Call us crazy, but here at NL Magazine HQ, we’ve coined 2014 the year of Lupita. The Kenyan beauty rose to heights this year, almost never before seen for an actor of colour. The moment she stepped out on the Golden Globes red carpet in this glowing red Ralph Lauren capped dress is the best fashion moment of 2014 for us.
From that moment on, it was a cascade of events for the 31-year-old academy award winner. Lupita was the belle at every red carpet event and for the most part, she could scarcely put any foot wrong. From impeccable Red Carpet fashion choices to stylish street style, Lupita gets our vote for the most stylish celebrity of 2014.
Now that we’ve established who’s queen, shall we take a look at some other celebrities who upped the style stakes this year?
The moment Emma Stone stepped out in this gorgeous (to die for!) yellow Versace dress has to be our number 2. She looked effortlessly elegant and breathed life into that dress. Someone say amen!
We were torn with this one as Riri has given us so many fashion moments this year (and previously too!), but we decided to go with the moment she wore this Zac Posen gown as she hosted her first ever Diamond Ball charity event in December. Totally divine.
That time a stunning Naomi Campbell waltzed into the Savoy with her super sexy mum at the British Fashion awards. Dear Lord, please bless us with great genes!
She tripped and fell in her gorgeous and elaborate Dior couture gown in 2013, but that didn’t stop Jennifer Lawrence from braving the red carpet again in…you guessed it, another Dior gown. This time, the Hunger games actress smouldered on the red carpet in a red Dior dress with peplum detail and yes, you guessed it again…she fell,…again. But this was still one of our favourite fashion moments.
She’s had a fantastic year with her monster hit ‘Shake it off’, but that wasn’t the only highlight Miss Swift gave us in 2014. She delivered at every event she attended, both talentwise and with her style choices. This is one young woman who’s not afraid to take risks and we love it! She attended the Victoria’s Secret London show in this sheer number with a thigh high slit. You go girl.
Her ensemble reportedly cost the most of all the dresses that graced the Oscar’s this year, coming in at a jaw dropping $18.1 for her Armani Prive dress and Choppard earrings. No wonder she looks drop dead gorgeous.