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Did you miss her? Lupita Nyong’o makes a post-Oscars return to Hollywood at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party.


There was a point during awards season when it seemed as if we were getting amazing red-carpet looks from Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o everyday.

She might have been new to the entertainment scene, but Lupita took to red-carpet fashion like a fish to water, making few (if any) style missteps.

Following her big award win and extended press tour, Lupita has been laying low taking a much deserved break.


She’s rightfully earned the time off, but that doesn’t mean her fans haven’t been craving their daily dose of Lupita fashion.

Luckily for us Lupita came out of hiding to attend Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party where she served as the belle of the ball, having snagged the mag’s May 2014 cover.

was all smiles (as usual) as she mingled with guests and her fellow Marie Claire cover girls Elle Fanning and Kate Mara.

Opting for a fit-and-flare dress silhouette we haven’t seen from her before, Lupita wore a Giambattista Valli frock from the fashion house’s Fall 2013 Couture collection.

The intricately detailed dress featured an array of hand embroidered blue flowers that spread out from the waist into both the bodice and the full circle skirt.

The only quibble to be found with Lupita’s look is her choice of footwear. As great as Lupita’s style is, she seems to almost always get it wrong when it comes to shoes.

This time it’s a pair of silver glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Elisa’ pumps ($625) that let Lupita down. Paired with such an amazing dress, the relatively plain heels leave a lot to be desired.

Nonetheless, the shoes are a minor complaint, and everything from the ankles up is pure perfection.

[ photos: zimbio, style.com ]