Once in a while, a new figure emerges out of nowhere and unexpectedly takes the entire world by storm. When we start to believe that the world of fashion and style has reached its peak, that we’ve seen it all before, that no one could surprise us, this person comes along and restores our belief that style is the greatest form of art. Of course, I’m talking about Lupita Nyong’o. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months and have no idea of who I’m talking about, she is the breakout star of critically acclaimed movie, 12 Years A Slave, and has been the recipient of numerous awards including Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. She is now up for an Oscar and a BAFTA – not bad for a first big screen role.

Anyway, enough of her movie accolades, what even makes this woman extraordinary, is the fact that she can wear all the colours of the rainbow at once and still make it look effortlessly glam. How??? Why??? Who is she??? Where did she come from??? She is literally a walking piece of glam art. I don’t think there is any other way she could be described. Take  moment to revel in some of Lupita’s best red carpet moments

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In the words of our master Beyonce…











Words by Urenna Okonkwo


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