Style Icon: Lupita Nyong'o

Thursday 23 January 2014

Lupita is currently the name on everybody's lips, the 12 years a slave actress has caused quit the stir in the fashion world. The newcomer has made quite the impact with her first American film role in 12 Years A Slave, scooping up a SAG Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress

A few weeks ago Lupita Nyong’o, then a little known actress to anyone outside of film and fashion circles, made her presence well and truly felt on at the Golden Globes in a red caped Ralph Lauren dress. Jaws around the world dropped and the appearance meant one thing, there is a new style icon in the assent! Lupita Nyong'o is pretty much the coolest girl in the world right now. With award season in full swing, we have been fortunate to see the beautiful Lupita in a wide array of eye-catching dresses.

 Lupita hit the style spreads for the first time at the Toronto Film Festival in a long white finely pleated Prada gown with gold embellishment. Following up such a fashion hit, the actress then turned fashion heads at Paris Fashion Week, sitting front row at Miu Miu with the likes of Lena Dunham and threw Michelle Dockery into the style shade with her vivid pink short dress. Ever since Lupita has combined the classic with the cutting edge, from a Proenza Schouler LBD with a subtle twist to a vivid Prada printed dress at the film's premiere.

She was spotted at Paris Fashion Week looking hella fab.

With a face so pretty it makes us want to weep - she's one of very few who can pull off a shaved head - she favours bold blocks of colour and simple shapes that flatter her athletic figure. My favourite outfit so far? The printed Miu Miu dress she wore to the film's Los Angeles premiere, closely followed by the canary yellow J. Mendel gown she sported.

The buzz surrounding this girl is massive. With an impressive rosta of designers already kitting Nyong'o out - Christopher Kane, Rodarte, Prada, Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi to name but a few.

Miu Miu has tapped the Kenyan beauty for its Spring 2014 campaign. She looks amazing in the images shot by Inez & Vinoodh, while all dolled up in the Italian fashion brand's signature quirky, bold threads. I am psyched that Lupita's "it" girl magic is not being overlooked.

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I have a feeling that Nyong’o sticks around for a long long time, and not only because she’s a talented actress — but also because she’s quickly turning into a style icon. Although this woman may be new to the scene, she is working it.


  1. I totally agree with you. She is so stunning it makes me weep. I wish I were half as gorgeous as she is haha.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

  2. She killed it at the Golden Globe Awards. Definitely my favourite outfit of the entire evening X


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