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.”

Credit: Elle US

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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20.05.13

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Presents an Evening with ‘Scandal’

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli  - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Presents an Evening with 'Scandal'

Joining her ‘Scandal’ co-stars, Kerry Washington attended the show’s Season Two finale event, hosted last week by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

The actress, who generally impresses with her sartorial sense, hit a slightly less inspiring note in her Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 dress.

While the blushing hue of the frock was fresh, the shapeless, boatneck silhouette of the design fell flat on this glowing occasion, which saw the cast treat guests to a ‘table read’ of the ‘Scandal’ finale script.

The dress’s wilted bow at the waist and the rumpled, creased fabric didn’t help matters. Kerry may be able to make a burlap sack look good, but this look was really testing the theory.

A nip and a tuck—and an iron—were all this sporty-chic frock needed.

If I ignore the dress, I like the styling here—from the bracelet clutch to the sparkling statement ring to her beauty look. I don’t even mind those rosy-nude platform Lanvin heels, although they did precious little to pump in volume. Her Lanvin ‘Partition’ camera bag was an inspiring choice.

It seems like Kerry may have toned down the red highlights in her pretty long bob, and the blunt bang has made its return. Her makeup was radiant, too. Now, she just needed the outfit to match.

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16.05.13

Kerry Washington In Lanvin – ELLE & Tod’s Celebrate Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington In Lanvin - ELLE & Tod's Celebrate Kerry Washington

ELLE & Tod’s held a party at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria in New York City yesterday to celebrate the fabulousness of Kerry Washington who is their cover girl for June 2013.

Breaking her red streak, the ‘Scandal’ actress opted for a rose-beige hue, wearing a duchess-satin one-shoulder dress from the Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

The colour is heavenly on her, and the fabric is so luxe and buttery I just wanna go into my screen and touch it.

Opting for complementary neutral pumps, Kerry styled her look with a Tod’s metallic clutch and gold jewels.

Kerry is posing alongside ELLE’s editor-in-chief, Robbie Myers, who looks very stylish in her Antonio Berardi paneled frock.

You can buy Kerry’s Lanvin dress from Neiman Marcus.

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15.05.13

Kerry Washington In Marc by Marc Jacobs – Entertainment Weekly & ABC 2013 New York Upfront Party

Kerry Washington In Marc by Marc Jacobs - Entertainment Weekly & ABC 2013 New York Upfront Party

Kerry Washington attended the Entertainment Weekly & ABC 2013 New York Upfront Party held at The General in New York City on Tuesday evening wearing what was her second red leather dress in a row, following her red leather Miss Wu dress which she wore on ‘Good Morning America’.

On this occasion, she wore a Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 long-sleeved dress.

Maybe she’s sticking with the red theme to go with her new red-lighted ‘do.

Black Lanvin accessories including a ‘Sea Breeze’ minaudière with gold and wood hardware and black leather pumps completed her look.

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