Lupita, Micaela And Oscar

John Travolta had difficulty pronouncing the not-very-tough name “Idina Menzel” during Sunday’s Oscars.

But Lupita Nyong’o had no problem giving a shout-out to Micaela Erlanger while accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress.

The newly crowned star earned raves not just for her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” but for her blue Prada dress. She said it recalled her native Kenya, and was inspired by “champagne bubbles.”

Micaela Erlanger

Micaela Erlanger

It was also inspired by Micaela. The 2003 Staples graduate is Lupita’s stylist.

Before Sunday, she was already one of Hollywood’s hottest names, with clients like Michelle Dockery, Martha Plimpton and Winona Ryder.

Thanks to the Oscar broadcast, she’s truly on fire.

After Staples, Micaela earned a BA in design and management at Parsons The New School for Design. She spent 6 years as senior stylist and assistant to Annabel Tollman, which helped jump-start her career.

Her website says:

The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and a keen focus on the client’s needs and objectives. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.

John Travolta couldn’t say it better himself.

People magazine called Micaela Erlanger the "sartorial secret weapon of rising stars Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong'o."

People magazine called Micaela Erlanger the “sartorial secret weapon of rising stars Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o.”

6 responses to “Lupita, Micaela And Oscar

  1. robin scarella

    Wow, Westport is truly home to some really talented and nice people!!!

  2. Congratulations!!! Wow!

  3. Definitely an eye for stunning detail!

  4. I’m just still trying to figure out how Travolta got “Idina Menzel” out of Micaela Erlanger…!
    Talented girl…she sang her face off Sunday nite…how cool she’s a 06880′er.

  5. Frances White

    Whoops I thought it said 1993!

    Sent from my iPad

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  6. Caranne Curry

    06880
    It’s been essential Westport

    I look forward to the next five years