Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox is already our beauty idol, and she’s quickly gaining ground in becoming our style idol. After last night’s Emmy Awards, where she looked Aphrodite-emerging-from-the-surf gorgeous in a snow white Marc Bouwer gown, the actress generously shared her Emmy diary with InStyle for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at her glamorous day.

How did the OITNB star de-stress before the excitement started? How did her glam squad create the head-to-toe fabulous look? Which stars did she bump into at the after-party? Laverne answers all those question (and then some!) and shares an exclusive peek at her experience at the Emmys.

Read on to get all the details of her wow-worthy look, the after parties she attended, and how her glam squad made her red-carpet-ready in Laverne Cox’s Emmy Diary!