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Costume Stories: Scandal’s Olivia Pope Coat Closet


Olivia Pope wearing a pink Ferragamo coat

I have been gripped by Scandal fever, I know I am a little late to the party, for some reason it passed me by until the show came to Sky Living earlier this month for its third season, which of course meant I needed to catch up fast. This has resulted in binge-watching the first two seasons, living the drama, wanting to be a Gladiator, and most of all admiring Kerry Washington‘s character Olivia Pope’s wardrobe, which is always immaculately styled.

I love discovering TV shows with great fashion, I was obsessed by Gossip Girl, I love the Hampton’s style of Revenge, costume designer Janie Bryant made a Mad Men convert out of me with her ladylike retro pieces, I love to see the trumpet sleeve gowns in Games of Thrones, I still want to be a My So-Called Life grunge girl, I obsess over Jessica from New Girl’s glasses, and no TV star has come close to rocking a skirt suit like Ally McBeal, and of course I couldn’t forget about Carrie Bradshaw and how stylist Patricia Field made SJP a style icon in Sex and the City.

I definitely feel that Olivia Pope’s love of white, clean-cut coats, tailored jackets, and exquisite Prada bags has to be added to my TV fashion list. Watching episodes back-to-back always makes me get more deeply invested in a series, but with the fast paced nature of Scandal, the strength and attitude of Olivia Pope and the incredible soundtrack, I love all the Motown tunes, it really has sucked me and the styling from costume designer Lyn Paolo has been amazing – not just for Olivia but the whole cast.


Olivia Pope wearing a Max Mara coat with Dorothy Gaspar Gloves

I think the stand out items of Olivia’s designer wardrobe has to be her love of outerwear, we’ve seen Tory Burch, Max Mara, Ferragamo, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Escada, Alexander McQueen and Burberry, basically any designer you can think of. Each one is a classic, they all have sleek lines, and generally they are all white or neutral tones, to represent Olivia as the good guy, with the except of the very gorgeous Ralph Lauren plaid coat that she wears to the court-house.

There has been everything from the classic trench to the floaty wrap style, as well as oversized, plaid, miltatry inspired, and double-breasted. One of my favourites, there a few so stick with me, has to be the soft grey Max Mara coat above with the three-quarter sleeves, I love the cape-like sleeves paired with those Dorothy Gaspar gloves that perfectly match with her Prada bag, simply chic.

“Kerry and I fell in love with this coat but I didn’t like where the sleeves hit on her arms and suggested gloves,” Paolo told E!. “You know, it’s a fashion moment and Olivia Pope can put herself together no matter what is going on in her life.'”


Olivia Pope wearing Burberry with a Prada bag

I also adore the two Salvatore Ferragamo coats, both are so feminine, I love the oversized collars and it is always nice to see Olivia rocking pink, even if it is light enough to be confused as white. But I think the ultimate white coat has to be the Burberry Prorsum Duchesse satin cape topper from the spring/summer 2014 collection. I love that even under fire Olivia can still rock an amazing look, and I think it was a great move to wear this beauty completely fasten to the neck, it really does make a strong statement.

Explaining the Burberry coat, Paolo told E!: “I felt like she needed to be the white knight, so she needed to be in white, but I didn’t want to do a suit. I wanted whatever she wore to look like armour. She wore the coat completely fastened to the neck not showing any skin, and we talked about the cape being sort of like a superhero so she literally never takes the coat off.”


Olivia Pope wearing Tory Burch & Salvatore Ferragamo


Olivia Pope in Ralph Lauren


Olivia Pope wearing Ann Demeulemeester

As well as gorgeous coats, Olivia’s wardrobe is packed full of tailored jackets and blazers to complete her looks. From the double-breasted military jacket by Ann Demeulemeester to the dark grey Escada suit blazer and her signature white Burberry blazer, but my favourite has to be the Escada caramel blazer, the masculine style collar really works with the feminine style pleating.

Just watching this show has made me excited about autumn just so I can get a new coat or two, and when the times comes I will be posting Olivia Pope inspired pieces from the high street, it just felt wrong to do that in August.

Have you been bitten by the Scandal bug? If like me you have, please no texts, tweets, phone calls or any communication of any kind tonight between 9 and 10pm, as I will be sitting on the edge of my seat with a glass of wine and a big bowl of popcorn in my silk PJs to watch the next episode on Sky Living HD!!!


Olivia Pope wearing Armani, Escada & Burberry


Olivia Pope wearing Escada

While I was doing my research I also found this video of Kerry Washington talking about the Olivia Pope closet – it basically looks like my idea of heaven!!!

[Pics: ABC/Sky Living]

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab

Who: Angelina Jolie

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A greige, fully embellished long-sleeved tulle Elie Saab Couture gown featuring a sheer bodice from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with of pale satin champagne Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toe shoes

Verdict: The red carpet really did pick up when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived, granted they are a gorgeous couple, but I think it was all because of this stunning sexy-yet-elegant Elie Saab Couture gown.

I have to be honest I really thought she would wear black, it would probably be Saint Laurent or Versace, and she would show off a bit of leg – but this Elie Saab was so much better and such a lovely surprise.

For some this look was ageing, maybe it was the ombre metallic hue, but for me it was pure Hollywood glamour – I love everything about this exquisite gown. The only thing I would have changed is her hair – I think having it up would have just finished off this look perfectly.

What are your thoughts about Angie’s embellished gown?

Oscars-tom-ford-brad-pitt[Pic: courtsey of Elie Saab]

Cover Loving: Diane Kruger For S Moda


My girl crush Diane Kruger has been on a role lately, numerous magazine covers, great reviews for her latest flick and more importantly a stylish promo tour, and then this week she was announced as the new face of the up-coming Chanel skincare advertising campaign – so when I saw this incredible cover and editorial from the April issue of Spanish magazine, S Moda, I just had to share – OMG – wow!!!

SModa-april-Diane-Kruger-8Wearing a stripy sequinned Marc Jacobs jumpsuit, this is one gorgeous cover shot by David Roemer – I love everything from the pose, the position of her legs is a little awkward but I like that, to the incredible monochrome jumpsuit styled perfectly by Christopher Campbell, and then I zoned in on her face and I was completely blown away – I love the dramatic eye make-up and her wild hair. Simply beautiful.

The rest of the editorial is just as strong, so strong that I think these might be up there with some of my favourite shots of Diane, and it is all down to the styling – very edgy and so, so sexy. I love the sporty Theyskens’ Theory dress, the monochrome magic of the Lanvin ensemble where she is wearing a body and a skirt, which I am sure is a little reminiscent to the one that Jennifer Lawrence wore, and the embellished trench is divine, but my favourite has to be the all-black Salvatore Ferragamo look teamed with over-the-knee boots and chunky necklaces.

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What do you think of Diane’s latest magazine shoot? Do you like the styling?

Also let me know below in the comments if you are a fan of her becoming a face for Chanel Skincare. 

SModa-april-Diane-Kruger-4[Pics: S Moda/David Roemer]

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Aniston In Valentino

Oscars-jennifer-anistonWho: Jennifer Aniston

Where: At the 85th Annual Academy awards held in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless red Valentino gown with a full skirt, teamed with a Salvatore Ferragamo double facet orange suede and gold metal minaudière and minimal Fred Leighton jewellery

Verdict: When I got the press release saying that Jennifer Aniston a lover of black was wearing red I was surprised and excited to see her gown. I can’t say I was completely blown away by this gown, it did remind me a little of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown from the Golden Globes, but I have to give it to Jennifer for not opting for her go-to body-con dresses as it was nice to see her work a different look.

What I did adore was the minimal styling, her hair was natural, her jewellery was minimal and her make-up was completely flawless – one thing you can always guarantee with Jennifer is that she brings the glamour and beauty to an event.

[Pic: via Valentino]