Friday, March 27, 2015

Kerry Washington on the Cover of 'The Edit'

Since the debut of her hit show #Scandal in 2012, Kerry Washington's career continues to thrive. The actress is on the current issue of NET-A-PORTER'S 'The Edit' and DKNY's top PR girl Aliza Licht talks to actress for her feature. On the cover shot by Bjorn Iooss, Kerry is wearing a white ISABEL MARANT fringe jacket and JENNIFER MEYER earrings and a JENNIFER FISHER ring.

Beauty wise, the actress looked beautiful with light smokey eyes and straight tresses. In the issue, she talked to Aliza about Scandal's fashion, her personal, whether she tweeted during labor and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Kerry interview and to see more images. To read more of Kerry's interview and to shop her feature looks, go to


On the Scandal fashion:
The fashion on the show is almost another character – [costume designer] Lyn Paolo and I were on the same page about that from day one. When we sat down to discuss Olivia’s wardrobe, we had pulled all the same images off the internet and from magazines. I think because Lyn had worked on [political] shows like The West Wing before, she really understood the aesthetic of Washington, and I had already been working for the White House for two years when I started this job. We wanted to get out of the typical navy-blue, boxy, ‘woman in a man’s suit’ definition of power dressing."

On if she tweeted while in labor: 
"I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor. I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!"

On if she thinks people take 'Scandal' too seriously:
"[Some people] do get caught up. Bellamy Young [who plays Olivia’s nemesis, Mellie Grant] and I are really good friends and sometimes when people see us out together they get very confused. I take it as a compliment." 

On her personal style: 
"I’m a very moody dresser. For the red carpet, I am totally a stiletto girl. But in the rest of my life, I would say I’m 50/50. I love a good heel, but I also have a really great sneaker collection – that’s the Bronx girl in me." 

On her favorite wine: 
"I don’t really drink."


Credit: Net-A-Porter

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