According to reports, Scandal star Kerry Washington is adding ‘creative ambassador’ to her résumé. She was recently named the first-ever creative ambassador of OPI nail polish.
Washington, 38, will be co-curating shades and creating polish names with the company’s co-founder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.
“I am a huge fan of OPI and was ecstatic when Suzi approached me to partner with the brand,” Washington said in a news release. “I’m so inspired by Suzi and what she has built with the OPI brand. OPI’s broad spectrum of fashionable colors and iconic names have become an industry standard. I’m thrilled to work with Suzi on developing gorgeous new shades and exciting new names.”
Weiss-Fischmann reportedly swooned over Washington’s involvement with the brand as well, US Weekly reports.
“One of my favorite shows is Scandal,” she said. “I noticed that the show was on the tip of everyone’s tongue from the boardroom to the watercooler, and [that] Kerry had unquestionably become a role model for women everywhere. She truly empowers women of all ages. She is bold, fashionable, and loves nail lacquer.”
This is not Washington’s first foray into the style industry, as she worked on a Scandal-inspired fashion line with the show’s costume designer Lyn Paolo and retail clothing brand The Limited.
The 42-piece collection, which was launched in late September, includes slacks, blouses, sweaters, dresses, and jackets that are available in The Limited stores nationwide as well as via their Website.
Since 2013, Washington has also been a creative consultant with Neutrogena and the brand is reportedly expanding its foundation colors and lip shades. Washington has said of her involvement with the brand that there’s a vital need to offer a diverse array of shades for consumers.
“I want to increase access to beauty to women of all ethnicities,” she told 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. I love being able to be an influencer in the space.”