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We’ve got our keyboards locked and loaded, and we are ready for awards season. Every year there is one standout star who will garner the attention of the masses with each red carpet. There’s no room for slips and no space for misses, and this year, that star is Lupita Nyong’o. 

With her striking features and velvet skin, the 12 Years A Slave actress has been somewhat of a poster child for bold colors, simple silhouettes and bright lips, but she wouldn’t be any of the above without the assistance of the team behind the scenes – namely her secret weapon, stylist Micaela Erlanger.

We’ve already witnessed her talent at work on Lupita thus far, but Micaela’s passion began at Parsons The New School for Design, where she obtained her BA in Design and Management; concentrations in Art History, Fashion Marketing, and Graphic Design. She then followed up with a six-year long position as the Senior Stylist and Assistant to Annabel Tollman.

Currently, Micaela is the woman responsible for not only Lupita’s looks, but also those of Michelle Dockery, Martha Plimpton and Winona Ryder. In the past, she has also worked with top television networks including Bravo, NBC, Showtime, and PBS in addition to costuming feature films including Peep World and New York Export: Opus Jazz. She has also styled editorials for popular publications including VMan Magazine and GQ Brazil, as well as numerous television series and commercials.

The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.

She’s definitely one we will be keeping our eye on.

Check out more from Micaela on her website here. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram, Getty, Twitter

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