Posts Tagged ‘Lupita Nyong’o’

I have so many favorites this year from the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Let’s get started on what I loved. And let’s just assume if some gowns didn’t make this post, then they were either too safe or not my favorites. This year’s best-dressed lists should include at least one of these ladies in the top 10.

Topping my best-dressed list of the night is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. The 12 Years A Slave actress wore a beautiful light blue silk Prada gown with pleats along with Prada platform sandals and a Prada raso clutch. She completed the look with Fred Leighton jewels. From her hair and makeup to her dance-a-long with Pharrell Williams during his “Happy” performance, Lupita was the clear winner of the night.

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In lieu of tonight’s celebration of the best in film (and the red carpet), I thought I’d kick things off with Oscar-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o. As I wrote before, I’ve been obsessing over the newcomer ever since she graced the red carpet for film premieres. Currently on a winner’s streak in both awards and fashion, Lupita is my latest star style crush. Not one to shy away from bright colors and prints as well as daring silhouettes and bold shades of makeup, Lupita is every bit as fearless on the style circuit as she is with her on-screen portrayal of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.  Her fresh and nearly flawless ebony skin serve as the perfect backdrop for the latest designer duds. I love that she keeps her accessories to a minimum and allows the garment to shine on its own, albeit with a bold lip and eyeshadow here and there. From classic sheaths to sophisticated gowns, Lupita has been spot-on this past year. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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Every week I’ll feature the things or people I’m currently obsessing over. This week’s obsession: chairs and a stunningly beautiful and talented actress.

Four Chairs, Six Colors

Photo courtesy of Pinterest/C&B

Photo courtesy of Pinterest/C&B

A bit of a disclaimer here. I work for Crate & Barrel so spotting amazing trends and home decor products isn’t exactly strange when surrounded by the high-end, quality pieces C&B delivers. But these new and colorful chairs featured in the Best & Buys really stood out. You can get them in four various designs and six different hues, including mint, yellow, red and snow. The mint and yellow Willa Side Chair and peacock Spare Folding Chair are my faves. Ranging from $49.95 to $149, these are sure to add a bold and vibrant look to your kitchen or dining room. Get them here. (more…)