Rita Kokshanian

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: Syracuse University
Location: Los Angeles, California
Expertise: Fashion, Celebrity, Beauty, Lifestyle
  • Rita Kokshanian is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles who covers celebrity, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
  • She was previously an Assistant Editor for Audience Engagement for InStyle, where she wrote and edited articles based on trending topics. She also researched and implemented SEO keywords to maximize traffic to the website.
  • In addition to InStyle, Rita's work has also appeared in The Knot and The Daily Orange.


Rita started her editorial career by interning at Fit Pregnancy Magazine and Natural Health Magazine. She next became an Editorial Assistant at The Knot, where she wrote localized copy for The Knot’s regional magazines, focusing on real weddings, reception venue roundups, style stories, feature-length destination wedding pieces, and local vendor spotlights. After her time as Assistant Editor at InStyle, her other roles have included Assistant Editor for Intermix and Senior Copywriter at The Grind.


Rita earned her Bachelor of Arts in Magazine Journalist at Syracuse University.

About InStyle

InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.

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Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber Look Nearly Identical on Mother-Daughter Day Out
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Behati Prinsloo Shows Off Her Unique Maternity Style (and Growing Bump)
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Miley Cyrus Cuddles Liam Hemsworth's Dog in New Instagram
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Sweden's Princess Sofia Looks Amazing 6 Weeks After Giving Birth
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Julia Roberts Looks Better Than Ever on Latest Outing
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Nina Dobrev Playing Volleyball in a Bikini Will Seriously Inspire You
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