Lupita Nyong'o for 'Marie Claire.'
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If two magazine covers are better than one, five is, like... *eyes turn to hearts and spring out of skull, tongue unfurls onto floor, and a tiny version of you walks out from inside your mouth and faints on the tip* And that's EXACTLY (more or less) what happened when we saw that Marie Claire had tapped Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, Emilia Clark, and Kate Mara for the mag's May issue.
Lupita Nyon'o for 'Marie Claire.'
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Lupita can do no wrong. For her cover, Lupita wears a hot-pink, snakeskin-trimmed gown by Christopher Kane. Inside, she wears a black-and-white optic Dior stunner that she accessorized with a ribbed scarf and a Graziela Gems ear cuff. And in her interview, Lupita is as poised as ever on the topic of other peoples’ opinions: "Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don't want to thrive on people's opinions of me."
As for her path to fashion darling-dom? It has a lot to do with her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, who covered the Hollywood Reporter with Lupita earlier this year. "I wasn't a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown,” Lupita says, “Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger...and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color."
'Tis the season for golden statuettes and designer gowns! We've gotten a little spoiled over the past couple of weeks in terms of red carpet looks, and luckily for us, the appearances at tonight's SAG Awards did NOT disappoint. We got our fair share of classic formalwear, glamorous gowns, and dapper tuxedos, but there were also some fashion risk-takers who completely stole the show. Take a look at some of our highlights, and let us know which ones are your faves!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN DIOR
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Let's all say it together: WOWZA. After her polarizing Golden Globes dress (Is it chic? Is it a ripoff of The Little Mermaid?), we're pretty sure Jennifer Lawrence's 2014 SAG Awards dress will earn 100%-positive reviews. Her couture Dior gown was head-to-toe sequins, sequins, and more sequins, and she pulled it off like a BOSS. Seriously, who else could look that good in THICK, horizontal blue-and-purple stripes? And since the sparkling number was so dazzling on its own, Jennifer was wise to pick just one piece of statement jewelry—in this case, a pair of long gold and purple drop earrings. Her overall look might have still been a little reminiscent of mermaids (sparkling scales and whatnot), but in a much, much better way IMHO.
While the People's Choice Awards may have ~officially~ kicked off the 2014 awards season, tonight's Golden Globes really catapulted the year of red carpet fashion into high gear. We pulled out six well-heeled ladies from the 2014 PCAs, but now, we're bringing you a list of 10 for the Globes (though, TBH, we were tempted to just crown Lupita Nyong'o THE best dressed and go home, because girl SHUT IT DOWN).
LUPITA NYONG'O IN RALPH LAUREN
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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I mean, do I really need to explain this decision? The 12 Years A Slave actress showed up EARLY to the Golden Globes red carpet wearing Ralph Lauren, and even well before most of the attendees arrived, she had clinched her position as the best dressed lady of the night. It's solid but not boring thanks to that almost-neon red hue. It's body-conscious without looking grossly painted on, and those classic RL clean lines are softened by her warm, beaming smile. With its straight off-the-shoulder neckline and long cape, the gown is definitely fashion forward, but this is also 100% the kind of timeless ensemble that we'll be looking back fondly on for YEARS. (P.S. If this is what she pulls out for the Globes, we can't WAIT to see what she whips out for the Oscars.)
All anyone could talk about on the red carpet at tonight's Emmy Awards was how HOT it was in Los Angeles and how the wacky weather was messing with actors' fashion game (ahem, #celebrityproblems). But hey, you'd never know it was sweltering out, because not a single star seemed affected by the heat. Whatever their secret, all our favorites stayed cool on the red carpet in sleek gowns, poufy dresses, and everything in between. And although some TV stars were conspicuously absent (Lea Michele and Aubrey Plaza, we missed you!), we had more than enough killer ensembles to fill an epic Top Ten list. So let's get to it!
SARAH HYLAND IN MARCHESA
Sarah Hyland at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Fact: we loooove Sarah Hyland. And who wouldn't? The Modern Family star is sweet, talented, AND has a seriously stylish instinct that goes way beyond just looking pretty on a red carpet. She co-designed her Christian Siriano dress at the 2011 Emmy Awards, and she's back for round two this year, this time in Marchesa. She worked with designer Georgina Chapman on the dove gray sleeveless gown adorned with glitzy embellishment and draping fabric. We're obsessed enough with the look as is, BUT throw in her fresh-faced beauty look and a sparkly-tipped manicure?! Um, win.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the one awards show that's for actors by actors. It's like the fun younger sibling to the Golden Globes, as it honors acting achievement in both film and television and guarantees a fashion PARADE that signals that last triumphant push toward the Oscars. (We're in the final stretch, people!) Usually the SAG stahhs tend to mix it up and get a bit more playful on the ol' red carpet, and for this year's 2012 SAG Awards there was no shortage of vibrant color, mega texture, cutouts, plunging necklines, volumes of feathers, and even a 1970s studded pantsuit. So what are we waiting for? Let's get into this...
DIANNA AGRON IN CAROLINA HERRERA
Dianna Agron at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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Dianna Agron opted for POW color with magenta Carolina Herrera. Always the go-to designer for ladylike red carpet gowns, we think this look is very awards-friendly yet eye-catching for both the deep neckline and intricately braided updo. It's also just straight-up pretty and makes us think about springtime, Valentine's Day, and the scent of prize-winning roses.