Krista Jensen
October 27, 2016 3:12 pm
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Let’s give a round of applause to one of Hollywood’s greatest fashion icons. Lupita Nyong’o DAZZLING at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Mermaids always get a lot of play around Halloween. How could they not? Those flippy tails; the shimmering, form-fitting bottoms and detail-rich bodices. Everyone’s fantasized about being a mermaid at some point in her life, whether it be Ariel-inspired or maybe an ode to the most babely live-action mermaid ever: Darryl Hannah in Splash (you know you loved Splash). Whichever the case, stars can’t stop bringing mermaid realness to the red carpet, and for good reason. Feast your eyes on fashion-icon and natural beauty Lupita Nyong’o’s oceanic look as she arrived at the 23rd Annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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That shimmer! The sheer glamour of it!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Lupita Nyong'o attends the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards - Arrivals at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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I mean, can we just?

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Honoree Lupita Nyong'o attends the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
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Those gold strappy sandals have us feeling so glad this mermaid’s got feet.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Niecy Nash (L) and honoree Lupita Nyong'o attend the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for ELLE)
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We are all Niecy Nash in this above pic. Our caption: “How did you manage to come here looking more gorg than an actual mermaid?”

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Nyong’o kept her hair and makeup simple and elegant, pairing a bold brow and glossed lip with an edgy double-winged eye. Isn’t a double-wing just a mermaid tail in this case? We’re going with that.

The Queen of Katwe star paired the metallic, scarlet and blue patterned ensemble with some stunning gold accessories.

If mermaids have access to lavish underwater shopping malls (as we totally assume they do), you know they’re rocking sparkly swag like this.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Let us be part of your world, mermaid princess Lupita Nyong’o!

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Honoree Lupita Nyong'o speaks onstage during the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)
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El fin. (Get it?)

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