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.
Kerry Washington’s FLARE Magazine October Issue Looks
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.
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.
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.
Laying against a wall, Kerry gave her best pose in a brown Derek Lam shirt and white ruffled skirt by Giambattista Valli.
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?