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Lupita Nyong'o goes bold at the Oscars in baby blue Prada

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Lupita stuns in her plunging gown

12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o caps off her Cinderella awards season by wearing a gorgeous custom Prada creation to the 2014 Oscars.
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Oscars
Photo credit: Getty/Jason Merritt/Staff

Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o has also won our award for best dressed at the 2014 Oscars!

The 31-year-old Yale grad walked the red carpet wearing a custom Prada creation colored "Nairobi blue," according to the actress. She kept her makeup and hair simple, allowing her dress — and glowing skin — to be the real focal point of her look.

"Lupita always keeps things simple; her short natural textured hair is always quaffed," says Jasmine, a stylist at Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. "She rocks a modern wider mohawk which gives her an edge, and is perfectly paired with her dress that has a deep plunging neckline. The sides are cut very short with keeping a lot of curl and length on top, that gives her an illusion of immense height and poise."

The 12 Years a Slave star did opt to add a sweet accessory.

"[Her] thin golden headband adds a little sparkle," Jasmine continues.

Nyong'o has opted for mostly solid colors for her awards show looks this year, including the show-stopping red cape dress she donned in January at the Golden Globes.

There's a reason for that.

"I love color and gravitate towards solid block colors," Nyong'o told The Daily Beast in February. "I like clean lines and a classic look, but I also like to have a sense of humor and wear things that put a smile on my face."

She might be a fashion icon now, but it's not something she set out to do.

"Until all this, I hadn't been a student of the fashion industry as a formal industry," Nyong’o added to The Daily Beast. "I wasn't the girl who bought the fashion magazines, I'd always just worn what appeals to me."

You're a natural, Lupita!

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