Kerry Washington goes luxe-glam for the November cover of ESSENCE Magazine. Wearing a stunning must-have gold Rafael Cennamo Couture dress and sporting a swoon-worthy gold-tipped manicure, the Emmy-nominated actress was styled by the one and only June Ambrose.
You beauties know that I am totes #TeamGladiators and my obsession with this show involves switching my phone to mute, ignoring the boyfriend, and using the commercial breaks to live tweet my predictions (join me promptly at 10pm this Thursday for the season premiere).
Shonda Rhimes, the brilliant creator behind my fascination, says Washington “is truly dedicated to making Olivia a real person. She adds layers and depth and a soul to Olivia.”
Check out a few excerpts from their interview:
On how the 36-year-old divides the artist from the muse:
“Olivia has three [fashion] modes: Work Olivia, Black-Tie Gala Olivia and At Home Olivia… My fashion is more eclectic: There’s Going to Work Kerry, which is gym clothes and Nike kicks. That’s the Bronx girl. There’s also Red Carpet Kerry and Out to Dinner With Friends Kerry.”
On what a Girls’ Night Out for Olivia would be:
“It would involve a lot of wine. I drink maybe twice a year. I would be with my three best friends from high school or my girlfriends from the show.”
For the full interview with Kerry Washington pick up the November issue of ESSENCE now! In the meantime watch our exclusive behind the scenes footage of Kerry during her photo shoot.
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1. 10 Style Tips From Kerry Washington
While Olivia Pope might be known for her straight-edge fashion sense, "Scandal" actress, Kerry Washington loves to show us what all she's working with in her closet with each red carpet appearance. For her 35th birthday today, I thought "how cool would it be" to give you beauties a little advice straight from Kerry's closet (or at least, what I think is in her closet). Check out 10 style tips according to Kerry Washington's closet.
2. (1.) Learn How To Channel Your Inner Olivia Pope
3. (2.) Add A LOT Of Color To Your Closet
4. (3.) Make A Statement With Your Accessories
5. (4.) Have Your Freakum Dress Ready
6. (5.) Show A Little Skin
7. (6.) And A Little Leg
8. (7.) And Perhaps Some Cleavage Too
9. (8.) Get Retro!
10. (9.) Show Your Animalistic Side
11. (10.) The Little Black Dress Is Your Best Friend
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