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Featured Article: Kerry Washington for Marie Claire US November 2018


After seven seasons of Scandal and playing one of the most powerful and history-making female leads on television, Kerry Washington is ready to return to the Broadway stage in American Son (opening ‪November 4th‬). The notoriously private Bronx-native opens up to Marie Claire US‘ November 2018 issue (photography by Thomas Whiteside) about how she defines power, her special connect to theater, how Shonda Rhimes changed her outlook on Hollywood, her mission with for Times Up, and what her children teach her.

Kerry Washington wears Versace dress on the cover, styled by Solange Franklin Reed with hair and makeup by Takisha and Carola Gonzalez, manicurist Tom Bachik.

On how she defines power: “Honestly, I think about power as more of an internal phenomenon. I tend to think about empowerment for myself so that I have the courage and ability to act on the ideologies and priorities that resonate with me. I’ve always wanted to cultivate a sense of empowerment within myself without seeking approval from outside sources.”

On her work with Times Up: “Our priority has been to not reinvent the wheel, to not feel like, ‘Oh we’re going to come in and do what nobody has been able to do,’ but rather to acknowledge that there are so many communities of powerful women committed to advocacy, and our job is to leverage whatever power we have to support that work, grow that work, shed light on that work.”

On how Shonda Rhimes changed her vision of what power looked like in Hollywood: “I didn’t feel like I had to twist myself into some other understanding of what black womanness is supposed to look like, because Shonda [Rhimes, Scandal creator and showrunner] got me, and so I could get closer and closer to my truth because I wasn’t worried about going to work on Monday and somebody being like, ‘Why would you talk about that?’ Just her existence and working with her so intimately changed the idea of what power looked like in this business.”

On her special connection to theater: “The last time I did theater, it completely transformed my life. That’s where I met my husband.” (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Mila Kunis, here to view 2016 cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2015 cover featuring Lea Michele, here to view 2014 cover featuring Cameron Diaz, here to view 2013 cover featuring Natalie Portman, here to view 2012 cover featuring Ashley Greene, here to view 2011 cover featuring Katie Holmes, here for 2010 cover with Victoria Beckham, and here for 2009 cover with Hilary Swank.


Kerry Washington for InStyle US September 2016


Scandal star Kerry Washington is wearing Victoria Beckham on the September cover of InStyle US shot by Thomas Whiteside, styled by Melissa Rubini. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view 2014 cover featuring Julia Roberts, here to view last 2013 featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Beyoncé, here for 2010 cover with Hilary Swank, and here for 2009 cover with also with Jennifer Lopez.


Kerry Washington for The Edit Magazine March 27th 2015


Scandal star Kerry Washington poses in front of Bjorn Iooss‘ lens for the March 26th cover of The Edit Magazine, styling by Tracy Taylor. (source)


Kerry Washington for InStyle US March 2015


Scandal‘s Kerry Washington landed the March 2015 cover slot of InStyle US. The magazine received lots of backlash because Kerry doesn’t really look like Kerry… (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2013 cover featuring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, here to view 2012 covers featuring Jennifer Aniston, here for 2011 cover with Julianne Moore, and here for 2010 cover with Anne Hathaway.


Kerry Washington for Allure US November 2014


The Scandal star is goes au naturel sans make up for the November cover of Allure. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Naomi Watts, here to view 2012 cover featuring Lauren Conrad, here to view 2011 cover featuring Ashley Greene, here for 2010 cover with Julianne Moore, and here for 2009 cover with Kristen Stewart.


Featured Article: Vanity Fair 2013 Covers Recap


Vanity Fair started this year with one of our favourite covers from them. Some of the world’s funniest comedians and comediennes (we are talking about Jim Carrey, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph amongs others!) were posed in front of Mark Seliger lens with hilariously ridiculous outfits. Not to mention that Judd Apatow guest edited the issue. So, it was a perfect Comedy Issue!

Another favourite from Vanity Fair is the August issue with first time cover star, Scandal‘s Kerry Washington who really deserves more major magazine front page slots in the future. She posed in a sexy white cut out bikini, half underwater by Norman Jean Roy. American actress Jennifer Lawrence landed the February issue before her Oscar winning moment (who can forget that historical time when she slipped on the stage!) and her cover came in perfect timing.

More Academy Award-related actors whose featured in this year’s line up were Ben Affleck–who directed this year’s Best Picture winner, Argo–and 2013 Best Actor nominee Bradley Cooper (with the lovely Emma Stone) for March, 1954 Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for May, 2009 Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt for June (our least fave cover of the year), and 2003 Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman for December.

The rest of the cover stars are singer Taylor Swift by Peter Lindbergh, actor Channing Tatum by Bruce Weber, the late Princess Diana by Mario Testino, model Kate Upton by Annie Leibovitz (celebrating their 100th anniversary issue), and rapper Jay Z by Mario Testino.

One thing we realized is that VF changed their bold masthead to be more vintage, classic yet slim since October issue. We are not complaining about it, as long as they keep producing good covers and attention-grabbing headlines. Sometimes the headlines were silly and too obvious (i.e The Wife Who Outfoxed Kristen Stewart in December), but it’s our guilty pleasure to see what will they write next.

Which one of this year’s line up is your favourite? You can also read our 2012, 2011 and 2010 review by clicking the respective links.

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Tony Goldwyn for DaMan October/November 2013


Mitchell Nguyen McCormack photographed the Scandal star for the cover. (source)


Kerry Washington for Glamour US October 2013


The 36 year old Scandal actress looks beautiful on the soft October cover from Glamour US! (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Emma Watson, here to view 2011 cover featuring Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys, here for 2010 cover with Lea Michele, and here for 2009 cover with Gwen Stefani.


Kerry Washington for Elle US June 2013


The 36 year old Scandal and Django Unchained star is gracing the June cover of Elle US, wearing Marc Jacobs cardigan and graphic print shorts, photographed by Horst Diekgerdes.

Click here to view last year covers featuring Kristen Stewart, here for 2011 cover with Rachel McAdams, here for 2010 cover with Kristen Stewart, and here for 2009 cover with Megan Fox.

Image via TFS.


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