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BN Pick Your Fave: Lupita Nyong’o & Kathryn Bigelow in Prada



Lupita Nyong'o & Kathryn Bigelow in Prada - November 2013 - BellaNaijaStyle - BellaNaija

Yay, it is time for BN Pick Your Fave.

…and you’re going to like this one.

Today we have Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who is Hollywood’s New It Girl and American director Kathryn Bigelow in a Grecian-inspired dress by Italian label Prada.

See how these leading ladies rocked the piece.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada - November 2013 - BellaNaijaStyle - BellaNaija

Where: Toronto International Film Festival of “12 Years a Slave” on Friday 6th September 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

How She Wore It: We first spotted Lupita on MTV Base‘s Shuga series which was featured here on BN in 2012.

The Yale School of Drama graduate made her Hollywood debut at the Toronto International Film Festival Premiere of Steve McQueen‘s movie “12 Years a Slave” in September.

She was spotted on the red carpet with Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Half of a Yellow Sun) and Michael Fassbender (Click here for photos)

Lupita set the fashion standard high for herself when she arrived in this Prada white long sleeve silk jersey gown. The dress features intricately placed gold sequins on the neckline and the bodice.

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada - November 2013 - BellaNaijaStyle - BellaNaija 01

Rocking her short hair cut, she styled the dress with diamond earrings, a cocktail ring, a gold Prada clutch and barely-seen gold Prada heels. Lupita finished the look with red berry lipstick.

Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow in Prada - November 2013 - BellaNaija Style - BellaNaija

Where: 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards on Saturday 9th November 2013 Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

How She Wore It: When Kathryn Bigelow stepped on the red carpet at the 2013 BATA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards where she was honoured, the BellaNaija Style team immediately knew that we had seen the dress before.

It didn’t take us long to conclude. (Hey, don’t judge we are that obsessed with fashion)

Going against a pretty-young-thing isn’t easy but The Hurt Locker oscar-winning director fully made the dress her own. She chose an oxblood coloured version.

BN brought you photos from the event (Click here to see)

Kathryn Bigelow in Prada - November 2013 - BellaNaija Style - BellaNaija 01

With her brown locks cascading to her shoulders, she went with a simple approach for styling. She opted for light pink lipstick, an oxblood coloured nail polish to match her dress and a Prada satin clutch with crystals.

So…whose look are you loving, Lupita’s or Kathryn’s? Pick Your Fave!

Photo Credit: Zimbio


  1. Nappydread

    November 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Definitely lupita

  2. Lilly

    November 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Lupita of course 🙂

  3. eniola

    November 15, 2013 at 10:00 am


  4. Soraya

    November 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Lupita all the way- stunning and shows a lot of vibrance and personality too!

  5. tybay

    November 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Lupita o!!! And by the way, Bellanaija I think you use the expression ” Hollywood’s new it girl” loosely, Come on, there are other ways to introduce her to your readers without sounding repetitive all the time.

  6. FAR

    November 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Lupita for sure! Black is beautiful…

  7. Pachie

    November 15, 2013 at 11:10 am


  8. Lizzy O. The DIYLady.

    November 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Lupita! I love everything!

  9. cleo briggs

    November 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Lupita committed murder on it!!!!!! Those accessories tho….. and her youthful dark skin against the white delicate fabric…..Classic!!!!!

  10. DAMMY

    November 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    black is beautiful mehn

    • Leah

      November 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Yes Gawd!

  11. Aibee

    November 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Lupita for the win!

  12. ..just saying

    November 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Lol! So because Bella was called out for flaunting Yvonne’s designer stuff she decides to include Hollywood celebs in the designer wearing collections….Heeeheeee. I know you won’t post it

  13. Leah

    November 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm


  14. L.A Chick

    November 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Lupita all the way!!!

  15. Mz Socially Awkward...

    November 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I’m just enjoying a rare occasion of looking at photographs of celebs in high-end designer apparel and not seeing the actual logos or labels being advertised on every item… Very tastefully done, whoever styled these two (oh & Lupita looks gawjuss)

  16. MIZ

    November 20, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Nice to see a sista with her own hair. Tired of d excess weaves………chic is so refreshing.

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