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InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Cindy Weber ClearyIn honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary, who oversees all of InStyle's fashion content, has been with the magazine for fifteen years. We interviewed her to find out her favorite InStyle memory, why she loves her job and more:
What year did you start?  1999How did you land the job? I wrote to Martha Nelson (the Editor of InStyle at the time) saying I liked the magazine and would love to meet her. How has your position changed since you started? It’s a much bigger staff and magazine! I’m working on so many more things besides our fashion pages: videos, new business initiatives. It’s an exciting time!What was your most InStyle moment? Probably the time I went to the Golden Globes ceremony and found myself elbow-to-elbow with Brad and Angelina, Leo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, Will Ferrell, etc. I thought I was jaded about celebs—but not in that crowd!What is your favorite InStyle memory? Our wild offsite trips in the early days: Jamaica (pictured above, with InStyle Editor-at-Large Hal Rubenstein in 2000), Anguilla, Virgin Gorda…
Our motto was: “The staff that plays together, stays together.” We had a blast! I thought I had landed in magazine heaven! And I had.What do you love most about working at InStyle? The people I work with and finding new ways to help our reader look her best.What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? What has remained a constant? The scope of the brand has changed the most! What has remained a constant: The commitment to giving the reader/viewer/customer a joyful and useful experience.What are you most excited about at InStyle in 2014? The spin-off of Time Inc will allow us to explore a lot of exciting new opportunities!

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Cindy Weber Cleary

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary, who oversees all of InStyle's fashion content, has been with the magazine for fifteen years. We interviewed her to find out her favorite InStyle memory, why she loves her job and more:

What year did you start? 
1999

How did you land the job?
I wrote to Martha Nelson (the Editor of InStyle at the time) saying I liked the magazine and would love to meet her.

How has your position changed since you started?
It’s a much bigger staff and magazine! I’m working on so many more things besides our fashion pages: videos, new business initiatives. It’s an exciting time!

What was your most InStyle moment?
Probably the time I went to the Golden Globes ceremony and found myself elbow-to-elbow with Brad and Angelina, Leo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, Will Ferrell, etc. I thought I was jaded about celebs—but not in that crowd!

What is your favorite InStyle memory?
Our wild offsite trips in the early days: Jamaica (pictured above, with InStyle Editor-at-Large Hal Rubenstein in 2000), Anguilla, Virgin Gorda…

Our motto was: “The staff that plays together, stays together.” We had a blast! I thought I had landed in magazine heaven! And I had.

What do you love most about working at InStyle?
The people I work with and finding new ways to help our reader look her best.

What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? What has remained a constant?
The scope of the brand has changed the most! What has remained a constant: The commitment to giving the reader/viewer/customer a joyful and useful experience.

What are you most excited about at InStyle in 2014?
The spin-off of Time Inc will allow us to explore a lot of exciting new opportunities!

Around the Office: GlamSquad Makeover
Pictured, from left: Elyse Maloni (Accessories Assistant), Angelique Serrano (Beauty Director, Claire Stern (Editorial Assistant), Sharon Clott (Senior Editor), Noora Raj (Associate Communications Director), Jennifer Ferrise (Assistant Editor)
"Armed with an arsenal of Oribe hair products and various tools, two stylists from GLAMSQUAD, a new on-demand, in-home (or in-office) blowout service, swung by InStyle and turned our conference room into a makeshift salon. “It’s like Uber meets Drybar,” said one stylist of the three-month old company, which, similar to the mobile car service, operates through an easy-to-use iPhone app.
First, you peruse GLAMSQUAD’s style menu, book the look you’d like, and—voilà!—a stylist will arrive at your location ready to give you a statement-making ‘do. Because it was the weekend, I chose to get The Bombshell, an uber-glam, voluminous wavy style that had me feeling like J.Lo. We were all whipping our hair back and forth for the rest of the afternoon.”
— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: GlamSquad Makeover

Pictured, from left: Elyse Maloni (Accessories Assistant), Angelique Serrano (Beauty Director, Claire Stern (Editorial Assistant), Sharon Clott (Senior Editor), Noora Raj (Associate Communications Director), Jennifer Ferrise (Assistant Editor)

"Armed with an arsenal of Oribe hair products and various tools, two stylists from GLAMSQUAD, a new on-demand, in-home (or in-office) blowout service, swung by InStyle and turned our conference room into a makeshift salon. “It’s like Uber meets Drybar,” said one stylist of the three-month old company, which, similar to the mobile car service, operates through an easy-to-use iPhone app.

First, you peruse GLAMSQUAD’s style menu, book the look you’d like, and—voilà!—a stylist will arrive at your location ready to give you a statement-making ‘do. Because it was the weekend, I chose to get The Bombshell, an uber-glam, voluminous wavy style that had me feeling like J.Lo. We were all whipping our hair back and forth for the rest of the afternoon.”

— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Katrina Symonds’ Bold Blue Strands
“A few weeks ago, at the salon, I felt like trying some color out. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but never had the guts to go all the way. Roxie Darling (a hairstylist at HairStory Studio in New York City) added a little blue highlighter to my blonde hair, and it felt so good that I asked her if she could dye my whole hair the following week!”
 — Katrina Symonds, InStyle Senior Photo Editor
Read about the whole process and pick up some pro tips straight from Roxie on InStyle.com.
Photo credit: Bonnie Turtur

Around the Office: Katrina Symonds’ Bold Blue Strands

“A few weeks ago, at the salon, I felt like trying some color out. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but never had the guts to go all the way. Roxie Darling (a hairstylist at HairStory Studio in New York City) added a little blue highlighter to my blonde hair, and it felt so good that I asked her if she could dye my whole hair the following week!”

 — Katrina Symonds, InStyle Senior Photo Editor

Read about the whole process and pick up some pro tips straight from Roxie on InStyle.com.

Photo credit: Bonnie Turtur

Around the Office: Stealing Kaitlyn Farrington’s Gold Medal
Exactly one week after pro snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington won the Olympic gold for women’s snowboard halfpipe, she stopped by the InStyle office after her stint in Sochi, with her medal in tow. 
Naturally, InStyle.com Photo Editor Alex Reside (whose childhood dream was to win one of his own) couldn’t resist stealing it for an Instagram snap: “It’s heavier than it looks.”

Around the Office: Stealing Kaitlyn Farrington’s Gold Medal

Exactly one week after pro snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington won the Olympic gold for women’s snowboard halfpipe, she stopped by the InStyle office after her stint in Sochi, with her medal in tow. 

Naturally, InStyle.com Photo Editor Alex Reside (whose childhood dream was to win one of his own) couldn’t resist stealing it for an Instagram snap: “It’s heavier than it looks.”

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Rina Stone

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers. InStyle's Creative Director Rina Stone shared with us her most InStyle moment, what she’s looking forward to in 2014 and more: 

What year did you start?
November 2007

How did you land the job?
I was working within the company and InStyle was looking to make a change.

How has your position changed since you started?
My focus was exclusively print, and now it can include anything from art directing animation to selecting a button for a shirt we’re designing.

What was your most InStyle moment?
Having lunch with Francois Nars (of NARS Cosmetics) and Chloe Moretz on his private island in Bora Bora.

What is your favorite InStyle memory?
There are millions but two really stand out to me. 1) A great girls’ night out in Paris with Cameron Diaz and makeup artist Gucci Westman after wrapping up couture week and our cover shoot (photo, above).

2) Shooting Sandra Bullock in Marfa, Texas (second photo). We had a great time with her and enjoyed a private tour of The Chinati Foundation.

What do you love most about working at InStyle?
Being able to create beautiful things out of beautiful things.

What has changed the most since you’ve started at InStyle? What has remained a constant?
The mission and values are the same—we just have an expanded idea of what falls under the brand umbrella.

What are you most excited about at InStyle in 2014?
I’m excited to see what Time Inc. means as a stand-alone company.

Around the Office: Erik Jackson’s Wrist Profile 
"My bracelets were gifts from people I love, so every time they peek out of my sleeve I get a little jolt of joy at the memories. The flashes of cheerful neon green and yellow also amp up the fun factor." — Erik Jackson, InStyle Executive Editor
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Erik Jackson’s Wrist Profile

"My bracelets were gifts from people I love, so every time they peek out of my sleeve I get a little jolt of joy at the memories. The flashes of cheerful neon green and yellow also amp up the fun factor." — Erik Jackson, InStyle Executive Editor

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Patrick Moffitt
In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers—starting with Patrick Moffitt who has been at the magazine since the very beginning. As InStyle's Assistant Managing Editor, he's responsible for overseeing the production schedule and making sure the pages read well and look their best before everything goes to print. We interviewed him to find out his favorite InStyle memory, why he loves his job and more:
Photo caption: Year one. Working with InStyle's Founding Editor Martha Nelson and then-Executive Editor Charla Lawhon. With only a staff of 20, you worked closely with everyone.
What year did you start? 1994How did you land the job?Through a friend of a friend.How has your position changed since you started?It has changed 100 percent. We were so small back then—everyone handled multiple jobs.What was your most InStyle moment?Being on the red carpet at the Oscars.What is your favorite InStyle memory?The early days when we were a small group. We worked so hard collaboratively to create what became InStyle.What do you love most about working at InStyle?In my job I get to work with everyone, so I get a peek into every part of the process.What has changed the most since you’ve started? What has remained a constant?What has changed the most: The size of the staff and the size of the brand. What has remained a constant: The positive energy.What are you most excited about at InStyle in 2014?The new opportunities of our new company.

InStyle's 20th Anniversary: Looking Back With Patrick Moffitt

In honor of our 20th birthday, we’re taking a walk down memory lane with the help of longtime staffers—starting with Patrick Moffitt who has been at the magazine since the very beginning. As InStyle's Assistant Managing Editor, he's responsible for overseeing the production schedule and making sure the pages read well and look their best before everything goes to print. We interviewed him to find out his favorite InStyle memory, why he loves his job and more:

Photo caption: Year one. Working with InStyle's Founding Editor Martha Nelson and then-Executive Editor Charla Lawhon. With only a staff of 20, you worked closely with everyone.

What year did you start?
1994

How did you land the job?
Through a friend of a friend.

How has your position changed since you started?
It has changed 100 percent. We were so small back then—everyone handled multiple jobs.

What was your most InStyle moment?
Being on the red carpet at the Oscars.

What is your favorite InStyle memory?
The early days when we were a small group. We worked so hard collaboratively to create what became InStyle.

What do you love most about working at InStyle?
In my job I get to work with everyone, so I get a peek into every part of the process.

What has changed the most since you’ve started? What has remained a constant?
What has changed the most: The size of the staff and the size of the brand. What has remained a constant: The positive energy.

What are you most excited about at InStyle in 2014?
The new opportunities of our new company.