Drew News: InStyle February 2018

The queen of InStyle magazine is back for her 11th(!) cover feature. Drew graces the February 2018 issue and inside contains a very unique feature that Drewbies are sure to love!

For the photoshoot, Drew reimagined several iconic looks from her childhood years in the early 1980s. InStyle editor Laura Brown took to Instagram to explain the backstory:

Last year I noticed that Drew was Instagramming the cleaning-out of her storage unit in LA. My fantasy was that said storage unit was a magical place (ETs! Everywhere!). I emailed Drew and asked if exploring remnants of her past life could be a concept for a cover story. “That’s so cool, but I don’t really have that much stuff,” was her reply. But then she suggested she dig up some pictures from her childhood, and lo, inspiration! I am thrilled to share with you Grown-Up Drew’s interpretation of Little Drew’s style.

“When I was 6, my mom dressed me like a little 80-year-old woman,” Barrymore says, holding a stack of inspiration images on the set of her InStyle cover shoot. She lands on one from 1983 where she’s in a miniature black evening gown and pearls. “When I first unearthed this photo, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? That’s my daughter Olive’s body 100 percent!’?”

But it wasn’t only the trickle-down genetics and era-specific fashion that resonated. “None of those pictures were taken at home,” she says a few days later, sitting in the den of her Upper East Side apartment in N.Y.C. “Not like people would necessarily have pictures of me at home, but it’s almost like I never was at home. I was always out and about. That was the biggest takeaway for me.” She pauses and smiles. “And it’s funny because you’d have to take a crowbar and a spatula and a forklift to get me out of the house now.”

Pondering what she’d tell a younger Drew about love, she thinks and says, “Well, the jury’s out. I really don’t know the answer at this moment in my life. And I don’t mean that in a depressing, cynical way. It’s more clean-slate, anything’s possible. I’ve never approached love in a ‘new possibilities’ way with children.” In the past, Barrymore says, she was in love with love. But now, with her two daughters so clearly at the center of her universe, her needs have changed.

“My daughters are so fulfilling that I feel like my cup is just avalanching over. If love took on a physical analogy form, I’d be an overstuffed turkey or a piñata. So I’m not really hungry for it at this moment. I don’t think I would have ever known that I could be this content, this whole, without being in a romantic relationship. That would have been a surprise to my younger self.”

To see more of the adorable images and read the entire article, be sure to head to instyle.com and watch for the magazine to hit newsstands soon! Also check out Drew’s Instagram for her thoughts on the experience.

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One Comment on “Drew News: InStyle February 2018”

  1. I’m happy she’s so happy with her girls :) I’d love to see her girls dress as their momma one day… to recreate some of her iconic moments. They both fav her in their own ways, I think it’d be awesome, if Drew was cool with it.
    She’s living beauty as always.

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