We love Lupita. Obviously. I think everybody loves Lupita. This time last year, we were declaring her the newest style star, and she still IS that, but it’s interesting to see that after her transcendent, triumphant awards season, she completely branched out and indulged her wackier side. The results were mixed, but in a way that still makes me love her — so, yeah, up and down in terms of fashion, but still totally ahead in the life ledger. Also: Her six major magazine covers of 2014 are at the end, to close on a high note.

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