Lupita Nyong’o is undeniably one of the fiercest fashionistas in our time. An A Lister in film and the entertainment industry at large, this Black Panther star is a risk taker, a classic stunner, a prowess and our MBBA FASHIONISTA for this month!!!
WHO IS LUPITA NYONG’O?
Nyong’o was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang Nyong’o. She started her acting career as a teenager before working behind the scenes of the film, “The Constant Gardener”. Up until now, Lupita has proven herself to be a phenomenal actor and producer and she’s got numerous awards to back it up.
She has starred in various hit movies and series such as 12 Years A Slave, The Winter’s Tale, Black Panther, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Shuga, Eclipsed, amongst others. Apart from being an actor and producer, she is also an author. She recently released her first book (a children’s book), titled “Sulwe” last month.
Lupita Nyong’o is undoubtedly a fashion icon. From her red carpet appearances to street style and off screen moments, her style remains tasteful, chic, classy, fun and spicy as well.
When it comes to repping her roots, Lupita does it with grace and poise. From one film premiere to the other or just a day out, this beauty has schooled on different ways of rocking the AFRICAN style. Her signature headwrap is just the beautiful icing on the cake, proving to us that she is indeed the queen of statement style.
Lupita unearthed her trailblazer status as she constantly brings her “creative A-game” to the red carpet. Pairing a multicolored bustier with high waisted pants and a headwrap, it was an amazing concept of combining cultural and contemporary elements tastefully.
Another “Wakanda moment” for the 36-year old was at the premiere of Queen of Katwe in September 2016. The award winning actress stunned in a lavendar Elie Saab gown and a matching headwrap.
Lupita Nyong’o has been a red carpet favorite for a long time now. Right from her appearance at the Golden Globes in 2014, her fashion prominence has gained grounds.
For the award ceremony, Lupita stepped out in a breathtaking dress by Ralph Lauren. It was such a waowser moment for the actress. Opting for the color red made the whole look all the more captivating!!!
Another classy fashion moment for the celebrity was at the Oscars in 2014. She donned on a stunning baby blue gown by Prada. It was such an iconic moment for the star. She also received her first Oscar for “The Best Supporting Actress” for the movie, 12 Years A Slave. Her studded headband added an extra spice to the look, giving all the princess vibes on the red carpet.
Also, at the premiere of Black Panther in January 2018, Lupita Nyong’o showed her true colors – A QUEEN. It was such a show-stopping look from her hair to the dress and every other piece. The actress wore a custom made Versace gown with beautiful jeweled details. She paired her dress with Giuseppe Zanototti heels and accessories.
When it comes to street style, melanin beauty is irresistibly chic!!! Whether she’s rocking a trenchie, hat, shades, you name it, she is sure to make heads turn!!!!
Check out this snazzy look on the actress as she strutted the streets. Nyong’o paired a turtle neck piece with a jacket. She finished off her look with a stylish hat, bag and heels. This was a sophisticated take on the street style and definitely a fashion Inspo for fall/winter style!!! Check ✔️
Bold and bright tones are a strong suit for our November Fashionista. You will agree with me that styling bold and bright tones could pose as a fashion risk and requires a lot of attention to details altogether.
Lupita, who is a risk taker and a fierce fashionista has mastered the art of styling hues and she is incredibly great at it. Take a cue from our fashionista and step out fearless in color!
YING & YANG
Neutral colors such as black and white seem extremely basic and boring sometimes. But with Lupita, she has shown how one can go from “basic” to “bombshell” in either white or black!!!
At the BAFTA Awards in 2018, Nyong’o graced the red carpet looking like a million bucks in a black and gunmetal gown by Elie Saab. The shimmery accents and jewelry added the right amount of spice to the whole look.
In the look below, the author brought da heat in a black and silver beaded gown by Balmain. She complemented her outfit with strappy heels and a fro ponytail.
On the white side, Lupita Nyong’o rocked a charming Grecian-style white dress for the Governor’s Awards. She finished off her look with silver accessories and a stunning hairstyle. PERFECTÒ!
When it comes to hair, our fashionista doesn’t go with the usual. She is totally unpredictable and shows up with something striking everytime. Over the top, cultural, natural are elements she combines for her hair look. And we are in awe!
One beautiful thing about Lupita’s style is that it is ADVENTUROUS in nature. From one look to the other, it is quite clear that she is not hesitant to try new things without losing the fun part of it!! Whatever theme, this diva nails it hard on a consistent basis which is why she is our beloved NOVEMBER FASHIONISTA!!!