Cover Craze: Kerry Washington Is Flawless For Lucky’s December Issue!


Kerry Washington for Lucky December 2013

I can’t think of a better way to send off 2013 (in the magazine world) than with Kerry Washington on the cover of Lucky‘s December issue. Not only is the Emmy-nominated actress one of the most in-demand faces in fashion, but she’s also my current celebrity obsession & secretly, I want to be her best friend! She’s utter perfection on the red carpet, but also captivates audiences on the ABC drama Scandal, as the always stylish Olivia Pope.

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In the magazine’s behind-the-scenes video, Kerry talks about her favorite looks from the shoot, including a sparkling red sequined number by Yves Saint Laurent & a sexy white mini dress from design house Versace. The much-gossiped-about cover shows a stunning Kerry with blunt bangs, frosted makeup, & a feminine frock by Dior.

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However, it’s clear (as if it wasn’t before) that Kerry can wear anything & rock any look. She can don the glamorous Old Hollywood style, as well as strut in a super edgy rocker ensemble without even flinching.

Aside from her critical acclaim on both the small screen for Scandal & the big screen in the Oscar-winning film Django Unchained, Kerry has had a big year. She got married, is expecting her first child, & did a killer job hosting Saturday Night Live recently. It doesn’t look like the talented actress is slowing down any time soon & I know I can’t wait to see more & more of her on & off screen.

What do you think of Kerry’s photo shoot for Lucky? What’s your favorite look of hers? For more celebrity posts, be sure to check out LBD inspiration from Jennifer Lopez & Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence’s In Style cover shoot, my favorite picks from Lauren Conrad’s jewelry for Kohl’s, & Carrie Underwood’s nine fabulous costume changes for this year’s CMAs! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Prada’s Menswear Fall / Winter Campaign Stars Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, & Ezra Miller!


In an effort to contribute some sort of satirical fashion news for a friend’s new website, The Long Island Leek, I got sidetracked with some male-appropriate fashion-related news that I was super excited to share on this very sunny Father’s Day. Also, it’d been over a year since I last featured something about men’s fashion here on Style Darling, so I thought today was a good day to do it. Last year, I shared that actors like Gary Oldman & Garrett Hedlund not only walked the runway for Prada, but were also featured in the brand’s campaign.

However, leave it to Prada to pick a variety of actors, seasoned & up-and-coming, for their new Menswear Fall / Winter 2013-2014 ad campaign. This time we’re seeing two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained & Inglorious Basterds fame, Skyfall‘s Q British actor Ben Whishaw, & Perks of Being a Wallflower breakout star Ezra Miller, who you might also recognize from 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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The ads were shot in London by David Sims back in March, which was “inspired by the irreverent world of ’60s New Wave cinema,” & each actor serves as “protagonists in a drama of wit & enigma.” The unconventional leading men are perfect for capturing the ageless & legendary look of Prada for men, inviting the dapper foreigner, pretty boy artist, & solemn brainiac to the table. Additionally, Prada released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, which shows the actors-turned-temporary-models in action!

For more from Ad Madness, check out previous posts including Rooney Mara’s debut as the face of Calvin Klein’s new Downtown fragrance, Jaeger Le-Coultre’s short film starring Diane Kruger, & Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s. Also, for more fashionable videos from Watch This Style, take a look at the nail polish-inspired video for Couleurs Culte de Chanel, Kerry Washington’s June cover shoot for ELLE, & supermodel Kate Upton’s debut fashion spread for Vogue! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style / Cover Craze: Kerry Washington’s Super Hot ELLE Cover For June!


I was a little late joining the I-Love-Scandal bandwagon & shame on me for not taking Olivia Pope‘s side, especially when I’ve been catching up on the series, which stars one of Hollywood’s hottest it-girls, Kerry Washington. Not only did she have a stellar 2012-2013 with the success of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, & her latest comedy Peeples, but the New York native has hit A-list status with her consistently glamorous red carpet appearances, as well as her powerhouse character, Olivia, on the Shonda Rhimes-created television show.

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Next month, the actress is featured as ELLE‘s cover girl for June 2013, & she’s never looked better. The shoot, which features amazing looks that mix both regal opulence with all-American elegance, was captured by Horst Diekgergdes & styled by Samira Nasr. Never has a pair of hot pants or the combination of denim & haute couture looked so refreshing & sophisticated.

Kerry Washington For ELLE June 2013

Kerry Washington for ELLE June 2013

Kerry is wearing some of the most sought after designers including Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Christian Louboutin, Armani Exchange, Tom Ford, & Piaget! Also, in the video below, Kerry discusses the challenges she faced while taking on her slave character in Django Unchained, as well as her respect for the art of comic timing. In addition, ELLE quizzes the actress on various scenarios about what-would-Olivia-Pope-do?

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I’m so happy to see Kerry take center stage, especially on the covers of my favorite fashion magazines. She’s a designer’s darling & I’m really excited to see what her next big screen, small screen, & cover girl moves are. What do you think of Kerry’s shoot for ELLE? Which look is your favorite? For more magazine posts, check out Kate Upton’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired Vogue shoot, Christina Hendricks for Lucky‘s June issue, & Scarlett Johansson’s sultry looks for Marie Claire! Happy Styling!

Designer’s Best: AnnaSophia Robb, Kristen Stewart, Hailee Steinfeld, & More In Louis Vuitton’s Checkered Print!


One of the most memorable galleries that I posted from Paris Fashion Week was of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection, which featured a breathtakingly refreshing look at checkered prints. These looks, which have certainly made their mark on fashion, have been seen all of the red carpets since, proving that Louis Vuitton is a brand worth knowing beyond their famous handbags.

Kirsten Dunst chose the rust & white combination to wear while attending The 2013 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala, accessorizing the look with pointy matching Jimmy Choo pumps. InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba showed her support for the magazine at their Golden Globes after-party with black patent leather pumps by Casadei. It-girl Kerry Washington showed her flirty & feminine side in a pastel version at a Berlin press event for her latest film, Django Unchained, with a VC Signature clutch & towering white & metallic pointy toe pumps. Actress Hailee Steinfeld made an entrance in a romper at a Vitamin Water / Sally Hansen-sponsored event, while celebrating her 16th birthday!Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Hailee Steinfeld, Berenice Bejo, Kristen Stewart & AnnaSophia Robb.

Last year’s Oscar-nominated French import Berenice Bejo walked the red carpet at the premiere of Populaire with red suede pumps, stacked bangles, & a sparkling clutch. Kristen Stewart showed some leg at a Tokyo press conference for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two in a shorts romper with strappy Brian Atwood heels. Most recently, The Carrie Diaries up-and-comer & cover girl AnnaSophia Robb posed for Teen Vogue in a midriff-baring top & mini skirt from the collection.

Would you wear a checkered look? Do you like the color combinations or the way these celebs have styled their Louis Vuitton pieces? Which designers do you like the follow on the runway & red carpets? To shop the Louis Vuitton collection, check out links to Neiman Marcus, Americana Manhasset, & Bag Borrow or Steal! Happy Styling!