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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04.05.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Oscar de la Renta – 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Lupita Nyong'o In Oscar de la Renta - 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Lupita Nyong’o attended the 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (May 3) in Washington, DC.

I hate to say it, but I’m not crazy about this Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 gown at all.

It had great potential to be another Lupita fashion homerun, but sadly this look is making her appear wider than she is.

I don’t think it’s the fault of the tulle black-and-white polka dot peplum, but rather the black silk faille skirt. It needed to be narrower, more streamlined and shorter as it is bunching up on the floor.

I’m surprised at how bad the skirt is tailored.

Look back to her Dior Couture BAFTAs gown where she looked 6ft tall, then come back to this. This gown has the opposite, shortening effect.

A complementary Oscar de la Renta ‘Goa’ clutch, Fred Leighton jewels and a hot-pink lip completed her look.

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04.05.14

Lupita Nyong’o In Giambattista Valli – 2014 Annual Garden Brunch

Lupita Nyong'o In Giambattista Valli - 2014 Annual Garden Brunch

Lupita Nyong’o started her day attending the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch held at the Beall-Washington House on Saturday (May 3) in Washington, DC.

The Oscar-winning actress wore a red and white Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 strapless silk floral-print dress with a nipped in waist and flared skirt.

Her ladies-who-brunch look was styled with champagne coloured Christian Louboutin pumps, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Fred Leighton jewelry.

This is such a dainty, feminine event-appropriate look. I’m glad it wasn’t overplayed with too much fuss.

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Lupita Nyong’o In Bibhu Mohapatra – People and Time Magazine White House Correspondents Cocktail Party

Lupita Nyong'o In Bibhu Mohapatra - People and Time Magazine White House Correspondents Cocktail PartyLupita Nyong’o returned to the red carpet on Friday (May 2) for the People and Time Magazine’s White House Correspondents’ Association cocktail party at the Astor Terrace of the St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C.

The actress—and People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful woman—shone as brightly as always in an ivory Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2014 full-skirted, cocktail frock, festooned with a bar code-like pattern of metallic gold and silver embellishment.

Wrapped into a structured V at the waist, the dress didn’t suffer without the black belt seen on the runway. In fact, I didn’t miss it at all.

The styling also worked well here, what with the complementary ivory Swarovski clutch, along with glittering silver Christian Louboutin pumps and the restrained sparkle of Fred Leighton jewels.

I cannot wait to see what she wears tonight at the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

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15.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired Eyes

Get The Look Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired EyesCelebrity makeup artist Nick Barose went with a show-stopping silver metallic eye look, with products from Lancôme, for Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

Starting with her skin, Nick used the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 550 Suede and concealed with the Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede.

To set the canvas, he dusted the Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede over her face for long-lasting wear.

Her cheeks were brightened with the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind and contoured with the Star Bronzer Palette (from an upcoming Summer 2014 collection).

Her gorgeous, sparkly eyes were dressed up in the Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver and topped with the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters.

Nick then lined her eyes with the Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond and finished off her lashes with the Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black.

Lupita’s lips were kept subtle with a touch of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk and Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate.

Lancome

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H #550 Suede
Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede
Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede
Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind
Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver
Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters
Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond
Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk
Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate

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Lupita Nyong’o In Chanel – MTV Movie Awards 2014

Lupita Nyong’o In Chanel Fall 2014 – MTV Movie Awards 2014Lupita Nyong’o was among the mega stars at the MTV Movie Awards 2014, hosted at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on Sunday (April 13).

I couldn’t have been more excited to see her strutting out a thrilling look from the sassy, style-forward supermarket that was Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2014 collection for Chanel.

Her artsy frock was itself a major confection—an indulgent feast of lollipop hues, abstractly sliced, spun and melted together like a mix of Skittles and posh Pixie Stix, and topped off by statement shoulder sleeves, embellished with jelly bean-hued paillettes.

This is my kind of Candy Land.

Instead of the runway’s tall sneaker boots, she wore another pair of her deliciously hued shoes, this time completing the dress with searing, cerulean-blue Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps.

As per usual, the flawless makeup was fully in place, including a smoky, metallic eye and apple-red lip.

J’adore.

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