Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci at the 2014 SAG Awards

Posted on January 20, 2014

Look, in order to save some time and not become more repetitive than we already are, let’s just all agree that everything Miss Lupita wears during awards season is a de facto WERQ, okay?


“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in a Gucci dress accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes and Fred Leighton jewelry.

We didn’t put her on our year end “Best of the Red Carpet” list because we felt her natural beauty and charisma were making some slightly awkward style choices look better than they actually were. But once the real awards started getting handed out, she and her style team seriously upped their game. We thought she was breathtaking in that Ralph Lauren number at the Golden Globes, but this one rendered us dumbstruck for a minute or two. That is by no means an easy dress to pull off and to be perfectly blunt, we suspect you need to be naturally striking in your looks to make this work. That treatment at the neck would look mighty silly on a lot of other ladies.

Oh, let’s not dance around it. Sorry, pale girls. Some looks are solely the province of the ladies of color. This would never work on Amy Adams.

What do we think of her hair?



[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/]

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