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Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Nairobi blue’ Prada wins over the red-carpet, and our collective hearts, too.


Do we really need words for this? With only one glimpse, your eyes should be able to see what hasn’t yet been said.

lupita-nyong-o-oscars-academy-awards-prada-dress-press-roomA star has been born dahling.

12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o glided onto the red-carpet of the 86th Annual Academy Awards and it was as if all of Hollywood stopped.

Wearing a custom Prada creation made from a pale blue silk georgette that billowed gracefully with every step she took, Lupita had already become an Oscar winner the moment she stepped onto the red-carpet.

She was undoubtedly the best dressed of the night, with both the deep v-neckline and deep v open back of the dress certifying its head-turning status.

Also elevating Lupita’s red-carpet look? The gorgeous blue color of her dress, which was dubbed ‘Nairobi blue’ for the night. Of the color’s significance to her, Lupita said:

“It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi, and so I wanted to have a little bit of home.”

In addition to possibly sparking a new color trend, Lupita definitely started a hair accessories trend with the golden headband she wore for the night.

Except to see headbands everywhere this Spring. See, ladies, this is how you start a trend.

Lupita topped off her Oscars ensemble with jewels from Fred Leighton, including a statement making pair of diamond encrusted ear cuffs.

To complete her look she donned a satin pair of platform sandals courtesy of Prada, and carried a Prada ‘Raso’ stone covered satin box clutch ($2100)

Last, but certainly not least, Lupita’s makeup was perfection as usual.

[ photos: zimbio ]

  • Ash March 4, 2014, 2:58 am

    She was absolutely gorgeous. She was my favorite top to bottom.