We Can’t Stop Looking At Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Dazed & Confused’ Photo Shoot

Lupita Nyong’o for ’Dazed & Confused.’
Photo: Dazed & Confused

If you don’t know, now you know. We’re barely into January and 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o is already being touted as the “It” Girl of 2014. The former Yale drama student has snagged a slew of covers in recent months, including DuJour and W (NBD), and now she’s SLAYING it as the star of Dazed & Confused’s SO apropos “Girls Rule the World” issue. Oh, and did we mention she’s also one of the newest faces of Miu Miu? (Yeah, we did. But we’re going to mention it again because it’s a fashion moment worth repeating.)

Lupita Nyong’o for ’Dazed & Confused.’
Photo: Dazed & Confused

On the cover, Nyong’o wears a sunny yellow shift splashed with green gems and a royal-blue blazer encrusted with canary-yellow gems. #obsessed Her blinged-out look gets accessorized with a few assorted bangles, crimson nails, striped knee socks, and an almost ombre palette of blue eye shadow. Inside the magazine, Lupita is covered in Prada, wearing a graphic, pastel-print, jersey-style tank under a saffron bustier that resembles a seriously luxe glue-gun project. (P.S. DAT BAG!)

Oh, and if you’ve ever considered wearing vinyl, now is the time. At least if you’re, like, seven-foot-stunning, à la Lupita. Clad in Prada sports sandals, Nyong’o rocks the hell out of a cherry-red vinyl Dolce & Gabbana dress with voluminous puffed sleeves. Who knew a water-resistant material could be so shapely?

BTW, in case you were wondering what makes an “It” Girl, in Lupita’s case, I’m pretty sure it’s the ability to wear every shade of every color ever made. EVER. That, along with her breathtaking performance in 12 Years a Slave, of course. But seriously. That vibrant red Ralph Lauren dress she wore to Sunday night’s Golden Globes instantly earned her a spot on everyone’s Best Dressed list (including ours), and now she’s got the rest of the rainbow on lock in this stunning spread, shot by Sharif Hamza. You can peep all of Hamza’s pics of the star over on his website or pick up the February issue of Dazed & Confused on February 16th.

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