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All About Kerry Washington! Scandal Star sizzles on the cover of FLARE Magazine’s October 2013 Issue



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Kerry Washington is one hot cover star.

After gracing the cover of Glamour Magazine‘s September Issue (Click here to read), the Scandal actress takes on yet another magazine – this time Canada’s FLARE.

The Hollywood star who is nominated for an Emmy for her role as Olivia Pope in the abc series, dazzles on the cover in a printastic Miu Miu coat. Miuccia Prada (of Prada and Miu Miu) sent models down the runway in gorgeous fur and silk coats for the label’s Fall 2013 collection.

Her cover outfit was styled with a gold polka dot Miu Miu scarf and white Christian Louboutin heels. On her secret wedding to Nigerian-American NFL Player Nnamdi Asomugha, the star stayed mum.

Excerpts from the interview;
On rooting for the mistress on Scandal – A lot of people have had an affair. Most people haven’t had an affair with the president of the United States. But they can relate to it… I had girlfriends calling me from week three [of Scandal] going, “I’m really uncomfortable. Why am I rooting for the mistress? I’m a married woman!” And I would say, “It’s OK, it’s OK.”… There are some ways you want to be Olivia Pope and some ways you want to do a major intervention for her.”

On why she loves acting – I love those moments that are few and far between, where you’re so deeply, deeply invested in an imaginary world that you truly forget yourself for a little while, and the only reality that exists is the reality of that scene. That’s like drugs to me. And it is hard to find that high, but that’s what you work for.”

On her love of fashion – The red carpet is good marketing. When you work so hard, you should stand behind the project in a way that magnetizes people. So I, like a good, only-child student, studied fashion and decided I was going to play that game, and fell in love with it, and with the artists and designers.

On childhood ambitions  – I didn’t think I would do this for a living—because I didn’t know anybody who did. I come from an academic family, so I figured I would have a real job.

On the challenging of being an only child – You feel like the pressure’s on you to live up to all of the dreams and expectations, because you’re it.

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Kerry Washington’s FLARE Magazine October Issue Looks
Look 1

Miu Miu Fall 2013

Miu Miu Fall 2013

For the cover, Kerry looked sassy in a pink polka dot Miu Miu coat and silk gold-and-black scarf. Falke stockings, a Sydney Evan ring and white Christian Louboutin shoes, completed her cover look.

Look 2

Jason Wu Fall 2013/Proenza Schouler Fall 2013

Jason Wu Fall 2013/Proenza Schouler Fall 2013

Her white shirt was taken from Jason Wu‘s critically acclaimed Fall 2013 presentation, while the fringe white-and-black skirt was from Proenza Schouler‘s Fall 2013 collection.

Look 3

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013/Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013/Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

For her second editorial look, she was styled in Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana. The pink coat and check white-and-black are from both top designers’ Fall 2013 collections.

Look 4 – Kerry is in a Maison Martin Margiela coat, Dior bodysuit, Narciso Rodriguez pants, Balenciaga shoes and Prada Belt.

Look 5 

Derek Lam Fall 2013

Derek Lam Fall 2013

Laying against a wall, Kerry gave her best pose in a brown Derek Lam shirt and white ruffled skirt by Giambattista Valli.

 Look 6

Christian Dior Fall 2013

Christian Dior Fall 2013

The 6th look unfortunately didn’t make it to the pages of the magazine. But the Christian Dior Fall 2013 outfit was a perfect choice for Kerry’s silhouette.

Which is your favourite look?


  1. kiki

    September 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    was d make up MJ nose inspired

  2. iba

    September 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    i love Kerry. i love her in django loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her in scandal (oh my Wednesday dose of Oliva Pope on more4) but i don’t get what happened to the cover picture. face is way toooooooooooooooooooooooo white. Too much light or what?

    • anon

      September 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Foundation color. or effect of SPF in foundation

  3. Gertrude

    September 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Lol I can’t even deal with Bellanaija’s new found love for Kerry Washington for obvious reasons. Anyhoo she is a super fab lady so its allowed.

  4. Naveah

    September 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    So since Ms. Thang married a Nigerian bobo, she is now an honorary Naija babe wey BN no gree make we hia word. Okay I’ll bite. She has always been a fabulous actress and fashionista. I do wish that she would eat a burger once in a while, she looked GREAT when she had a little meat on her bones because her face being gaunt doesn’t work with the face she’s got. She rocks on Scandal and I’m looking forward to it’s return.

  5. jomoh

    September 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    love kerry so much but d make up tho, look to pale

  6. Bird's Eye

    September 17, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Love her

  7. Modella

    September 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    You see life is not that hard…who will bet she look 37 and she just got maried?? To all the single women,losses some weight,look good,have fun,be an achiever and the right man will come…never late than never,why wallow in self pity? People like this inspired me…I’m 30 looking 24,I’m scared of not achieving than getting married.

    • Abana

      September 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Modella, add working on your grammar to the mix.

    • Nma

      September 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

      “who will bet she looks 37” “…lose some weight..” “…better late than never. i agree with Abana,lolz

  8. Anonymous

    September 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Ironic how the cover picture is the worst of the bunch. Love her tho.

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