Who Reads InStyle?
The InStyle reader is a confident and fabulous woman who believes style is not about fad or fleeting fashion moments, but rather an ongoing expression of her fun and fresh personality. This expression transcends her closet and cosmetic bag; she seeks style inspiration and strives to personalize this style across all of her life, from updating the look of her home to the type of car she opts to drive. Over 9.6 million women in their 20's, 30's and 40's read InStyle each month.
What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
Each month, the issue starts with "What's Now," an energetic roundup of what's new and exciting in the world of style. Then it's on to "The Look," and its unique take on what celebrities are wearing. "Your Look" focuses on fashion trends, tips and how-tos that the reader can use in her own life. The "Beauty" section is filled with expert advice, product reviews and step-by-step guides to wearing the latest make-up looks, caring for skin, getting beautiful hair and more. Next up is "Shop It," which is dedicated to finding the best fashions and great values for readers. The magazine ends with the "Life, Etc." pages, which take readers inside the homes of celebrities and help them lead a more stylish life.
The features change from month to month, but readers can always expect a personal and inspiring story about the cover’s celebrity accompanied by gorgeous images of her in the season's most breathtaking clothing. Most months the magazine includes a beautiful fashion story shot on a celebrity by one of the best photographers in the world, and at least one smart, useful, idea-filled story to help readers solve problems, be more stylish, live better, and enjoy their time more.
Also included with your subscription is InStyle Makeover, a comprehensive guide to the very best new products and possibilities in beauty and fashion, created especially for the modern, sophisticated, and stylish young woman who's ready to have some fun with her look.
Like the home of a stylish friend, InStyle's layouts are beautiful and welcoming. Stories convey information easily and clearly. Photos are lush, yet everything is visible and understandable. The overall design feels sophisticated and luxurious, but never intimidating.
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InStyle works with some of the best fashion photographers in the world to bring readers stunning images of their favorite stars, either in the season's best fashion, at home, with family and friends or working with their charities. The writers have vast experience writing about the magazine’s core subjects: fashion, beauty, celebrity, home, entertaining, and style.
Comparisons to Other Magazines:
InStyle is like no other magazine out there. It covers all aspects of a women's life with inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and photographs. Readers overwhelmingly describe it as their relaxing treat.
InStyle's advertising mix accurately reflects InStyle's editorial content--that is to say, while a good portion of advertising pages come from Fashion, Beauty and Jewelry advertisers, a significant portion also comes from Food and Beverage, Entertainment and shelter/home advertisers. Advertising pages comprise an average of 55% of an issue of InStyle per Hall's Reports, Full Year 2008.
Some recent awards include:
- 2009 MIN Best of the Web: Award Winner “Best E-Commerce/Merchandising” for InStyle Shopping
- 2009 MPA 2008 Digital Awards “Best Mobile Strategy” for InStyle Mobile
- 2008 AdWeek Magazine Brand Leader’s List, #8
- 2008 FOLIO Gold Award Winner for “Best Online Tool” – Hollywood Hair Makeover
- 2008 MIN Best of the Web: “Best Mobile Application” for InStyle Mobile
- 2007 Adweek’s Brand Leaders Hot List, #7
- 2007 MIN’s Best of The Web: Award Winner for Redesign/Relaunch