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07.07.15

Christian Dior Fall 2015 Couture Front Row

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The Christian Dior Fall 2015 Couture front row was filled with Dior-dressed darlings, who watched the magical procession of confections make their way down a purple-hued runway on Monday (July 6) during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France.

Emily Blunt
: Cutting a pristinely sophisticated profile, the actress struck a lovely balance between old Hollywood glamour and modern elegance in her sleek Christian Dior mock peplum dress styled with side-parted retro waves and Dior Fine Jewelry. Her navy clutch and houndstooth pumps were a glorious addition to her all-white look.

Lupita Nyong’o
: Unfortunately, the only element I liked about Lupita’s outing was the radiant red colour of her Dior dress. The frock itself translated as rather ill-fitting and far too twee for the actress, and the black Dior pumps, funky sunglasses, and Dior earrings did nothing to warm me to this look.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
: Changing her look by a full 180 degrees from her frow appearance at the Atelier Versace Fall 2015 show, the supermodel wore a plaid Dior jacket and shorts paired with Dior sandals and funky Dior shades. While the ensemble was likewise rather youthful, she carried it off with a sweet sense of chic panache so that the ‘too twee’ label need not apply.

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17.05.15

Lupita Nyong’o In Gucci – Trophée Chopard

Lupita Nyong'o In Gucci - Trophée Chopard

Lupita Nyong’o also attended the 15th anniversary of the Trophée Chopard, held during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Friday (May 15) in Cannes, France.

Again showcasing the soft femininity that we saw at the Cannes opening ceremony and premiere, the actress again wore a one-of-a-kind Gucci pleated chiffon design, this one emboldened by embellishment at the neckline and belt.

Echoing the dress’s only punch of bright colour in the magenta embroidery at the belt, she wore beautifully complementary Chopard jewels and polished off the look with a rose-pink lip.

While her first Gucci gown of Cannes was not favoured by all, does this one delight or disappoint?

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13.05.15 Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o In Gucci – ‘La Tete Haute’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Lupita Nyongo In Gucci - ‘La Tete Haute’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Lupita Nyong’o made her Cannes Film Festival debut for the opening ceremony and premiere of ‘La Tete Haute’ (‘Standing Tall’) on Wednesday (May 13) in Cannes, France.

The actress has long had a love affair with colour, and I’m delighted that that trend continued tonight with this Gucci one-of-a kind jade-green chiffon plisse gown with cape detail, enhanced with embroidered crystals and pink and blush silk flowers.

I’m swept away by the elegance, the soft femininity and of course that magenta lip.

She completed her look with green satin heels and an antique gold Gucci hair accessory.

Will she be the new Queen of Cannes?

Opening Ceremony & "La Tete Haute" Premiere - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Aahhh, Sarah Jessica Parker would be so proud.

Her jewels were Chopard.

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12.03.15

Which Was Your Favourite Lupita Nyong’o Awards Season Look?

Which Was Your Favourite Lupita Nyong'o Awards Season Look

Lupita Nyong’o played a small part during awards season, returning to the red carpet as a presenter having swept the board with awards – both for her acting and style – the year before.

Her season started off with a stunning Giambattista Valli Couture gown at the Golden Globe Awards before moving on to a bold striped Elie Saab gown at the SAG Awards.

There were mixed feelings about her Calvin Klein Oscar dress, but the love was strong for her stunning gold gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

My favourite look by far was the Giambattista Valli Couture gown. It was, for me, the only time she showed the same level of flair as the year before, plus the gown and styling were breathtaking.

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27.02.15 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Modern Glam Oscars Beauty Look

lupita2Lupita Nyong’o dazzled in pearl embellished Calvin Klein Collection dress at Sunday evening’s 2015 Oscar Awards red carpet. With such an elegant custom gown, it was only natural for Celebrity Makeup Artist Nick Barose to create an equally stunning beauty look.

While keeping the eyes soft and polished, Nick concentrated on enhancing her radiant skin and topping off the look with a stunning Old Hollywood deep red lip. The final look featured elements of classic Hollywood beauties while playing up Lupita’s best features.

Here’s how to get her glowing modern classic Hollywood look.

Well prepped skin is an essential step for this look. Nick began by blending Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate onto Lupita’s skin and Lancôme Genifique Eye Light Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate over the under eye area. To ensure a flawless base, he primed the skin with Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer.

Once skin was fully hydrated and primed, Nick applied a neatly blended layer of Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500 (launching April 2015). For a more precise and flawless finish, Nick corrected any imperfections along the skin with a blend of Lancôme Le Duo Stick in Suede and Lancôme Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550.

Once the skin was perfected, Nick moved onto the eyes. For a more prolonged wear, Nick prepped Lupita’s lids with Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5. Moving onto color, Nick created a subtle neutral look using Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee and lined the both lash lines with Lancôme Artliner in Noir and Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir.

Nick began by moisturizing the lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm. For that beautiful rich vintage color, Nick lined Lupita’s lips with Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate and topped it off with a swipe of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet.

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Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme Genifique Eye Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500
Lancôme Le Duo Stick in Suede
Lancôme Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550
Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5
Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee
Lancôme Artliner in Noir
Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
Kiehl’s Lip Balm
Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet

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23.02.15

Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein Collection – 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Lupita Nyong'o In Calvin Klein Collection - 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Hollywood’s golden girl Lupita Nyong’o attended the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

The actress wore her second Calvin Klein Collection custom dress of the night, stepping on this red carpet in a sleek beaded column creation.

I love that she opted for very few jewels to allow her breath-taking dress to take center stage, with just a dark berry lip rounding out the look.

While the dress is gorgeous, it took me back to Jennifer Lawrence’s Vanity Fair moment, and Naomie Harris’ Cannes moment which were ironically both custom designs by Francisco Costa.

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23.02.15

Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein Collection – 2015 Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o In Calvin Klein Collection - 2015 Oscars

Lupita Nyong’o was also among the stars at the 2015 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood, California.

Her custom Calvin Klein Collection pearl and ivory beaded dress was eye-catching from afar, mainly due to its unique keyhole halter front and strap detailing at the back.

But even more compelling was a closer shot of the design, in which the full extent of its beautifully pearlized embellishment comes into view.

As per usual, she accessorized this masterwork regally with complementary pendant earrings, soft metallic makeup and a crimson lip.

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