Super Giddy for Lupita Nyong’o

by Tamu McPherson
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o by Sharif Hamza in Dazed & Confused, Girls Rule Issue, February 2014. Photo courtesy of awake-smile.blogspot.it
Lupita Nyong'o by Sharif Hamza in Dazed & Confused, Girls Rule Issue, February 2014. Photo courtesy of awake-smile.blogspot.it
Lupita in Vogue US, January 2014. Photo courtesy of superselected.com
Lupita in Miu Miu's SS 2014 advertising campaign
Lupita in Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globe Awards, January 2014. Photo courtesy of d.repubblica.it
Lupita in Gucci ath the SAG Awards, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Huffingtonpost.com
Lupita in Calvin Klein at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards, January 2014. Photo courtesy of glamourmagazine.ro
Lupita in Altuzzara at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, January 2014. Photo courtesy of sarahjburton.com
Lupita in Elie Saab at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 2014. Photo courtesy of lestyleetmoi.blogspot.it
Lupita in Mary Katrantzou at the Mondrian LA for DuJour magazine's party in her honor as their January 2014 cover girl, January 2014. Photo courtesy of fashionbombdaily.com
Lupita in Peter Pilotto at the at the 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch, January 2014. Photo courtesy of fashionbombdaily.com
Lupita in Proenza Schouler at W Magazine's ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio Celebration, Chateau Marmont, LA, January 2014. Photo courtesy of stylosophy.it
Lupita in Elie Saab Resort 2014 at the Paris premiere of "12 Years a Slave", December 2013. Photo courtesy of www.fashionologie.com
Lupita in Lanvin at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards, December 2013. Photo courtesy of fashionbombdaily.com
Lupita in J. Mendel at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2013, November 2013. Photo courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.com
Lupita in Lanvin at the 2013 BAFTA Awards in LA, November 2013. Photo courtesy of it.lifestyle.yahoo.com
Lupita in Prabal Gurung at theGovernors Awards in LA, November 2013. Photo courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com
Lupita in Chanel Couture at the Moma Film Benefit 2013, November 2013. Photo courtesy of Vogue.it

We’re super giddy for everyone’s new favorite actress and style icon Lupita Nyong’o. We noticed the “12 Years a Slave” star last fall as she started to wow red carpets near and far, and we knew she was one to watch. Now that award season is in full swing we, and anyone else that appreciates grace and style, can’t get enough of the 30-year-old Kenyan beauty.

For those of you not familiar with her background, here’s a little info that we gathered from around the web (Wikipedia and IMDb). Lupita was born in Mexico City, where at the time, her father, a Kenyan senator, worked as a visiting professor. Her family moved back to their native Kenya shortly after her birth. She attended university in the United States at Hampshire College where she graduated with a degree in Theatre and Film studies. After college, she worked on several high profile productions including “The Constant Gardener” and “The Namesake”. In 2009 she penned and directed “In My Genes”, a documentary that recounts the treatment of albinos in Kenya. Lupita then went on to attend  Yale School of Drama’s acting program. It was after graduating that she was cast as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave”, for which she delivered a stellar performance, and for which she has received several nominations for best supporting actress including the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award and the SAG and Critics Awards which she has already brought home.

Inspiring, right? She’s drop-dead gorgeous, outstandingly talented and has an incredible sense of style. Our kind of pretty bird. Even Miuccia Prada has fallen for her elegance, casting her in Miu Miu’s SS14 ad campaign among other young Hollywood beauties like Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and Bella Heathcote. And not to mention the slew of stunning editorials like the ones from Dazed and Confused and Vogue America that we used for our cover image. Each image shows a poised, naturally beautiful young woman with an amazing physique, who knows how to wear a dress and to shine. And let’s not forget how she owns the red carpet! The white bandeau Calvin Klein, the red Ralph Lauren, the turquoise Gucci floral stunner. Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, the girl is on fire… There is so much to love about her, and that’s why we’re giddy! Please enjoy the gallery!!!!

xoxo,

Tamu

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