“Lupita Nyong’o somehow made a Stella McCartney dress look good” links

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  1. V4Real says:

    No just no, it’s so wrong it can’t be right. Why must they insist on matching this woman’s eye shadow to the color of whatever dress she is wearing. She is pretty but the make-up is not good. Are they doing this to her on purpose.
    The red lip stick wouldn’t look so clownish if she got rid of the eye shadow.

  2. Lily says:

    I love the color of the dress but don’t care for the mismatched shoulders it makes her posture look off even though she’s standing straight and the eye shadow is to heavy

  3. Dani says:

    I shall buy a royal blue dress soon. We have the same skin tone so I’m just gonna say it wwill look good on me too. :-)

  4. Daneen says:

    Queen Lupita could make a Hefty bag look like haute couture. But the girl can’t resist matching her eye shadow and shoes to the exact shade of her dress.

  5. Arlene says:

    No, no she didn’t. She’s a beautiful woman, the colour is lovely, but the dress is early 90s awful.

  6. Lee says:

    The colour is pretty. The dress is gawd-awful, and even Lupita can’t fix that. Stella is an epically bad “designer”.

  7. Jen says:

    yikes, that makeup is in clown territory.

  8. Eve says:

    Am I the only one who never found the appeal of Lupita Nyong? In my opinion, she is not unattractive and has a good body, but very average at best, definitely not stunning so it boggles my mind when people over exaggerate her looks because she happens to be “It” girl of this month.

    • Audrey says:

      I’m indifferent towards her and confused by the hype. I just don’t get it but whatever.

      I only get annoyed when other women are bashed for their success because apparently lupita is the only deserving woman.

    • Side-Eye says:

      If you have to ask if you’re the only one you’re probably not. I can’t imagine how you’d be the only one to feel that way. I’m so tired of these types of questions.

      • Eve says:

        Relax Side-Eye, it is just a rhetorical question then anything else. No need to take it literally.

      • Jessica says:

        @Side-Eye:

        Sometimes the sycophancy can get ridiculous, and it seems like everyone around you thinks one thing (like loving Lupita no matter what). And when it feels like everyone around you is saying one thing, it feels like you are the only one to not feel that way. Clearly, logically, there would be other people on the planet to feel the way you do, but emotionally, in a select group, it might feel like you’re alone in how you’re feeling.

        For the longest time I never understood the sycophancy over Lupita, but whenever I said anything negative about her, my comments would get deleted or I’d get bashed. For a long time on this site, it seemed like every comment about Lupita was positive and fawning, so it really isn’t that big a stretch to wonder if you are the only person to not get the fawning.

        Good for you being completely logical all the time and never feeling like an outcast, but don’t be rude when someone merely asks a question.

      • Side-Eye says:

        Simmer down, Jessica, we didn’t need an essay.

    • Happy21 says:

      Different strokes for different folks.

      I had never seen her on the red carpet or anything and then I saw 12 Years a Slave and was blown away by her beauty in the movie.

      In my opinion, she is one of the THE most beautiful women I have ever seen.

      But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it’s okay to not find someone as attractive as other people :)

    • V4Real says:

      I think she’s pretty. However, she is not an ethereal Goddess like some posters are saying. She is not a head turner. I bet if Lupita wasn’t up for an Oscar and was on the same scale as lesser known actresses she wouldn’t have this much hype.

    • Charlotte says:

      I actually think she is very pretty and comes across like a sweet, smart girl. But sartorially speaking, she never excites me the way Blanchett and Swinton have this award season. I think her fashion choices are nice but nothing groundbreaking or special so I don’t get the fuss about her in that aspect.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      I have not seen 12 Years a Slave, so I only know her from photographs but I find her to be stunning. Her skin and features are just gorgeous.

    • Peep says:

      She looks like a stretched out Gary Coleman in drag.

    • Kristin says:

      “Average at best”??? Seriously, your standards must be astronomical.

    • Penny says:

      I think Lupita’s gorgeous, but the way an awful lot of people make such a fuss over her body and her skin…it makes me a little uncomfortable. Have some people never actually seen an African woman before, or more specifically a Kenyan woman? She’s very attractive, but not at all uniquely attractive.

      She’s worn some interesting stuff (and also some ugly stuff), I thought she was very good in 12YAS, she seems nice enough in the interviews I’ve seen and some of the work she did in Kenya and at Yale sounds interesting…but I don’t get why everyone’s quite so crazy in love with her. I’ve been following her pretty closely, but I don’t feel I know nearly enough about her to call myself a real fan yet, let alone gush about her the way so many people are. She hasn’t made a big impression on me, and I honestly don’t think many she’s made a big impression on many people yet, because her fashion is what’s dominating the conversation everywhere.

      She’s been in one amazing film, and now one Liam Neeson vehicle. That’s all so far. When she churns out a couple more films I’ll have a better idea how I feel about her as an actress. Right now I don’t know, like I said I thought she was great in 12YAS, but it was a great role with a great director, it could well have been a slight fluke. Hopefully not, but it has been known to happen, so I don’t get why people are so adamant she’s the greatest thing ever. Even if she is, let her actually earn the high praise first.

      Finally, this isn’t at all her fault, but the Lupita vs. JLaw thing is really and truly getting old. I’ve seen people who admit to not even seeing 12YAS or American Hustle yet saying horrible things about JLaw because ‘Lupita was better and deserves all the awards’. How they hell would they know, they’ve literally never seen anything Lupita’s ever done and they haven’t seen JLaw’s performance in Hustle! It’s getting crazy, and if I didn’t think it’s better for JLaw not to win this year, I’d be rooting for her. As it is I’m starting to wish Sally Hawkins has a surprise win so this stupid conversation dies a swift death.

  9. Zadie says:

    Is Dolly Parton a thing in Britain? Is any country artist, apart from Johnny Cash a thing in Britain?

  10. Nikkie says:

    I knew she was small on top but had no idea her waist was that tiny. Jealous.

    I’m in the minority but I love the matching of her eye shadow and eyeliner to her clothes. It brings out the fun in her ensemble and is her trademark. But I understand why other people may hate it.

  11. Zadie says:

    I don’t understand minority based scholarships. wouldn’t it be better if they were based on economical background of the student?

    • Side-Eye says:

      I kinda agree but all financial assistance is based on economic background. I’m kinda iffy on affirmative action myself since I feel like sometimes it can come across as not having to work as hard or as if AA’s like myself require lower standards. If one student doed better than another morally I think that student should get it regardless of race. But then there are other factors that could come into play of course.

    • Lily says:

      Most minority scholarhips are based on minority status, economic background or academic achievement- or a combination of those factors

      @sideeye that’s not always the case I received a full academic scholarship that was solely based on my grades. Meaning my course tuition was paid for but I still had to cover room and board and books. I think your thinking about financial aid which is diff from scholarships and grants

    • LilyT says:

      They are an attempt ensure that minorities are represented in the school population. It is not solely based on minority status, as the individual must also meet the standards set by the institution for admission.

      It is a purposeful form of outreach to minorities who are often extremely underrepresented for a variety of reasons (socioeconomic being only one of those)

      • Zadie says:

        But if two students have the same results, come from the same economic background, isn’t it unfair that one gets in because of the colour of his skin?

      • DeeG says:

        Yep, which is why this law exists. Guess who usually gets picked.

      • Lily says:

        Zadie the motivation for the law is so that schools are forced to actively consider minority students because before in your scenario minorities tended to not get accepted in favor of Caucasian students even though they had equal qualifications. That’s the same reasoning for affirmative action in the workplace. But it’s not perfect and it has limitations

      • Tiffany :) says:

        My university experience was greatly enhanced by the wide variety of people that attended. I not only learned in my classes, I learned from my fellow students as well. The fact that there were people of different socio-economic backgrounds, different countries, and different races added value to MY college experience, not just theirs.

        I think diversity is good for us all.

      • LilyT says:

        Race in the US is indeed a big deal, and it should be due to our horrific history of racial intolerance and cruelty. (and it is clearly NOT just a problem from the past: see Paula Deen)

        Minority status absolutely should be taken into account when universities are attempting to make their student population reflective of the population at large.

        That said, the process needs real changes, because just like CAZZEE said, the process tends to result in the over-admission of “the right kind of minorities” – those from more middle class backgrounds, black African students (rather than African Americans) etc.

        To truly be effective outreach it has to actively work to seek out underprivileged minority students who are smart and capable but often lack the access, information, and support needed to attend institutions of higher learning.

        And all those screaming “unfair”, just look at the percentage of Caucasians in ALL major universities, ALL major corporations, ALL government entities, ALL major anything. Maybe trying to balance that out a little isn’t so unfair after all.

        Food for thought.

    • Zadie says:

      I’m not from nor have I ever been to the US, so the confusion regarding race and how much it still matters shocks me. And I learned it from this site, because the image you get of the US tends to be very sugarcoated.

    • Cazzee says:

      The motivation for affirmative action at elite institutions is to bring in the “right” kind of minority students (the ones whose parents are doctors and lawyers and professors) so that they can maintain institutional credibility while at the same time protecting themselves from actually having to change. The other group of minority students who are considered to be the “right” kind of student and are admitted are the children of African and West Indian immigrants. Regular black American students tend to have a lot of trouble “adjusting” and tend to drop out at very high rates, so universities prefer not to admit them – they’re too much trouble.

      Letting poor people in (of any color) doesn’t work out for elite institutions because poor people don’t have a stake in maintaining the status quo, and they ask too many questions. Plus they try to change things to make it more fair for future students, which is unacceptable to the elite because that way more poor people might get in.

      At Harvard, two thirds of the black undergraduates are the children of Caribbean or African immigrants, and most of the rest are well-connected kids who went to private schools or elite public schools, and who have parents who are artists or writers or judges.

      Affirmative action is about the elite protecting themselves by maintaining the credibility of their institutions through a carefully shaded org chart – America is becoming more multiracial, so the institutions need to have a “more diverse look”. It has nothing to do with social justice. If it were, places like Harvard would be going out of their way to find talented poor black students to recruit…not going out of their way to find prep school graduates who can help their statistics.

      If Affirmative Action were based on class, a large proportion of the students admitted under that policy would be black – they would just be a totally different group of people than the ones who are admitted nowadays under AA policies.

      /rant over/

      Sorry, I used to go to Harvard and it always pissed me off how the administration talked up a storm about “diversity” while only letting in well-connected prep school kids and the children of immigrants. They wanted a “rainbow coalition” of people who are exactly the same.

      • bkil says:

        I never comment on these pages and registered just to reply to your comment. I am a black woman who attended Brown University. My parents are from the Caribbean ….and…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for speaking the truth. I totally agree with you. Even though I am a member of the group you mention, it pissed me off just as much as it pissed you off. Thanks for your rant. I could not agree with you more.

  12. littlestar says:

    Now THIS is EXACTLY the type of clothing I’ve been saying Lupita should wear. Her body looks banging! However, blech! Enough with the matchy matchy shoes and eyeshadow!

  13. Pumpkin Pie says:

    That lipstick color is dreadful. I don’t like anything about that look :(

  14. SnarkGirl says:

    Lupita could put on a potato sack, roll around in the mud, and she would still be stunning!

    That said, I agree with the make up comments. Red lipstick OR the blue eye shadow, but not both. They compete too much. One or the other would have worked if paired with a neutral, but this combo is too much, even on Lupita’s gorgeous skin.

  15. Nadeni says:

    Her skin is gorgeous! She glows.

  16. dizzylucy says:

    She makes the dress OK, but I agree I’m not loving the makeup and shoes. But she’s still completely lovely.
    LOL at that twitter mistake. Some mischievous kids need to make up campaign posters for him with that as the slogan.

  17. Lea says:

    I’m seriously astonished by people who are bothered by Lupita’s coverage and insist in saying they don’t know why is she famous. Are you serious?
    She was the brilliant supporting actress in one of the most talked about movies of the award season,she’s an Oscar nominee who happens to be stylish on the red carpet. We talk about her in the same terms we’ve been talking about J.Law last year and many others It Girls.What’s the problem with that? As soon as the award season will be over you won’t hear of her until her next project,so ,calm down.

    • FLORC says:

      Lea
      Lupita has given us 1 role in which to judge her on. 1 role to prove she’s this grand actress. Lawrence gave us film after film after film. We didn’t get so bored and weren’t questioning her talent.
      Also, Lawrence got her share of over exposure, backlash.
      Yes, TYAS is big, but it’s not the best or only movie out there. And she’s getting a lot of coverage, but she’s hardly hitting home runs every time on the red carpet.

      And she will be talked about post award season. We don’t stop with Cumby, or Fassy when they have nothing going on.

      • Lea says:

        She hasn’t had the chance yet,since this is her first feature.Hopefully in the future even though we know how Hollywood seems to lack roles for black women.
        I just don’t get why J.Law has had this supposed backlash this year and people are already bashing Lupita now. It’s not like she gets pap’ed everyday and we know every single detail about her life.So how do you get tired of a person this way?

      • Penny says:

        I’m not tired of the person, I haven’t seen enough of her to be tired of her, and that’s part of the problem.

        I’m tired of all the hype when right now she’s still a bit of an unknown quantity. So much is being written about her, but not much is being said, because there’s just not that much to say yet. She was excellent in 12YAS and she’s worn a few fantastic outfits…that’s normally not enough to warrant this kind of outpouring of adoration. It just seems hugely out of proportion given what she’s actually done so far. Right now she’s getting more coverage than Cate Blanchett, which is crazy. It’s not her fault people have latched onto her this way before she’s really had the chance the prove herself, but it is getting tiring.

  18. IceQueen says:

    I still don’t like the dress.

  19. JLo says:

    Aside from Lupita’s flaw of matching her eyeliner to her shoes, I think she is very pretty and I find it refreshing that she doesn’t feel compelled to use chemicals or weaves. I don’t think she exudes personality in photos and looks bored/blank though.

  20. Alexis says:

    I love Lupita and I think she’s gorg. Far from
    being sick of her I’m going to miss her fashion, grace and attitude. Such a great break from actresses that always talk about their weight or try too hard to be sweet and lovable and relatable. Being “exotic” I guess she gets less pressure to be an everywoman tho.

  21. Jessica says:

    Forget Lupita, Adam Driver is going to be the villain in Star Wars VII? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously, what the heck? He’s not really that villainy. He’s not the type of person that can pull off “iconic villain” status. UGH! It really seems like VII is going to be a mess.

  22. taxi says:

    That shade of blue is becoming for Lupita but the style is unflattering. Midriff cutout is tacky and the length is bad. Lupita’s top half is a size smaller than her bottom half, so the fitted sheath silhouette fits her poorly – fabric pulls across her tummy & thighs because it’s too tight. She looks much better in flared skirts.
    She should avoid above -the-knee lengths as her legs are not her best feature.

  23. lisa2 says:

    I don’t like the makeup at all.

  24. Tilly says:

    Agree about the makeup. She looked so flawless at the Golden Globes that I hope we see something like that at the Oscars. Bold colours suit her and she’s stunningly beautiful, so a bright striking dress and minimal makeup would really bring out her best.

  25. LEE@ says:

    I like the color but I just find the bad makeup, overdesigned dress, and the matchy-matchy shoes and eyeshadow so tragic on a beautiful girl.

  26. caz says:

    How did Stella get so famous…? Oh yeah, daughter of a Beatle.

  27. magpie says:

    Always amazing but she’s done the jewel tone thing too much. I’d love to see her in a soft blush pink, pastels or cream.

  28. eliza says:

    No one can make a McCartney frock look good. Not even Lupita. That is an ill fitting dress period.

  29. Bebe says:

    Her knees look really swollen for some reason. I’ve never seen slim legs with fat knees before, but there it is…