project Editor for only five months, to do whatever was thrown at me—reporting, writing or editing stories from almost every section in the magazine. When the editors saw that I wasn’t easily flummoxed, they asked me to extend my stay to fill in for a beauty editor on maternity leave. (For a guy whose knowledge of cosmetics was limited to sunscreen, THAT was quite an education!) Next, I wrote lots of stories about celebrity homes and entertaining for our Life Etc. section. Finally, InStyle asked me to join the team full-time. How has your position changed since you started?As a staffer for the past six years, I’ve worked as a Senior Editor, then Features Editor and now as Executive Editor. My role started on the front lines, handling everything from news items to cover stories, and has evolved into a more supervisory role, in which I work with the editorial team and the art and photo departments to shape our print and digital content.What was your most InStyle moment?I was at a friend’s party and a woman asked me what I did for a living. I told her I was an editor at InStyle and she literally swooned and had to sit down—the magazine meant that much to her. Admittedly, her reaction may have been on the extreme end of the spectrum (she recovered quickly and is fine, don’t worry), but it delighted me to learn how much the service and joy that InStyle provides means to its readers. What is your favorite InStyle memory?It was at our huge Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles one year. I’d just met Jessica Alba and noticed Uma Thurman approaching. She was looking dismayed at the long line for the ladies room, so I volunteered to sneak her into the mens room instead, where there was no wait (shh, don’t tell the other women). Later, we gabbed for a while at the sinks as a procession of very surprised guys came and went, marveling at this unexpected vision in Versace. What do you love most about working at InStyle?The commitment to excellence among my colleagues is inspiring. Whether the subject matter is deeply profound or just fun and frivolous, the staff digs in to deliver the most satisfying reader experience possible. What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle?The scope of the brand. InStyle has grown into a force well beyond its much-loved print edition. Our digital team’s incredible work means that InStyle’s fun and informative reporting can be found everywhere, from the website and mobile to apps and a wide array of social media platforms (hey there, Snapchat!).What are you most looking forward to this year at InStyle?As I write this, our intrepid Life Etc. department is pulling together hundreds of items to feature in our eye-popping annual holiday gift guide. I love getting the early preview of inspired gifts to buy my peeps—and, it must be admitted, for things to get myself, too!
For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com to celebrate with us!

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Erik Jackson

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Executive Editor Erik Jackson has been at InStyle for six years and oversees features content, cover stories, news, and our home and entertaining stories. We interviewed him to find out his favorite InStyle memory, how he landed his position, and what he’s excited for in 2014:

What year did you start?
I joined the staff full-time in 2008.

How did you land the job?
Originally, I came aboard as a Project Editor for only five months, to do whatever was thrown at me—reporting, writing or editing stories from almost every section in the magazine. When the editors saw that I wasn’t easily flummoxed, they asked me to extend my stay to fill in for a beauty editor on maternity leave. (For a guy whose knowledge of cosmetics was limited to sunscreen, THAT was quite an education!) Next, I wrote lots of stories about celebrity homes and entertaining for our Life Etc. section. Finally, InStyle asked me to join the team full-time.

How has your position changed since you started?
As a staffer for the past six years, I’ve worked as a Senior Editor, then Features Editor and now as Executive Editor. My role started on the front lines, handling everything from news items to cover stories, and has evolved into a more supervisory role, in which I work with the editorial team and the art and photo departments to shape our print and digital content.

What was your most InStyle moment?
I was at a friend’s party and a woman asked me what I did for a living. I told her I was an editor at InStyle and she literally swooned and had to sit down—the magazine meant that much to her. Admittedly, her reaction may have been on the extreme end of the spectrum (she recovered quickly and is fine, don’t worry), but it delighted me to learn how much the service and joy that InStyle provides means to its readers.

What is your favorite InStyle memory?
It was at our huge Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles one year. I’d just met Jessica Alba and noticed Uma Thurman approaching. She was looking dismayed at the long line for the ladies room, so I volunteered to sneak her into the mens room instead, where there was no wait (shh, don’t tell the other women). Later, we gabbed for a while at the sinks as a procession of very surprised guys came and went, marveling at this unexpected vision in Versace.

What do you love most about working at InStyle?
The commitment to excellence among my colleagues is inspiring. Whether the subject matter is deeply profound or just fun and frivolous, the staff digs in to deliver the most satisfying reader experience possible.

What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle?
The scope of the brand. InStyle has grown into a force well beyond its much-loved print edition. Our digital team’s incredible work means that InStyle’s fun and informative reporting can be found everywhere, from the website and mobile to apps and a wide array of social media platforms (hey there, Snapchat!).

What are you most looking forward to this year at InStyle?
As I write this, our intrepid Life Etc. department is pulling together hundreds of items to feature in our eye-popping annual holiday gift guide. I love getting the early preview of inspired gifts to buy my peeps—and, it must be admitted, for things to get myself, too!

For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com to celebrate with us!

What We’re Wearing: NYFW Edition, Day 1
From top:
Dana Avidan-Cohn (InStyle Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent)Skirt: SunoShoes: Derek LamBag: Fendi
Andrea Cheng (InStyle.com Associate Fashion Editor)Skirt: A.L.C.Bracelet: CC SkyeBag: Su-ShiRings: Cartier
Kahlana Barfield (InStyle Beauty Director)Tee: Current/ElliottBlazer: Haute HippieJeans: Rag & BonePurse: Chanel
Photo credit: Theresa Balderas

What We’re Wearing: NYFW Edition, Day 1

From top:

Dana Avidan-Cohn (InStyle Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent)
Skirt: Suno
Shoes: Derek Lam
Bag: Fendi

Andrea Cheng (InStyle.com Associate Fashion Editor)
Skirt: A.L.C.
Bracelet: CC Skye
Bag: Su-Shi
Rings: Cartier

Kahlana Barfield (InStyle Beauty Director)
Tee: Current/Elliott
Blazer: Haute Hippie
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Purse: Chanel

Photo credit: Theresa Balderas