Kerry Washington Style

Best of 2013~ Best Dresses of the Year

From dresses with sexy slits to sensational gowns with dramatic flowing trains, 2013 have given us a plethora of color, embroidery and pretty prints. The red carpet was filled with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence topping best dressed lists everywhere while sending fashion editors rushing to snatch up these gowns for future trend pieces in their fashion spreads. Here's a wrap up of the twelve show-stopping dresses that grabbed the most attention on the red carpet this year! 

Which of the twelve gowns were your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Jennifer Garner Scores Her First Fashion Campaign. Five More Celebrities Who Should Be Next

Jennifer Garner has scored her first ever fashion ad campaign for luxury brand, Max Mara. Actually, the 41-year-old actress is the first ever celebrity face for the Italian fashion house. Max Mara unveiled the first image for the fall 2013 campaign, which features Jennifer wearing the brand's signature cashmere camel colored coat. While Garner is no stranger to representing a brand, she has previously been the face of Neutrogena, this is the first time she signed on to work with a fashion brand. The ads will begin to appear in fashion magazines and newspapers this September.

What do you think of Jennifer Garner's Max Mara ad? Do you think it was the right choice for the brand?

So far 2013 has brought us a few amazing celebrity ad campaigns, most recently Nicole Kidman looking so sexy for Jimmy Choo and Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein's newest fragrance, Down Town. Probably one of my personal favorite campaigns for fall 2013 is Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller for Burberry. However, I haven't met a Burberry ad campaign that I dislike yet.

With the news of Jennifer Garner's Max Mara campaign, it got me thinking about other celebrities that have never had a fashion campaign, or rather those famous faces that I'd like to see represent fashion brands. Here is a list of five more celebrities who should be the next to land a major fashion campaign.

Kerry Washington for Prada or Miu Miu: I'd love to see Kerry Washington land a fashion campaign, she has such sophisticated personal style. I think Prada or Miu Miu would be a good brand for the Scandal start to represent. She looked amazing in the white Prada dress at the Rome premiere of Django Unchained, and for both the Golden Globes and Oscars she opted to wear Miu Miu, which is a subsidiary of Prada. Her Vanity Fair and ELLE covers were both so striking, and her accompanying editorials in both were inspired.

Emily VanCamp for Gucci: After seeing Emily VanCamp's cover and fashion editorial for Canada's FASHION magazine, I was convinced the Revenge star had a natural talent for modeling. She looked stunning in a sleek reptile print Gucci dress on the magazine's cover. For her Lucky magazine editorial in June of 2012, the actress also wore a pleated coral gown from the Italian fashion house. While her Revenge wardrobe is mostly made up of American designers including Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors and her red carpet style has not included anything from Gucci, I still believe she would be a good fit for the luxury brand.

Emma Stone for Calvin Klein: While we have seen The Amazing Spider Man actress work her magic as one of the faces of Revlon, Emma has never been the face of a fashion campaign. Emma is a huge fan of Calvin Klein, often being spotted seated front row during New York Fashion Week. And let's be honest when she wore the sherbert colored Calvin Klein column gown to the Golden Globes in 2011 it was a truly stunning fashion moment. Traditionally, Klein uses models for his clothing and has celebs endorse fragrance and intimates, but maybe Emma could be the next face of Calvin Klein jeans following in the footsteps of Kate Bosworth.

Emmy Rossum for Carolina Herrera or Donna Karan: While Carolina Herrera would be my first pick for Emmy to represent, Herrera has yet to turn to a famous face to star in her ad campaigns. Maybe Emmy could be the first, she has an elegant ladylike approach to fashion and always stuns in Herrera's designs. However, I think Donna Karan could be a good fit for the Shameless star as well. While Karan is used to selecting high profile fashion models such as Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss and Isabeli Fontana, she hired Twilight star, Ashley Greene to represent her DKNY label for Spring 2012. Emmy is no stranger to brand representation. In 2012 she starred in commercials and print ads for Cotton Inc., even singing the company's famous theme, "The Fabric of Our Lives."

Elizabeth Banks for Alexander McQueen: This is my dark horse celebrity/fashion brand ad campaign pairing. Alexander McQueen has never tapped a celebrity to endorse their brand or image, but this might be a good time to start with Elizabeth Banks being the perfect choice. With much anticipation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released this November. In March the cast's promo portraits were released, and Elizabeth's character, Effie Trinket, was donning a hot pink organza dress from the designer's Fall 2012 collection. Most recently, a still from the film was released showing Banks wearing the famous butterfly dress from the London fashion house's spring 2011 collection. Not to mention, Banks always looks amazing in Sarah Burton's design creations.

It would definitely be ironic if my picks turned out to be a reality. I definitely think Kerry Washington and Emma Stone could be landing campaign's soon, they are continually topping best dressed lists. What celebrities would you like to see representing luxury brands?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Giambattista Valli at the 2013 Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit

Kerry Washington attended the 2013 Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit wearing this elegant white, sleeveless Giambattista Valli sheath featuring a lace overlaty.

The Scandal star styled her look with an elongated Nancy Gonzalez clutch, pointed Christian Louboutin pumps, dazzling Neil Lane earrings and a Movado watch.

A side-swept low ponytail, glossy lip and sultry kohl-rimmed eye added the final touches to her ensemble.

I am blown away by this look, Kerry looks so fantastic in this perfect for summer whites.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein Collection at the Variety Emmy Studio

Kerry Washington attended the Variety Emmy Studio event wearing this sleeveless black Calvin Klein Collection textured shift dress.

The Scandal actress styled her chic look with leopard print Christian Louboutin pumps, a quilted Roger Vivier chainstrap purse, Movado watch and Melinda Maria ring.

Sleek straight tresses and a glossy nude lip added the finishing touches.

What are your thoughts on Kerry's look? Adding colorful and printed footwear to a monochromatic ensemble is always a good idea.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Lanvin at ELLE & Tod's Celebrate Kerry Washington Dinner

ELLE magazine and Tod's honored ELLE's June 2013 cover girl, Kerry Washington in New York City last night. The Scandal actress looked beautiful in this duchess-satin single shoulder Lanvin rose colored dress featuring a romantic cascading ruffle off the shoulder. 

She styled her look with Christian Louboutin heels, a sparkling Tod's clutch, a Movado timepiece and Joan Hornig's, 18K Petal Cluster earrings.

Soft waves and a pink lip completed her sensational ensemble.

What do you think of Kerry's look?









Take a closer look at her Joan Hornig gold earrings.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Marc by Marc Jacobs at the 2013 Entertainment Weekly & ABC Upfront Party

Kerry Washington attended the 2013 Entertainment Weekly & ABC Upfront Party in New York City in this long-sleeve red Marc by Marc Jacobs leather mini.

The Scandal star accented her sexy look with vintage House of Lavande studs, a black and gold clutch and black pumps, both by Lanvin

Lovely waves and a berry pout completed her ensemble.

What do you think of Kerry's bold look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Narciso Rodriguez at The Peeples LA Premiere

Kerry Washington walked the red carpet for the LA premiere of her new movie, The Peeples in this black and white lingerie inspired Narciso Rodriguez high-low gown.

She styled her ensemble with a Movado watch, Christian Louboutin pumps and a Vince Camuto clutch.

Side-swept highlighted, wavy locks, a black and white manicure and glossy pout added the final touches. 

Is Kerry selling this look for you? I am not so sure it's one of my favorites I have seen on the gorgeous Scandal star.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung at The Late Show with David Letterman

Kerry Washington stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to talk about her hit show Scandal wearing this sleek and sophisticated Prabal Gurung dress featuring a sleeveless purple top with a plunging neckline and a lily printed sheer skirt.

ELLE magazine's June cover girl styled her look with a leather studded belt, white pumps and white envelope clutch.

A low bun and glossy pale pink lip added the final touches to her lovely look.

I love this look on Kerry, it seems that purple is her color of choice right now she wore a floral print purple, custom Vera Wang gown to the Met Gala Monday evening.

Do you love this look on Kerry? What do you think of her shoe choice? Yay or nay to the white?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington Covers ELLE Magazine's June 2013 Issue

Kerry Washington graces the cover of ELLE magazine's June 2013 issue wearing a cashmere cardigan and plaid shorts both by Marc by Marc Jacobs paired with a Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture bra accented with a Ana Khouri gold bracelet and Harry Winston diamond earrings. For her accompanying editorial the 36-year-old actress is featured in pieces by Balmain, Gorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Blk Denim and Giambattista Valli.

Inside the Scandal star talks about her current success, her red carpet ritual and more.

Kerry on her success: “I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.”

Kerry onn a career she thought she’d have: “I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people.”

Kerry on getting ready for the red carpet: “I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet."

Will you be picking up a copy of the magazine when it hits newsstands May 21st? What do you think of Kerry's cover?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: ELLE Magazine

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu at the 2013 Oscars

Kerry Washington walked the red carpet in this beautiful strapless, coral colored Miu Miu column gown featuring an embellished bodice and flowing train.

The Scandal star styled her look with Christian Louboutin shoes, a red Prada clutch, glittering Chopard earring and a Fred Leighton ring.

Glossy tresses and a matte nude lip provided the final touches to her red carpet ensemble.

What do you think of Kerry's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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