I have many girl crushes, from Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lawrence to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing for their incredible red carpet style, Olivia Palermo because mainly I want everything in her wardrobe, and even fictional character Carrie Bradshaw, the latest addition to the list has to be Kerry Washington.
Over the past year or so, Kerry has really upped her fashion credentials for me, making me take notice when she hits the red carpet, I have loved so many but these Donna Karan, Rodarte, Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton looks are some of my favourites.
Her latest editorial shoot for Vanity Fair’s August issue is another highlight, entitled ‘Scandal’s First Lady’, the spread captured by Norman Jean Roy and styled by Jessica Diehl features some amazing looks. From the Lanvin bodysuit on the cover to the peddle-dashed Armani gown that blends in with the stairs, the futuristic Burberry Prorsum dress, and the sexy black Versace and Donna Karan New York looks. It is one hot editorial.
I love this editorial so much I wish that Vanity Fair would have used Kerry for their September issue – as if this was just for August imagine what the biggest issue of the year would have looked like!!!
Have you watched Scandal yet? I stupidly missed the first season when it aired in the UK so I am attempting to find the time to catch-up at the moment, but my friends have raved about it because of how brilliant Kerry is in it.
Are you a fan of Kerry Washington? And will you be buying this month’s Vanity Fair?
[Pics: Vanity Fair/via thefashionspot.com]
Who: Glee star Naya Rivera
Where: At the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
Wearing: A strapless black duchess satin Donna Karan Atelier gown with an peek-a-boo sheer panel, and accordion pleated that fanned around the exposed corset, teamed with drop earrings, bracelet and a matching cocktail ring
Verdict: There were a lot of young starlets who shined at last night’s SAG Awards and Glee actress Naya Rivera perfected glamorous and sexy in this exquisite Donna Karan Atelier gown.
I love the contrast of the sexy mermaid silhouette, which really shows off her incredible figure, and the sheer panel on the corset, against the delicate accordion pleats on the bodice and the softness of her wavy hair-do.
Once again Donna Karan propels another young starlet on the red carpet – we’ve seen Nina Dobrev, Ashley Greene and even Taylor Swift hit the top of the best dressed list thanks to Donna Karan and I think Naya will do just the same.[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan]
Who: Smash actress Debra Messing
Where: At the Golden Globe Awards 2013, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California
Wearing: A strapless black silk organza hand-ruched Donna Karan gown from the resort 2013 collection, teamed with statement drop earrings and a stack of bangles on each arm
Verdict: There were a number of black dresses on the Golden Globes red carpet and this was one of the most simple-but-dramatic gowns. This look might not wow everyone but for me I loved the heavy ruched detailing to the voluminous skirt and train, there was a drama about this gown that worked on TV and under the flashbulbs.
As well as being a stunning gown, Debra also styled it perfectly with a sleek ponytail, striking eye make-up, and the most gorgeous jewellery. Statement earrings were everywhere but Debra’s quartz and diamond drop earrings really stood out, and worked perfectly with her arm candy, which contained $200,000 worth of diamond encrusted bangles by Amrapali.
I do love great accessories and Debra had some of the best. Do you like her bangles stacked on each arm?
[Pic: Courtesy of Donna Karan]
Who: Homeland’s Morena Baccarin
Where: At the People Choice Awards 2013, which were held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
Wearing: A smokey white strapless Donna Karan Atelier jumpsuit, featuring a stone encrusted corset, draped waisted and and silk crepe pants, teamed with a Swarovski clutch
Verdict: I do love seeing jumpsuits on the red carpet especially during award season, do you remember Rose Bryne at the SAG Awards last year, well I think this Donna Karan Atelier beauty on Morena Baccarin is just as stunning and daring.
For me this look is all about that corset, the stone embellishments really do stand out, and really gives this jumpsuit a red carpet feel. I am also pleased that it was in white, as it could have so easily been done in black, which I just think would have been a little too safe.
The only thing that could have made this my best dressed look over Taylor Swift would have been if the trouser length had been a little shorter, it just makes me think she changed her heels at the last minute to ones that weren’t as high.
But trust me that is just me being extra picky as I am always pleased to see Donna Karan Atelier on the red carpet – I can’t wait to see what the Golden Globes brings!!!
[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan]
Who: Ashley Greene
Where: At the Los Angeles premiere of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California
Wearing: A custom-made one shouldered blush coloured woven silk organza and chiffon Donna Karan Atelier gown
Verdict: The partnership between Ashley and Donna just keeps getting better and better, this gown is incredible – I love the colour, the silhouette and I completely adored the woven design – sheer perfection.
I also love her hair, make-up, and her elegant jewellery was just enough – this look is all about that gorgeous gown.
Do you rate Ashley’s look?
[Pics: Getty courtesy of Donna Karan]