It is a rare occurrence when the world of entertainment discovers true talent after someone’s first film debut. Even rarer, is finding within that same person a new fashion icon among Hollywood’s elite. Sometimes, however, we are lucky enough to get both and in terms of up-and-coming actress Lupita Nyong’o, that is precisely the case.
While the 30 year-old beauty has been the talk of the town since her portrayal as the brutally abused slave Patsey in the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years A Slave, her performance is only half of the reason for all the buzz lately (and that’s not including her being nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year either.)
Seeing as she has repeatedly out-dressed nearly every single star on the red carpet at numerous events with her flawless looks, we can only nod in agreement that Miss Nyong’o is certainly a high candidate for the Queen of Awards Season Fashion title this year (sorry Anne Hathaway…it’s time to retire the crown).
After her first red carpet event in 2013 to promote 12 Years A Slave, Lupita has continued to bring the heat and it doesn’t look like she’ll be cooling down anytime soon with the 86th Oscars right around the corner.
Considering that Nyong’o has a nomination of her own we are expecting – praying, hoping, dying of anticipation – that she is saving her very best look for last.
Nevertheless we decided to compile our favorites of Lupita’s fashion successes and share them with you here.