About Us

Who We Are

InStyle is your source for fashion, beauty, celebrity, and lifestyle content that delights, informs, and entertains. If there's a new denim silhouette, you'll find it here — as well as a delicate explanation for why it might be stressing people out. We get first dibs on new beauty products and only share what's worth a try, with ingredient breakdowns and step-by-step routines to follow. We question everything and let you know which brands can back up their bona-fides ("clean" and "sustainable" are words that mean things, and we don't let anyone skate past with greenwashed jargon). 

Speaking of meaning: We mean it when we say "Everybody's In." On InStyle, fashion and beauty's best kept secrets are shared, and velvet-rope access opens wide with a joyful and celebratory ethos. Inclusivity — real, meaningful representation — is at the heart of everything we do, from our editorial team and freelance contributors, to the celebrity faces you see on our site and the brand founders, designers, and owners we choose to cover.

Whether you're here to discover clothing trends, beauty looks, fitness fads, or for our analysis of the cultural moments behind all of that, we want you to see yourself reflected on our pages and leave (if you must) with a smile.  

Our Editorial Team

Laura Norkin
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Kylie Gilbert
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Kayla Greaves
Kayla Greaves
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Samantha Sutton
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Madeline Hirsch
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Christopher Luu Headshot
Christopher Luu
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Jenna Brillhart - InStyle Creative Director
Jenna Brilllhart
Creative Director

Jenna has been with InStyle since 2019. Over the past two years, her work on the brand has shaped its digital identity. As Creative Director, Jenna and her team maintain the site’s brand identity, direct photo shoots, and design visual assets for the site, social and video alongside the Visual Editors. Before she started at Dotdash Meredith, she worked as a design lead for a programmatic creative service team. Jenna graduated with a BA in graphic design from Penn State University.

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Kelly Chiello - InStyle Senior Visuals Editor
Kelly Chiello
Senior Visuals Editor

Kelly is InStyle’s senior visuals editor and has been with the brand since 2017. Her work has helped shape the brand’s visual identity. She produces photo shoots, commissions artwork, and designs imagery for the site. Previously, she worked as a digital photo editor for New York Magazine. Kelly graduated with a BFA in photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

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Pia Velasco
Pia Velasco
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Danielle Fox - InStyle Senior Social Media Editor
Danielle Fox
Senior Social Media Editor

Danielle is InStyle's senior social media editor. She joined the team in 2021 after previously leading social for HelloGiggles and Salty World, a newsletter and community for unapologetic women, trans, and nonbinary people. Her byline has appeared online at Elle Decor, MyDomaine, Town & CountryMen's Health, and Seventeen. She writes about interior design, the internet, and sexuality (not all at once, usually). She graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Non-Fiction Writing and now lives in Brooklyn.

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Erin Lukas
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Tessa Petak
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Averi Baudler
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Amanda Lauro - InStyle Photo Editor
Amanda Lauro
Photo Editor

Amanda joined the InStyle team in 2021. She curates and designs imagery for the site and social media and assists in producing photoshoots. Previously, she worked as a Freelance Art Assistant at Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Amanda graduated from Marist College with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Graphic Design.

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Ondine Jean-Baptiste
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The InStyle Commerce Team

InStyle has a dedicated team of commerce writers and editors who apply rigorous testing and expert insight to bring you the best product recommendations and reviews. They're the first to know when a product you love is on sale.

Jessica Mahgerefteh, Commerce Editorial Director
Jessica Mahgerefteh
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Our Editorial Policy

InStyle is a trusted and authoritative voice in the celebrity, beauty, and style space. We go straight to the source — celebritiesstylistsdermatologistsastrologers, and more — for the facts behind a story, ensuring accuracy every step of the way. We never cover unsubstantiated rumors nor give unfounded advice. In the event an error slips through our rigorous processes, or a developing story changes after we've published it, we will update the article to reflect the best information available at the time. Timestamps are marked as "updated" whenever a story has been republished, and when the situation calls for it, an Editor's Note will be added to explain the change. We believe in transparency and are working to ensure every author on InStyle has a robust bio page, so our readers can get to know the people behind the stories they love.

Read more on our Content Integrity Promise, including our policies on Fact Checking, Independence and Impartiality and Accuracy and Corrections here.

InStyle In the Press

About Dotdash Meredith

InStyle Magazine was founded in 1994 and is part of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family. Dotdash Meredith, an operating business of IAC, is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 50 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living, and more.

Dotdash Meredith in the Press

Read about Dotdash Meredith and our family of brands in the news.

Our Senior Management Team

Elspeth Velten
Elspeth Velten
Vice President & Associate Group General Manager

Elspeth is the Vice President & Associate Group General Manager of InStyle, Byrdie, Brides and Shape. Previously she was the GM of Serious Eats and Simply Recipes, and earlier, she was the Editorial Director of Dotdash’s Beauty & Style Group. Prior, Elspeth spent time in the travel world as a founding editor of TripSavvy, one of Dotdash Meredith’s travel brands. Elspeth’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, and International and Australian Traveller. She graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University.

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Learn more about the team behind Dotdash Meredith here.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. To submit reader feedback, corrections, concerns, story ideas, or simply to say hello, reach out to letters@instylemag.com. Catch our Editorial Director's IGLive on How to Pitch InStyle. Open to the idea of more email? Sign up for our newsletter here.

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