If you've never heard of Lupita Nyong'o, you might be living under a rock. The Mexican/Kenyan actress has been winning over cinema and fashion fans alike with both her acting chops and her red carpet looks. To celebrate her much-deserved Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, we're devoting this week's guide to this all-around inspiring (if you didn't see her acceptance speech, get on that) and lovely lady.
Lupita looked radiant after her Oscar win in this fringed Miu Miu slip-style maxi dress at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. That mint color was all sorts of amazing. At the 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Lupita went with an ivory-colored Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 brocade two-piece ensemble. The silhouette was perfect and the matching accessories were a great choice. At the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Lupita proved that rompers aren't a trend to keep in the past — especially Stella McCartney's patterned, long sleeve version. And finally, for the Women in Film Pre-Oscar Party, Lupita selected this gorgeous Michael Kors minimal bustier-esque, skin-revealing dress. Classic makeup perfectly finished off her look.
Ready to reach for fashion icon status like Lupita?:
1. Denim Stripe Wrap Front Tunic, $60 at Topshop; 2. Take a Bow Dress, $88 at Nasty Gal; 3. Elegant Enchantment Dress, $299.99 at ModCloth; 4. River Island Structured Playsuit, $84.69 at ASOS; 5. Wallflower Skirt Match Set, $75 at Pixie Market; 6. Saloni Abstract-Print Sleeveless Nelly Romper, $350 at Barneys; 7. Dream Vision Bustier, $58 at Nasty Gal