32 posts tagged Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes: InStyle's December Issue Cover Shoot with Jennifer Lawrence
Beloved by all, Jennifer Lawrence has charmed the nation, and our December cover shoot was no exception. She worked her magic at the 17,000-square-foot hangar-turned-studio, turning on the smolder in white-hot coveted pieces, including the likes of Proenza Schouler, Celine, Valentino and Giles. Flip through to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the “girl on fire.”
Flip to page 433 of the December issue to see which images made the cut. In the meantime, read all the extras that JLaw dished to us that didn’t make it into the story.
Behind the Scenes: Passing the 1 Million Fans Mark on Facebook
"With our Facebook fans creeping toward 1 million, we knew we had to celebrate someway, somehow. In anticipation of the big moment, I headed to Party City yesterday on a mission to get some celebratory supplies. I purchased six balloons (in InStyle white and red, of course) and a big bag of confetti. As we waited for our fans to pass the million mark, we planned our video down to the last toss of confetti, and this morning our social media dreams came true. Thanks to all of our fans!”
—Jennifer Davis, Assistant Editor, InStyle.com
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com
Behind the Scenes: Alex and Marianne at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
What Alex had to say:
"This year marks the 18th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, but it was just my second time photographing backstage at the event. Marianne and I crowded into the room with other journalists and photographers to capture the models getting ready for the big show. The hardest parts were navigating around all the people (the media, makeup artists and publicists) and figuring out how to achieve the best lighting in an all-pink room! After that it was a breeze. Who could complain about spending a little time with the Angels?" —Alex Reside, Photo Editor, InStyle.com
What Marianne had to say:
"When the credentials photographer at the Victoria’s Secret on-site press room told me I could do whatever I wanted in the picture for my pass, how could I pass up the opportunity to try out my best Karlie Kloss impression?
This was my second year covering the backstage beauty portion with our photo editor Alex. After speaking to lead makeup artist Dick Page and lead hairstylist Orlando Pita on the models’ glamorous looks, I took a few notes for my own beauty routine, and even found out VS Angel Erin Heatherton and I had a few things in common—namely, our appreciation for the art of primping. “Every day that I work for Victoria’s Secret, I always learn something new about how to do my own hair and makeup,” she told me. “I may miss the party because I’m taking too long to get ready, but for me, getting ready is like 90% of the fun.” —Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Editor, InStyle.com
Behind-the-Scenes: InStyle's Man of Style Orlando Bloom
In our eyes, dreamy actor-slash-Broadway star Orlando Bloom is a real-life Romeo (without the tragic ending, of course). Get in on the behind-the-scenes action to see how the man of the hour stays cool (and dry) in front of the lens at the InStyle November Man of Style photo shoot.
Which images made the cut? Visit InStyle.com or flip to page 348 of the November issue for a hard copy to gaze at (and to frame).
Behind-the-Scenes: Kids’ Halloween Costumes in the October Issue
"While shooting H&M’s adorable Halloween costumes for the InStyle October issue (page 124), we had to deal with some pretty difficult talent. But instead of the typical requests for green juice and kale salad, they insisted on extra chocolate chip cookies and iPhone video games. It was ‘Take Your Kids to Work Day’ at the Time Inc. Digital Studio, and we cast our own mini-mes as perfect little vampires, pirates and Marie Antoinette.”
—Selene Milano, Senior Beauty Editor, InStyle.com
Photo credit: Darrell Blakely for InStyle.com
Who We Met: Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes from CW’s Arrow
Who: West Coast Bureau of InStyle: Karen Levy, Tessa Trudeau, Glynis Costin, Nicola Jones, Janelle Grodsky
Stars: Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes
Where: LA Office
Karen says: “Over the summer, we were treated to a visit from not one, but two stars from one of our favorite TV shows, Arrow. They each came in on separate days due to their shooting schedule and gave us insight on what to expect in Season Two, but we were sworn to secrecy so you’ll have to watch to find out what happens! We can tell you that in real life Emily is addicted to Instagram and is an avid tweeter (her handle is @emilybett for both!). We swapped filter tips.
When Colton arrived at our office a couple weeks later, our editorial assistant, Tessa Trudeau, who is normally never star-struck, pushed me to the side to get closer to the former Abercrombie model when it was picture time. But he is used to being gushed over by his fans, which dates back to his Teen Wolf fame. After meeting him, I get it now.”
An all-new season of Arrow starts tonight on the CW!
Photo Credit: Janelle Grodsky, LA Office
Behind-the-Scenes: Prepping for the Emmy Awards
Two of our LA Editors attended the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, catching a firsthand glimpse of the action on the red carpet and at the ceremony. How did they prep for the star-studded event? See below:
“My coworker, Karen Levy, lent me this beautiful color-blocked Geren Ford dress (the lightweight silk made it easy to jump from the Emmy Awards to the various after-parties). I started prepping the day before, with a sleek blowout at Dry Bar. The day of, I refreshed my ‘do with a curling iron and did my own makeup, deciding on a bold fuchsia lip to offset my dark ensemble. A gray Target clutch, black Zara heels and simple rose gold bangles completed my look.” — Janelle Grodsky, Associate Editor, LA Office
"I borrowed a pale pink asymmetrical dress by Camilla and Marc and accessorized with my own Jimmy Choo heels, J. Crew clutch and House of Harlow earrings. On the morning of the event, Dry Bar helped me create the perfect waves to amp up my look for the evening. I finished by doing my own makeup, keeping the look natural and soft with pinks that would complement my dress. It was important to be chic yet comfortable for a long night of Emmy fun!" — Stephanie Samson, Special Projects Editor, LA Office
Behind-the-Scenes: The Mayoral Proclamation of Elie Tahari Day
"I was so happy for my friend, Elie Tahari, today! He had a breakfast to celebrate an amazing 40 years (!) in the fashion business. His first big success? The tube top! Ha! A marching band greeted guests at his Fifth Avenue location and Joan Rivers introduced him in her usual off-color way. A representative from Mayor Bloomberg’s office presented Elie with an official proclamation for his work and for his support of Save the Garment Center. Today is officially "Elie Tahari Day" in NY!
Elie spoke humbly and graciously about his tough beginnings. When he moved to NY from Israel in the late ’60s, he had no money and no contacts—but he said the city welcomed him and provided him with an amazing series of opportunities. He asked us to do one thing on Elie Tahari Day: “Go out of your way to make someone in NY happy today.” What a lovely start to Fashion Week!”
— Cindy Weber Cleary, Fashion Director, InStyle
Behind-the-Scenes: InStyle’s 12th Annual Summer Soiree
"On Wednesday, August 14th, Ariel Foxman and the West Coast Editors of InStyle hosted our summer bash poolside at the Mondrian Los Angeles hotel. Our nearest and dearest friends (275 of them!), including some of the new fall TV and film talent, joined us for muddled fruit mojitos, New England lobster rolls, and sweet treats from Crumbs Bake Shop and Ben & Jerry’s. Guests also got to preview and enter for a chance to win our InStyle capsule collection with Nine West and get pampered by Murad, Essie Nails, and Moroccanoil. Our favorite part was the pools’ transformation from Hollywood hotel to seaside Hamptons by the awesome designer, Gina Wade.
Check out some of our pics at InStyle.com and on our Instagram hashtag #InStyleSoiree.”
-Karen Levy, Senior Entertainment Editor, and Janelle Grodsky, Associate Editor, LA office
Photo credit: Janelle Grodsky
Behind-the-Scenes: Banana Republic’s Royal Treatment
"When Banana Republic sent invitations out to preview and shop the new Issa for Banana Republic capsule—as in, Kate Middleton’s Issa—they committed 100% to brand’s British heritage. The exclusive editor preview event wasn’t until evening, but they sent a Mini Cooper bedecked in British flags to my office that morning to start the party early. My driver, Oscar, shuttled me around the city for appointments—a big help in a city like New York—before taking me to BR’s Soho location around 5 p.m. to celebrate the collection before it lands in stores this Thursday. Verdict? Loved it! We have more than a few fans of the Duchess around this office, and I can tell you that the editors’ preview was well-received—and shopped.”
— Maureen Dempsey, Features Editor, InStyle.com
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com