New Face of Hollywood: Lupita Nyong’o

A virtually unknown Kenyan actress made her first major debut in the Oscar winning film 12 Years A Slave and stunned the world with her talent and style, ladies and gentlemen Ms. Lupita Nyong’o.


Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars in a custom Prada gown

Lupita commanded the world stage in her portrayal as Patsey in the Oscar winning film and we have not been able to keep our eye off her since and neither have designers. She was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya, and educated in the United States which included her time at the Yale school of Drama that led her into her career. She joins fellow Yale powerhouse diverse actors such as Angela Bassett and Edward Norton.

Lupita’s talents opened a flood gate of adoration as seen through this award season, by winning Best Supporting Actress and Breakout Role awards from regional and international film groups such as: AAFCA Awards (2013),  BOFCA Awards (2013), HFCS Awards (2013), OFCS Awards (2013), LAFCA Awards 2013 , and more.

She started out in small stage plays such as  The Winter’s Tale and The Taming of the Shrew. Such opportunities made her jump on screen in short films  and series such as East River (2008) and  Shuga (2009-2012).  She was not afraid to jump behind the camera as well in her Directorial debut with the documentary In My Genes (2009). Her upcoming film Nonstop with Liam Nielsen puts her in an action roll that no one would expect as Gwen.


Her acting is as diverse as her style that we have been in awe of during this award season. Styled by Micaela Erlanger,  her wardrobe include bright hues , African prints, and chic looks that embellished her beautiful skin, showed off some curves, and her radiant smile. Her Oscar dress got most of the attention during Sunday’s award show, with its goddess-like silk look and vibrant blue that she was quoted saying ‘It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi’, according to E Online. She also flaunted a gold frog ring that is a family totem animal that she mentioned on her Instagram account.

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According to Yahoo News, Editor at Large of InStyle magazine Hal Rubenstien had this to say about Lupita’s Oscar gown, “It’s a color that just lets her skin shine. There was some faint beading up the bottom and she compared it to Champagne bubbles.”

The one thing that stands out beyond her talent and style is her flawless ability to be humble and present 100% class. Ms. Lupita Nyong’o we look forward to your next great performance and can’t wait to see what you will surprise us with next.

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C.B. Fletcher is a public relations manager that has worked with domestic and international pr campaigns in the entertainment, fashion, hospitality, and literary industry. She continues to pursue independent projects and collaborations for events and growing businesses. As a contributing writer to Breath of Life Daily, Ms.Nix In The Mix, and The Urban Realist she has had the opportunity to feature intriguing and uplifting stories of people from around the country, as well as lend her perspective on risque and complicated subjects. She also has caught the directing bug in her first upcoming documentary about the journey of a woman fighting Mucoepidermoid carcinoma cancer; Some People Are Just (Un)Lucky. C.B. lives in Atlanta, GA and embraces the fulfilling love of her long term relationship and incredible family and friends. For more information on upcoming articles, films, and snippets from her upcoming books please visit

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