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Independent Spirit Awards 2014: Lupita Nyong'o, Paula Patton win with fashion

The Independent Spirit Awards are all about low budget movie making but what the stars wear on this rather casual red carpet is of interest as well.

Presenting the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards red carpet
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Paula Patton is pretty in yellow at Spirit Awards 2014
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

So, as Lupita Nyong'o and Paula Patton walked the sartorial runway for the annual event held on March 1 at Santa Monica Beach, these fashionistas showed off their best assets on the California coast.

The "12 Years a Slave" actress donned a short gold jumpsuit as she sauntered along the red carpet with her mother, Dorothy.

Because Lupita's playsuit was so short, her toned legs looked, well leggy and went on for days, as the expression goes. She paired this bright outfit, made from fabric that gave the effect of alligator scales, with suede heels.

Meanwhile, Paula Patton was out in pubic at the Independent Spirit Awards 2014 for the first time since her formal split from husband Robin Thicke. She rocked a bright yellow mini that seemed to give her disposition a sunny lift on a rainy day in LA.

Her frock which came adorned with a lace overlay and was designed by Lorena Sarbu dress, was accessorized with nude Christian Louboutin heels and jewelry by Anito Ko.

And so, as the Independent Spirit Awards 2014, Lupita Nyong'o and Paula Patton definitely won with their fashion choices, hands down.