Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli – Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour Party

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli - Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour Party

Kerry Washington attended the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Sunday.

The actress opted to wear one of her favourite designers, Giambattista Valli, selecting a pretty red-and-white frock with a paisley-print top and scribbled-print pleated skirt.

Besides her wedding ring, the ‘Scandal’ actress styled her halter dress with taupe Christian Louboutin pumps (this is the one time I am wishing she had opted for the white Christian Louboutin ‘Batignolles’ pumps), a grey Nancy Gonzalez clutch and gold earrings.

With her hair swept up into a high bun, she completed her sophisticated look with a red lip colour to complement her dress.

What do you think of Mrs Asomugha’s red carpet look?

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Who Wore Lanvin Better…Kerry Washington or Pace Wu?

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Kerry Washington attended the Elle and Tod’s event held in her honour back in June wearing a Lanvin one-shoulder duchess satin dress with oversized ruffles on the shoulder.

The buttery-soft rose-beige dress was styled with a gold studded Tod’s clutch, butterscotch Louboutin pumps and a simple updo.

Sporting a cropped wig, Pace Wu wore the same dress while attending the ‘Lancôme Show by Alber Elbaz’ party during Paris Couture fashion week.

The Asian beauty who had been taking the front row by storm all week styled her look with nude Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ pumps and a wooden Lanvin clutch.

It took a lot of toing and froing, but in the end I went with Kerry, mostly because I prefer her clutch. Other than that it was impossible to separate the two as both looked amazing in this frock.

You can buy their Lanvin dress from Neiman Marcus and  Nordstrom.
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17.06.13

Kerry Washington In Marc Jacobs – Jimmy Choo & Esquire Party

Kerry Washington In Marc Jacobs - Jimmy Choo & Esquire Party

Kerry Washington joined Thandie Newton and a host of handsome guys who attended the Jimmy Choo & Esquire party held at Loulou’s in London on Sunday evening.

The actress, who is in town to promote season two of ‘Scandal’, which will air on More4 in July, wore a Marc Jacobs dual-colour white-and-burgundy column frock with crystal embellishments decorating the hemline and shoulder straps.

To complement the sparkling details, she styled her look with Jimmy Choo ‘Award’ nude pumps with a crystallized toe-cap and a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Charlize’ clutch.

Having worked a multitude of looks this summer, including bangs, the actress’s hair was styled into a chic faux bob on this occasion.

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You can buy Kerry’s Jimmy Choo clutch from JimmyChoo.com.

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06.06.13

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli – 3rd Annual Celebrate Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein - 3rd Annual Celebrate Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit

Kerry Washington attended the 2013 ‘Celebrate Sundance Institute’ Los Angeles Benefit at The Lot in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday evening, where she presented the Vanguard Award to director Ryan Coogler.

You guys gave her a mixed reaction to her CFDA Fashion Awards gown, but I have a feeling there will be no such division with this all-white look.

Kerry wore a Giambattista Valli white sleeveless dress with an abstract lace overlay.

Opting for matching accessories, she carried a Nancy Gonzalez clutch and pointy pumps from Christian Louboutin.

Having gone au natural the last time she hit the red carpet, Kerry opted for kohl-rimmed eyes, luscious lashes and nude glossy lips on this occasion.

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04.06.13

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu - 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kerry Washington stunned on the red carpet on Monday evening for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The ‘Scandal’ actress wore an eye-popping yellow duchess satin gown from the yet to be released Jason Wu Resort 2014 collection.

She certainly stood out on this red carpet, not only for the bold hue of her gown, but also the enticing open criss-cross back and cascading ruffle detail.

Allowing her natural beauty to shine through, Kerry opted for neutral makeup and a simple bun; choosing only to accessorize with a wooden clutch and yellow statement ring.

So far she is my favourite alongside Olivia Palermo.

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01.06.13

Kerry Washington for Elle US June 2013

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It’s surprising to learn that Kerry Washington’s Elle US June 2013 cover is her first for a major title despite having a very successful career, with recent achievements including her blockbuster ‘Django Unchained’ being nominated for an Oscar, and being the first black woman to be cast in a lead role in a network drama for ‘Scandal’, which was just renewed for a third season.

For someone who has such amazing style on the red carpet, I feel she was let down with this editorial.

The cover shot by Horst Diekgerdes which sees her wearing Marc Jacobs is just OK, but inside the mag her Tom Ford, Balmain and Armani looks could’ve all been much better.

Kerry opens up to Elle about her early years, her career success and, of course, fashion.

On her current success: “I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on ‘Scandal’ and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie – I don’t get to ask for more.”

On getting red-carpet ready: “I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”

On the career Washington thought she’d pursue: “I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people.”

When asked if as a girl she thought she’d ever consider modelling or becoming a film actress: “I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic.”

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Emmy Rossum In Bibhu Mohapatra & Elisabeth Moss In 3.1 Phillip Lim – Variety Emmy Studio

Emmy Rossum In Bibhu Mohapatra & Elisabeth Moss In 3 1 Phillip Lim - Variety Emmy Studio

Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Emmy Rossum, Kerry Washington and Elisabeth Moss posed for a group photo opp at the Variety Emmy Studio at Palihouse in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, where they were participating in a panel about their respective television shows.

And these gorgeous girls gave us quite the variety of fashion perspectives, with Elisabeth and Emmy having all the fun in pattern and print.

Tatiana Maslany: The actress wore a short-sleeve black sheer Parker top with a swingy pale-peach Cameo skirt and conservative black pumps.

Emmy Rossum: ‘Shameless’ starlet, Emmy just about stole the shot in her Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2013 geometric frock, featuring a flattering, waist-framing black inset and an exotic Marrakech-inspired pattern. Long, glossy waves replaced the more contrived runway ‘do.

Kerry Washington: The always-chic Kerry, in a timeless Calvin Klein LBD, did her part to provide a more neutral black background to break up the patterned pieces. However, she did add leopard print Christian Louboutin pumps to her look.

Elisabeth Moss: The ‘Mad Men’ star was a far cry from her ’60s character. The ’90s would be more like it, with Elisabeth’s 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013 semi-grunge, jagged flower-print dress, which was cut through with sheer black paneling and a strip of patent leather. Also in the mix were a pair of neon-orange ankle-strap shoes and her newly platinum pixie cut.

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Bibhu Mohapatra Fez Print Day DressModaOperandi.com
3.1 Phillip Lim Asymmetrical Placket Floral DressNeiman Marcus
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