Kerry Washington Talks Fashion and Holiday Plans as Lucky's Cover Girl

"I like to cook around the holidays," she says. "It's really a special time."

Posted: 11/14/2013 01:00 PM EST
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Kerry Washington

(Photo: Lucky Magazine, December 2013)

Kerry Washington is currently gracing the December/January issue of Lucky magazine and her latest cover look has received mixed reviews, with many saying the starlet has looked better. Rocking choppy, windswept hair, nude makeup, a frosted lip color and a Dior dress paired with a flowy orange scarf, the actress opens up about her holiday plans, finding her way in the fashion world and the rock she received from husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

"I never wanted to have a ring that I would feel uncomfortable riding the subway with," she says, adding that she wears her rings every day. "My wedding band and engagement ring are the only things I can say that I wear every day. I pin them to my clothing on set. That way, I always have them with me."

Washington still won't confirm the rumors that she's expecting her first child, but did reveal what she plans to do for the upcoming holidays. The newlywed couple will be heading to her house in upstate New York and then getting together with family in the Bronx, where the actress grew up.

"My mother's birthday is close to Christmas, and I like to cook around the holidays," she says. "It's really a special time."

"I'm usually in charge of the veggies — I have a brussels sprouts dish that I make," she adds. "And my mom and I bake this Jamaican rum cake together."

What we'd love to know is what she'll be wearing for all those festivities. Washington, who enlisted her stylish celeb friends to help her figure out fashion when she was a rising star, says she learned how important it is to use style to send a message.

"I always strive to be appropriate," she says. "I know that how people dress says a lot about what they believe and how they walk in the world. So I'm very aware when I make choices that those choices say things. I know whether a gown is the correct gown for the Met Ball or at the MTV Movie Awards or at the White House Correspondents' Dinner."

That said, Washington still feels quite at home with some comfy gear and sneakers, too.

"I can run into Madewell and J. Crew and be good for a few months," she says. "I'm not a formal person. I have a lot of jeans. And I have tons of sneakers, whether they're the custom Nikes that you can make online or the Isabel Marant wedges. That's the Bronx in me, for sure."


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