She's already captured DC by storm — and is now ready to conquer the nail polish empire, one brush stoke at a time. According to WWD, Kerry Washington is OPI's new creative ambassador. Looks like Olivia Pope may have snagged herself a cushy new gig, and trading government threats for glossy talons has never looked better.
As ambassador, Washington will be co-designing a collection of polishes with OPI co-founder and creative director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. Unfortunately, no further details have been released — for now, time is our only solace, but I have a feeling this collection will be worth the extra waiting game. "This is going to be a lot of fun," the Emmy-nominated actress told WWD. "I’m looking forward to testing out new colors on the red carpet. The fun, for me, is that nail lives in the crossover space between fashion and beauty."
Washington played a part in branding Scandal's Olivia Pope as ultimate style icon. It's all about being fictional but fashionable. Like her on-screen persona, Washington is equally as savvy in the reality — especially when it comes to her trusty nail polishes. She counts "Lincoln Park After Dark" and "Big Apple Red" as her favorite OPI shades, and has a revolutionary plan up her sleeve that will forever alter the beauty world. "I want to increase access to beauty to women of all ethnicities,” she stated to WWD. “Nude looks different depending on your skin tone and that’s the fashion and beauty world I want to live in, where everyone has the ability to express the beauty that reflects them." Let us raise our top coats for diversity!
While we patiently (or more so, impatiently) wait around for Washington's future OPI collection, let's take a look at the past four times OPI has struck gold with their celebrity collaborations.
1. The Kardashians
Nicole By OPI Kardashian Kolor Nail Lacquer, $3.95-$5.96, walmart.com
You know exactly what's in store when "color" is transformed into "kolor" — there's a key difference here. In 2011, the Kardashians teamed up with Nicole By OPI to release a 14-piece collection of bold and glittery hues. What's in a Kardashian Kolor? Well, plenty: there's the bubblegum "Kim-Pletely In Love," a wine red "Sealed With A Kris," and even a party-perfect "Rainbow In The S-Kylie." There's a shade for every Kardashian sis, so take your pick and get painting.
2. Katy Perry
OPI Katy Perry Collection, $9.49, target.com
Katy Perry's OPI collab is when pop music and nail polishes collide. Is "Last Friday Night" your frequent shower jam? If yes, then say hello to a dreamy iridescent blue. Or maybe you prefer to tune out to "Teenage Dream" while stuck in traffic? Then a sequined pink is your best bet. Either way, this five-piece collection is a must for channeling a dose of Perry herself.
3. Selena Gomez
Nicole By OPI Selena Gomez Collection, $6.67, drugstore.com
Fourteen vibrant hues, 14 ways to up your springtime nail game. The Nicole By OPI Selena Gomez collection features a plethora of striking options: from the mustard yellow "Hit The Lights" to shimmery "Pretty In Plum," these shades are reserved for the beauty bravehearts and color devotees — there's no space for playing it safe here.
4. Carrie Underwood
Nicole By OPI Carrie Underwood Collection, $4.17, walmart.com
Country darling Carrie Underwood has also had a turn at the OPI wheel. Her collection is mostly sprinkled with soft neutral hues — think feminine, sweet, and all around innocent.
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