05.06.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein Collection – 2014 Maui Film Festival

Lupita Nyong'o In Calvin Klein - 2014 Maui Film Festival

Lupita Nyong’o attended the opening night reception for the 2014 Maui Film Festival held at Capische Restaurant in Hotel Wailea on Wednesday (June 4) in Wailea, Hawaii.

While most opt for a more laidback look for this festival, the actress took the contemporary approach; mastering the colour-block trend with aplomb once again, she donned a sleek sleeveless Calvin Klein tri-colour dress.

The shades of aqua-blue were the focus here, with her shoes, clutch and nails matching her dress.

You weren’t at all as enamoured by her Suno CFDA Fashion Awards look as I was, so how does this fare?

Too matchy matchy, or a return to form?

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03.06.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Suno – 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Lupita Nyong'o In Suno - 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Lupita Nyong’o attended the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday (June 2) in New York City.

One thing I love about the actress is that she doesn’t appear to be resting on her fashion laurels or playing it safe, proving that her award season run was no fluke.

Here she returns to her first loves, pattern-play and mixing colours, wearing a striped Suno Fall 2014 look featuring a cropped top with a plunging neckline pair with chic cropped trousers.

As always, her makeup is at the forefront of every look, which is why Lancôme snapped her up as their ambassador. Here you can’t miss her bold blue eyes, while she opted for a neutral glossy lip on this occasion.

Sophia Webster ‘Coco’ red satin pumps and a pair of gold earrings accessorized her look, with her natural locks straightened and styled into a directional quiffed style.

You can buy Lupita’s Sophia Webster Coco Satin Pumps from Bergdorf Goodman.

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Lupita Nyong’o In Alexander McQueen – Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2014

Lupita Nyong'o In Alexander McQueen - Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2014

Lupita Nyong’o joined Olivia Munn for the seventh annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park on Saturday (May 31) in Jersey City.

The Oscar-winning actress wore an Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 black and white dress crafted from bonded laser-cut cotton-poplin, lightly structured in the body and cut for a close fit, with a pleated skirt creating an hourglass silhouette.

Maximizing the effect with heels and a matching mini ‘Heroine’ bag, the actress also styled her look with a black hat, a rare sighting of open-toe footwear, and diamond cluster earrings.

As someone who doesn’t like white shoes, I’m actually wondering if they would’ve improved the look, as I’m not a fan of her wedges choice.

The makeup, as always, is perfection. This is probably distracting me from addressing the hat. Not sure if it is working for me here.

What do you think?

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You can buy Lupita’s Alexander McQueen Bi-Colour Bonded Grid Pleat Dress from AlexanderMcQueen.com.

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15.05.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein Collection – Calvin Klein Celebrate Women In Film

Lupita Nyong'o In Calvin Klein Collection - Calvin Klein Celebrate Women In Film

Lupita Nyong’o attended the IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & Euphoria Calvin Klein celebration of Women In Film this evening (May 15) in Cannes, France.

The actress wore a shimmering blue Calvin Klein strapless dress with a slashed bodice styled with a rare pair of silver sandals.

After a few missteps, it’s good to see that she’s back to doing what she does best – look fabulous.

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09.05.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Met Gala Makeup

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Channeling a modern-day Josephine Baker, celeb makeup artist Nick Barose used a variety of modern colors and textures for Lupita’s look at the Met Ball.

He gave her a beautiful purple smokey eye with the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Miss Sweetheart D and accented her brows with the Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre.

A few coats of Lancôme Hypnose Mascara in Black and her eye look was complete.

For her pink cheeks, he went with the Armani Maestro Blush in 300 and layered it with the Armani Cheek Fabric in 509.

Her lips were a combination of Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Sheer Chocolate and the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Bordeaux.

The end result?

Gorgeous complementary colors that truly paired well with her dress weather you like it or disliked it.

Lupita Met Gala Makeup

Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Miss Sweetheart D
Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara in Black
Armani Maestro Blush in 300
Armani Cheek Fabric in 509
Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Sheer Chocolate
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Bordeaux

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06.05.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Prada – 2014 Met Gala

Lupita Nyong’o In Prada - 2014 Met Gala

Lupita Nyong’o marched to the beat of her own (and Miuccia Prada’s) fashion drum as she hit the red carpet at the 2014 Met Gala, hosted on Monday (May 5) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

I couldn’t wait to see what the actress, style-setter and Miu Miu Spring 2014 campaign model would be wearing to the Met’s fashion extravaganza. She certainly left me speechless in her custom Prada concoction.

In one of the riskiest (to put it mildly), more excessively theatrical sartorial moves of the evening, Lupita paraded out the emerald-green netted dress, assembled with glass beads, crystals and chandelier drops and enhanced with cascades of feathers down the sides and at the bottom hem.

Worn over a brown slip dress, this design had precious little in common with the refined, classic looks in the Charles James exhibit. But it’s hard to deny that she is not rocking it like a pro.

Forget the gala, Lupita’s dress was the party, and the fun only continued with her matching emerald headband, military green suede sandals embellished with large stones and a green raso clutch, all by Prada.

Her hair even seemed to be highlighted with a shade of deep plum to embolden the look further—as if it needed it.

I am still waiting for the shock to wear off. This statement will definitely go down in Met Ball history. What do you make of it?

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