#StyleCrush: Lupita Nyong’o



The new darling of the fashion world and recent Oscar winner, 12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong’o has been in the spotlight for all the right reasons! With gorgeous features and sensual cocoa skin, Lupita has earned many fans by way of her brilliant acting skills, her impeccable sartorial leanings, and her poetic speeches.

Speaking of poetic, this Yale School of Drama grad can pull off the brightest of colours making for some seriously iambic fashion imagery. So much so that her love for colour was even documented by MTV (see below) in a tongue-in-cheek collage appropriately titled United Colours of Lupita!


The irresistible combination of beauty and intelligence means we’re absolutely smitten by this gorgeous Stylista! Naturally, we’ve tracked down the 31-year-old actress’s every stylish move. Check out our favourite looks from the gorgeous girl in the pictures below:


L to R: Wearing a chirpy canary yellow J. Mendel for a screening; a tangerine Dior for the 12 Years A Slave film luncheon, and a striking red Ralph Lauren number for the Golden Globe Awards


L to R: Wearing an aquamarine Gucci dress, the 12 Years A Slave star scooped up the SAG award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role; wearing a Roland Mouret Jasper dress at her film’s New York premiere, followed by a pale blue Prada at the 2014 Oscars, where she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


L to R: Wearing Christian Dior to the 2014 BAFTAs; in Valentino Couture at the 13th Annual AARP’s Movies For Grownups Awards Gala; in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci at the NAACP Image Awards


L to R: A floral Erdem 2013 Pre Fall dress was just perfect for a Los Angeles photocell; Lupita looked cutting edge in Mary Katrantzou at the Great Performance Issue pre-Golden Globes party; the rising stylista at the AFI Awards luncheon blooming in Carolina Herrera


L to R: Wearing a sexy Altuzarra number at the Film Critics Association Awards; looking stunning in Calvin Klein at the Critics Choice Awards; wearing a Giambattista Valli white crop top and skirt at the Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon


L to R: In Lanvin at the LA Bafta event; wearing Mendes in a Vogue editorial; wearing a sharp Prabal Gurung tuxedo dress on the red carpet

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Always ready for a macaroon and a good giggle, Shamita is the team’s resident magpie and collective conscience. She knows design like the back of her hand and is perennially clued in on everything fashion.