Olivia Wilde's InStyle August 2013 Issue Now on Newsstands! Go Behind-the-Scenes at Her Cover Shoot

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The new August issue of InStyle with cover girl Olivia Wilde is now on newsstands! Inside the issue, the 29-year-old works her best model poses in Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Carolina Herrera, Chanel and more high-fashion looks curated by Style Director Melissa Rubini. Behind-the-scenes, it was all about creating, as our star called it, "a futuristic Katharine Hepburn look," with a dazzling mix of elegance and embellishment using statement coats, handbags, and dresses in an array of rich textures including calfskin, silk, crocodile, tweed, python. "The shoot was a collaboration," said makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis, who along with hairstylist Ben Skervin, created her effortless beauty looks snapped by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Click to get a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot, and be sure to pick up the new InStyle, on newsstands and available for download to your tablet now.

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Wilde's Inspiration

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"I use actresses and models of the past as inspiration," she said in InStyle's cover shoot video. "I've always had a thing for both Hepburns—I've had both Audrey and Katharine up on the inspiration board."

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Hands On

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During the shoot, Wilde looked over the day's worth of photos with the team.

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

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Wilde had numerous shoes waiting for her to step into at Milk Studios in New York City.

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The Accessories

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With trays of sunglasses and piles of handbags, there were plenty of options for our cover star. She even used a Chanel chain-link belt as a bracelet, which is featured on her cover!

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The Looks

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The actress helped with the inspiration for the cover shoot, choosing embellished coats, dresses, and tops to create a "futuristic Katharine Hepburn" look.

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Finishing Touches

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Wearing a Burberry Prorsum statement coat, Wilde got a few touch-ups in-between takes by makeup artist, Mélanie Inglessis, who said "the shoot was a collaboration, and Olivia loved it."

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Lights, Camera, Action

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Olivia listened to the soundtrack from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, with songs by Jay-Z and Gotye, during the day's shoot.

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Louis Vuitton Look

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Style Director Melissa Rubini was leading the charge in choosing the outfits Wilde wore, including this Louis Vuitton top and skirt.

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Nail Play

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Wilde jazzed up her manicure with Jin Soon polishes, which played well with her vintage emerald-and-diamond engagement ring from SNL funnyman, Jason Sudeikis.

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Prada Look

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Photographer Giampaolo Sgura captured Wilde in a Prada embellished tweed dress with metallic leather heels.

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Wilde Goes for Structured

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Wilde, in a Salvatore Ferragamo silk dress with an Emporio Armani velvet clutch, told InStyle, "I went for flowy things, but now I like structured pieces. I'm less Edie Sedgwick and more Katharine Hepburn."

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