The 2014 British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) red carpet got us all giddy once again, from Brangelina's matchy-matchy suits to Lupita Nyong'o's gorgeous green frock by Christian Dior. The Best Supporting Actress nominee for 12 Years A Slave has been making waves in Hollywood not just for her amazing performance in the film, but also because she nails her red carpet looks every. single. time. It all started with that super sleek Ralph Lauren red cape dress at the Globes, and now, she's a front-row staple rubbing elbows with Anna Wintour in New York Fashion Week, no less! So yes, looking flawless on the red carpet can totally turn you into an A-lister overnight, no doubt about that.
Lupita Nyong'o in a Christian Dior dress, Christian Loubotin shoes, and Ana Khouri gold cuffs
So what makes her a standout, you ask? Simple: she's not aftraid to play with colors! Based from all the award shows she attended, the 30-year old star made her mark as the poster girl for bold colored frocks in sleek and simple silhouettes; always looking very regal sans the fluff and over-the-top grandeur. The best part? She's never afraid to flaunt her velvety chocolate complexion, a solid proof that women of color (and even new comers) can ace the red carpet with the right dress and ample amount of confidence.
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