While the Cannes festivities upped the glamour quotient on this week's celebrity set, there's plenty more in the way of red carpet styling fodder from a crew we didn't see in the French Riviera. Olivia Wilde kicked off the week with the most elegant kind of Summer dressing in Morocco, while Zoe Saldana continued her very chic Star Trek tour stateside, and Coco Rocha showed off some high-wattage eventwear at the American Ballet Spring Gala. For a glimpse of those and more of this week's standouts, just start clicking.
Kerry Washington is making waves as one of the best hair-dressed in Hollywood today. Her hit show, Scandal, has come to an end for this season, so we're taking a look back at some of her most memorable styles. Kerry's beauty repertoire, which includes a treasure chest of half-up hairstyles and chic updos, is sure to elicit serious hair envy. Click through to see 12 of her top red carpet moments (because 10 wasn't nearly enough).
On Scandal, Kerry Washington (as Olivia Pope) portrays a businesswoman with influence in high places, which means her makeup palette is always work-appropriate and simply stunning. And as it turns out, it's so easy to do at home, you'll want to wear it every day. You can see more of her character's standout beauty moments on the season finale tonight on ABC at 10 p.m. EDT. But before then, see what Denise Hooper, makeup department head for the show, reveals about getting Olivia's signature look when you read more.
When Scandal's Kerry Washington steps onto the red carpet, she is a major fashion force to be reckoned with. But don't take our word — the proof is in the pudding. The actress has been on a roll lately, delivering killer look after killer look by top design houses like Miu Miu, Lanvin, Rodarte, and Oscar de la Renta. And no matter the silhouette or color, Kerry looks amazing in just about anything she wears, be it a minidress, gown, skirt, or jumpsuit. In black lace, she's sexy; in white, angelic; and in florals, undeniably darling. Just in time for the season-two ending of Scandal, see all the wowing red-carpet moments from Kerry when you head inside.
Kerry Washington teamed up with her fellow ABC stars for a special bash to celebrate the upfronts in NYC last night. She wore a red Marc by Marc Jacobs leather dress as she walked the black carpet alongside stars like Rebel Wilson, Hayden Panettiere, and the Modern Family cast. Hayden wore a purple Herve Leger dress and flashed a diamond ring inside the bash with boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. However, despite persisting rumors that Hayden is engaged to Wladimir, she wore the ring on her right hand, not on her engagement ring finger.
Kerry's been preparing for the season finale of Scandal, which airs on Thursday. She stopped by Ellen to promote the episode, which she says ends with a "crazy" cliffhanger. Kerry added, "The season finale — the very last line of the episode, I almost couldn't get it out of my mouth."
Nail art is a regular occurrence on the red carpet, but we've been seeing stars sporting a variety of geometric nails as of late. Demi Lovato showed off a black manicure accented with three metallic stripes over the weekend, while Kerry Washington paired her black polish with a white chevron tip to complement her dress at the recent Peeples premiere. January Jones also got into the graphic trend, sporting a classic red polish topped with a black triangle accent at the base of her nails for an edgier take on the moon manicure. We even saw geometric nails on the Fall 2013 runways, so clearly this trend is here to stay.
You can get similar looks, too, with these nail art tutorials:
Just when you thought that center parts were here to stay, celebrities change the game. A bevy of women stepped out this week with styles that were deeply parted and swept over to one side. Lauren Conrad brushed her ombré curls to one side and kept the other side loose, while Kerry Washington pinned one side of her hair against her head. And Eva Longoria gave her loose hanging curls some serious volume at the crown. Side parts are universally flattering, but whose did you prefer?
On the heels of the Met Gala, celebrity glamour showed no signs of slowing. This set traded punk-inspired couture for Summer-feeling cocktail dresses, glittering premiere gowns, and one very sleek white and black look (we're looking at you, Diane Kruger). Inside you'll find a Prabal Gurung-clad Kerry Washington, Jordana Brewster glowing in Jenny Packham, and further proof of Kate Bosworth's fashion prowess. Of course, that's just the beginning — click through for a look at this week's top 10.
Kerry Washington graces the cover of Elle's June issue, which will be available on newsstands May 21. In her first major fashion magazine spread, the actress dons Marc Jacobs and opens up about her path to success, red carpet preparations, and why she is humbled by her career choice — although it was not her first pick. While Kerry had a moment to shine in the spotlight at last night's Met Gala, where she wore a floral Vera Wang gown, she has been busy promoting her upcoming comedy Peeples and hit show Scandal. Here's more from Kerry in Elle:
- On the career she thought she'd pursue: "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."
- On the thought of becoming a model or film actress: "I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."
- On getting red-carpet-ready: "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."
- On her current 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 Washington added an unexpected punk twist to her look at this year's Met Gala. The Scandal actress added a few streaks of purple to her pin-straight hair. Her eye makeup was a sexy smoky eye, while her lips were kept a sexy nude.
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