348 posts tagged Olivia Pope Fashion
3x05 ‘More Cattle Less Bull’ Stills
Olivia Pope Strutting in Rubin Singer, #Scandal305: More Cattle, Less Bull.
Scandal 3x04 - "Say Hello to My Little Friend" (x)
Olivia & Jake
Olivia’s Ring: The Mystery Continues
More info on Olivia’s ring from Kerry. We all noticed the ring disappeared in 301, but now we know why. So the ring is indeed back and in the present day. See my original post on the ring from August 2013 below , but I continue to be very intrigued!
Olivia Pope’s Mystery Ring
I have always been of the mindset that Olivia’s ring is just jewelry until they tell us it means something. Well, now we know it means something.
Olivia has consistently worn this sculpted gold band on her left index finger since present-day Season 1 (season 1 pics are best verified by the presence of Stephen-he’s better than a time/date stamp in the Scandalverse.)
However, the ring has not been present in the flashbacks to the campaign trail or Fitz and Olivia’s early days in the White House. Olivia also does not appear to be wearing the ring the day she resigns from White House, so it would seem that she got the ring after she resigned.
There definitely appears to be a storyline significance behind the ring based on Kerry’s tweet, and it would seem the backstory has possibly been known internally by Kerry, Shonda and the writers for a while since she’s worn it since the show started.
Yes, I have often raised the question in the past as to on what planet the Fitzgerald Grant we know from prior to Season 2 would let Olivia go without a fight - maybe he did put up a fight after all? Or does it have another meaning entirely?
Hopefully it is something to be revealed in Season 3. Until then, we will have to wait to find out where it came from and why Olivia always wears it.
Gladiators here’s a complete rundown on Olivia Pope Fashion in #Scandal303: “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” courtesy of Jessica C. Andrews’s amazing style blog - Glamazons! (Did anyone notice that Olivia did not change outfits for this episode? There was no signature Gladiator Armor/White Jacket but Olivia Pope definitely bought IT in this episode as she tackled each situation head on.)
Four of Olivia’s trademark looks were front and center - her gold Movado watch, her long layering necklace, her draped coat and her Armani suit. Hats off to Lyn Paolo and Kerry Washington for Olivia Pope’s look in #Scandal303.)
- Giorgio Armani Fall 2013 lavender asymmetrical, one-button silk jacket and pants
- Lyn Paolo on Olivia Pope Style in #Scandal303 to Instyle.com: “The periwinkle suit was Armani and luckily I had four of it as we needed multiples. It wasn’t a moment to be in white as she needed to feel like she was one of the hostages,” Paolo explained. “The Donna Karen coat she wore I found this summer, though it wasn’t in her color palette, but the coat changed color, on the hanger it looks gray, but when you put it with the suit it looked more blue, what a happy accident.”
Get the scoop on Olivia Pope Fashion in Scandal Season 3 so far here!
Tom Verica: Top secret location tonight. This is all I can show!#peepingtom #scandal308 #DirectorsPOV
(FYI: They’re shooting #Scandal308.)
A Conversation with Lyn Elizabeth Paolo: GetThis.TV
A Conversation with Lyn Elizabeth Paolo
How did you end up being a Costume Designer?
I just kind of fell into it, it was completely unplanned. I moved from England and had studied to be child educator, but wasn’t able to with the required certificates when I moved to the U.S. It was the 80’s and music videos were all the rage. I always dressed cool and my husband worked on commercials, at the time. I made some connections, started assisting and worked my way up. My first big break was the TV Show Dallas where I worked as the Costume Designer of its last year. I then worked on Homefront, the first show I was apart of that won an Emmy. From there, I moved on to ER, West Wing, and now it’s been 20 years!
What are you most proud of in your life?
I’m personally most proud of being a parent. Professionally, that I’ve been fortunate enough to work and have fun with John Wells, Christopher Chulack and team for most of my career!
Who are your fashion icons?
Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior.
Do you have a favorite fashion moment in television or movies (past or present)?
Elizabeth Taylor when she wore the strapless daisy embellished dress in “A Place in the Sun”, the costumes in “Blade Runner” and “Road to Perdition”.
I’m fan of subtle costuming. Pretty is easy. Making people look real is the hard part.
What advise do you have for building a versatile wardrobe?
First, be true to your body type, don’t follow fashion and only buy things that fit. Think of three basic colors that you love and buy three key pieces in those colors (blazers, skirts, pants). Mix and match these pieces and wear them interchangeably. Keep it simple so that getting ready in the a.m. is easy.
What is your personal style?
Somewhat similar to the style Olivia Pope, but Olivia is less accessorized. I love wearing pencil skirts, it’s my thing and I often buy the same style in a few colors. Also, I love changing into my Loungewear when I come home. It’s my uniform! I literally put on jersey or silk PJ bottoms (depending on the season), leave on a silk cami from the day and throw on a comfy cardigan.
What goes through your head when you get dressed in the morning?
I really dress spontaneously, if I have an important meeting, I would plan the night before. Always plan your outfit the night before when you’re going to be in the spotlight!
What are some key items in your closet you cannot live without?
Go to black skirts, Joie tank tops, Theory & Helmut Lang long stretch blouses, Gucci dresses, tailored blazers, with my Chloé Boots
What is your must have accessory?
Long strands of pearls and stones! I buy them in downtown Los Angeles in various lengths and wrap them around my wrist.
What inspires your work?
I like to convey strong, positive women through wardrobe selections. The clothes need to tell a story about the character, they need to be helpful to the storyline. I also like looking at old movies, the black and white photography that I collect and research at museums. I thought I would be a teacher, so when I have time I love to lecture and teach under privileged kids about opportunities they have before them.
What are some iconic items from Olivia Pope’s character seen in Scandal?
Olivia’s trench coach, long gloves, lovely Loungewear, handbags and platform shoes that keep her strong and grounded!
What is in your playlist?Quite eclectic - Classics like Elvis Costello, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole—also like to mix it up with the Sex Pistols, other 80s Punk bands.
I met Kerry Washington tonight on the set of Scandal. She’s so awesome and kind. Hung out for about three hours on the set of Scandal. Chilled at the sound mixers station, he gave me lots of wisdom about film, jobs, things to avoid, setting a path, told me his story.
Ugh. Tonight was amazing.
Have you ever noticed that many of your favorite celebrities look much better dressed on screen than in person?