Kim Peiffer

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: Purdue University and Northwestern University
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Luxury Beauty, Travel, Fashion, Shopping, Fitness, Celebrity
  • Kim Peiffer is an editor, writer, digital media expert, and on-camera talent who covers beauty, wellness, travel, fashion, and women's lifestyle topics.
  • She has over a decade of experience working for digital and print publications, including Vogue, InStyle, Glamour, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, MSNBC, NBC's The Feast, Oprah, People, Shape, The Knot, AOL, Stylist, and many more.
  • She has also appeared on camera as an expert on shows such as The Meredith Viera Show and E! Entertainment, and has appeared on a weekly fitness video series for InStyle.


Kim interned at InStyle and Tatler before becoming a producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show. After three years, she transitioned to writing and editing at publications including People and Huff Post. In 2014, she was the Senior Editor and Executive Digital Editor for InStyle for four years. Kim has been the Lifestyle Executive Editor for Forbes for two years.


Kim has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalist from Purdue University and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.

About InStyle

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On The Beach
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Dyson Air Purifier
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2018 Detox
9 Incredibly Effective Ways to Detox in 2018
Bella Hadid
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Charleston - Lead
7 Reasons Why Charleston Is the Perfect Destination for a Girl's Trip
Beauty Boss: How This Babe Changed the Concept of Lash Extensions
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Why a Road Trip Through Tennessee Is the Most Idyllic Fall Vacation
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