Fashion Crush: Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington nailed it on every stop of her Django Unchained press tour. She continued to take risks into award season, and her adventurousness  paid off, landing her at the top of best-dressed lists week after week (she was one of my favorites at the Golden Globes; if you missed that post, you can read my full recap here).

While Washington knows how to rock bright colors and pushes the envelope with vibrant patterns, she always looks stunning in white. Below are a few of my favorite KW looks from the past year, and not surprisingly, many of them come in variations of my choice neutral hue.


In Giles at the


In Ralph Lauren at an event for the designer


In Peter Pilotto


In Stella McCartney at the American Music Awards


In Rodarte at the SAG Awards

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In Louis Vuitton, at a Berlin photo call for Django Unchained

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In Donna Karan at the Keep a Chile Alive Black Ball (*this may be from a few years ago, but I just love everything about it)

Fashion Crush: Kate Beckinsale

There are a lot of beautiful Kate’s out there in the Hollywood/fashion world, all equally stylish (think: Moss, Winslet, Bosworth, etc.). But Ms. Beckinsale has been looking absolutely stunning lately! Aside from the fact that she is gorgeous, she also has great fashion sense, stunning in everything she wears. She has been hitting the press circuit for Total Recall in the most envious ensembles. Let’s take a look back at some of her best outfits…

Most recently, in Donna Karan at the Total Recall Premiere

Stunning in Marchesa

in Gucci Premiere at Cannes, 2010

a little more casual in a purple jumpsuit at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2012

in Roberto Cavalli at the 2012 Golden Globes

again in Marchesa at Cannes, 2010






Donna Karan + Zaha Hadid

For Donna Karan’s newest fragrance, Woman, she commissioned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid to design the bottle. Hadid, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, was aptly inspired inspired by the shape of a woman’s body when designing the bottle. The resulting shape is a sculptural silhouette, with the curving lines echoing those of her world-renowned buildings. This is not the first time Hadid has engaged in a collaboration with a fashion designer – she designed the Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion in 2009, the traveling exhibition structure housing various artist reinterpretations of iconic Chanel bags.

Expanding on the concept of womanhood, Karen worked only with female collaborators on this particular fragrance.  She tapped Anne Flipo as the perfumer, and featured models Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, and Christy Turlington Burns for the ad campaign. A new section on Karen’s website entitled “Women Who Inspire” highlights various women and their contributions to society.  Woman is available now in department stores and on Karen’s website.

The Hadid-designed bottle

The fragrance ad

An image for Hadid shot for the campaign