Eclectic Eye Celebrity Eyewear Spotlight: Lupita Nyong’o

We can all agree that celebrities often have enviable style. From home decor to shoes, they (or their stylists) know what looks good. It’s no surprise then that we like to keep track of celebrity eyewear trends. The stars are often wearing the latest and greatest from our favorite independent eyewear brands. That means that you can wear frames that are just like your favorite celebs! This week, we are taking a look at Lupita Nyong’o and all the amazing eyewear looks she serves.

Lupita Nyong’o regularly stuns the public with her beautiful ensembles and visually striking hair and makeup looks. She knows that how we adorn ourselves is an important element of self-expression. Even though she only needs them to read, Lupita still ensures that her glasses always make a statement, too. Lupita first became a household name when she played Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. She even secured the Oscar for best-supporting actress for that role. Since then, I’ve followed her career closely and she has since become a style icon in addition to a brilliant actress

Lupita Nyong’o
via Lupita Nyong’o’s Instagram

Lupita Nyong’o’s Eyewear

At the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment event, Lupita turned heads in a frame with a playful twist on a traditional style: Theo Vitamin A in 323, a round, semi-rimless, metal frame with a crescent-moon shaped rim in deep brown and a pop of red along its outline. This sleek style sports a unique shape and a flattened titanium design that Theo is known for. It marries playful and professional seamlessly. 

Lupita opted for a more serious look at the 3rd annual #MLKNow event in January of 2018 with a true classic: MOSCOT Arthur in mist and tortoise, a square-shaped acetate frame with a clear front and tortoise-patterned temples. Originally from Kenya, Lupita now calls Brooklyn home, and a major rite of passage for any bespectacled New Yorker is to add a classic MOSCOT shape to their eyewear wardrobe.

Lupita Nyong’o’s glasses
via Lupita Nyong’o’s Instagram

At a production of American Son in December of last year, Lupita rounds out a more casual look with a gorgeous piece from one of our newest lines: AHLEM’s Place de Victoires. The frame combines a minimalist vibe with clean lines and a surprisingly unique shape; almost as if it is floating on her face. Every eyewear wardrobe needs a sleek, simple style that you can dress up or dress down. Lupita shows us here how to effortlessly achieve that look without being void of your own personal style.

What I love most about the glasses that Lupita wears to these events is that they are readers! For some reason, there is a perception in the world of wearing glasses that readers age you and/or are inherently unattractive. This could not be further from the truth! While our visual needs do change as we get older, it does not mean that we ever have to sacrifice style for function. In fact, our goal at Eclectic Eye is always to find a way to marry the two for our customers. We hope to see this grow as a celebrity eyewear trend.

Not only does Eclectic Eye carry a brand of ready-to-wear readers called eyeOs, but also we can take almost any frame that we carry and make them into a reader for you. Have you been needing readers in your sunglasses? We’ve got you covered there, too. The possibilities are endless! Let us help you build an eyewear wardrobe to rival Lupita’s and extend your personal style through a functional and fashionable accessory.

Lupita Nyong’o is just one example of a celebrity who wears notable frames. What celebrity eyewear collection should we dive into next?

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