Viola Davis for LA Times Magazine

Oscar nominee and all-around fabulous woman Viola Davis got her all natural fabulous on.

VIOLA DAVIS for LA Times Magazine
photographed by Ruven Afanador, styled by Hayley Atkin

dress ($4,950) by Marchesa

First, let’s discuss the hair: She should wear it like this forever. I didn’t realize how incredible her features are until I saw her without a wig. She gives crazy fierce face in this photoshoot, and she looks a solid ten years younger than her age (46).

Now, the clothes: To die for. Viola is living proof that you don’t have to look like a starving heroin addict to make designer clothes look beautiful. The shoulders and sleeves on this dress are phenomenal. My only problem is with the pose, which makes her look a little amputated, but that gazing-into-the-light face is priceless.

dress ($3,195) by Jason Wu, shoes ($850) by Giuseppe Zanotti

I. Want. This. Dress. I also want to sit around in it drinking tea with Viola Davis, watching her do whatever she’s doing in this shot.

blouse ($950) by Thierry Mugler

I can’t decide which is more lovely – her face, or the blouse. I think the way the latter frames the former is really what makes this picture beautiful.

dress ($3,195) by Jason Wu, fur poncho ($1,696) by Costume National, sunglasses ($475) by Tom Ford, shoes ($850) by Giuseppe Zanotti

Definitely my favorite shot of this spread. The shoes are fucking phenomenal, her legs look AMAZING, and she can pose like a goddamn supermodel. I may not have gotten around to seeing The Help yet (Editor’s Note: I know, it’s absurd), but I’m rooting for you for the Oscar.


All photos courtesy of Ruven Afanador for LA Times Magazine.

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3 responses to Viola Davis for LA Times Magazine

  1. Ashleigh

    I read ‘the Help’ over Christmas, and had no idea it was a movie until a few weeks ago. But this was a fabulous shoot, and unlike so many other celebrity shoots, her face actually changes with each shot!

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