Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
I recently read a Cosmo interview with “Scandal" Costume Designer Lyn Paolo in which she offered hints about what my shero Olivia Pope will be wearing in Season 3:
"I’m madly in love with Dior right now. They’re bringing back capes and I’m mad about capes. There are going to be a lot of cape and glove moments."
I read that and I was like, “Shut. Up." Because guess who got this cape for her birthday last year?
I saw it at The Limited and fell in love. I have a soft spot for military details, especially on outerwear.
But it gets better.
I was so inspired by the opera-length gloves Liv wore last season
that I bought a pair for myself. And apparently I wasn’t the only one under the influence of gloves. Lyn told Cosmo:
"At the CFDAs, a bunch of designers told us they’re incorporating gloves this year because they just loved how the gloves looked on the show."
Wow, what a compliment to Lyn! I’m very interested to see exactly which designers were bitten by the glove bug. (Yes, that makes two plays on the word “glove.” Yes, I’m done.)
How do you feel about capes and gloves? Yay or nay?
"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington and Dan Bucatinsky have been nominated for Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series categories, respectively.
And because I have the ability to make literally everything about me, I’ve copied and pasted an old post detailing a Twitter exchange I had with those two back in November.
Kerry Washington and I were separated at birth. I have receipts, y’all.
Last night while watching “Scandal” I tweeted this:
my long-lost sister Kerry tweeted this:
Similar random comments. AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.
And the kicker? This:
Not only did Dan Bucatinsky (aka James) retweet me, he retweeted me and Kerry AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.
Sorry, I couldn’t help going there.
Between this and this… I’m in “Scandal” fangurl heaven. And totally Twitterfamous.
Ah, that was a nice trip down Memory Lane. Now the important question: What will they wear to the Emmys?!
Both Kerry and Dan are very stylish, so I’m sure they’ll kick ass on that red carpet.
Olivia Pope is one of the most stylish characters on television, hands down. But don’t take my word for it.
Vulture writer Margaret Lyons has actually taken the time to create a slideshow of every outfit Liv wore during Season 2. Lyons’s commentary is pretty funny. Below are a couple pics from the slideshow, her quips, and my responses.
Olivia’s pajama wardrobe is better than Quinn’s everything wardrobe.
This is by far the frilliest thing in Olivia’s wardrobe. She wears it out with Edison, so read into that what you will. (How about that she’s not her real self with him. Just a guess.)
I like this guess!
Hi, it’s me, Kerry Washington, the world’s most beautiful human, somehow making high-waisted wide-legged trousers look amazing.
I see no lies here.
Thunk. We are dead. We died from perfection overload, on account of this being the most perfect dress ever.
Tell it. My mom still talks about that dress. And the episode originally aired in November.
To see the entire slideshow, click here.
For the Gladiators out there.
A fantastic supercut of my favorite fixer doling out advice− solicited and otherwise.
On Saturday, the lovely and talented Darby Stanchfield replied to my tweet about her and my bestie, Ker, in Glamour mag. (Don’t make that face. She’s totally my bestie.)
Wasn’t that sweet of Darby?
The “Scandal” cast is the best ever. So generous with their time.