THE modern muse:
Who: The American star of hit TV series, Scandal.
Signature look: With a penchant for graphic prints and fashion-forward brands, Washington dresses with ultra-modern attitude.
Runway tribute: Floral prints on impact-making eveningwear at Dolce & Gabbana and Erdem.
Get her look: Team Prabal Gurung’s silk-chiffon dress with sleek black accessories.
the chic escape:
the FESTIVAL OF HANAMI, JAPAN
Take in the hanami (flower-viewing) trail in Northern Japan for the finale of the country’s pink cherry blossom season. Visit the historic Samurai town of Kakunodate in Akita, cocooned in dusty pink until late-May, or picnic under a parasol of blossom trees at the Goryokaku Fort Park in Hokkaido, – oh-so pretty in pink.
Washington makes the most of her petite frame with a bold print and a knee-length hem
Words: Jane McFarland; Hannah Coates. Fashion: Helen Thomson. Photograph: Press Association