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My Quest Is Finally Over: I Have Found My Very Own Olivia Pope Coat

Published September 17, 2014 by The Feminist

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Loyal readers will know by now that I am probably the biggest Scandal fan on the planet.

I honestly love that show. It’s intrigue. It’s drama. It’s Kerry Washington in all her stylishness wearing the most power-exuding clothes imaginable.

I love it.

Love it, love it, love it, luuuvvv it.

I even based my thesis on stereotypes of African American women in US television on the character of Olivia Pope and Scandal. That’s how much I love it. (Shonda Rhimes, If you’re reading this, I’ll gladly come to ‘Merica to discuss the remarkable results of my research with you, if you like. )

Those of you who are as passionate Scandal fans as I am (hard to imagine someone can be as big a fan as I am, but hey…)will already have highlighted September 25 in their agenda (or in my case, I circled the date with glitter and surrounded it with pink fluffy cat stickers)

On that day, season 4 of Scandal will finally premiere and I have been looking forward to that day ever since last season had its very awesome yet earthshattering final last Spring.

The question that is probably on all of your minds right now is why the hell am I telling you all of this??

Well, dear readers, because something amazing happened yesterday that is intrinsically linked with Scandal. You see, for the past year I have been looking for my very own (read: affordable) Olivia Pope coat. Especially that one coat with the big envelope collar truly made my fashion-beating heart melt. As you can imagine, Olivia Pope’s designer coats are not within my budget (uhum), but that didn’t stop me from embarking on a quest to find a more affordable version.

I looked everywhere, but never ever found what I was looking for. Either the coat was way too expensive, or just not as elegant/sharp/ I-am-a-career-woman-looking as Olivia Pope’s.

I had even given up on my seemingly impossible quest and was trying to get the image of me looking all powerful and important with a starbucks coffee in my hands out of my head.

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And then yesterday, as if God was rewarding me for my patience, I found my very own Scandal coat.

I bought it at Mango, it’s a charcoal grey colour, has a soft fabric and it makes me look like a sharp and elegant career woman.

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And it has an amazing collar:

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Conclusion: Miracles can happen!

Warning: I’ll be looking real Scandalous this winter!

PS: Yes, I’m aware hers is light and mine is dark, but with my pale skin, a cream coat is just not the way to go.

Another Good Reason Why You Should Watch Scandal: An Ode to Harrison Wright

Published February 26, 2014 by The Feminist

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Gladiators, rejoice! In exactly one day the greatest TV series on earth returns for a brand new episode. That daunting period in which we were forced to #CopeWithoutPope has been going on for far too long; not just because I want to know what happens next, but also because my friends are tired of hearing me randomly sneaking phrases like “I am a Gladiator in a suit” or “If you want something done, get Olivia Pope on it” into every conversation.

If –for some very odd reason- you have never watched an episode of Scandal, I can tell you that you are definitely missing out on a lot. The storyline is absolutely bonkers, Kerry Washington is the best thing to have happened to television since Oprah Winfrey and the Scandal wardrobe is to die for. (Think: fabulous women suits and elegant kick-ass dresses)

There is, however, one other reason why I believe everyone should watch Scandal (Especially those who like a bit of man candy to look at), and that reason is the character of Harrison Wright, played by too-hot-to-handle Columbus Short.

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Seriously.

Apart from the fact that his face looks like it was carved by angels using diamond chisels,  he also wears very gentlemen-like suits that would even make Justin “Suit&Tie” Timberlake blush.

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Sigh.

Moreover, Harrison is knee-wobblingly cool, has a toothpaste bright smile and can persuade even the most difficult clients just by staring at them.

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Some Scandal dummies among you might think things couldn’t possibly get any better than that… well… they can! Because besides his dashingly good looks and ridiculous charm, he is also good with words.

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Oh yeah, he’s a real smooth talker, that Harrison!

He rattles on at the speed of light, blowing people away with a combination of eloquently formulated arguments and a splash of humour.

Oh, and before I forget: he has a dark side.

Having said that, I would like to end this post with two short messages:

1)      To all the Scandal nitwits out there,

I hope this has finally convinced you to start watching the show. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed!

2)      To all my fellow Gladiators,

Suit up! It is time to get scandalous!

The Met Gala 2013: Even better than the Oscars!

Published May 7, 2013 by The Feminist

The Met Gala is by far the most amazing, awesome, extravagant, luxurious fashion event of the year! How could it not be? It is organized by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, so if you want to see some breathtakingly beautiful dresses, the Met Gala is the place to be!
This year’s theme was: “PUNK: Chaos to Couture”. The possibilities are endless, I would say! It’s all about having the balls to wear something creatively insane, and rock it with a giant attitude! 😉
Let’s start with the night’s best-dressed :
Beyonce in Givenchy: hell yeah!

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Anne Hathaway in a stunning Valentino dress! And I give her extra credit for her bold blonde new hairdo!

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Though I’m not a big fan of Nicole Richie’s hair colour, it is definitely punk! And her dress is gorgeous and affordable!! (Thank heavens for Topshop! )

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Not exactly punk, I would say, but breathtaking nonetheless. Jessica Alba in Tory Burch.

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Though I’m not so sure about the bottom part of the dress, Kerry Washington is a vision- as always!- in Vera Wang. By the way, I.WANT.THOSE.LONG.LEATHER.GLOVES! NOW!

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I only have one message for Rose Huntington-Whitely: Give me that dress!

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In one word: WOW! Talking about rocking the red carpet: Blake Lively!

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The best dressed celeb of the evening by far: Sarah Jessica Parker! She looks incredible! (and hurray for head pieces!)

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In the “not so great” category:
Madonna. What was she thinking? Even if your name is Madonna, you cannot wear slutty, punky school girl outfits when you’re over 50. You simply cannot.

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I’m usually a Miley Cyrus fashion fan, but this time I was shaking my head in disapproval when I saw her Marc Jacobs dress.

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Remember when I wrote about the jumpsuit and how much I love it? Well, this is how NOT to wear it, Kristen Stewart!

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No Ashley. NO!

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So who do you think was the best dressed and worst dressed of the evening? 😉

Oscars 2013: a very subjective red carpet recap

Published February 25, 2013 by The Feminist

Before the envelops were opened last night, all eyes were on the red carpet, where the stars arrived to show off their beautiful gowns and tuxedos.

Here are my personal favourites!

Looking absolutely fabulous in an Art Deco-inspired gown by Armani Privé: Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain

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Naomi Watts was simply breathtaking in this futuristic metallic dress!

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I’ve told this once before – but damn! – Kerry Washington has STYLE! She looks so beautiful in this coral Miu Miu dress with embroidered bodice!

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Showing off her famous curves in a black velvet Alexander McQueen gown with a stunning gold embroidered neck, it’s Salma Hayek!

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Sandra Bullock looked stunning in a dramatic Elie Saab dress!

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Is there anything Halle Berry cannot pull off?? She looks amazing in this long-sleeved Armani gown, don’t you agree?

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Amy Adams rocked the red carpet in a beautiful pale blue ball gown.

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In the “meh!”- category: the Jennifers! Jennifer Aniston’s dress was boring as hell and although a lot of people thought Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning, I personally didn’t get her outfit. Something was off. I can’t really tell what exactly, there was just something really odd about the shape and fit of the dress. What do you think?

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In the category: You’re never too old to shine: Sally Fields in Valentino red and Jane Fonda in Versace yellow.

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Who were your personal favourites, fellow fashionistas? 😉

Django Unchained: Tarantino’s Masterpiece

Published January 27, 2013 by The Feminist

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I went to see Django Unchained last night and it was the most insanely extravagant, overwhelmingly violent and outrageously entertaining Tarantino film I’ve ever seen. However, he successfully balances the blood-spattering violence and sharp dialogues with the controversial historical topic of American slavery and shows the absolute horrors of the pre-abolition period.

Is ‘Django Unchained’ over the top? Of course it is! It wouldn’t be Tarantino otherwise.

Still not convinced? Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and particularly Samuel L Jacksons and Christoph Waltz are just absolutely brilliant!

Oh yeah, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Shall I repeat that?

Leonardo DiCaprio!

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.

L-E-O !

If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will! ( Seriously, the man could read a dictionary on screen and it would still be Oscar-worthy 😉 )

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Kerry Washington: Beauty, Brains and tons of style

Published January 15, 2013 by The Feminist

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My message today is very simple: I love Kerry Washington.

Why?

Here are the four main reasons:

1) She is absolutely brilliant in the TV series Scandal. I’ve been hooked on the show since the first episode and Kerry is exceptional in portraying a powerful yet vulnerable woman at the top. The rapid-fire dialogues, the intense characters and plot twists that make my mouth drop: I’m always on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what’s going to happen next. Yes, it’s that good!

2) She is smart! Just watch the video below in which Kerry explains the importance of affirmative action: the woman’s got brains! She is also a huge supporter of President Obama and used her star power last November to encourage voters to vote for him.

3) She is BY FAR the most beautiful woman on the planet. I mean, look at her!
… I’m sure you’re all nodding in agreement now 😉

4) She has a great sense of style. She mixes traditional Hollywood elegance with magical modern twists. There is always a groovy edge to her outfits. Just take a look at all her magnificent looks at the recent Django Unchained premieres in Europe:

A breathtaking horse print gown from Giles

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A Prada cut- out dress

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A Blue floral print strapless dress from Rochas

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This is probably my favorite: An eye catching printed dress from Pete Pilotto. It’s different, adventurous, young, intriguing and elegant. In one word: WOW!

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