Last night, I had the biggest pleasure of attending a viewing party for the twisty new ABC series Scandal, which follows the character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) as she pulls A-LISTERS (political/corporate/celebrity) out of damaging situations. Think “Image Control.” Scandal is the creation of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, the Emmy-winning executive producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. In the show, Olivia Pope, former communications director to the President of the United States, starts a crisis management firm.
The best part of this event was meeting Judy Smith! Olivia’s character is based on Judy’s life! She is the BESTIE of my dear friend Michele (talk about six degrees of seperation). Judy did crisis management for everyone from Monica Lewinsky to Michael Jackson to Mike Vick! What a power house! Michele jokes that she is Judy’s “Gayle King!” Gotta luv Michele!
The party was at Washington, DC’s very hip Lima Restaurant. I fell in love with the lounge decor and the fashions of the attendees! http://www.limarestaurant.com/
Be sure to watch Scandal tonight! It premieres Thursday/April 5th on ABC 10pm (ET)! Check out the trailer:
I'm a media strategist, fashion fan and whimsical event planner. For years, I've been "reporting" from fashion shows and fabulous events to my loved one out of pure joy. Unbeknowest to me in February 2012 my sister started kristysamone.com with photos and letters I'd sent her from New York Fashion Week. She said, "I think you need a blog!" LOL! I've been trying keep us with this and life ever since:) Thanks so much for reading!View all KristySamone posts.