MINKOFF’S TURN: Rebecca Minkoff has been named a contributing editor at InStyle magazine. She will write the monthly advice column “Ask a Designer” for six months. Her first column appears in the November issue, which hits newsstands Friday. Previous designers who have penned the column include Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, and Marchesa’s Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman.

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In Minkoff’s first column, a reader asks how to avoid looking trashy when she’s got a slender body but is big on top. Minkoff responds, “I have a similar shape. I’ll show off my legs in a mini but pair it with a loose-fitting open-neck T or shell. That way you don’t see I’m a DD…”

Minkoff said she’s excited to pen a monthly column: “The column is a great way to remind readers that style isn’t just for the runway — it can be achieved by every woman for everyday life.”

Ariel Foxman, managing editor of InStyle, added, “Rebecca Minkoff is a designer who our more than 10 million readers know and love, and we’re thrilled to provide exclusive access to her through our popular column. As a stylish and successful working mom, she provides real life advice that is both inspiring and actionable.”