We hosted a Twitterview with the lovely (and funny!) Katie Couric today, and it was such a success! Quick on her social media feet, the superstar journalist was able to answer 16 of your questions—the most answered in our Twitterview history—covering a broad range of topics from her best dating advice to words of wisdom for aspiring journalists to beauty and style, she covered it all, and she even included a TwitPic. If you weren’t able to tune in, don’t worry! We embedded the entire conversation so you can read her all of her answers from start to finish. Scroll down to get started!
What Are We Excited to Talk to Katie Couric About During our Twitterview? Her Great Style, Of CourseJan 29, 2014 @ 5:46 pm
Katie Couric may have asked Sarah Jessica Parker to reveal her style tips when she interviewed her for our February issue, but the superstar journalist is somewhat of a style maven herself. Since starting her career as a broadcast journalist we’ve seen her mature from a fresh-faced anchor to an upbeat talk show host with grace — see her transformation for the awe-inspiring proof. So, what’s her secret? That’s just one of the topics we can’t wait to talk to her about tomorrow during our Twitterview. What else is on our minds? Well, first off what was it like to rock those bold ‘80s hairstyles on camera? Is there a trend she hopes to never see again? What’s the best outfit to wear to an interview? And as an avid shoe lover: what’s her favorite style of the moment? But enough about our questions, what do you want ask Katie? Submit all of your burning questions now by Tweeting @InStyle with the hashtag #AskKatie, and be sure to join us tomorrow January 30 at 3:30 p.m. EST!
Attention Katie Couric fans! We have great news: We’re hosting a Twitterview with the superstar journalist this Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. EST, and we can’t wait. Couric, who penned Sarah Jessica Parker’s February cover story, will be answering all of your questions about what it was like to interview the lovely SJP (read an excerpt here), plus style and professional questions, too. To submit your questions in advance ,Tweet @InStyle with the hashtag #AskKatie. Then, be sure to follow both @KatieCouric and @InStyle so you don’t miss a thing. See you then!
InStyle February cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker has just made our dream of dressing like Carrie Bradshaw a bit more attainable. With the debut of her highly anticipated SJP collection, which will include Italian-made shoes, handbags, and other wardrobe must-haves designed by the actress and style icon, there is so much to get excited about. The actress-turned-designer discussed her new collection with Katie Couric in our latest issue, and gave us an exclusive peek at the line. ”They’re sexy and feminine,” Parker stated. Seemingly, earlier opportunities never felt right to the actress, but this collaboration with George Malkemus (President of Manolo Blahnik) was the perfect fit. “If I’m going to ask people for their hard-earned dollars, I’d better be making shoes I want to wear.”
Parker has always loved shoes, which made this new project a natural fit for her, but she has never been addicted to shoes in the same manner as Carrie Bradshaw. ”She would rather have shoes than furniture or food. I would always prefer a good meal, or travel,” the actress voiced. The line seems to have something for everyone: lace-up booties, slip-on sandals, strappy heels with a bow appliqué, ballet flats and, of course, sexy t-strap pumps—appropriately named “The Carrie”—that we think Parker’s Sex and the City character would have swooned over. ”We tossed out the idea that neutral only means brown or black. Tweaking rules of, like, what’s appropriate for the office. I mean, what—are you less capable if your shoe is the color of a berry?” Parker said of her color choices.
Our favorite part about the line? The SJP signature detail that let’s everyone know you’re wearing her shoes. ”They all have grosgrain as a trim or accent. When I was little, I wore a grosgrain ribbon in my hair everyday,” she said. Look for the SJP collection ($150-$400) starting February 28th at select Nordstrom stores and on nordstrom.com.
For our February cover story, on newsstands Friday, the one and only Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Jessica Parker—and had a blast doing it! Over a light meal (Parker had yellowtail sashimi; Couric tea), the two talked about Parker’s new shoe line for Nordstrom, SJP, Katie’s upcoming wedding, the challenges of being a woman in charge, and the possible resurrection of SATC‘s Carrie (yes please!). The interview reads like a casual, intimate chat between two BFFs—perhaps because they are, in fact, longtime pals. What did Couric enjoy most about her time with her good friend? Lots of things, but these are her top four:
Today, our most beloved television journalist turns 57-years-old. Throughout Katie Couric‘s career, she has not only managed to be a host to three of the major television networks in the United States—NBC, CBS, and ABC—but she has also interviewed her fair share of A-listers from Beyonce to Prince William and Harry.
So far, Couric’s year is already shaping out to be an exciting one, she is currently planning her wedding to financier John Molner—the two got engaged this past September— and in between all the planning, she even managed to interview InStyle’s February cover girl! So who is the star in question? You’ll have to check back this Friday for our big reveal.
Talk about girl power! Last night a crowd of accomplished women gathered to kick off the 4th Annual Women, Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Symposium at The Standard in New York City. Katie Couric, Catherine Malandrino, Charlotte Ronson, Amanda de Cadenet and Lauren Bush Lauren were among the room full of female thought leaders in entertainment, tech, business, fitness, fashion and philanthropy, with Couric acting as host of the event. WIE’s mission is to provide a platform for this generation’s women leaders to inspire and empower the next generation, and the Symposium (which continues through the weekend) is an innovative event that brings together smart, engaged, forward thinking women to expand their knowledge, learn from one another, and make a difference. The evening kicked off with an inspiring speech from Couric, who articulated the importance of women supporting one another. “I think we are all here together to support one another, to help each other,” she stated. Couric expressed her excitement at seeing so many young women in attendance. “I’ve always wanted an opportunity to help pave the way and help mentor young women who are trying to find their way and who are trying to be successful in this world.” Everyone was seated in the High Line Room, but no one stayed that way for long — the women mixed and mingled for most of the evening. The group was served champagne to celebrate their accomplishments, as well as a rich three-course meal of chickpea salad, striped bass and spiced lamp chops, and ginger ice cream over rhubarb crisp. In reaching your dreams, risk-taking is important, Couric told InStyle.com. “Go into unchartered territory. Be courageous enough to accept that you’re not perfect and no one else is, and it’s okay!” As the night went on, the attendees slowly departed to get to other work engagements or home to their families. Couric’s parting words? ”I always think of Madeleine Albright who said, ‘there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,’” she voiced. “I totally believe that to be true.”
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Katie Couric is baring it all on her show tomorrow! She’s going makeup-free to interview Phoebe Baker Hyde, author of the new book The Beauty Experiment, where she gave up makeup, new clothing, jewelry and more. Instead of applying Katie’s beauty staples—like Lancôme concealer, Laura Mercier eye shadows and L’Oréal mascara—the talk show host is simply cleansing her face in the morning with Dove face wash and Lancôme moisturizer. “I’ve been on television for a while now, but this is a first for me! No makeup…what am I thinking?” Couric told InStyle.com exclusively. “But the average American woman spends $12,000-$15,000 on beauty and salon treatments annually, not to mention 160 hours every year on primping and grooming. That’s an entire week of your life every year! So we thought it would be interesting to do a show like this, and if Phoebe Baker Hyde can do it for a whole year, I can surely do it for an hour, right?” Tune in to Katie tomorrow, Friday, January 11 (click here to see when it airs near you) to see the the talk show host go au natural! And tell us: What’s your makeup routine?
Plus, see Katie’s transformation!