Lupita Nyong’o in Peter Pilotto at DuJour Magazine Party

Posted on February 20, 2014

And now, your Daily Lupita, darlings.

And by that we mean a stunning face and dress – and cringe-inducing shoes. We’re telling you now so you can brace yourselves.

 

Lupita Nyong’o attends the Dujour Magazine Winter 2013-2014 party at Butter Restaurant in New York City to celebrate her cover in a Peter Pilotto dress paired with a Michael Nelson clutch and jewelry by Joan Hornig and Jamie Wolf.

Peter Pilotto ‘Mira’ Dress

Girl, no.

Your team has got to get over their obsession with super-matchy shoes. We can bend on the whole matchy thing, but when you wear a dress with 40 shades of green in it, you do NOT, under any circumstances, introduce a 41st green in your shoes. That is so Barbie we can’t even.

After years of railing against lady stars defaulting to neutral shoes, we find ourselves practically begging her to wear something nude, black or grey on her feet at all times.

But let’s be fair here: everything above the ankles is pretty spectacular. The bust looks a bit bib-like on that dress, but it’s the first Pillotto in ages that didn’t look completely insane to us.

 

 

[Photo Credit: AO Images, PacificCoastNews, AO Images/ACE/INFphoto.com, farfetch.com]

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      For me its one too many patterns going on. Too much visual confusion.

      • mshesterp

        I’ll be impressed and awed when I see a Pilotto I actually like. But she’s carrying it off as best she can.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Couldn’t agree more. Pilotto’s work is always overplayed for me. Editing is a concept he really needs to embrace.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Yes, don’t love the dress.

        • kimmeister

          I didn’t read the full header so when I first saw the picture, without scrolling down, I decided it was either a Pilotto or a Mary Katrantzou. I convinced myself it was the latter (and was obviously wrong). Still, before becoming a regular on the site I would have never been able to come up with either of those names, so I’m grateful for the edumacation I’ve gotten here!

          • Kate4queen

            Me too! I think PP are sliding over into MK territory with these prints. :)

            • demidaemon

              MK has a better handle on editing. For me, she’s more of a 50/50 ratio on whether I’ll like it or not. PP (I still think he picked the most apt initials, if they are not his real name, as that is what I want to do to the majority of his work) is more of 1/99 ratio of like to not like.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

              I also think MK tends to use prettier prints to begin with.

            • demidaemon

              Agreed. Prettier, more interesting, and wittier.

            • Kate4queen

              Totally, which is why I own an MK and only bought a PP from the Target line LOL

      • Jacob Bowen

        Agreed. If you take that green and icy blue tablecloth pattern off of the bust I would think it was perfection.

      • d4divine

        I agree…my eyes get lost in the pattern shuffle.

      • stubbornthoughts

        Agreed. Though I really do love her in green, I just wish this dress had stuck to maybe 1-2 of them rather than all of them. ALL OF THE GREENS.

      • lundibleu

        Same here, the ivy(?) and other pattern in the skirt are lovely, but the insane fluorescent tablecloth in the bust has to go. It makes it look like the nice patterns are a wrap over a whole other dress/top. Draws too much focus for my liking.

    • RussellH88

      Those are some double-mint shoes.

      • leahpapa

        Double your displeasure, double your fug! Even with the pre-scroll warning, I was repulsed.

      • kimmeister

        They almost glow as if they were radioactive.

        • demidaemon

          My thoughts exactly. Those are some nuclear shoes.

    • deelup

      At this point her shoe choices are almost starting to make me love her more. It’s the only thing that convinces me she is an earthling.

      • Erica

        Yes, it makes me think, well, maybe she has some sort of foot malady that makes her wear these things, like my mom and her bunions (I know that makes no sense, she just wears ugly shoes, but it’s my default with her).

        • CupcakeTrudy

          i think the same. Really, those shoes, which she seems to own in every color of the rainbow, are horrid. But, they come right back around to being adorable in the context of Lupita’s mysterious foot malady! And it really does make her seem more human and ever more charming, in a strange way.

        • DTLAFamilies

          I think you are more on the nose than you realize. She always wears shoes in the same shape and size which could definitely point to some kind of foot problem.

      • TAGinMO

        What I don’t understand is why this event appears to have been held in the basement of a Methodist church?

    • lrober03

      I think she’s one of the only people that can consistently pull off a Peter Pilotto or Mary Katranzou print.
      It’s too hard for the other mere mortals to attempt, but Lupita does it

    • ashtangajunkie

      It’s a lot, visually, but dammit if she doesn’t pull it off and look spectacular. Absolutely horrifying shoe choice, but I am loving her in the greens. All colour is her colour.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      This makes me twitch. I now need more coffee. Whoever is styling Lupita, please read the Uncles blog ASAP on the shoe front!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      Even for Lupita I can’t get behind Peter Pilotto. Her makeup people continue to impress though.

      • KinoEye

        At this point I’m convinced she has the best makeup in the business. It doesn’t hurt that she has the most beautiful skin, either.

      • zenobar

        Fight the Pilotto. Never stop fighting the Pilotto.

        • demidaemon

          Peepee on the PP!

      • Danielle

        Word on the street (AKA my friend who works at Target) is that the entire line is getting clearanced out starting next week.

    • Kathy

      She’s so pretty and flirty here. I don’t mind the shoes so much.

    • Anna

      Lupita, your neon mint shoes aren’t helping my migraine this morning. Everything else you do is magic though.

    • Katie

      Somehow she and Mr. Pilotto make 90′s ranch house wallpaper work! Brava!

    • Diego!

      What a lovely dress! She looks amazing, as always does, from ankle up. Those shoes are so bright that my attention went straight to her feet. Girl, throw them away and start picking up your shoes yourself ;)

    • LipstickForPigs

      I wish they would stop putting her in that style of shoe. That harsh line across the toe turns her legs into stumps. The color here is extra terrible, but I think the shape is the real problem with most of her choices.

      • Kathy

        I’m not that fond of that shoe style’s effect either, but I think the angle of the camera has something to do with making legs look stumpy. For example, compare the first pic with the last one. She has gorgeous legs, well, gorgeous everything really.

        • LipstickForPigs

          I agree that the angle plays a part, but this is something I’ve noticed with other pics too. That straight line across the toe does nothing for her legs.

      • JoDo11

        If you think her legs look like stumps, what hope is there for the rest of us?

        • LipstickForPigs

          Wow. That is not what I said. I said the line of the shoe was unflattering and made her legs look stumpy.

      • what not

        No judgment implied: I believe that, as Lupita’s face (and chest, and shoulders) is striking in its cheekbone-carved-ness, her legs are less defined; though she can pull off almost any frock, her style team needs to be more selective about her shoes than it is. And they have frumpy taste in shoe shape and color, to boot.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Are the shoes endorsed by Crest? Because I’m sensing some subliminal messages to go brush my teeth.

    • 909girl601world

      While I’m not always fan of her shoe choices, I feel like her choices may be cultural. I’ve noticed that a lot of Africans favor a matching shoe. The way she constantly slays on the red carpet, I give her a pass on her shoes.

    • MilaXX

      So very true. This is one of those rare passable Peter Pilotto dresses and the shoes are failing her one again. A black or gray pump would have gotten the job done.

    • Lori

      I’m not convinced that those shoes need to exist at all. Assuming there is an outfit somewhere crying out for mint heels, this definitely isn’t the one.

      • kimmeister

        They belong only on Dental Assistant Barbie.

    • decormaven

      Those shoes are totally “wake me up before I go go.”

    • appliquer

      who is dressing her?!

    • cocohall

      Uncles, next time be more specific. Mention that we need to keep bracing until we hit the shoes. I was in “crash” position, and then foolishly relaxed because the dress, although busy, is sorta cute and I thought the color looked fresh, and then SWEET JESUS and MOTHER MARY, the shoes. Queen Lupita? Can I whisper something to you? Someone very close to you is a traitor. You must ferret this person out and send him/her packing along with the trunk of truly evil shoes that you are being convinced to wear. Your reign is at stake, my dear!

    • janierainie

      Those shoes are radioactive!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I don’t mind the shoes, but I kind of love a matchy-match look with a crazy dress. I think a sky blue that matches the pillars on the “bib” would have been better though. Conversely – brassy gold shoes in a similar tone to the metallic in the purse.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        I generally love a matchy shoe, I just think the shape of these isn’t very nice and they look like those cheap vinyl ones that peel the first time you wear them. She deserves better than cheap-looking shoes.

        • Chickadeep

          I’m in your [somewhat lonely] camp on the matchy shoe thing; I can’t help it, my style sense was formed in the years when there were magazine spreads featuring Jackie Kennedy in all sorts of lovely matchy-shoe+hat+coat ensembles. That said, these are just cheap-looking, one run below dyed-to-match bridesmaid shoes.

          I can’t even with the Pillotto print, though—I’m not even kidding, I had that ivy/trellis print on my dining room chairs circa 1989.

        • conniemd

          I grew up in the era of when women had matching colored shoes and purses to go with every outfit. It was once my dream to be wealthy enough to have a matched red purse/red shoes; navy purse/navy shoes etc. Then I realized IRL I carried too much around in my workaday purse to be bothered with switching to matching purses. Still the dream of rich and stylish to me is matchy accessories. Those shoes look like bridesmaid shoes though.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

            I regularly pass by a couple of shoe stores that have big signs in the window advertising matching shoe and bag sets. So they are still out there!

            • decormaven

              Love it! Never will forget the candy apple green shoes I had dyed to match a green and purple outfit. Loved them to bits.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

              Green and purple is one of my favourite combinations!

            • kimmeister

              Me too! A woman I know just knit me a purply-plum cap and asked me what color of knit flowers I wanted. In turn, I asked her if she could make leaves, since I love that combo. She complied. :)

          • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

            I have a special secret which might work for you if you still want to match it up – Ziploc bags.

            If all the clutter I carry around in my handbags is contained within ziploc bags, it makes it so much easier to switch from one bag to the next – it also makes it a lot easier to find everything. :) I prefer the clear ziploc because you can see everything inside, and I guess at some point I will shell out some money on a more fancy upmarket version of this, e.g. makeup bags or something along those lines.

            I can go from one bag to the next in the space of 30 seconds now, as opposed to somewhere between 10-30 minutes. Plus all those little things which I used to have to dig for like lip balm, mints, a pen, a nail file, I can just pull out the ziploc and grab the item quickly. The only items which do not get put into a ziploc is my mobile phone (it has its own pocket) and my purse.

            I wish I had thought of this years ago! :)

      • kimmeister

        I would have matched the darker green.

        • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

          Me too. And I think it really would have worked great. :)

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      This is the Lupita I fell in love with: the one taking risks with her fashion.

      But yeah, those shoes are giving me epileptic seizures.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I thought I wanted the dress to be a few inches longer (to the knee), so that the one pattern would be more dominant, but then I noticed that the underlying pattern is actually part of the same fabric. (Notice the lower left corner of the “covering” layer–it starts that weave-like-pattern on it.) Now I like the dress even less.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I am not in love with that dress. I don’t hate the shoes, just the brightness of them. I’m sure you can see them from space.

      • boweryboy

        Add to that the fact she has such rich, dark skin and the POW! factor is amped x1000.

      • 3boysful

        I could like the dress, The bust doesn’t bother me so much as the mud flaps on the sides of the skirt. The clutch is pretty but not for this dress.

    • KinoEye

      I can’t believe she’s making Pilotto work, save the shoes. It baffles me that a woman with such great instincts doesn’t put her foot down (heh) when her style team pulls out the bridesmaid shoes.

    • nannypoo

      The dress is pretty on her, but I think it would be prettier on Kiernan Shipka. And no kidding about those shoes. They’re so bright, I’m sure you could see them from space.

    • boweryboy

      She’s starting to make me mad. How is it possible for her to nail it practically every time from the ankles up, but consistently fail miserably from the ankles down?

      Also, agree about the dress. Even before I scrolled down I thought, “I bet she’s going to make a Pukey Pilotto WERQ.” She didn’t fail me.

    • MaggieMae

      I cannot even consider a Pilotto outfit objectively. You know how Stella McCartney gets the collective BK underwear in a bunch? That = me + Peter Pilotto. Run Lupita, run!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Do you remember Geena Davis’ line from The Fly? It’s so apropo for Pilotto-”Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

    • jw_ny

      Everything above the ankles is working for me…I like the dress. Those shoes are just way too vibrant, and focus pulling though…which was a tough feat to accomplish considering the amount of visual impact going on with the dress, and as well her stunning face.

      Here we are with another spring dress in NY winter though…designers and celebs must be as tired of this winter as the rest of us are and trying to brighten our lives!(hehe…I know, designers are just hawking their new wares. ;) )

    • Mothra

      I’m going to guess that the prints look nicer in person when the colors aren’t being blown out by flash, but there’s no excuse for those shoes.

    • CupcakeTrudy

      Love it!
      Everything but the shoes, which are even more egregious than usual when paired with all those greens, that fierce clutch, and loud as hell dress.
      Though, honestly, I’m beginning to find it cute that she’s so attatched to those ugly, matchy shoes.

    • sugarkane105

      This is so much better than the Chanel from yesterday. I like my Lupita in bold choices, not safe, pretty suits.

    • Danielle

      Those shoes would have been insanely amazing with a simple black dress. She was made for greens.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Oh Lord. Even with your warning, I could never have been prepared for the horror of those shoes. Eek.

    • SewingSiren

      I’m going off the rails here. I love the shoes. I usually do not love pointy toe stilettos, especially not with short dresses. But these I really like . The look glow in the dark green, which is one of my favorites.

    • Betsy

      She looks like a pixie, which might be a fine look for a normal mortal, but it’s beneath Lupita.

    • MK03

      I hate how the skirt falls. The cut plus that unholy combination of patterns is blunting her figure. And that is a sin unto the gods of fabulosity.

    • TobiannReinhard

      What the actual fuck are her stylists smoking each and every time it comes to selecting shoes for her??? How do they not see that they are making such bad choices??? No, seriously…how do they not see this? Surely Uncles T and Lo are not the only ones calling out her ugly shoes. Are her people just not reading any of her press? Are they just punking us? The mind…it boggles.

      • sagecreek

        I’m starting to lean toward the punking theory. Otherwise it’s too boggling.

    • Janet B

      The matchy-ness of her shoes is so old fashioned (as in the 60′s).
      Could it be her stylist is listening to my grandmother in regards to shoes? My grandma would have worn a blouse of those colors with matching solid pants and shoes to the office.

    • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

      If McQueen’s and Mary Katranzou’s aesthetics had a baby it would be this dress.

    • Katesymae

      FACT: These are not the worst shoes I’ve seen her wear. So that’s something.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Why god why???

    • PastryGoddess

      I wonder if this is a Lupita issue rather than a team issue. I mean yes it’s their job to make her look good, but she’s the one who has to ok everything.

      To me she is an example of why you need to let your team do their job and get the heck out of their way.

      • Imasewsure

        Yes it’s really so awful most of the time, I don’t think we can really continue to blame her team… not when they do so well in every other area….

    • Michelle Gennari

      Sweet, very sweet but yeah…dem shoes! Yikes.

    • Alyssa

      I think it’s only due to the power of Lupita that this Pilotto seems passable…on anyone else, it would not be. And wow, I braced myself, as suggested, but not enough.

    • Kent Roby

      Of course, if anyone can make a Pilotto dress work, it’s our Lupita. But, yes, the horrendous matchy shoes are harder to take with each successive appearance. Aside: At the end of the day I now “Lupita” my computer, meaning that I am shutting it the fuck down!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Give me those shoes with a more basic dress ANYDAY and I’ll love them, but nothing will win a screaming match with a Peter Pilotto dress.

      • demidaemon

        I don’t know. When your shoes seem like they need danger labels, I think there might be a problem.

    • RoseJB

      I love that dress so hard. Does anyone make a similar one for one tenth of the price? I would splurge!

      Edit: I just googled the designer. It turns out I love Peter Pilotto. Why all the hate?

      • conniemd

        Because usually he makes you cross-eyed with all the different patterns and colors and overly designed elements. Simplicity is not his forte. This dress is kinda pretty because it’s not so whackadoodle like the rest of his clothes.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The diffferent prints seem to be clashing less than his usual attempts.

      • Imasewsure

        He’s really made some ugly ugly dresses and unfortunately many of the RC looks don’t end up being as pared down as this one (I’m ignoring the shoes). Usually this just sends the whole look over the falls which they were kind of teetering on already for many of us. The Look Book and the RC reality may not be equal as well. Glad someone likes him! Obviously many of the Ladystars do too… :)

        • RoseJB

          I think you might be right. What looks killer on the runway tends to look pretty goofy on the red carpet. Maybe these looks are – *sigh* – for models only. Which makes me sad, because I love the mixing of the digital prints.

          • Imasewsure

            I do like this dress – and I bet with a careful eye you could make some of this stuff sing (with an expanded budget of course). Maybe his Target stuff is nice… might be worth a look!!

      • demidaemon

        Well, he does have a collection at Target right now for reasonable prices. So there you go.

        I hate PP because his dresses are mostly offensively overdesigned with prints that not only clash but are physically at war with each other. This one, comparatively, is not awful, but it still makes me feel cross-eyed. That is not something I enjoy nor want when trying to see the beauty in a garment. To each their own, though.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          I just saw the fug girls post on his London Fashion Week collection, and there are three, maybe four dresses that I really don’t hate. He might be learning to edit.

          • demidaemon

            I’ll believe it when it’s consistent.

        • boweryboy

          “Physically at war with each other” is a great way of describing the elements of his designs. So true. I think another BK called his designs “agressively ugly” which I couldn’t agree with more (it may have been you).

      • boweryboy

        I hate his work because it’s too much of everything.

        I love the prints, but then he puts about three dozen clashing prints in clashing colors on an overcomplicated design that would be ugly on its own and it all goes to hell.

        Mary Katrantzou does a better job of doing what Pilotto tries to do. Although, I’m not a fan of her work as well.

        • Clash D

          Their prints are both brilliant to a point – and then everything goes entirely batshit crazy.

    • Miranda

      Oh dear God, those shoes are killing my spirit. But she is simply adorable in this dress.

    • luludexter

      It’s official: I just don’t dig Pilotto.
      Everytime I see Lupita in these matchy shoes I just think of Doris Day – she could have totally pulled this stuff off in 1962! There’s something endearing about her committment to that old fashioned kind of style.

    • poggi

      I love her in this dress. And given her radiant smile, I can forgive the shoes.

      On a side note, she has one of those smiles that makes you smile–it’s infectious and one of the many reasons I love seeing her at events or on the red carpet.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Something is slipping out her left armhole… Heads need to roll for the lack of perfection here.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        It’s a hanger loop, I think. Agreed – her people should have noticed and tucked it in.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

          They certainly should have. There is no reason for so many pictures with it hanging out. No one thought to help her out?? :(

      • Gatto Nero

        Eagle eyes. (Looks like the hanger loop.)

    • bouionice

      What, you mean you have a problem with the minty-fresh bridesmaid shoe? :-)

    • MoHub

      Pilotto needs to be locked away somewhere where he can never put another poor woman in an ugly dress.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        THIS>

      • boweryboy

        With Raf Simons and Stella McCartney as his cell mates, and then forcing the three of them to “scare straight” Georgina Chapman.

    • B_C_J

      This woman is beautiful but the dress is not. My eye does not know where to go. It is way too busy. Thankfully it can simply focus on her gorgeous face.

    • d4divine

      Upper middle class black church lady

    • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

      With TLo’s warning in my head I gingerly prepared myself for the horror. Once I reached the shoes, however, I burst out laughing.

      It’s comical at this point, really.

      But, who cares? She’s still stunting on these red carpets, tho.

    • ChelseaNH

      Pretty sure those shoes glow in the dark.

    • uprightcitizen

      Those shoes look like your aunt’s choice for Easter Sunday, 1966. I think a fair-skinned woman could maybe, maybe pull them off because they wouldn’t look so jarring, but on the gorgeous Lupita, they go all Minnie Mouse. In spite of it being February in NYC, a dress that springy could have used a sandal … and if it had to be matchy, then dark green would have been less “Hey, look down here!”

    • NBG

      The shoes are cringe-worthy but that’s kind of expected at this point. Her face never fails to give me joy. There should be Lupita Page-A-Day calenders.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      “that is so Barbie” is a phrase that I simply must learn to work into any fashion critiques!
      If anyone can make a Peter Pilotto dress come close to working, it has to be Lupita. I suppose the stylst decided to pick a shade of green for the shoe, but a neutral would have worked just fine with this.

    • Belvane

      I’m sorry, but that dress looks totally K-Mart to me. The gorgeous face can only do so much.

    • Violina23

      Thanks for the warning on the shoes! I literally recoiled… “my eyes! The goggles! they do nothing!”

      (Everything else, though, is so Lupita!)

    • Aidan B

      Always with the shoes. Girl, you can do better.

    • MsALVA

      Is there such a thing as stylists that specialize in shoes? Because if there is, then she needs one on retainer. I agree that the shoes pull all the attention away from that gorgeous face and *kinda OK* dress.

    • Imasewsure

      I’d pretty much decided I hate everything by this designer but this is fantastic on her. I think “41st green” can pretty much be our new warning signal for scroll down fug…. fug fug fug

    • MzzPants

      And by ‘nude’, I assume you mean ‘skin toned’. Silly putty shoes would be a mistake.

    • sagecreek

      She can defuse the twee like nobody’s business. That dress rocks on her! Whereas, on Taylor Swift I’d be retching.

      The shoes. Oh, honey, the shoes. It’s like she’s just messing with us at this point.

    • unbornfawn

      She’s pulling the look off, as only she can,. The dress is too busy and with the cap sleeves and skirt, is just bordering on twee and twee is not her look.

    • Gatto Nero

      Cute — not many people can pull off Pilotto. The square earrings are a nice touch with the print.
      But, oh, the shoes (as so many have said).

    • ConnieBV

      Oh, Micaela. WTF.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      One of my cousin’s decorated her kitchen/family room with way too much ivy. Ivy painted around all the door and window frames, ivy curtains and towels, etc. So this dress bugs, but as usual she looks fabulous.

    • conniemd

      I think Lupita shows that good hair and make-up and a killer body can make almost any clothes as long as they are not whackadoodle look good.

    • kimmeister

      Do I spy body glitter on her arms and legs, or is that a trick of the lighting?

    • marlie

      I don’t really like this dress (because I don’t like Pilotto’s designs), but Lupita is still mostly making it work, EXCEPT for those awful shoes.

      ETA: She’s carrying a gold clutch; I could have even been ok with those pumps in a metallic gold to go with the clutch and reference the yellow in the dress.

    • kt

      It IS so Barbie, in the best way possible. Wouldn’t she make a glorious doll? Whose Congressperson do we write to to make it so?

    • Shawn EH

      Love it all, including minty-fresh shoes! Is there a color she doesn’t look great in? I don’t think we’ve found it yet.

      • livesarah

        I didn’t love the ‘bronze’ that the other BKs were raving about the other week. I thought it looked about as bad as when pale celebs wear ‘nude’/beige colours.

    • Clash D

      ‘Snakes and Ladders’ chest game.

    • E. D.

      Black shoes!

    • demidaemon

      It does not look completely insane, I will give you that. I still hate it though. As Georgina is so apt to say, “Your eye doesn’t know where to go.” And, holy crap, those shoes are blinding me. With their ugly awfulness. Not only did she introduce a 41st shade of green, she decided to dip them in radioactive waste for that extra unnoticeable effect.

    • what not

      She looks like Superman, ripping open her shirt to reveal…a building? Which is not to say I don’t like it, because I rather do.

    • Lilithcat

      I’m not a huge fan of that dress. Those shades of green are kind of blah, and I don’t care for the pattern mix. The shape is good, though.

    • L S

      Isn’t it a little ignorant to suggest a nude shoe? She is not as privileged as say Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Lawrence in her shoe choices. I mean her nude is not the nude that designers make shoes in. It is incredibly hard for a woman of that skin tone to find a “nude” shoe.

      • sweetlilvoice

        She’s doing the pre-Oscars dance and is on her to becoming a big name. She’s featured almost daily on this blog. Someone can loan her some more appropriate shoes.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        She’s worn Dior and Chanel Couture in the last week alone. And to be honest, I’m puzzled as to why a simple dark brown shoe would be so hard for her to find.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        Louboutin launched a range of nude shoes in a variety of skin tones last autumn. I am sure her stylists can access those if they want to.

      • murt

        There are plenty of brown shoes out there. I’m quite a deep tan and I have no problems.

    • Akemi

      Do they sell this dress at Target?

    • Lower L

      Huh. A Pilotto dress that I merely hate, rather than want to set fire to and stomp on the ashes.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      I physically gagged. So awful.

    • Arnel Cortez

      Get over yourselves TLO…and others. Give her credit…this is NOT hideous compared crap I’ve seem on “stars”.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Y’all hating. I love the Barbie shoes. Maybe that’s because I’d have killed to have a Barbie that looked like Lupita. Can she get her own doll now?

    • Trickytrisha

      Well, at least the *shape* of the shoes is better than her usual choices. Plus they aren’t quite neon – that’s a plus. The dress is cute, a tad too cute. But our Lupita is working the shit out of her opportunities this Oscar season. I hope we don’t get burn out from the constant parade of Lupita-ness before she gets that little gold man.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      I want those silver metallics for here here that she wore recently. But the clutch is gold. Maybe she could’ve rocked gold as well.

    • livesarah

      For once, I don’t mind the shoes. Maybe it’s because I’m so relieved that the dress isn’t the usual Pilotto mess. She looks great!

    • formerlyAnon

      I do not like the pattern mixing. It looks like somebody got “creative” when wallpapering their guest bath.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      It looks like a big green building is bursting through her chest. But I still think she looks gorgeous. Yes – a bit matchy matchy with the shoes – I agree.

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      HOLY BEJEEBUS I just saw her late show outfit. Infreakingcredible! THE SHOES I DIE.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Does she have a secret 80s-shoe warehouse?

    • quiltrx

      I’m choosing to admire the fact that she made a Pilotto dress work, and ignoring the color-of-wedding-mints shoes.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Slightly off topic, but I had the pleasure of meeting Tom and Lorenzo tonight at their book signing in D.C. They are funny, witty, gracious and just all around terrific! AND, B&N sold every single copy of the book!!!!!

      • formerlyAnon

        Triple wow for selling out! That’ll show B&N that the esteemed authors need to come to every store they can summon up the energy, time and funding to visit.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          On the book portion of the blog, TLo said that there were 150 people at the booksigning!

    • Pablo

      I just gotta say thar I don’t think the short skirts are right for her, her legs aren’t her best asset. She has a gorgeous face though

    • judybrowni

      Kickier shoes would help, too.

    • RectPropagation

      Am I the only one who thinks the green in the shoes *does* match one of the greens in the dress? Obviously that doesn’t help with their complaint on matchy-ness but I often feel like I’m not seeing quite the same colors TLo is. I often find myself disagreeing on whether something matches exactly or only almost matches. For example, a while back there was a thing with wearing skin tone clothes and they’d complain about something matching the ladies skin exactly but it always looked off (sometimes a little, a couple of times by a lot) to me.

      Anyone else get that? Maybe it’s just a monitor settings thing.