By Alexis Bennett
Oct 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am

From Selena Gomez to Rachel Zoe, each year, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and fashion gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the InStyle Awards. The glamorous event also shines a spotlight on the talented glam squads that are responsible for getting celebrities red-carpet ready — all over a gourmet dinner and while sipping Perrier-Jouët Champagne. But what does it take to prepare for such a swanky event?

Kate Spade's Creative Director, Nicola Glass, walked us through all of the exciting steps as she prepared for the glamorous night. From a morning workout at Runyan Canyon to picking out the perfect accessories to complete her look, scroll down for a peek inside Nicola's getting ready diary.


"In LA, my favorite thing to do is take a hike in Runyon Canyon; it’s so relaxing."


"For big events, I like something that has a clean silhouette and some feminine details. I'm really into the ruffles and the bright pops of color on the yellow dress."


"The bag needs to, of course, be able to hold my iPhone. But I also like it to have a hidden chain so that it can be hands-free and still look elegant. I love the pops of color here."


"I love a mix of different types of stones — like amethyst, quartz, and the pave. I love this folded metal technique and the way the folds capture the light."

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And here's the final look.