Award season is in full swing and my only question thus far is how much longer are we going to pretend that Lupita Nyong’o isn’t queen of the red carpet? My pride and joy, and the star of Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror flick Us, appeared alongside her Black Panther costars at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards looking everything but boring in a blinged-out Vera Wang ensemble and a full head of box braids.

The braids are the work of celebrity hairstylist Vernon François, who created the look by placing a long and wavy set of braids atop the actress’s head before plaiting the rest down her back and adding some beads and hair jewelry. It’s honestly just another casual reminder that Nyong’o is never one to shy away from making a statement with her red carpet hair, makeup, and attire. See more photos of Nyong’o’s SAG Awards look ahead.

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