Alicia Keys's Go-To Hair Product Is $6 at Target
Our July cover star shares all of her favorite things right now, from beauty to fashion, books and beyond.
A cover shoot in quarantine is unlike any other. So, without any InStyle staff, glam team, or professional photographer on set, Alicia Keys recruited her family — husband Swizz Beatz and sons Egypt, 9, and Genesis, 5 — to get the job done for our July issue. She threw her hair into a casual bun and steamed her ready-to-wear options on a Saturday morning, ultimately choosing colorful looks from Chanel, Fendi, and Givenchy, as her family members took turns behind the lens.
Between shots, the musician made pancakes for her hardworking mini-assistants and consulted with her trusted stylist, Jason Bolden, about her ensembles. “It was a full-on family photo shoot, and everybody had a part to play,” said Bolden, who was on FaceTime and texting with Keys throughout the morning. “Alicia wanted to make it feel normal and fun so the kids would really enjoy the experience. But then as soon as it was over, she went right back to just being Mom.”
Whether she's rocking designer ensembles or whipping up breakfast, Keys does it all in style. So, for our July issue, we asked our cover star to fill us in on her favorite things of the moment, from fashion and beauty to fitness and pop culture. And although it goes without saying, her answers didn't disappoint. Scroll down for 14 of her current obsessions.
"Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson."
To buy: $22; amazon.com
"Creme of Nature Perfect Edges Extra Firm Hold."
To buy: $6; target.com
To buy: Similar styles at nordstrom.com
"The Class by Taryn Toomey."
"Chanel mascara in brown."
To buy: $32; nordstrom.com.
"Ripped jeans from Mother."
To buy: $245; nordstrom.com.
“I’d re-wear the Versace dress that I wore to open the Grammys this year.”
"The Last Dance, the Michael Jordan series on ESPN."
“Vodka and sparkling water with muddled lime.”
To buy: Similar styles at nordstrom.com.
“Somewhere in the Maldives.”
"Dr. Pawpaw lip balm."
To buy: $8; ulta.com.
SONG ON REPEAT
“'Feeling Good,' by Nina Simone."
"Pharrell's HU sandals."
To buy: $90; adidas.com.
For more stories like this, pick up the July issue of InStyle, now available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download.