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What We’re Wearing: Dana Avidan-Cohn in Dior
In celebration of the new Dior boutique (dedicated exclusively to accessories) that opened in luxury department store Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Dana Avidan-Cohn (InStyle Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent) hosted a private event where a few of fashion’s most influential ladies were able to shop to their hearts’ content—all for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds went to Artists for Peace and Justice, a philanthropic organization to benefit impoverished children in Haiti.
And as host, Dana definitely dressed the part—she was outfitted in head-to-toe Dior. “I had the option of wearing a runway look, but I thought it would be fun to piece together an outfit that reflected my personal style,” she says. “I picked a commercial midi-length version of the brocade runway finale dresses and matched it with mirrored silver pumps.”
She styled her metallic pieces with a soft knit top, a cascading cobalt blue beaded necklace and an adorable mini top-handle purse.
Our verdict: Perfection!
Photo credit: George Pimentel

What We’re Wearing: Dana Avidan-Cohn in Dior

In celebration of the new Dior boutique (dedicated exclusively to accessories) that opened in luxury department store Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Dana Avidan-Cohn (InStyle Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent) hosted a private event where a few of fashion’s most influential ladies were able to shop to their hearts’ content—all for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds went to Artists for Peace and Justice, a philanthropic organization to benefit impoverished children in Haiti.

And as host, Dana definitely dressed the part—she was outfitted in head-to-toe Dior. “I had the option of wearing a runway look, but I thought it would be fun to piece together an outfit that reflected my personal style,” she says. “I picked a commercial midi-length version of the brocade runway finale dresses and matched it with mirrored silver pumps.”

She styled her metallic pieces with a soft knit top, a cascading cobalt blue beaded necklace and an adorable mini top-handle purse.

Our verdict: Perfection!

Photo credit: George Pimentel

What We’re Wearing: Upper Arm Cuff
I wanted to add a new fun piece of jewelry to my wardrobe. I was inspired by how the ear cuff really took off, but the style just isn’t for me. I’m a bracelet kind of girl. And I’ve worn them every which way—I did the arm party when that was happening, sometimes I’ll do one on each arm, and other times I’ll slide on one statement-making cuff. But I wanted something new. I had an ah-ha moment when I came across a photo of Kate Moss wearing an upper arm cuff. And then off I went on my e-commerce search.
I stumbled upon this Nasty Gal piece and immediately placed an order. But when it arrived, it was a bit too perfect for my taste. So I twisted it around and played with it until it looked just right. (There were a few panicky moments when I thought I ruined it.)  You’d never know, right?
— Alexandra DeRosa, InStyle.com Fashion/Production Assistant
Outfit breakdown:Dress: ZaraSunglasses: Ray-BanArm Cuff: Nasty Gal
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What We’re Wearing: Upper Arm Cuff

I wanted to add a new fun piece of jewelry to my wardrobe. I was inspired by how the ear cuff really took off, but the style just isn’t for me. I’m a bracelet kind of girl. And I’ve worn them every which way—I did the arm party when that was happening, sometimes I’ll do one on each arm, and other times I’ll slide on one statement-making cuff. But I wanted something new. I had an ah-ha moment when I came across a photo of Kate Moss wearing an upper arm cuff. And then off I went on my e-commerce search.

I stumbled upon this Nasty Gal piece and immediately placed an order. But when it arrived, it was a bit too perfect for my taste. So I twisted it around and played with it until it looked just right. (There were a few panicky moments when I thought I ruined it.)  You’d never know, right?

— Alexandra DeRosa, InStyle.com Fashion/Production Assistant

Outfit breakdown:
Dress: Zara
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Arm Cuff: Nasty Gal

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Amy Synnott
In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Amy Synnott is an executive editor whose duties include overseeing the beauty and fashion service pages, editing cover stories (most recently Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson), and heading up InStyle's two special issues InStyle Hair and Your Look. What’s more, she’s been at the publication for 14 years. We interviewed her to find out her favorite InStyle memory, how she landed her position, and what she’s excited for in 2014:
What year did you start? 2000
How did you land the job? I was working as a senior beauty editor at Glamour when I met Kim Van-Dang, the InStyle beauty director, on a press trip to London in 1999 (crazy but true: To launch Olay Total Effects, Procter & Gamble had flown a bunch of beauty editors to Europe on one of the last fights on the Concorde). She gave my name to Jennie Park, the then-executive editor, and the rest is history.      How has your position changed since you started? I was hired as the senior beauty editor, so my job originally involved a lot of writing and reporting. After a couple of years, Kim left to start a consulting agency, and I was promoted to beauty director. In 2008, I took over the special issues (Hair and Your Look), which was perfect because it allowed me to go back into fashion—prior to Glamour, I wrote a style column for a now defunct magazine called Manhattan File.
In July 2013, I was promoted to executive editor. Now I oversee both the fashion service pages and the beauty department. Though I still write my first-person beauty column, “You Can Do,” my job is now more focused on the big picture—ideas, packaging, strategy.     What was your most InStyle moment? About seven years ago, I appeared on the Today show the same day as Chevy Chase. We sat next to each other in the green room (each of us getting our faces powdered and buffed) while chatting—he was a big flirt! A close second: 2010 Golden Globes, when I met my teen crush Robert Downey Jr. (above) What is your favorite InStyle memory? Many years ago, one of my writers was interviewing a young actress known for her wacky behavior. The interview was going smoothly until the actress spotted some paparazzi outside the window, at which point she dramatically announced, “Let’s pretend we’re making out,” and attempted to grab my writer and place a giant messy kiss on her lips. Ironically, the canoodling never did get picked up by Page Six (presumably if this had happened today the picture would have gone viral within a matter of minutes).   What do you love most about working at InStyle? That it doesn’t feel like work at all—it feels like play! I genuinely love the type of fashion and beauty content we provide—and feel grateful to work with people who share my passion for all things InStyle (yet don’t take themselves too seriously!)    What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? The very obvious change is the explosion in social media and the impact that it has had on how we provide our content. When I started 14 years ago, we thought in one dimension: print. Now every time we do a story, the question isn’t just how do we tell this story on the page, it’s: What are the digital legs? Do we get our cover girl to host a Twitter chat? Do we add some how-to videos to our nail art story? The possibilities now are endless—and changing every day, by the minute. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a journalist because the industry is evolving so quickly. It challenges all of us to think in new ways and be more nimble and adaptive than ever before.  What are you most looking forward to this year at InStyle?I’m excited to be part of the reboot of Time Inc. now that we have spun off from Time Warner. Now that all of the energy and investment opportunities are focused on media, there is an enormous appetite for change and innovation, which makes all of our jobs more interesting.
For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com to celebrate with us!

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Amy Synnott

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Amy Synnott is an executive editor whose duties include overseeing the beauty and fashion service pages, editing cover stories (most recently Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson), and heading up InStyle's two special issues InStyle Hair and Your Look. What’s more, she’s been at the publication for 14 years. We interviewed her to find out her favorite InStyle memory, how she landed her position, and what she’s excited for in 2014:

What year did you start?
2000

How did you land the job?
I was working as a senior beauty editor at Glamour when I met Kim Van-Dang, the InStyle beauty director, on a press trip to London in 1999 (crazy but true: To launch Olay Total Effects, Procter & Gamble had flown a bunch of beauty editors to Europe on one of the last fights on the Concorde). She gave my name to Jennie Park, the then-executive editor, and the rest is history.    
 
How has your position changed since you started?
I was hired as the senior beauty editor, so my job originally involved a lot of writing and reporting. After a couple of years, Kim left to start a consulting agency, and I was promoted to beauty director. In 2008, I took over the special issues (Hair and Your Look), which was perfect because it allowed me to go back into fashion—prior to Glamour, I wrote a style column for a now defunct magazine called Manhattan File.

In July 2013, I was promoted to executive editor. Now I oversee both the fashion service pages and the beauty department. Though I still write my first-person beauty column, “You Can Do,” my job is now more focused on the big picture—ideas, packaging, strategy.   
 
What was your most InStyle moment?
About seven years ago, I appeared on the Today show the same day as Chevy Chase. We sat next to each other in the green room (each of us getting our faces powdered and buffed) while chatting—he was a big flirt! A close second: 2010 Golden Globes, when I met my teen crush Robert Downey Jr. (above)
 
What is your favorite InStyle memory?
Many years ago, one of my writers was interviewing a young actress known for her wacky behavior. The interview was going smoothly until the actress spotted some paparazzi outside the window, at which point she dramatically announced, “Let’s pretend we’re making out,” and attempted to grab my writer and place a giant messy kiss on her lips. Ironically, the canoodling never did get picked up by Page Six (presumably if this had happened today the picture would have gone viral within a matter of minutes). 
 
What do you love most about working at InStyle?
That it doesn’t feel like work at all—it feels like play! I genuinely love the type of fashion and beauty content we provide—and feel grateful to work with people who share my passion for all things InStyle (yet don’t take themselves too seriously!)  
 
What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle?
The very obvious change is the explosion in social media and the impact that it has had on how we provide our content. When I started 14 years ago, we thought in one dimension: print. Now every time we do a story, the question isn’t just how do we tell this story on the page, it’s: What are the digital legs? Do we get our cover girl to host a Twitter chat? Do we add some how-to videos to our nail art story? The possibilities now are endless—and changing every day, by the minute. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a journalist because the industry is evolving so quickly. It challenges all of us to think in new ways and be more nimble and adaptive than ever before.
 
What are you most looking forward to this year at InStyle?
I’m excited to be part of the reboot of Time Inc. now that we have spun off from Time Warner. Now that all of the energy and investment opportunities are focused on media, there is an enormous appetite for change and innovation, which makes all of our jobs more interesting.

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

Where We Went: Rebecca Minkoff’s Baby Shower
I first met Becky back when we were both in our 20s, years before either of us had started to think about having kids. We had both recently gotten married, and I remember hearing the most amazing stories about her dreamy wedding at a castle in Italy. It was clear to me right away that this was a woman who knew how to throw a party.
At her baby shower last weekend, Minkoff tapped into her whimsical, feminine side with a playful vibe that also felt cool and sophisticated. The lavender color palette was beautifully offset by huge, billowy peonies. The social media-savvy designer even created a humorous hashtag for the event: #babygouda. Here’s the story behind it: When Becky and her husband asked their son Luca what he wanted to name his new baby sister, the two year old came up with the name “Gouda.” It stuck, and the couple have been lovingly referring her as baby Gouda for the past several months (they do promise that they’re not actually going to name their daughter after a type of cheese!). The invitations and décor for the shower were created by Minted, with adorable sweet treats by vegan bakery Babycakes. Each guest left with a beautiful gift bag filled with locally sourced, Brooklyn-made goodies (two favorites were the bamboo-scented Apotheke candle and the dark chocolate with sea salt from Mast Brothers).
— Violet Gaynor, InStyle.com Senior Fashion Editor

Where We Went: Rebecca Minkoff’s Baby Shower

I first met Becky back when we were both in our 20s, years before either of us had started to think about having kids. We had both recently gotten married, and I remember hearing the most amazing stories about her dreamy wedding at a castle in Italy. It was clear to me right away that this was a woman who knew how to throw a party.

At her baby shower last weekend, Minkoff tapped into her whimsical, feminine side with a playful vibe that also felt cool and sophisticated. The lavender color palette was beautifully offset by huge, billowy peonies. The social media-savvy designer even created a humorous hashtag for the event: #babygouda. Here’s the story behind it: When Becky and her husband asked their son Luca what he wanted to name his new baby sister, the two year old came up with the name “Gouda.” It stuck, and the couple have been lovingly referring her as baby Gouda for the past several months (they do promise that they’re not actually going to name their daughter after a type of cheese!).

The invitations and décor for the shower were created by Minted, with adorable sweet treats by vegan bakery Babycakes. Each guest left with a beautiful gift bag filled with locally sourced, Brooklyn-made goodies (two favorites were the bamboo-scented Apotheke candle and the dark chocolate with sea salt from Mast Brothers).

— Violet Gaynor, InStyle.com Senior Fashion Editor

#ThrowbackThursday: A Reader’s First Issue of InStyle
Longtime reader Kristin Mika, founder of Hampton Paper Designs, is celebrating our 20th birthday with us! In recognition of our big 2-0, she dug up her first InStyle issue from 19 years ago, reminiscing the events of that historic day on her blog Pen & Pencil:
"I was reading the new InStyle magazine (the June issue) by the pool this weekend and noticed they are getting ready to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
"I have my first issue of InStyle from October 1995. I picked it up at an airport bookstore (I can’t remember where I might have been traveling in Sept/Oct 1995); I vividly remember seeing the magazine. While I didn’t recognize the name of the magazine, I noticed my girl Jackie O on the cover and snatched up a copy. I have been reading it ever since!”
We’ll toast to that!
For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com, where every day is a #throwbackthursday!

#ThrowbackThursday: A Reader’s First Issue of InStyle

Longtime reader Kristin Mika, founder of Hampton Paper Designs, is celebrating our 20th birthday with us! In recognition of our big 2-0, she dug up her first InStyle issue from 19 years ago, reminiscing the events of that historic day on her blog Pen & Pencil:

"I was reading the new InStyle magazine (the June issue) by the pool this weekend and noticed they are getting ready to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

"I have my first issue of InStyle from October 1995. I picked it up at an airport bookstore (I can’t remember where I might have been traveling in Sept/Oct 1995); I vividly remember seeing the magazine. While I didn’t recognize the name of the magazine, I noticed my girl Jackie O on the cover and snatched up a copy. I have been reading it ever since!”

We’ll toast to that!

For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com, where every day is a #throwbackthursday!

Look Who We Met: Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen

I generally enjoy cooking. If I had all the time in the world, I’d fix myself and my imaginary dinner guests homemade banana bread and roast chicken galore and have no qualms about doing it. But the reality is I don’t. Working full-time can often stand in the way of achieving such lavish culinary desires—but it doesn’t have to. When Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen dropped by the InStyle office, she assured me that there is such a thing as a fun and easy dessert to prepare for your friends. 

The L.A. born chef, blogger, and host of ABC’s Food for Thought with Claire Thomas specializes in easy-to-make recipes and fun riffs on classic dishes. Her latest concoction, called S’Meaches, is exactly what it sounds like: s’mores made with peaches (and, in Thomas’s case, homemade lavender and rose marshmallows). “It’s a non-recipe recipe,” she told me. The yellow peaches, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper combine to make, in her words, “an insane peach cobbler explosion in your mouth.” We’re sold!

Check out the full recipe below:

For 8 S’Meaches
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 peach, cut into 8 slices and halved horizontally
8 marshmallows
8 double graham crackers

1. Combine the cayenne and sugar, and toss in the peaches in mix to coat.

2. Put 1 peach slice and 1 marshmallow on each of the 8 skewers. Use metal skewers or soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before using.

3. Toast over a medium-low flame until caramelized and browned.

4. Lay a peach-marshmallow skewer on a graham cracker half. Pull out skewer. Sandwich with another graham cracker. Enjoy immediately!

— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com; Claire Thomas


What We’re Wearing: Aglit Italy Soft-Leather Shoelaces
Since sneakers have gone luxe, from slip-ons to hidden wedges in everything from calf-hair to silk, we’ve been contentedly mumbling about our fashionably happy feet. But one element of the shoe’s design seems to still be largely ignored: the humble shoelace.
Enter Aglit Italy, the N.Y.C. “luxury laces” company that just might change everything. While copyediting InStyle’s July “Kickin’ It” story (on page 104; the issue is available now on newsstands and for digital download), freelancer Anne Egli happened to be sporting a pair of these next-level laces in a coppery color that popped against her metallic kicks .
"My friend Tarik Baker is cornering a niche market," she says. "These are the ultimate accessory for sneakerheads." She says she punches up all of her kicks using one of the many color, texture, and finish combinations (including suede), possible on the site. Even the aglets (those are the tips that stop the ends from fraying) can be upgraded to a nickel or gold plate. “And I already have my eyes on another pair—fiery red!”
Just in: Aglit’s next East Coast pop-up store in New York’s Chinatown on June 28 will feature a hot new release—black leather fat laces.
Shoes: Converse All-StarLaces: Aglit Italy leather 45-inch copper with gold-plated tips
— Stephanie Rushia, InStyle Deputy Copy Chief
Photo credit: Alex Reside

What We’re Wearing: Aglit Italy Soft-Leather Shoelaces

Since sneakers have gone luxe, from slip-ons to hidden wedges in everything from calf-hair to silk, we’ve been contentedly mumbling about our fashionably happy feet. But one element of the shoe’s design seems to still be largely ignored: the humble shoelace.

Enter Aglit Italy, the N.Y.C. “luxury laces” company that just might change everything. While copyediting InStyle’s July “Kickin’ It” story (on page 104; the issue is available now on newsstands and for digital download), freelancer Anne Egli happened to be sporting a pair of these next-level laces in a coppery color that popped against her metallic kicks .

"My friend Tarik Baker is cornering a niche market," she says. "These are the ultimate accessory for sneakerheads." She says she punches up all of her kicks using one of the many color, texture, and finish combinations (including suede), possible on the site. Even the aglets (those are the tips that stop the ends from fraying) can be upgraded to a nickel or gold plate. “And I already have my eyes on another pair—fiery red!”

Just in: Aglit’s next East Coast pop-up store in New York’s Chinatown on June 28 will feature a hot new release—black leather fat laces.

Shoes: Converse All-Star
Laces: Aglit Italy leather 45-inch copper with gold-plated tips

— Stephanie Rushia, InStyle Deputy Copy Chief

Photo credit: Alex Reside

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Lavinel Savu
In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Lavinel Savu is an assistant managing editor whose duties reach far beyond making sure InStyle's editorial production workflow is on track. He oversees brand and business development, manages digital photo studios and tablet editions, and heads social media projects. And, he has been at InStyle for fourteen years! 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? 2000How did you land the job? I had just launched O, The Oprah Magazine when human resources at Time Inc. called me to discuss a new opportunity. I became InStyle's first editorial manager a few months later.  How has your position changed since you started?I’m still responsible for ensuring that the brand’s editorial operations run smoothly, but the scope of my job has expanded far beyond overseeing a core print product—and now includes managing digital photo studios, tablet editions and social media projects as well as strategic partnerships and business development.  What was your most InStyle moment? Attending the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony. I got to walk the red carpet, chat with Adele and Jodie Foster and (literally!) rub elbows with Hugh Jackman.What is your favorite InStyle memory? Dancing with the cast of Glee at our Golden Globes after party but, unfortunately, there’s no photo or video proof. A close second is chatting with Zac Efron at that same party and, luckily, that moment was memorialized (above). What do you love most about working at InStyle? Above all, I love the InStyle brand, and the brilliant co-workers, dedicated advertisers and stylish readers it attracts.  What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? What has remained a constant?The way we produce, distribute and consume content has changed the most, but the quality of our content has remained consistently top rate. What are you looking forward to this year at InStyle?I’m excited about the new partnerships and special projects we have in the pipeline, especially events pegged to the brand’s 20th anniversary in September. 
For more on our 20th anniversary, head on over to 20th.instyle.com to celebrate with us!

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Lavinel Savu

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Lavinel Savu is an assistant managing editor whose duties reach far beyond making sure InStyle's editorial production workflow is on track. He oversees brand and business development, manages digital photo studios and tablet editions, and heads social media projects. And, he has been at InStyle for fourteen years! 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?
2000

How did you land the job?
I had just launched O, The Oprah Magazine when human resources at Time Inc. called me to discuss a new opportunity. I became InStyle's first editorial manager a few months later.  

How has your position changed since you started?
I’m still responsible for ensuring that the brand’s editorial operations run smoothly, but the scope of my job has expanded far beyond overseeing a core print product—and now includes managing digital photo studios, tablet editions and social media projects as well as strategic partnerships and business development.  

What was your most InStyle moment?
Attending the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony. I got to walk the red carpet, chat with Adele and Jodie Foster and (literally!) rub elbows with Hugh Jackman.

What is your favorite InStyle memory?
Dancing with the cast of Glee at our Golden Globes after party but, unfortunately, there’s no photo or video proof. A close second is chatting with Zac Efron at that same party and, luckily, that moment was memorialized (above).

What do you love most about working at InStyle?
Above all, I love the InStyle brand, and the brilliant co-workers, dedicated advertisers and stylish readers it attracts.  

What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? What has remained a constant?
The way we produce, distribute and consume content has changed the most, but the quality of our content has remained consistently top rate.

What are you looking forward to this year at InStyle?
I’m excited about the new partnerships and special projects we have in the pipeline, especially events pegged to the brand’s 20th anniversary in September.

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

Look Who We Met: Vicky Jeudy from Orange Is the New Black I’m obsessed with Orange Is the New Black, so when Vicky Jeudy—better known as Litchfield’s resident athlete Janae Watson—came by to visit the InStyle office, I tried my best not to fangirl too hard. After all, Janae is one of my favorite characters, and her backstory in particular had me pretty misty-eyed. While she comes off as tough on-screen, Jeudy’s off-screen persona was the total opposite.
She was incredibly warm and friendly as soon as we met, and we bonded over fashion, our penchant for a bright lipstick, and shoes. Especially shoes. During the tour of the InStyle office, Jeudy (who used to be in beauty pageants!) made a beeline for a pair of bright orange patent Louboutins in the fashion closet, which happened to perfectly match her nails.
The star is currently filming season 3 of everyone’s favorite prison-based drama, and while she couldn’t reveal very much about the plot or season 2’s cliffhanger ending, she admitted that she sometimes doesn’t know about particular storylines until it’s time to roll the cameras. “We get our scripts about a week before we film,” she told us. “Some of us don’t know what’s going to happen until we read it, or what our particular backstory is, so we have to use our imagination to fill in the gaps.”
— Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Editor
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Look Who We Met: Vicky Jeudy from Orange Is the New Black
 
I’m obsessed with Orange Is the New Black, so when Vicky Jeudy—better known as Litchfield’s resident athlete Janae Watson—came by to visit the InStyle office, I tried my best not to fangirl too hard. After all, Janae is one of my favorite characters, and her backstory in particular had me pretty misty-eyed. While she comes off as tough on-screen, Jeudy’s off-screen persona was the total opposite.

She was incredibly warm and friendly as soon as we met, and we bonded over fashion, our penchant for a bright lipstick, and shoes. Especially shoes. During the tour of the InStyle office, Jeudy (who used to be in beauty pageants!) made a beeline for a pair of bright orange patent Louboutins in the fashion closet, which happened to perfectly match her nails.

The star is currently filming season 3 of everyone’s favorite prison-based drama, and while she couldn’t reveal very much about the plot or season 2’s cliffhanger ending, she admitted that she sometimes doesn’t know about particular storylines until it’s time to roll the cameras. “We get our scripts about a week before we film,” she told us. “Some of us don’t know what’s going to happen until we read it, or what our particular backstory is, so we have to use our imagination to fill in the gaps.”

— Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Editor

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com