Lupita Nyong’o Double Style Shot

Posted on February 27, 2014

And now, the continuing story of Miss Lupita, her fabulous makeup team, her wonderful dresses, and her super-matchy shoes.


Lupita-Nyongo-Double-Style-Shot-Vivienne-Westwood-Stella-McCartney-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lupita Nyong’o is honored by Sally Morrison & LoveGold at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California in a Stella McCartney dress paired with a Rauwolf clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps, and Elena Votsi earrings.

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Stunning. We wouldn’t have picked those Barbie shoes, but we’ve seen a lot worse on her. We can accept. Especially since everything above the ankles is so dropdead fabulous it hurts.

She must really like those shoes, because she found a whole nother dress to pair with them:

Lupita-Nyongo-Double-Style-Shot-Vivienne-Westwood-Stella-McCartney-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)Lupita Nyong’o attends The Lourdes Foundation “Leadership in the 21st Century” Event at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California in a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label dress paired with a Ferragamo clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps and Dana Rebecca Designs earrings.

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Absolutely gorgeous once again. But the matchy pink purse was a bridge too far for us. We just have to accept that she and her team like to match accessories like they came with the dress.

Naaah. We’ll continue to bitch about it.




[Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images, Angela Weiss/Getty Images]

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  • RussellH88

    She looks amazing, but that closeup of her feet hurts me. Those shoes look painful.

    • kimmeister

      Indeed. But, the cut is more flattering than the straight-across vamp she usually sports.

  • Noah

    Lupita’s all, “Here’s my abdomen! Actually, it’s just a weird slice of my abdomen, but it is FLAWLESS, amirite?”

  • DesertDweller79

    She continues to look stunning and show off interesting and/or beautiful dresses. But, the toe cleavage with those shoes is awful. She needs to get rid of those shoes. How can they be comfortable enough that she wore them twice?

  • alyce1213

    “her fabulous makeup team, her wonderful dresses, and her super-matchy shoes . . .”
    . . . and her sternum. I kid Lupita, she looks beautiful. She and her team sure know how to do colors.

    • conniemd

      It is amazing how beautifully her skin sets off the strong vibrant colors. The orange and blue dress would wash out most fair skinned women. On her the colors totally yin-yang with her skin, making both the color and the skin look better.

  • GregoireNYC

    I’m not sure I adore the almost-clowny makeup in the first dress — it’s the lip shade I think that’s bothering me — but it’s flawless in the second look. She definitely likes a matching shoe, but at least it’s sensible enough for both these looks.

    • SugarSnap108

      Yeah, that first look marks the first time I haven’t liked her makeup.

    • unbornfawn

      Agreed. That first makeup is bordering on cartoon.

      • kmk05

        I don’t know, I think it would look cartoonish on anyone else but she pulls it off. I think it’s because it draws in on the more graphic elements of the dress (asymmetric top, strong belt, straight lines).

    • Constant Reader

      I agree. I found myself wishing for a bold eye or a bold lip, but not both.

    • c8h10n4o2

      I thought that her eyes looked too top-heavy, if that makes sense. Love that lipstick, though.

    • hannabanana

      I like the makeup in the second look better because there is no woman who can pull off the “no makeup makeup” look like Lupita. She’s just so stunning!

  • Anna

    Love that there are events being held in your honor, Lupita. As it should be. Not sold on your shoes but you continue to provide inspiration and motivation for me not to skip workouts.

  • kimmeister

    I like the Stella dress but it doesn’t appear to fit her well. It is pulling across her thighs.

  • Judy_J

    Don’t forget the super-matchy eye shadow in the first ensemble. Maybe her style team is trying to bring matchy accessories back into fashion. I remember many eons ago when I was in high school….shoes and bag HAD to match, and had to match the outfit. I still have a tendency to match, so I’m actually OK with this.

    • SierraDelta

      That was my thought, too. I think she and her team are trying to get us to follow their lead through repeated exposure, mass hypnosis, and general bedazzlement.

  • She’s making a Stella McCartney dress work. That’s like the fashion equivalent of Jesus turning water into mimosas.

    • Jacob Bowen

      So THAT’S who makes my endless mimosas at the gay bar on Sundays…I guess I am religious after all.

      • Wendi126

        Endless mimosas at a gay bar sounds fabulous.

        • Jacob Bowen

          It is! Every Sunday in Boystown, Chicago.

    • Cynica

      Comment of the month. I was trying to come up with a clever way to express that sentiment, and you NAILED IT.

    • Judih1


  • Glam Dixie

    I do not like that Westwood dress AT ALL on her, possibly on anyone and I still can’t get behind matching your eyeshadow to your blue dress. It gives me 80’s flashbacks.

  • Blair Sylvester

    not feeling that dress. and wasn’t feeling it before I knew it was the work of Stella. think there are two many design elements and the top looks unbalanced. great color and she looks beautiful.

    • Evan

      See, I like that dress other than the keyhole cut-out. And I think the asymmetry of the top adds some flair rather than making it look unbalanced. On the other hand, I just used the word flair in referring to a design by Stella. Somebody shoot me.

      • Blair Sylvester

        i think if you removed the keyhole it wouldn’t feel so unbalanced to me. Also this is a nitpick but that neckline with the two pieces with one just barely peeking out looks unintentional and amateur. but still not bad for Stella. Just not a great dress for me its a basic dress in a great color with delusions of grandeur.

        • Evan

          Yeah, the neckline not matching up bugs.

  • JasmineAM

    She should wear this color daily because it is SINGING against her skintone.

    • kimmeister

      It is my favorite color but my skin tone is entirely unlike hers. Is it time for me to just give up?

      • JasmineAM

        I actually think this shade of blue is universally flattering. I’ve seen it on all skin tones and it always looks great.

        • Evan

          I would call it “electric blue.” Not sure if that’s what it’s called though.

          • kimmeister

            I generally call it cobalt blue, or blue-violet.

          • Evan

            I think cobalt blue is the correct term for the blue in the first dress. The second one I would call blue-violet I think.

    • Sarah

      What color doesn’t, is what I wonder nowadays.

      • Evan

        Very true. I don’t think I would want to see her in a nude though, since she can pull off so many vibrant, amazing colors.

  • Tanya Wade

    She has lips like a perfect heart. I’ma pray on my tiny pillow that the Oscar angels are smiling come Sunday night. I just can’t take JLaw beating this force of nature.

  • Introspective

    I love the color that she brings! sometimes I don’t like the matchy stuff but I relax my rules for her because fabulous…

  • Sofia Bentivoglio

    the lipstick on her in the first dress makes me leap for joy. i rarely like a neutral lip on her, which i think is what ruins the look in the second dress.

  • Nariya

    I’m not convinced by the Stella dress. I think it gives the illusion of saggy boobs somehow, and diminishes her hips so as to make her seem disproportionately shoulder-heavy. It really does her (perfect) figure no favors. How is it possible to do a figure like Lupita’s no favors? I mean, maybe these are nitpicks, but come on, this is Lupita. We can’t settle for this.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I love the color of the blue, but the cut out was a bridge too far with the asymmetrical shoulders. Scroll down, see Stella. It all makes sense.

    Second look is a bit on the shiny side, and all the seams at the bust are a bit much. I like to believe that Lupita behaves like us mere mortals who travel for business and try to match 2 pairs of shoes to everything to lighten the load.

  • matildarf

    Her shoes are starting to bum me out. The rest, fabulous.

  • AzulFashion

    I htae to say this, but she looks better when she hides her legs. But, otherwise, that bright blue dress is FABULOUS.

    • kimmeister

      I think it’s the optical illusion created by the shadow of her legs.

  • sienna elm

    The Stella dress looks off at the waist – looks like the belt is too tight and does weird things to her hips. I love the Westwood dress, but I think I’d like to see Kiernan Shipka in it. I covet the second purse.

  • another_laura

    I really love that V Westwood dress! I would not have thought that she produced dresses like this. And beautifully fitted to our Miss Lupita. Bravo! (hate that clutch, tho)

  • MilaXX

    Love the first look. It works on a monochrome kinda vibe. The second look however needed a better shoe to save the dress from being too twee. I don’t hate the second look but the accessories are letting it down.

  • Evan

    The shoes look much better with the second dress.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Miss Lupita is a work of art, but I don’t really like either outfit. I like the Stella M dress the best, but I hate her make-up in the first shots a whole lot. Don’t like the Westwood dress at all, but her make-up is beautiful. And, as usual, don’t like her shoes.

  • tallgirl1204

    So I have a theory: is she wearing sort of plain-blah shoes because she wants to highlight particular parts of her body– i.e. her fabulous shoulders/arms/face in opposition to her legs (which are just fine btw but perhaps closer to mere mortal than her up-most third)? Because in the second shot, that orange goes “pow!” and the blue shoes as well as her legs recede into the background, while from the bottom of the dress up everything is singing.

    • @Biting Panda

      I have thick legs. Even when at my most physically perfect, I have cankles. I never wear attention drawing shoes.

  • lunchcoma

    Disagree about the Stella McCartney dress. It’s a great color and she’s doing everything she can with it, but it’s oddly shaped and it makes her look lumpy across the hips (which is entirely the dress’s fault).

  • Bozhi

    I love it all. The red lips look great.

  • gabbilevy

    That Stella McCartney dress is proof positive Lupita is not human. Because Amy Poehler wearing that same dress (long, black, Golden Globes RC) looked fine, but Lupita looks ahMAYzing. I’m not, however, sold on the Westwood, although I suspect it would look better without the flashes of the cameras.

  • Her jawline won’t quit and the color of her legs is beyond gorgeous. The makeup in the first photo is flawless. In rapture.

  • I think Lupita’s problem with shoes, aside from the matchiness, is that she actually doesn’t have particularly willowy ankles/calves and the delicate shoes she wears draws attention to that. A small platform and a chunkier heel would actually balance things out more. (I know as I have similar problems, though they’re full blown ‘cankles’ on me)

  • M_E_S

    Seriously, I need her makeup team to teach me how to properly choose and apply my own makeup. Then again, I will never have the flawless complexion of Queen Lupita.

  • dalgirl

    The shoe choices continue to dumbfound.

  • nowlo

    Her face and makeup in that first look are so stunning that I’m not too bothered by the shoes (though a flash of pewter or silver on her feet would have elevated the whole look).

  • Amel

    I love the Stella look. But there is a weird thing going on at the neckline – like they constructed each half of the dress out of these wrap-around panels, but were too lazy to sew them together in a way that wouldn’t interrupt the neckline. Wish they would’ve fixed that but otherwise Lupita’s rocking the perfect color choices and the vindication of cutouts like no other.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      There is something about the neckline of the Stella that bothers me. I do love the color, and Lupita has a way of elevating virtually everything she wears.
      I’m especially loving her makeup for the Westwood dress. I can even live with the matchy-matchy clutch.

  • decormaven

    So funny- on first look, the Vivian W. dress was more appealing than the the Stella M. But when I scrolled up, the strong blue color of the Stella won out. Note to handlers- please let Lupita have a chill day. She’s done more than the prerequisite PR. Let her be at full throttle for the Academy Awards.

  • lamamu

    I love the way Miss Lupita came out of nowhere—seriously, who heard of her 6 months ago?—to have all of the top design houses clamoring to dress her. It’s the American Dream. Or, at least, MY American Dream.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The thought of Lupita’s Oscar dress has me barely able to sit still. That Stella McCartney shouldn’t look good on anyone, but it SINGS on her. And that FACE. Motha of GAWD.

  • LaSylphide

    I think the McCartney could stand a size bigger through the hips, and it should definitely lose the midrif(f?) cutout, but that color, everything else is perfect. Less in love with the Westwood, but Lupita’s smart to keep the hair and makeup simple so they don’t compete with the dress.

  • andi56

    What blockhead put her in a too-tight dress?! Off with her/his head! Seriously, that dress looks painful, because it’s trying too hard. The second one is adorable, though.

  • *happy sigh*

  • Sophie

    She matched her shoes with her face in the first set of pictures – blue eyeshadow and shoes, red lipstick and soles, and in similar shades as well. I love the second look.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I’m an old school kinda girl whose mom told her that your shoes and bag were supposed to match, so I love Lupita’s looks. Those matchy shoes look pretty good to me. “You rock those matchy shoes, Girl. You look marvelous!”

    • LaSylphide

      LOL Same with my mom. In fact, in my day, stores actually sold shoe/purse sets because matching was the RULE!

  • ChristyDee1

    She is absolutely gorgeous. But that is a lot of toe cleavage in the penultimate photo!

  • stubbornthoughts

    The second dress is too cheap looking to my eyes (and I’m a Maxxinista), but that first look is to die for. She is a beacon of beauty!

  • boweryboy

    I think she has officially earned her dress wearing PhD. She has managed to make two Stella McCartney’s look slammin’ .

  • KT

    The first look is drop dead gorgeous. The same shade of dress, eyeshadow AND shoes is all a bit much, for sure, but she looks fucking fabulous. The second look I’m not as crazy about — the fabric looks a little cheap and wrapping paper-esque to me, but points for being interesting and colorful, which is a lot more than most other Hollywood starlets can say.

    I feel guilty for just referring to Lupita as a “Hollywood starlet” — like I just inadvertently demeaned her. Forgive me, your lordship.

  • marlie

    The first look is stunning. I hate the color of her lipstick, but I still think she looks fabulous from head to toe. The second look is also really cute. A perfect “daytime” outfit.

  • Courtney

    Maybe it’s a good thing she goes in for the matching accessories, otherwise there might be too much awesomeness in one place and the universe would implode. Or explode.

  • jw_ny

    Makeup in the 2nd look is so much prettier than the 1st…she doesn’t need all that, and tbqh, it’s a bit clownish in the 1st.

    My adoration of her is waning…the matchy matchy all the time is getting tiresome, although I’m actually on board with the blue shoes in the 2nd look.

  • Alfred Cox

    That Stella McCartney is BEYOND GORGEOUS. The best SMC dress I’ve ever seen. The matchy shoes are eye twitching inducing, but she’s so stunning it doesn’t matter. Go head gurl!

  • DeTrop

    I get a big kick out of all the complaining about matching shoes. Back in the day, my friends and i were lucky to have one pair of black silk shoes for dress/evening wear. They were worn with whatever outfit we wore and, if we were really lucky, we’d have a black silk clutch to match. If the shoes were pumps (and usually they were) we would sometimes buy rhinestone clips to jazz them up. The ultimate for us was a pair of black silk high-heel sandals. The rule of thumb back then for daytime was hat and gloves had to match and shoes and bag had to match. My how the times have changed and for the better.

  • Her makeup has killed me. I am posting praise from the afterlife.

  • SophieCollier

    Best arms in Hollywood. This girl is on fire…

  • BuffaloBarbara

    She can use that shade of blue from the first dress in every single thing ever. That is one gorgeous blue, and so gorgeous on her.

  • CeeRich

    Love the electric blue dress. LOVE. Matchy shoes? Not so much.

  • Herr Meier

    why matching accesories is bad?

    and also, did anyone notice — apples of her eyes are kind of look at different directions ever so slightly

  • BayTampaBay

    Because of her skin tone she can get away with matchy-matchy. She looks great!

  • SewingSiren

    The blue is stunning. I think she could have gotten away with an edgier Westwood dress than this though. The shoes don’t bug. I think she wears her own , as for the repeats on the red carpet. At least they fit!

  • kmk05

    What always amazes me is that she can make the clothes exude such different vibes and attitudes. Her makeup and hair team are phenomenal, because she doesn’t look like she’s playing dress-up: she just looks like a sexy/girly/fierce/whatever confident version of herself she feels like that day.

    Objectively, that Stella looks worse the more you look at it. Only the combination of her flawless poise and face allow her to carry it off, and (for me), the makeup was inspired. She would have looked undone without it.

    • Gatto Nero

      I agree about the Stella dress — it begins to break down under closer scrutiny.
      The blue shoes are a bit better paired with the Westwood.
      She is stunning, as always. Hair and makeup — superb.

  • This woman makes my heart sing. Matchy makeup or accessories be damned, Ms. Lupita works on a whole other level then us common folk. She could wear a potato sack and clown makeup and make it look couture (which, by the way, she should totally do, just to fuck with our minds).

    There will never be enough Lupita posts; please keep them coming, TLo.

  • I could bitch about that weird cut-out in the former and the shiny fabric in the latter look, but… she makes it all work, apparently without effort. amazing.

  • kt

    Either she’s the sweetest Auntie ever and let her niece do her makeup in the first look, or she needs to fire her team. She is stunning, calm down with the war paint.

  • She’s just so pretty.

  • Danielle

    Better believe if I had a pair of Loubs I would find a way to match them to everything.

  • colorjunky

    I do like how they do the matchy, matchy eye shadow too!

    • Shawn EH

      She’s a great Barbie doll, all my dolls are jealous.

  • VicD

    Some of those bright eye shadows look like Andy Warhol did her makeup. I don’t mind them every once in a while, but it seems like her team does the bright matchy shadows with vivid lips as a regular thing. Very few could carry that off at all, and she carries it off well, but it’s over the top for a routine look. I am betting we get full Warhol face on Sunday for the Oscars.

    • OhSheila

      Her makeup artist is on Instagram. He put up a warhol of Elizabethe Taylor with bright blue eyeshadow and red lips. So you’re right on the mark.

  • Alyssa

    I picture the first dress with a pair of patterned shoes…it would be so much better! Don’t really care for the Stella dress (big shock, I know!). But my love for Lupita stands strong!

  • minnye

    I’m not feeling dress #2. It’s pretty and she looks perfectly fine, but a mite precious. I had the same reaction to the pink Chanel she wore recently. She rocks the fierce end of the style spectrum.

  • Looks like she got my memo about not displaying the scary sternum!

  • Imasewsure

    I’ve fallen out of love with her as a fashionista… it was the shoes… so many bad shoes… but I also just can’t get excited about any of these looks and haven’t for awhile… oh well, I think she still has a “few” followers and I still love her face… and that is enough…

  • VioletFem

    Love it. Her entire look with the blue dress, in particular, is breathtaking.

  • Lilyana_F

    WERQ for that first blue number (minus the shoes, because – no). FACE! Damn!

  • Shawn EH

    Sweetest Westwood dress I’ve ever seen!

  • Laura Livingston

    Hate hate hate the orange lips in the first photo, made my eyes cringe.

  • quiltrx

    I really like the second dress. The color of the first one is gorgeous, but the dress itself is awkward, looks all twisted (then I saw who “designed” it and I understood).
    I read a few blurbs about Lupita today…she seems like a lovely person inside as well as out. And she STUDIED fashion icons and decided how she wanted to present herself.
    Which puts her miles ahead of ladystars who spend years (or their whole careers thus far, Maggie, Chloe, etc etc) looking like warmed-over shit on the RC.

  • Michelle Gennari

    She has a fantastic pair of legs – I just noticed that in these photos. Simply gorgeous girl!

  • Clash D

    Questions, questions – Why are her legs darker than the rest of her body? Is she wearing hose? The first dress wouldn’t be so bad if the keyhole was much smaller. The second dress is juvenile – it makes her look like a child. Clutch looks nice though.