The third season of Scandal returns tonight and Kerry Washington is doing it on the November cover of Essence magazine. The best dressed woman of the year was styled by June Ambrose and wears a Rafael Cennamo dress. Soft wavy hair, a shimmery pink pout and a gold-tipped mani completed the look. In the isse, Kerry talks about the style differences between herself and her character Olivia Pope as well as how her role has impacted America
Olivia and Kerry’s Style:
Olivia: She has three modes: Work Olivia, Black-Tie Gala Olivia and At Home Olivia. And her designers are Armani, Escada, Dior, Max Mara, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci.
Kerry: My fashion is more eclectic. There’s Going to Work Kerry, which is gym clothes and Nike kicks. That’s the Bronx girl. There’s also Red Carpet Kerry and Out to Dinner With Friends Kerry. I tend to be a little more MiH jeans, Derek Lam and Jason Wu.
Well, if you want to dress like Olivia Pope, you now have your chance. [Now You Can Dress Like Kerry Washington…Scandal Comes To Saks Fifth Avenue PLUS Sneak Peek Of Season 3 [WATCH]
How her role has impacted America:
“They are allowing an educated, intelligent, powerful, complicated, human, flawed, multidimensional Black woman into their homes. They’re not walking past her on the street, they’re not trying to avoid engaging her, they’re not ignoring her and pretending she’s somebody else’s family and somebody else’s problem…”
Scandal returns to your TV tonight on ABC at 10/9PM and ESSENCE’s November issue hits newsstands on October 10th.