Style Hits: Lupita Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o in Antonio Berardi | Photo by Kevin Scanlon

The star of 12 Years As A Slave Lupita Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s Most Beautiful person of 2014! The Kenyan goddess seems to have come out of nowhere, taking red carpet by storm. A beauty who is proud of her African heritage, she also possesses great style and poise. When her grace is combined with beautiful numbers from Dior, Victoria Beckham and Proenza Schouler, the result is refreshingly stunning.

When she was honored in February at the Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, a speech she gave on beauty and “dark beauty” in particular really touched us. She said she remembered a time when she felt “unbeautiful,” when she was “teased and taunted for her night-shaded skin” and how her complexion “had always been an obstacle to overcome.” Now, she inspires thousands of girls around the world, that “you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What does sustain us … what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” “What an incredible journey to go from that feeling to being on the cover of this magazine,” Nyong’o told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “I mean, you could have never told me that that would happen when I was 16 and insecure about my complexion.”

Lupita Nyong'o on the covers of Du Jour and New York Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o on the covers of Du Jour and New York Magazine

Lupita’s colortype is STAR (find our about your colortype in our book “Life In Color”) and even though Lupita can do no wrong with her style, the real magic happens when she wears colors that are optimal for her colortype: vibrant, highly saturated jewel tones, such as turquoise and bright yellow.

United Colors Of Lupita

Here are some of our favorite Lupita Nyongo’s style moments.

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