HAVE. YOU. HEARD!!!!????!!!!
News broke this week that an amazing collaboration will be in our sights come September! Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington, (leading lady on the multi award winning TV drama series Scandal created by the amazingly talented Shonda Rhimes – Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice) is teaming up with THE Lyn Paolo (outstanding Costume Designer) and Elliot Staples (Sr Vice President of Design at The Limited) to release a Scandal-inspired collection.
^ Lyn Paolo
^ Elliot Staples
Listen here peeps, I have watched Scandal since DAY ONE and I have coveted and lusted after Olivia Pope‘s wardrobe like every other fashion loving lady out there, so you will understand when I tell you that upon hearing this amazing news, something escaped my mouth which can only be described as a squeal (please note it would’ve been a full blown cha-cha with castanets had I not been in work at the time!)
Olivia Pope is a style icon for the business world, she wears wide legged pant suits, luscious silk blouses, long leather gloves, beautiful dresses – as well as the odd stunning couture frock thrown in for good measure! But above all, people, she wears coats – not just any coats – COVETABLE coats!
I want them ALL and I want them TWICE!
In an interview early this week, Washington said, “People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show.” Retail prices will range from $49 – $248 (that’s approximately £29 – £146 to you and me). I must say, it’s nice to see that the top end will be around the £150 mark, cause lets face it, in the fashion industry sometimes they say “ranging from” and what they really mean is “we have one item at £50 (it’s a hair tie) and EVERYTHING else is £500+”
The 42-piece collection will be available in 250 mall-based stores stateside as well as on The Limited’s website and guess what? THEY HAVE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!!!!!!!
“White hat’s back on”