Kerry's Advice for Dressing Event Appropriate

By Heather Gunderman on
Kerry Washington (Getty Images) For Kerry Washington, getting ready for the red carpet isn't just about throwing on a pretty dress. Instead, she takes a more analytical approach to finding just the right look. "I think about what an event is and how I want to feel when I'm there. I think about how a dress makes me feel," she said. "Because the last thing I want to feel when I'm on the red carpet or at a function is uncomfortable, distracted or awkward."Case in point, she explained how she...Read Full Story

Exclusive Interview: Kerry Washington, StyleBistro Celebrity Guest Editor

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Kerry Washington attends the "Face" Premiere at the Palais De Festivals during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Getty Images) As an actress, Kerry Washington has taken on a variety of roles calling for distinctive personalities with individual style. Just watch her as Della Bea Robinson in Ray, Kay Amin in The Last King of Scotland, Nikki Tru in I Think I Love My Wife and Olivia Pope in the new television series Scandal for evidence she isn't...Read Full Story

Style and 'Scandal'

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Kerry Washington (Getty) Where does Kerry Washington find her style inspiration? Often it's from the characters she plays and the costume designers she works with. Her new series happens to be a goldmine of fashion creativity, influencing her sartorial choices off the set."I was really inspired by my wardrobe on Scandal. I just think Lyn Paolo, the wardrobe designer, did such a beautiful job. My character is a real Washington powerhouse but she also has kind of left the establishment of...Read Full Story

Kerry's Unique Approach to Beauty

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Kerry Washington attends the 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 1, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images) You'll never guess Kerry Washington's number one beauty aid. When we asked her to list five beauty products she couldn't live without, the first option the always-radiant actress mentioned wasn't a product at all—it was water. "I mean like drinking water," she said. "I just think there are few things that are as important to beauty as being hydrated...Read Full Story