Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington: 'Imperfections Are Actually the Gift'

Feb/25/2014 at 01:09 PM ET

Kerry Washington beautyJason Merritt/Getty

We’ve made no secret of our major style and beauty crush on Kerry Washington over the past couple years. She rarely makes a misstep on the red carpet, and her hair and makeup are perpetually on point. So when she sat for an interview with’s Jodie Patterson, the editor said what we all have been thinking: “You’re perfection!”

But Washington demurred the compliment, saying, “I think you’re wrong! I think it looks that way. But the reality is we all have nerves and moments of insecurity … But If I said to myself that I’m only going to show up, or speak or be visible when I’m perfect, I would never get out of bed. I [show up] to be of service and to be used for something greater. It’s about knowing what I am in this moment is what I need to be, and going for it. The ‘imperfections’ are actually the gift.”

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She also shares that her beauty and style prowess didn’t come naturally to her; despite having an “really beautiful” mom, she wasn’t raised to focus on the outside. “I came into beauty and fashion much later in life — like after college and when I had to walk red carpets,” she said. “I became a student of fashion and beauty. I wanted to soak in those relationships to understand and be informed. Even now, when I go to fashion shows and look at the clothing, hair and makeup, it’s like going to an opening at the Met or a Broadway show. It’s a moment to take in artistry.”
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Nicole Richie Has Purple Hair -- and More Celebrity Tress Moves We Need to Talk About

Feb/24/2014 at 08:17 PM ET

Nicole Richie, Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington hairCourtesy Nicole Richie; Jason LaVeris/Filmmagic (2)

Some major hair happenings are going on in Hollywood, and naturally, we’re buzzing about them. So we decided to round up some of our favorites. First on the list, Nicole Richie’s purple — yes, purple! — hair!

The star debuted a lavender hue on her Instagram feed Monday, similar to the shade Kelly Osbourne has been sporting. And while the look doesn’t appear to be a wig, we think Richie’s hair change is probably a sneak peek from a photo shoot. We also think the risk-taker can totally pull it off, and if she stays violet, we can’t wait to see how she wears it. Read More


Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Sexy Midriffs, Unique Cutouts and Shoes That Should Be Left In the Closet

Jan/24/2014 at 05:55 PM ET

Trend report: sexy midriffs, unique cutoutsGetty; AP; Splash News Online

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw lots of skin and a pair of shoes that need to walk themselves off the red carpet.
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SAG Awards Style: The Social Media Style Moments You Can't Miss

Jan/18/2014 at 10:40 PM ET

Sometimes it feels like it’s taking forever for the stars to arrive on an awards show red carpet. So to pass the time here at StyleWatch, we usually comb through our Twitter and Instagram feeds to see if any celebrities will give us even the tiniest peek of their big look.

Luckily for us, a few did just that before Saturday night’s SAG Awards! What would we have done without them?!

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Pregnant Kerry Washington Wears a Crop Top to the SAG Awards (And Totally Owns It!)

Jan/18/2014 at 07:39 PM ET

Kerry Washington SAG AwardsFrederick M. Brown/Getty

We were totally expecting some style risk takers to hit the SAG Awards red carpet Saturday evening. But we weren’t expecting one of the most jaw-dropping fashion moments of the night to come from Kerry Washington. Yes, she’s six months pregnant. And yes, she’s wearing a crop top! Read More

Golden Globes 2014: Pregnant Stars Had a Major Style Moment

Jan/12/2014 at 10:39 PM ET

Emma Watson Golden GlobesJordan Strauss/Invision/AP;Jason Merritt/Getty; St

Apparently the secret to nailing it at the Golden Globes Sunday was to have one very key accessory: a baby bump. We were raving about the looks seen on Drew Barrymore, Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington, and it wasn’t just because they had that mom-to-be glow.
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Scandal Fashion Set Twitter on Fire Last Night

Nov/01/2013 at 11:32 AM ET

Kerry Washington Rubin Singer Dress ScandalRichard Cartwright/ABC; Courtesy Rubin Singer

So much happened on Scandal last night, we’re already planning to watch it again over the weekend just to wrap our heads around the twisty plot. We also want to watch it again to relive the fashion, because More Cattle, Less Bull, was the most style-packed episode of the season. (We’re patting you on the back from here, Lyn Paolo.) Read More


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