I’ve developed a bit of a girl crush on Lupita Nyong’o – her talent, eloquence and dramatic beauty earned my attention and admiration. However, it’s her killer style that’s got the gears of my obsession machine going hell-for-leather. Most Hollywood starlets dress beautifully for the red carpet, but they blur into one homogenous pretty girl, in my humble opinion. Their looks are interchangeable and although undoubtedly beautiful, not particularly distinctive. Lupita is an invigorating breath of fresh air – the bright colours, the directional shapes, the natural hair and makeup make her stand out a mile amongst the cookie-cutter masses. I’ve been dreaming about her beautiful style since the start of the awards season and scouring the web for any more sighting of my fashion heroine.
This pleated 70’s vintage dress is an old favourite of mine, I bought it on Ebay a few years ago and I’ve worn it again and again. Despite the fact that this dress is very well loved and a little careworn around the edges, I’ve recently become excited to revisit this look. It’s pleats and dramatic sweep has a touch of Lupita’s Prada Oscars dress; a very good thing indeed in my book. I’ve brought it up to date with my lace bomber jacket from Self Portriat.