Lupita Nyong’o Adds Vogue Cover Girl to Resume

You already know Lupita Nyong’o from her Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave and her spot-on red-carpet style. And, now? You’ll be seeing her grace the cover of Vogue, too.

For her July 2014 cover shoot, the actress traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco where she was photographed by Mikael Jansson in everything from Prada and Rodarte to Proenza Schouler and Jonathan Saunders. In the accompanying interview, the 31-year-old star talks about her sudden rise to fame, saying, “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me – before I recognized them!”

Now, this is one cover girl I can get behind.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 21, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 1 to 7

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
With looks ranging from 60s glam to soft and feminine, these celebs are showing us how to dress the part for any occasion… even if that means stomping divots. Take note.

Best Dressed in June

  1. Alexa Chung in Christian Dior at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards.
  2. Julianne Moore in Rosie Assoulin and Lupita Nyong’o in Alexander McQueen at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
  3. Blake Lively in Michael Kors at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 6, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Star Wars: Episode VII Cast

It’s official: The Star Wars cast list is getting out of control. And I mean that in the best way possible. Not only are original stars like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning, but now Lupita Nyong’o has joined the growing roster as well. There’s been no word on which part PEOPLE's “Most Beautiful” will play, but that’s not stopping me from  getting insanely excited about this film – and, more importantly, the future red-carpet fashion that will come with its premiere.

May the Force be with you, Lupita. See you in December.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 3, 2014

Lip Service: The Three Lipstick Shades You Need Now

This season, bold lips are set to be big. So give subdued glosses a well-deserved break, start practicing that pout, and invest in these three must-have lipstick shades.

Lipstick Shades for Spring 2014

  1. Electric Orange
    Bright orange shades were all over the S/S 2014 runways – and it’s a trend Hollywood’s hottest starlets have been sporting on every major red carpet. (See: Lupita Nyong’o and Selena Gomez.) Try Lancôme’s Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe and keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
  2. Radiant Orchid
    This hue was dubbed Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, and while you’ve probably seen it on this season’s trending tops and dresses, it also works in makeup form. Turn to Camilla Belle for inspiration and pick up a tube of Sephora+Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick to execute the look.
  3. Soft Berry
    After being featured on the JOIE runway, this classic shade is making a huge comeback. Look to Micheal Kors GLAM Lip Lacquer in Dame and apply with your ring finger to add color without looking overdone.

 
By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer 

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May 7, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Lupita Nyong'o Quote Does she ever say the wrong thing?

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May 2, 2014

Another Big Win for Lupita: The Actress Scores PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful”

With an Oscar, Miu Miu and Lancôme partnerships, and the unwavering admiration of the world’s fashion elite in the bag, Lupita Nyong’o has had a banner year. And today, it got even better as the 31-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress was awarded the top spot on PEOPLE magazine’s annual “Most Beautiful” list.

Lupita Nyong'o
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Nyong’o first won hearts around the world as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 2013 film 12 Years a Slave, and she hasn’t stopped since. That’s thanks, in large part, to her unique brand of humility (who could forget her “Dreams do come true” speech at the Academy Awards?), but also her chameleon-like ability to stun in everything from Givenchy to Giambattista Valli. A megawatt star from humble beginnings whose haute couture is outshone only by her heart? That’s just, well, beautiful.

Head over to people.com to read more and to see who else made the list.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 23, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 13 to 19

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
With the perfect dose of color, this week’s top looks gave us a fresh reprieve from the persisting dreary weather.

Rue La La's Best-Dressed List for April 13 to 19

  1. Lupita Nyong’o in Chanel at the MTV Movie Awards.
  2. Kiernan Shipka in Preen at the Jimmy Choo CHOO.08° launch.
  3. Jessica Alba in Piece d’Anarchive and Kenzo at the MTV Movie Awards.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 18, 2014

Loving Lupita: Our Fashion Director on Hollywood’s New It Girl

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
She seemingly came out of nowhere, but now, this girl is on everyone’s radar. And I mean everyone’s. After nabbing the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress from right under Jennifer Lawrence’s nose, stealing the show at every red-carpet event, and sparking dating rumors with fellow Oscar winner Jared Leto (he even referred to her as “my future ex-wife” in one of his acceptance speeches), it’s no wonder we’re all a little Lupita-obsessed right now.

While her performance in 12 Years a Slave got our attention, it’s her unique style that has us all really enthralled. It’s not easy to outshine Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, and Julia Roberts on the red carpet, but somehow, Lupita has managed to do it time and again. Here are my picks for her top five awards-show looks.

Jackie Nasser on Lupita Nyong'o

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March 20, 2014

It Takes Two: Hollywood’s Most Powerful Stylists Pose with Their Stars

Earlier this week, after a very exciting (and stylish) awards season, The Hollywood Reporter named this year’s most powerful stylists. We internally applauded, fawned over Hollywood’s style fairy godmothers, and then, just as we were about to move on, a high-fashion spread featuring said stylists and their A-list clients was posted.

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Image via The Hollywood Reporter

Needless to say, moving on never happened. The pictorial was, as Rachel Zoe (who came in 6th) would say, “so major” that I blocked off my calendar for most of the afternoon. Scrolling through this online pictorial is like watching the credits roll, except you actually want to see everything and you feel pretty deflated when it ends – until you start imagining what your own pictorial will look like one day. Or, at least, that’s what I did.

Head on over to The Hollywood Reporter to see the pictorial for yourself.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 13, 2014

The Academy Awards Best-Dressed List

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
Last night, Hollywood’s A-list gathered in celebration of the Academy Awards – and, while the weather may have been dismal, the fashion was anything but. The night’s best dresses? Check out my top five picks below.

Jackie Nasser's Oscars Best-Dressed List, 2014
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March 3, 2014