Lupita Nyong’o in Suno at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Posted on June 03, 2014



Lupita-Nyongo-Suno-2014-CFDA-Fashion-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City in a striped Suno ensemble paired with Sophia Webster ‘Coco’ red satin pumps and Jennifer Fisher earrings.

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This is bad, but let’s establish something first:

“Max Osterweis first conceived of SUNO, a New York based womenswear label, in 2008 after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya. Utilizing the vast collection of Kenyan Kangas that he had been collecting for years, Max joined forces with designer Erin Beatty to launch a high-end collection with a conscience.

SUNO utilizes the local talent of Kenya, India, Peru and New York to create a collection of unique prints, textures and embroideries.”

We assumed as much the second we laid eyes on this outfit. It definitely has that feel of being inspired by indigenous cultures. And we certainly can get behind Miss Lupita working in that style realm and supporting that kind of designer. But while the fabric is really gorgeous and suits her extremely well, we simply can’t get behind the shape here. Those pants are truly awful. And for some reason, the matchy satiny pumps are the worst part of the look – although that collar and neckline is pretty bad too. If this fabric was rendered in a gown or even a simple party dress, we think she would’ve killed it, but this just looks odd and awkward.

And while we generally try to shy away from putting her in a style box or lapsing into cliche, we think this might have been better served with some natural  jewelry and a pair of sandals.

This PAINS US, darlings. Not even her hair and makeup are looking good here. Oh, Lupita. Let’s forget this ever happened.



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  • Danielle

    I never, EVER, thought I would say this but: I would have loved to see the dress Heidi wore to the awards on Lupita. This… while I applaud her choice in wanting to go a different route, it just looks awkward.

  • clatie

    I think she might need to hire some new people. From that polo outfit the other day with The Hat to this, she looks like she’s got good ideas but her people aren’t finding her the best examples to showcase her. Lupita, FIRE THAT STYLIST.

    • LJCdoc

      Agreed. Girl in in a slump.

  • Karen Belgrad

    My first reaction … “She could be a lion tamer in those clothes”

    There’s attractive ways to represent culture (and colors) in couture… this isn’t it.

  • @Biting Panda

    Honey, if someone can show up, ass out naked, then it is safe to say, this is no place for culottes.

    • IT’S THE SAME EVENT??!?!?

      • Sarah

        BUT they are totally different ladies. (Does not excuse culottes, just sayin’)

        • ankali

          I love that we’ve decided that the ass out naked is the lesser crime.

  • Scroll down GOOD LORD. From the shoulders I was thinking “What are the boys on about? This is a lovely dress”. Then I realised it was separates. Then I realised it was pants. Then I realised it was peddle-pushers. Horror after horror.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Exactly my thoughts. It just. Kept. Coming.

      Ima go throw some whiskey in my coffee to take the edge off.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’d join you, but I’m too verklempt to pour….

    • Wink

      The gift that keeps on giving.

    • Jessica Freeman

      <–this. Thank you.

  • HVM

    This is such a downer. Let’s never speak of this again.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I read your first sentence as “such a clowner”.

      • Alloy Jane

        I dunno about you, but it’s the biggest clowner I’ve ever seen.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Yes let’s forget this ever happened BUT we’re still trying to forget that green Prada cage at the Met Gala. There are only so many things I can remember to forget at one time.

    • cocohall

      “There are only so many things I can remember to forget at one time.” Bless your heart.

    • Thomas

      Will the real Lupita please stand up?!

  • Rhonda Shore

    I didn’t mind yesterday’s hat and sort of liked her at the Met Ball, but this is a travesty. It’s just ill-conceived and way too casual for the event.

  • Carrie

    She’s so gorgeous but if she does this a few more times like Saldana I’m going to question her fashionista credentials.

    • Introspective

      is it time to coin “doing a Saldana” for an erstwhile fashionista who seems to have fallen from grace?

      cause im worried Lupita– please stop testing my undying love for you!!!!!

      (though I agree the fabric rendered in a different silhouette–a dress as opposed to gauchos say) would have worked.

      • Carrie

        I think so! Like Saldana, she can really knock it out of the park, but increasingly it looks like it’s more luck and natural beauty than deliberate choices on her part because when she seems to choose, it’s awful

  • Sarah

    If the blue bits weren’t on the shorts, and they stopped above the knee, then you’d only have to be deeply offended by the pink neck hole and shiny shoes.

  • Alyssa

    I gasped in horror. I agree that this fabric could have made a kicky dress that would have been a fun choice for Lupita. I also give her props for highlighting a brand that is working to bring awareness and better the lives of people in Africa. That being said, if the outfit chosen doesn’t look good on her, than it’s really defeating it’s own purpose, in my opinion. Let us never speak of this again.

  • Coleen

    Not one bit of it is redeemable. Such a disappointment!

  • kayleymaybe

    LOVE the fabric, hate the shape. That fabric would have sung on a fairly simple cocktail dress.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The pants billowing out in the back kills it for me. I like the fabric, but this was not the right outfit to make with that fabric. Besides the strange cut, it’s suspended between day and evening – it has the feeling of a play outfit, made with dressy fabric. That’s hard to pull off, and it didn’t happen here.

    Her hair and makeup aren’t great, I agree. She REALLY likes that shoe style, but this look would have been better served by a chunkier-yet-simple sandal.

    Having said all that – try to imagine anyone else in this outfit. Lupita takes it from disaster to just weird. That’s some serious fashion mojo.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This can be a teachable momen in how NOT to use a striking fabric.

  • smayer

    Hey, for once she didn’t fug the shoes. A black cigarette pant would make this work.

    • FuhUgh

      Those may be the first shoes she’s ever worn that I like. And I like the top too. Agree that black pants or a slim navy skirt could have redeemed this.

  • OhSheila

    I can’t help but wonder is she putting more of her opinion into things and her instinct is terrible, or has her team just burned out…because this here is unacceptable.

  • mom2ab

    Flip the shirt around so the drape is in the back, cut off the godawful pants at the red line and turn the fabric into a skirt you can even keep the shape, change out the shoes, wash her face and start over and voila. All better.

  • marlie

    I really hate Lupita’s hair, and her makeup is OK, but the fabric is beautiful. I just wish the top and the pants weren’t paired together. I would have liked both pieces a little better if they’d been paired with something a little more neutral.

    • SugarSnap108

      I really love the fabric, so I’m not having as negative a reaction to this as most. It’s the shape of the pants that’s killing me. I think I’d love it if the pants were a slim skirt — maybe with the same waistband and just the blue fabric?? I dunno. I see something potentially lovely, especially on her.

      • Lower L

        I was going to suggest a pencil skirt made entirely out of the blue & yellow striped pattern at the waist.

    • Kent Roby

      I assumed that it’s a melange of several different fabrics ala Mondo.

      • demidaemon

        Me too. From the description and the result, it has the definite feel of fashion collage. Unlike Mondo, though, the designer doesn’t seem to have the right skills for fabric mixing.

  • Lilithcat

    I would like to see that top paired with a long skirt that picks up one of its colors, preferably the yellow.

    Those pants, on the other hand, cannot be saved. They’re friggin’ capris! Which should be banned entirely from the fashion world, no matter what the occasion.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    is she PUNKING US?

  • As I read this, my cat #sweetpotato heard this:
    How it really went was this:
    “But while the fabric is really gorgeous and suits her extremely well, we simply can’t get behind the shape here.”
    “Those pants are truly awful.”

    “And for some reason, the matchy satiny pumps are the worst part of the look – ”
    “…although that collar and neckline is pretty bad too.”
    “If this fabric was rendered in a gown or even a simple party dress, we think she would’ve killed it, but this just looks odd and awkward.”

  • Darcy H

    I made a wounded animal noise when I got to those shoes. Lupita dear, it wasn’t nice to kick us while we were down and reeling from that… outfit.

  • This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened.

    • PastryGoddess

      I was just coming here to post this!

  • Anna


    Why couldn’t it have been just a dress, I actually love the fabric and the print. The only thing that’s working here is the actual lady, eyeshadow looks like how I would apply it when I first started playing with my mom’s makeup in the ’80s.

  • j_am

    I love the fabric so much that I’m willing to forgive the rest here. Truly.

  • PlethoraofBooks

    My eyes have been assaulted. Uncles, please give us something pretty to look at stat, so we can forget this ever happened.

    • deelup

      I’m going back to Jamie Dornan’s photos from yesterday!

    • Janet B

      Thankfully Lucy Liu is still on the front page.

  • kimmeister

    Her ring bar (or whatever you want to call it) and earrings are the only things I like here. She normally rocks the crazy colored eyeshadow, but it is not working here. I would almost like the shoes (with another outfit of course) but they have the same straight cut across the vamp that she favors, that make them almost matronly.

    • Sarah

      Yeah jewelries are cool. The eyeshadow isn’t.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Picking at bits and pieces from my memories of the African art courses that I loved, there are many, many beautiful and striking textiles made by African artists/artisans. These two pieces are simply not doing justice to the beauty of these fabrics. I appreciate Lupita wanting to suport the designer, but this is not a successful look. Maybe if the top had been paired with a black pencil skirt or skinny pants pants, but this, Sadly, no.

  • artgirl9

    The shoes are the thing that make me question her (?) taste level here. I like the top and if it had been paired with a cigarette pant or a skirt made from the yellow striped fabric with great sandals, it coulda been cute.

  • Scott Cooper

    The shoes are a crime against God and man. But she could have made either the pants or the top work. Together there are too many style elements. the perched on those shoes and capped off with that eye shadow its just too much.

  • This def is #2 of her worst looks ever (#1, of course, is the Met Ball ‘dress’).

    Which is a shame because the fabric is really really pretty and complements her skin tone to the t. Imagine the fabric styled in a different way?

    You guys see the matchy shoes…I see the unneccesary blue eye shadow.

    • Von

      Yep, strike two. We love her style, but I’m not going to lie and say I like this look at all. She needs to stop letting hairstylist Larry Sims mess up her hair. What hairstylist in their right mind would have a woman looking like this with two obvious hair textures? He might as well have put a wig on her and call it a day. Leave her beauty alone.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    No. Nawl. NOAP. Those pants are type awful and the shoes are weird.

  • Judy_S

    OK, I am evidently blind and tasteless, but I actually like this. I think it’s fun. I don’t think it should set a trend in pedal-pushers, especially dressy pedlal-pushers, but then I am hoping Rhianna won’t set a trend in nipple-waving.

    • Sly

      You are not alone, I love it as well! Vogue named her one of the best dressed people that night.

      • demidaemon

        I appreciate that you guys can love this (somehow), but the people at Vogue are clearly blind.

    • Fuck. I knew when I spelt it “peddle” it was wrong but I couldn’t figure out why. Of course it is pedal!

    • MilaXX

      I like the look not the shoes and face.

  • James

    Those shoes, god those shoes. Excuse me while I nope myself out of here.

  • RescueMe23

    She’s been in a bit of a slump lately..

  • Jessica Freeman

    This was bound to happen, no? After a year of breath taking ass kicking in the fashion arena, Lupita now thinks she can wear anything and WERQ it. No, not when it comes to crop tops and knee length shorts. And BLUE EYESHADOW. No.

    • boweryboy

      I like to think if some one like Dita vonTeese can nail it every time, then there’s no excuse for Lupita who is equally as gorgeous.

      • MilaXX

        I think Dita stays within a very tight wheelhouse. Lupita like Solange seems to like to really go out on a limb with fashion. That means sometimes there will be failures.

        • demidaemon

          Lately, unfortunately, it seems less like “sometimes” and more like “often.” I’m hoping this is just a bit of fashion air-clearing before a return to fabulousness.

  • Wink

    This outfit screams that she is suffering from exhaustion. She has been doing non-stop publicity since the start of the award season, and her ability to make good selections has been severely impaired. My advice: take the summer off and don’t stay out of public view until October.

  • Lupita arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards determined to ensure that she will never receive one.
    Tears, kittens.

  • nannypoo

    Fabulous colors and fabric. I’d love to see a dress. Keep the neckline, fit the top, change the pants to a skirt in a flattering shape ending just above the knee, and it would be beautiful. As shown here it’s kind of hilarious.

  • Kitten Mittons

    *goes back to look at Rihanna some more*

    Sorry, Lupita, but I cannot with this today.

  • littlevase

    It might be that she thinks she can do no wrong. Someone needs to tell her to check herself before she wrecks herself.

  • formerlyAnon

    As has been said: scroll down disaster. I liked the top till the waist, then I went off it a bit and the pedal pushers were a bad shape and the shoes wrong.

    Lovely woman, lovely fabric. Blouse is more than salvageable.

  • leahpapa

    Here’s my thing about Suno and related “conscious-driven” elite brands: How much of a cut do the “indigenous/authentic/magical native” folk who inspired and/or crafted the goods actually get? Because (and maybe it’s just due to my recent, embittered exodus from Brooklyn), it seems like every white guy and his sister had just gotten back from Perutina or Outer Slobovia or Eastern Thaigapore, where he discovered straw totes/woven shoes/colorful belts that he can’t wait to sell at an enormous markup to “ethical” hipsters and yuppies. When the reality that most of our clothes are made by poor, uneducated people in under-developed countries, the fetishizing of high-end goods made by “indigenous workers” seems like a lot of white self-congratulation.

    • KinoEye

      Cultural appropriation in self-described “progressive” communities FTW.

    • ryenerman

      This rant made my morning not only because I totally agree but also for the use of Outer Slobovia. Classic.

      • demidaemon

        I’m personally a fan of Perutina and Eastern Thaigapore.

    • decormaven

      Preach it.

  • Gatto Nero

    I appreciate the inspiration, but oh my dear god no.

  • Daisy Walker

    The eye make-up is the saddest thing here. If the bottom was a floor length skirt, I could have defended it, but the make-up ruins errything below. Sadness.

  • boweryboy

    Ooo gurl, no. She must’ve given her gays the day off.

  • MoHub

    What has happened to my beloved Lupita? Did someone kidnap her stylist and put a tasteless clone in his/her place? Has Lupita developed an eye disease that inhibits her ability to see herself in a mirror?

    Whatever the reason, I am heartbroken.

  • TropiCarla

    LOL … she is making me like this a little just because of how much everybody hates it and her happy smile. I think I’m having a contrary day, because I would smack anyone who told me to wear this whole outfit.

    That said, switch out the bottom for a pair of well-tailored, floor-skimming pants in that dark blue, and we’d be in business.

  • FancyPhilly

    This is why I love this little bitchy corner of the internet. Anywhere else (save the Fug girls) would have just thrown down a “it’s FASHION dahling, of course you cannot comprehend” and left it at that.

  • I like the top, collar and all, but I cannot get behind those pants. I can’t tell if it’s a design flaw, or a fitting issue.

  • Just think if those shorts (pants?) had been a skirt. JUST THINK.

    • Lori

      Exactly. The collar is a little strange, but I was on board when I thought it was a skirt. Then I saw that it was pants and cringed. Literally a scroll down fug. Sigh.

  • KinoEye

    Wow. This is maybe the first time where her makeup has been completely, disastrously wrong. That blue eyeshadow will never not make me think of middle school.

    J’adore the fabric, but yes, this is a dreadful shape. Would love to see more socially-conscious collections like this at events and RCs, though. That’s pretty neat.

  • Laura Abrahamsen

    Same party as Rihanna? If Lupita’s going to have an off day, she chose the right one.

  • Joanna

    I am almost offended by the hair, which her stylists usually get very very right. However, she is entitled to an off day, and even here, she’s still gorgeous.

  • altermyego

    For some reason I can see this on Chloe Sevigney. It looks like something she would wear. Or maybe she’s just on my mind because HBO is re-running Big Love and I’m watching her every night.

  • Susan Velazquez

    I…actually like this. The pant hem length is awkward tho

  • Thomas

    Girl seems to be in a style rut right now. Last few looks haven’t been so hot.

  • Sophia Finfer

    Looking at the first photo, I actually thought the shoes were VELVET.

    • kimmeister

      Wouldn’t be Lupita’s first time . . .

      • demidaemon


  • KendraMR

    I never thought the day would come when I utter the words “I hate Lupita’s hair.” It’s just weird–bad weird, not good weird either.

  • bunnydiet

    Some people like wearing flags.

  • Lily

    First time I’ve ever seen her and gone “aaack! No girl, back to the drawing board.” Agree with uncles that the print is really quite lovely, but the style of the clothing is just way off. Shoes and bright blue eye shadow are not helping the look at all. And I prefer her more natural hair. The colors are lovely, and when I first saw the pic, I thought “Oh, this will be interesting,” but as I got below the waistline and saw everything down south, I thought “Hm honey, mama done told you to not walk outta the house in someone else’s drawers.” Eep. Eep. Eep.

    • kimmeister

      You just made me miss the comic strip “Cathy.”

  • ashtangajunkie

    Weeping. Too many Lupita WTF fashion moments in a row.

  • mlurve

    Well you know what they say. Even the best fall down sometimes.

  • Alexis Wenceslao

    Oh how the mighty have fallen…

  • Kent Roby

    Queen Lupita is racking up too many fashion misses lately; is the world off axis or something?

  • SophieCollier

    Sandals, definitely. Those pants are bad but I like the fabric, and I love her supporting African designers. That hairpiece though… who talked her into that?

  • TLJezebel

    Ship that fabric off to Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera and they will know what to do.

  • cowper

    Good cause does not equal good taste.

  • Luzia

    Lupita clearly has to many yes-men around her. nobody dares to say to style goddess “Girl, you look a mess”.

  • cocohall

    Even if the design were better, I’m not sure someone as petite as Miss Lupita can handle this scale of the print. Whip up a caftan and send it to Andre Leon Talley and you’ve got some fabulousness happening. But high marks for trying to use the venue to support the designer.

  • She has lost her way. It is to weep.

  • Pablo

    Oh how the mighty have fallen, this is truly atrocious. What the hell is going on with her hair? Is that a wig?

    • Von

      Yes, that is a wig piece on top of her Afro. I couldn’t look past it.

  • poggi

    Yes sandals would help a great deal. Also there had to be a way to make these shorts–fewer prints and more leg might help a bit too. I appreicate her efforts to highlight important issues and designers who are conscious of these issues, but her team needs to figure out how to make these outfits work for her better.

  • Nika E

    It looks like they put a drawstring weave ponytail up on top of her head and just let it sit there. Like, for real, she looks like a clown in the face. I just can’t even. Im really having feelings about this.

    • Von

      I couldn’t believe her so-called hairstylist Larry Sims did this to her. There is nothing wrong with her short Afro and she can wear that hairstyle with anything. This is a mess!

  • Cheryl

    What if she wore that top with some form fitting ankle length white or black pants? Throw away those shoes, and fire the makeup person. How can someone make that gorgeous face look bad? I mean her face is still beautiful, but that makeup is awful.

    • MilaXX

      I saw the look her MUA was going for. It’s inspired by Princess Elizabeth of Toro. She is a Ugandan lawyer, politician, diplomat, model and actress. She was the first female East African to be admitted to the English Bar.

      • Cheryl

        I think it’s the interpretation into the mid calf pants that isn’t working, for me. I have a thing against shorts and mid-calf pants, I know, it’s weird. Perhaps as a long dress instead? I still would throw away the shoes, and the make up. However I think the reason everyone is freaking out, is because it is LUPITA, she who can do no wrong!

  • prisma

    Oh, I dig the eyeshadow! I could never pull that off but she can. I won’t comment on the outfit, though.

  • suzq

    I’m ok with the outfit. I would have liked to see something less spiky in the shoe area–really fierce sandals, perhaps–to evoke the whole kente effect of the outfit. WHAT is going on with the hair? Maybe Rihanna could have lent her one of her magnificent turbans.

  • Gracie82

    I think she is savvy and smart to toe the line between stylish and qurik. She knows to be taken seriously as an actress, its best to let youreself be seen as an artist, not as someone who picks everything they wear according to what fashion bloggers think.

  • MilaXX

    I like the outfit, but I think it’s wrong for the venue. It reads a bit casual. As literal as it might be, if she wore this on the 4th of July with a cute pair of wedges or sandals I’d be on board. I also think the eye makeup is too heavy for this look. I would have gone with cleaner/neutral eye . This look is fighting the print of the outfit.

    • decormaven

      I was thinking more World Cup, but we are on the same page.

    • Amel

      I don’t mind the look either, and I think making this into a dress like TLo suggested would have taken away from the feeling it gets as-is. Then it would have been just another print summer dress. This way it has a more distinctive feel

  • Judy_J

    I’m more disturbed by the electric blue eye shadow than by anything else. That is great fabric, and I like the top half of the outfit….those pants are awkward and ill-fitting. Unless that is the way they are supposed to fit, and if so, then they are remarkably unflattering. But the eye shadow……I think I wore that color back in 1967 when I first experimented with eye shadow. Bought it at Woolworths for a dollar, I think.

  • Joey Melliza

    aunties, your girl crush is faltering — what’s happening here – apparently the local talent of Kenya, India, Peru and New York couldn’t save this look … such a waste of good fabric

  • Annmarie Kane

    This is what happens when you believe all the hype. I wore those shoes as a bridesmaid in 1980 and had a hot hookup with the best man. At least that made me smile.

  • IRVN

    Oh dear God…wtf? hideous from head to toe, yikes

  • somebody blonde

    I actually like it except for the shoes. Apparently I’m crazy.

    • Coco Cornejo

      No.You’re not. Crazy,that is.

  • aahlife

    The blue eye shadow and wiglet is so a certain 60’s look.

  • Coco Cornejo

    If she wore the top with some blue lady trousers and lost the blue eye shadow this outfit would be fab.

  • I feel like the world has been punked. Once you take the crown, you don’t get to wear sweatpants. Or culottes, in this case.

  • alyce1213

    I kind of like it (ducks) — the shape is servicing the print, which I really like. Gorgeous colors. It’s different . . .

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I hate to say it, but I’m officially over her now.

  • Monabel

    I would like this if the pants were fitted.

  • deech_sea

    She looks good in the last picture, IMHO, but obviously, you are right. Given the background behind the label, she seems sort of obliged to wear it though.

  • MilaXX

    I also wanted to congratulate Lupita on not only Star Wars, but also getting the film rights to ‘Americanah’. I’ve heard good things about this book. Now I’m going to pick it up to read this week.

    • Lee

      I just read it about a month ago and it’s a pretty good/interesting read. I didn’t know it was going to be a movie, that’s exciting!

      • MilaXX

        I had heard a while back that Chimamanda was taking meetings with Lupita. I’m pretty excited that she’s connected with this. I really stop being lazy and just go to the library. I’m on hold for the digital copy.

  • dmkava

    Maybe she’s forgetting the first rule of stardom “never believe your own press…” I guess everyone telling her she’s the new style star makes her think she can pull anything off?

  • Lea Setegn

    Perhaps she wore this just to bring attention to the designer? Even if she doesn’t look excellent in it, it’s a huge PR win for the company and brings attention to those countries in a forum where what she’s wearing is the whole reason she’s there. I could see her sacrificing chic for that.

  • KT

    Ohhhhhhhhhh fuck

  • MannahattaMamma

    high-fashion shorts is an oxymoron

  • Little_Olive

    Shit, I like it!!

    *rocking in corner*

    She always looks better with things that hit below the knee rather than above, and she is making this circus-worthy ensemble work, IMO.

  • CT14


    That collar is of the devil. It has broken Lupita.

  • If the crop top were a little more proportionate to her frame, and the bottom half were a pencil in a solid color or just a simplified version of the print from the top, this could have worked.

  • Valdri8

    She is going all Dr Phil and becoming a caricature of herself

  • LadyVimes

    Those pants. I can barely stand capris as it is, and those are just an affront to my eyes.
    (The fabric looks beautiful, but if you’re going to use beautiful fabric, you had better make sure that what you’re stitching together will look good before you start cutting.)

  • Orange Girl

    Did she save all of her wack-a-doo outfits for after she won the Oscar? Because if so, I love her for it.

  • Bonnie Blue

    The fabric is interesting and I may have even liked it if it was long pants and a top, but those cropped pants are a terrible shape not flattering on anyone.

  • Shawn EH

    Girl has lost her damn mind, as someone might say. It’s kind of … patriotic? If she were on a fireworks barge on July 4th?

  • Miss_Led

    Scroll-down WHUT.

  • Yolanda

    I don’t know who has been dressing/styling her lately but that person needs to be FIRED right now, today! I cannot with this look (or the last several looks honestly).

  • Kent Roby

    It’s official: I’m wearing my work uniform, and yet I look more stylish than Lupita. I want to cry.

  • demidaemon

    Applaud her intent. Hate the result. I’m sorry, but this is just a badly designed mess. 🙁

  • DesertDweller79

    I love having Lupita Nyong’o in my life. She always gives TLo something to talk about. I like that she tries so many different things. So, she misses sometimes. No one’s perfect!

    Yes to everything TLo said here. Especially painful is that her makeup isn’t working. I would love to see other pieces this label produces.

  • camdiggidy

    I feel like if the pants were short shorts and she had different shoes (the eternal, quibbling lament the Lupita-worshipper) the ensemble would be adorable. I LOVE the top as it is.

  • e jerry powell

    As much as I may want to, I can’t disagree with a word of the analysis. Especially the shoes.

  • nancymae

    Did Lupita give her previous stylist a sabbatical to recharge her fashion batteries???? How could the team that pulled together such stunningly beautiful looks from BAFTA to Oscar have choked this hard?? There’s a conspiracy afoot I tell you. The devil is hard at work….

  • Sly

    I feel like pre-Oscars was safe, respectable but very fashion. Now post-Oscars, she’s won the thing, people all over the world know who she is, she can now flex a bit of fashion muscle, wear weird thing, show people she’s a fashion icon (What is a fashion icon if you’re not wearing looks that make people recoil, or stare trying to understand?) . I think she can, no, is a fashion icon because she wears those standard pretty frocks that everyone can understand, but then wears something that is hard to wear and hard to understand. It’s so much more interesting. Because people continue to talk, form opinions, instead of she looks great in that, now its that’s interesting, whether good or bad. That’s my idea of a fashion icon.

  • Trickytrisha

    Well, at least that uh… ensemble(?) takes ones eye away from the sternum. I can totally see that fabric in a flirty little dress, but this ain’t cutting the mustard.

  • Michelle Lim

    Honey! Fire that stylist NOW. Is it the same one who put you in that INSANE Prada Gown for the Met Gala?? Hello…!!!

  • Alloy Jane

    I don’t hate the neckline, so if that top bit had developed into a shift, I’d think it was great. But it didn’t. Instead, those pants happened. Those horrible, poorly constructed pants. I’ve resigned myself to her awful choice in shoes, so I wasn’t surprised at how bad this particular pair are, but they really are insult to proverbial injury paired with those pants. The really sad thing is that you see people around LA, which is a big ol’ melting pot of immigrants, in “native costume” type clothes and frequently, they look great. So I don’t understand why our darling is wearing poorly cut satin clown capris. I checked the site, there are a few other pieces in the Fall ’14 collection that use this fabric that are quite nice. I wish her stylist had opted for something not ridiculous, but I did lol quite a bit when I saw this. And then I read the premise for the brand and it made me sad because this look is terrible and probably won’t be doing them many favors.

  • quiltrx

    There’s something “Benetton in the 80s” about this, and not in a good way.

  • cat772

    I think her face looks gorgeous, though the makeup is a titch Barbie. The hair is weird and I can’t quite make out what’s happening. I shall not speak about the clothes.

  • JynxTheCat

    man I don’t hate this. I really don’t! I think the very worse thing about it is the collar. That and it is far too casual. I like that it is not skin tight and looks chic and comfy.


    Collar isn’t doing it. A shawl-type cut would have worked better but the colors and overall pattern are super cute.

  • annrr

    You still have to give mad props for the range of hairstyles her hair stylist comes up with.

  • kategs

    I like this way better than what Ri-Ri was wearing. Just wish the pants were longer and slimmer.

  • I….love the earrings. That’s all I can say.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Nope. She’s a risk taker, but, no.

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  • Gorengirl

    Pretty Fabric…. Pants should be ripped off her and burned!