18.09.13

Kerry Washington In Halston Heritage – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA Celebrations of the Emmy Award Nominees

Kerry Washington In Halston Heritage - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA Celebrations of the Emmy Award Nominees

Kerry Washington attended the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA celebration of the 65th Primetime Emmy Award Nominees held at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

As you know, I have a huge girl crush on Kerry, so I will say this very slowly because even I can’t believe it. There. Is. Not. One. Thing. I. Like. About. This. Look.

Firstly, her pink Halston Heritage dress has too much going on, with the ruffles, the tiers and the hip-expanding skirt.

The white accessories feel very played out. After a summer of being forced to appreciate white pumps, I now feel very fatigued by them here.

Even as a lover of matchy-matchy accessories, the white Nancy Gonzalez ‘Croc Curve Razor’ clutch adds nothing to the look.

Hair and makeup will get a thumbs up, but I do not like anything from the neck down.

Credit: Getty

12.09.13

Kerry Washington For Flare October 2013

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‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington graces her second October issue, this time for Canada’s Flare Magazine.

She looks beautiful wearing a pink polka-dot coat and yellow polka-dot scarf from Miu Miu’s Fall collection with sexy stockings and white Christian Louboutin pumps on the cover shot by Ruven Afanador.

The photographer also captures Kerry wearing Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela and Dior, while talk turns to fashion, childhood ambition, the love of acting, and why fans of ‘Scandal’ find themselves uncomfortable rooting for the mistress.

Here are some extracts from her interview. You can read more over at Flare.com.

On rooting for the mistress: “A lot of people have had an affair. Most people haven’t had an affair with the president of the United States. But they can relate to it… I had girlfriends calling me from week three [of Scandal] going, ‘I’m really uncomfortable. Why am I rooting for the mistress? I’m a married woman!’ And I would say, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK.’?… There are some ways you want to be Olivia Pope and some ways you want to do a major intervention for her.”

On her love of fashion: “The red carpet is good marketing. When you work so hard, you should stand behind the project in a way that magnetizes people. So I, like a good, only-child student, studied fashion and decided I was going to play that game, and fell in love with it, and with the artists and designers.”

On childhood ambitions: “I didn’t think I would do this for a living—because I didn’t know anybody who did. I come from an academic family, so I figured I would have a real job.”

On Olivia’s bad behaviour in season two: “I was like, [wailing] ‘I just don’t know how we’re gonna do this!’ ?I had just gotten back from the Democratic National Convention, where I’d done this speech about the importance of voter inclusivity and democracy and ‘We the People,’ and I come back and my character is spitting in the face of all of that.”

On the challenge of being an only child: “You feel like the pressure’s on you to live up to all of the dreams and expectations, because you’re it.”

On why she loves acting: “I love those moments that are few and far between, where you’re so deeply, deeply invested in an imaginary world that you truly forget yourself for a little while, and the only reality that exists is the reality of that scene. That’s like drugs to me,” she says. “And it is hard to find that high, but that’s what you work for.”

Credit: Ruven Afanador for Flare

09.09.13

Front Row @ NYFW Weekend Catch Up

Front Row @ NYFW Weekend Catch Up

Here’s a quick catch up of the front row who caught my eye during New York Fashion Week this weekend.

Ciara @ Prabal Gurung: The singer wore a pretty Prabal Gurung embroidered angular insert dress with a flared silhouette styled with bondage boots courtesy of Casadei, which were presented during the designer’s Fall 2013 collection.

Solange Knowles @ Alexander Wang: What’s not to love about Solange’s outfit? The colour, the quirky glasses, the Wang Resort 2014 skirt, that bag and those sexy sandals…? Perhaps it shouldn’t, but it ALL works.

Rihanna @ Opening Ceremony: It’s been a while since we saw Rihanna front row at NYFW, as she tends to skip the shows and head to the after-parties. On Sunday she was front and centre at Opening Ceremony wearing a grey Zac Posen satin floral dress with Underground ‘Wulfrun’ creepers with a Lynn Ban choker. A part of me wants to say it’s ridiculous to pair such a pretty dress with creepers, but I have to say she sells it to me, as per.

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Kerry Washington In Stella McCartney – Project Runway Spring 2014 Fashion Show

Kerry Washington In Stella McCartney - Project Runway Spring 2014 Fashion Show

Kerry Washington took her front-row seat alongside the Project Runway judges for the designers’ Spring 2014 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at The Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City earlier today.

Looking as lovely as ever, the ‘Scandal’ actress wore her second look from the Stella McCartney Resort 2014 collection, selecting a blush-coloured floral-print frock with a square-cut plunge and gathered waist.

Considering the rouge floral print, she styled her look with red leather Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps, opting to go in the other direction when it came to the lip colour by applying a glossy flesh colour with a dark lip liner.

Kohl-rimmed eyes and a wavy faux bob completed her dainty look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

03.09.13

Kerry Washington for Glamour US October 2013

Kerry Washington’s Glamour October Issue Cover-Shoot

I was so excited to see Kerry Washington – my favourite gal – looking beautiful on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Glamour US.

She was shot for the cover by Peggy Sirota wearing the same Dior Resort 2014 dress we’ve seen on Natalie Portman. The Emmy-nominated actress can be seen wearing very Olivia Pope-esque pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, yet more Dior and Louis Vuitton.

Kerry had much to talk about with the mag, what with her keeping her relationship with Nnamdi Asomugha a secret until they announced they were married, her hit show ‘Scandal’, which has all of America – and me here in London – hooked, and how she keeps her personal life private.

You can pick up this October issue when it hits newsstands September 10, or download the digital issue right now.

On her secret marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha: “I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold. I don’t want to sound smug about it… but the point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.”

On what is in Olivia Pope’s handbag: “Usually folders, pens, the phone on the show, and often a bottle of water to add a nice weight to the bag. And some panties in one episode!”

On keeping her personal life private: “I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine. But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.’ So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’”

Credit: Peggy Sirota for Glamour US