Why “12 Years A Slave” Star Lupita Nyong’o Should Be Your New Fashion Idol

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You might know Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey, the incredible breakout star of 12 Years a Slave.



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So, are you ready to take notes?

1. She knows how to rock an evening gown. Simple. Elegant.

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2. She can also switch it up with a more funky, casual look.

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3. She has fun with some striking, structured looks.

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4. She never shies away from bold colors…

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5. …but also oozes goddess in this sleek, formfitting little black dress.

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6. She actually pulls off the impossible configuration that is the jumper!

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7. She knows how to rock a colored pant.


8. She was spotted at Paris Fashion Week looking hella fab.

9. She is basically just effortlessly chic.

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10. It is a universal fact that her lipstick game CANNOT BE TOUCHED.

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11. And all the magazines are starting to notice! She looks absolutely stunning in her spread for In Style magazine.

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12. And phenomenal in red for Interview magazine.

13. And don’t let the white man’s lighting fool you, HER SKIN IS A FLAWLESS BLANKET OF FLAWLESS.

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14. Even in profile, she stands out.

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C’mon, son, look at that fade.

15. She looks so flawless, it’s hard to even pay attention to the famous friends she poses with.

16. It is a well-known fact that Vogue editor Anna Wintour spends the majority of her time aspiring to Lupita’s flawlessness.*

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*Disclaimer: I have no idea what Anna Wintour does with her day.

17. But in addition to her existence as beauty personified, SHE ALSO HAS THE LAUGHTER OF A THOUSAND SMILING SUNS.

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And, of course, when Vulture spoke to her about her burgeoning fashion icon status, she was more than humble:

“You have to wear something to these events, so I wore things, and people took to them. It was not my agenda at all! But it’s fun, and I’m flattered that everyone is digging my style.”


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