By Jennifer Merritt
Dec 16, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

With her tattoos and zest for adventure, Zosia Mamet couldn’t be further from her uptight Girls's character Shoshanna Shapiro. (To wit: The interview for our January profile of the actress was conducted at a Korean-vegetarian restaurant in N.Y.C. that has a strict no-shoes policy.) She is, however, as close as a celebrity can get to someone we’d love to have as our BFF.

The daughter of actress Lindsay Crouse and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, the 25-year-old was born with creativity in her blood. In addition to acting, Mamet also sings and writes the songs for her band, Cabin. And now, thanks to a move from L.A. to New York, she’s also getting more creative with her wardrobe. “My style was awakened when I moved,” she tells us in the January issue, on newsstands now. “There’s an unspoken invitation to style freedom in N.Y.C. I never realized how much I like to experiment, and you are welcome to do that here.”

For more of Mamet's take on Shoshanna’s style vs. her own, how her dad taught her about fashion, and what her boyfriend thinks of her self-proclaimed “wacky” wardrobe, watch the above behind-the-scenes video from our shoot with the star.

And to read the full interview with Zosia Mamet, pick up a copy of the January InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.