+Lupita Nyong’o is strikingly beautiful. Full stop, no clever article intro needed.
I mean, just look at that smile.
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There is good reason why she has a Lancôme deal and designers falling over themselves to dress her. She has a poise and class and bravery in her style that is often reserved for Hollywood veterans, yet even though she is relatively new to style scrutiny, with little more than 18 months of major red carpet events up her sleeve, she continually shows a self-assuredness and confidence that is unmatched.
After being thrust into the spotlight after her Oscar winning performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o graced award season red carpets in gowns befitting queens. She is never shy, standing out in bright colours, interesting cuts, floaty skirts and plunging necklines, and pulls off a highly embellished gown just as well as she does sleek and slimline.

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It’s not all reserved for the red carpet though, Nyong’o looks just as amazing away from the pomp of awards shows, opting for cute day dresses, perfectly styled, for lunches, launches and other day time events. Continuing with her love of colour or embellishment, she styles with statement earrings to frame her face and perfectly matched shades of lip colour that pop against her gorgeous skin tone, accentuating her vibrant smile. Her shoes are always perfectly suited without being too matchy and she has fun with her hair, styling it sleek and low or big and high to suit the occasion.

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Casually too, Lupita Nyong’o has proven her style worth, whether summer or winter, pairing large coats with brightly colour scarves for an easy off-duty look in the cooler month, and perfectly printed sun dresses for a polished warm weather style. The addition of both fabulous hats and sunglasses makes styling easier, and the ever present pop of lip colour ensures her look never feels half done.
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Lupita Nyong’o has more than just a sense of style, she has an innate sense of cool. She is polished, refined and classy when she needs to be, but can rock a pair of combat boots when the occasion arises. She seems to know herself and her limits very well and is willing to take a risk for the sake of style. She is undoubtedly beautiful and talented and by those powers combined, we should be seeing a lot more of her on red carpets to come.
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