Lupita Nyong’o in Lanvin at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Posted on December 03, 2013

This girl can make so many things work that we’d normally roll our eyes at.

HORRIBLE sentence structure, but you get the idea. Check it:

Lupita Nyong’o attends IFP’s 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City in a Lanvin strapless dress paired with Fred Leighton jewelry.

But we have to admit, we’re wavering on the bow. We would hate that immediately on any gal over the age of 16 or so, but she’s coming fairly close to making it work for us. That cream and white color combo looks spectacular on her, but that’s a no-brainer. Her makeup artist is a master. She comes out with these perfectly coordinated faces for each outfit she wears.

We have thoughts about the shoes. First, we kinda think a pop of color was not the way to go here. It fights all that creamy whiteness rather than enhancing it. A gold, silver or bronze metallic, on the other hand, would have elevated this look even higher than it already is. Also, because we have thoughts and discussions about this sort of thing Chez T Lo all the time…. when we were going through hundreds of pictures of Jackie Kennedy for that Camelot post, we noticed she favored shoes with a high vamp and found ourselves wondering when that look was going to come back in style. These aren’t quite as high as the early-sixties mode, but they’re higher than you see on the red carpet normally. What’s the Bitter Kitten take on the high vamp?






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