Oscars Fashion: Lupita Nyong'o Sparkles in a Fred Leighton Headband

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“Lupita + Cinderella = Lupitarella,” said the actress' stylist Micaela Erlanger, who added, "[The headband] was the icing to this gown."

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong’o dazzled on the red carpet in a powder-blue Prada gown, but the real crowning glory of her look was a Fred Leighton diamond-and-gold headband -- a fitting choice for the actress who has been ruling the awards season red carpet. Nyong’o also nabbed Saturday’s Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress and is a frontrunner in the same category at the Oscars.

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“Lupita + Cinderella = Lupitarella,” said the actress’ stylist Micaela Erlanger, who is responsible for the starlet’s showstopping looks this season, including Nyong’o’s red, caped Ralph Lauren ensemble at the Golden Globes in January.  “[The headband] was the icing to this gown, adding a touch of sparkle. It completed the look perfectly.”

The headband already has spawned its own Twitter account, @lupitasheadband. We’re head over heels for this look.