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Wel­come to the Jan­uary 2019 is­sue of In­style. Just like that, we’re into an­other year. My res­o­lu­tion is that now, even more than ever, In­style will cel­e­brate peo­ple who know them­selves—and know ex­actly where they’re go­ing. (Also, this is much eas­ier than go­ing to the gym.)

Just look­ing at the bril­liant women on this page makes me smile. First, our cover star, Taraji P. Hen­son. As the story goes, she moved to Los An­ge­les as a 26-year-old sin­gle mother with $700 in her pocket. But she had tenac­ity, and tal­ent to spare. Now 48, Taraji has been killing it as Cookie on Em­pire for five sea­sons and will be head­lin­ing her own com­edy, What Men Want, out in Fe­bru­ary. Not only does Taraji know what she wants, I’d love to have her as my life coach. What a … boss.

As for Amy Schumer, she is thor­oughly, as I like to say, “in her bones.” Through her vis­ceral com­edy and sim­ple in­stinct for what is right, she ad­vo­cates for all women. And when it comes to get­ting dressed, she’s not one to get trussed up ac­cord­ing to out­moded ex­pec­ta­tions. She and her friend, stylist Leesa Evans, launched Le Cloud, a cloth­ing line for women who want to feel com­fort­able but also in con­trol. Here they are (be­low) with co­me­di­ans Brid­get Everett and Ma­rina Franklin, liv­ing a Sex and the City sub­ver­sion dream.

And speak­ing of dreams, I met le­gendary ac­tor Jeff Gold­blum at the Calvin Klein show last Septem­ber. I promptly de­cided to shoot him for this is­sue and give him In­style’s Man of Style Award. (He’s not on this page be­cause he’s not a lady, but you can find “Jazzy Jeff” on p. 72.)

Fi­nally, I bow down to Ju­lia Roberts and stylist El­iz­a­beth Ste­wart, who wore match­ing lilac Givenchy suits to Oc­to­ber’s In­style Awards. Style and hu­mor are not mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive: Each com­ple­ments the other. Much like the great Ju­lia and El­iz­a­beth.

En­joy the is­sue!

And also, how cool was this?!

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