Lupita Nyong’o in Miu Miu for the ’12 Years’ LA premiere: cartoonish or gorgeous?


Here are some photos from last night’s LA premiere of 12 Years a Slave. Michael Fassbender was not in attendance, which is fine because I’m now starting to worry that my long time Irish-German Thunder-Crush is kind of an idiot. It will pass, I’m sure, so for now let’s spend some time with the other stars of 12 Years a Slave. Stars like Lupita Nyong’O and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

If you’ve been following the promotional tour for 12 Years, you’ve quickly come to the realization that Lupita is something of a style star. She’s a beautiful, petite Kenyan actress who seems to love fashion and making big style statements. In the past few months, she’s rocked the hell out of some gorgeous gowns by Rodarte, Roland Mouret and Prada. For this premiere, she wore a cartoonish Miu Miu dress which… um? I think it takes a special kind of woman to work this, and Lupita might be that woman. I would hate this on Anne Hathaway. I can’t imagine that Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton would even attempt this. But on Lupita… it’s interesting? I wish I didn’t have to defend it though. I hope she goes back to more traditional looks.

I’m also including pics of Chiwetel. I’ve never noticed it before, but he’s got some thunder on the red carpet too, right? Very handsome. Maybe I just like him better with some scruff? That’s totally possible. And he knows how to wear a three-piece suit too. Also: that’s his girlfriend Sari Mercer. She looks like Evan Rachel Wood, right?






Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Jay says:

    The dress is cute in a way she can pull off, but I don’t even care either way because I’m transfixed by her gorgeous face.

  2. Luna says:

    Chiwetel is looking damn fiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

  3. LAK says:

    I like the dress. She’s styled simply which makes the dress pop.

    love Chiwetel.

  4. Jackson says:

    I thought she was wearing a My Pretty Pony print until I looked a little more closely. Not a fan.

  5. Aiobhan says:

    I love it on her. She is petite enough to pull it off well. Those shoes do not go with that dress though.

  6. melina says:

    Lupita’s face takes your breath away!She can dress like a clown and still be gorgeous!

  7. .... says:

    Lupita is so pretty! she can definitely pull it off! She has that kind of cute face to be able to pull off something cartoonish like this.

  8. ldub says:

    the styling/makeup make this “OK” dress STUNNING. especially against her skin tone.

  9. msm says:

    She’s friggin’ gorgeous! #envy. BUT that dress is fug.

  10. erni says:

    mmm.. that face.
    she’s GORGEOUS!

  11. loveisthecoal says:

    I’m not sure I’d like it on anyone else, but Lupita could wear the proverbial potato sack and still look incredible…so on her, I like it!

  12. Patricia says:

    She can do no wrong with her beauty and charisma shining through.

    But, every time I see articles about this movie I get choked up and I HOPE this movie is being presented with the utmost respect. I am a history teacher and have read and taught this true account of the absolute horrors of American slavery. If you read the book you will just sit and weep. I almost feel like it should not be made into a movie for profit, you know?

    Then again it will bring this story to more people, which is good. I just hope it’s done right and with respect and humility. The author was a truly extraordinary, strong person.

  13. Bree bree says:

    Lupita is TOO gorgeous. I’d kill to look like her! Not a fan of the dress, but she could glue random trash on a dumpster to herself & would still be a knock out. #jealous

  14. Sixer says:

    Her? Gorgeous, obviously.

    Him? I would do anything. Absolutely anything.

  15. Sachi says:

    Her face is so beautiful.

    The dress is not my taste but I like the cut. It also looks like a really comfortable dress to wear.

    Alfre Woodard. Awesome.

    Chiwetel: hot.

  16. blue marie says:

    She’s a very beautiful woman, and I like her dress.

    Chiwetel is pretty hot himself.

  17. mia girl says:

    I don’t care for the dress very much, and it might have worked a little better with softer make-up.

    But that is just nitpicking because this girl is stone cold beautiful. She could probably even wear Marchesa and still look amazing.

  18. Kiddo says:

    She’s gorgeous. It’s hard to get a real feel for the dress because the flash exposure is set up for her skin. It might look more colorful and fun in person.

  19. Debbie says:

    Hate the dress but she is so stunning she almost pulls it off.

  20. Leah says:

    Thanks Kaiser :)
    Lupita is stunning. Cant wait to see her work. I am super interested in her because my boyfriend is half kenyan and i think she is the first kenyan actress i have heard of so its exciting that she is having something of a break through in hollywood.

    Chiwetel is looking handsome as usual. This man is everything.

  21. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Oooh, me like.

    I love her hair, or lack thereof. I had my head shaved for about two years, and it grew on me towards the end.

    I really hope we see more of her in the future. From what I’ve read of her, she seems to be angling more at directing, than acting.

  22. Tiffany says:

    On a superficial level, I could stare at her all day long. Man, she is effing beautiful.

  23. Abby says:

    I like the dress ok. Not with red shoes on the red carpet though. But she is beautiful!

  24. Audrey says:

    Love her dress, but the shoes don’t quite live up to the fun-ness of the dress.

  25. MollyB says:

    I actually love the dress but it looks a little too fun and cute for the red carpet. Maybe for a daytime event or a wedding or something. She’s beautiful though, man.

  26. some bitch says:

    She is unbelievably gorgeous, I can’t take my eyes off her! WOW.

  27. Mandy says:

    Lupita is so stunning! I wouldn’t normally like that dress, but it works on her.

  28. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like the dress, but only on her. Truth is that she could make a paper bag look good.

  29. wonderwoman21 says:

    She is SO beautiful; the dress is cute and looks great on her in particular.

  30. taylor says:

    I’m just echoing everyone else, but my goodness, she’s seriously beautiful! The dress is kind of cute, actually, but I didn’t even notice it because of her face.

  31. Rita says:

    Lupita is a strikingly pretty woman. Never took note of her before.

  32. Raised Brow says:

    I see thunder in Chiwetel’s pants. *clutches pearls while grinning wickedly*

  33. AlmondJoy says:

    The dress is cute and fun! She can pull off any style.

  34. MissNostalgia says:

    I’m not even looking at her outfit pictured here…she is gorgeous; hope we see more of her!

  35. I Choose Me says:

    Chiming in to say that she pulls it off. I could stare at her face all day. My girl Alfre is looking good as well and Chiwetel is, as ever, his handsome, regal self.

  36. Eve says:

    She’s a babe and so is he! They should date, although I expect Fassy is after her. He was talking about how amazing she is, he seems really taken with her.

  37. Hannah says:

    Has Lupita been cast in anything else? She must be flooded with offer, there is no one that looks like her in hollywood.

  38. LadySlippers says:

    She’s simply stunning. And breathtaking. Not only that — her strength seems not to be dimmed by the camera. Astonishing.

    I hope we see A LOT more of her. Period/Full Stop.

  39. Bread and Circuses says:

    Lupita’s one of those women who can wear anything and look like she just descended from the heavens. She’s gorgeous, and yep–she works that difficult-to-work dress.

  40. Claudia says:

    She has a beautiful face– that’s the face shape I wish I had, it suits any hairstyle…

  41. Lizzie says:

    I love Chiwetel so much! Is that his girlfriend, she is pretty, but she has the misfortune of having her photo next to Lupita who is simply a stunner.

  42. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    LOVE her makeup – she looks so totally Bond girl! Wish I could pull that off. I could definintely pull off that body, I know that, so if she’d be nice enough to loan it to me…

  43. LIVEALOT says:

    I love everything except those shoes (ick)

  44. Hibitta says:

    Definitely a minority opinion here, but I don’t get what all the hype is about in regards to her looks?

  45. MAC says:

    Beautiful woman fire the stylist

  46. stanhope says:

    Somebody slap that dress off of her…..she should opt for Tom Ford or Versace.

  47. danielle says:

    I like it. She looks gorgeous.