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Lupita Nyong'o's stylist FaceTimes her

Lupita Nyong'o's stylist still feels nervous every time she dresses the star.

Micaela Erlanger dresses the 31-year-old Oscar winner, who has been lauded as one of the most stylish stars of 2014. Despite Lupita's track record of success, Micaela still feels nervous every time the actress steps onto the red carpet in something she's picked.

"As soon as the Twitter reaction starts coming in, or a great review of the dress pops up online, then I can breathe," she laughed to the latest edition of British InStyle magazine.

Micaela is on call 24/7 and also works with the likes of Michelle Dockery, Winona Ryder and Olivia Munn. As she can't be in all places at the same time, she often uses iPhone feature FaceTime to view a client in their outfit.

The Newsroom star Olivia openly praised the stylist's talents.

"Working with Micaela is like getting dressed with one of your best friends, who just happens to have all of the most amazing new designer clothes," the 33-year-old laughed.

"She's really collaborative. She also has the best eyes for putting a whole look together."

Micaela's best advice is picking something her client feels comfortable and confident in. She also thinks it's best to keep accessories to a minimum.

"Only have one thing around your face - either a necklace or an earring, but not both. If in doubt, remember Coco Chanel's rule of removing one thing before you go out," she recommended.

Micaela may be the one making stylish selections for the stars, but she's also learnt a few things from her clients.

"Absolutely! I am constantly inspired by my clients and by the way they wear things. I might be training their eye, but they often teach me without even knowing it!" she smiled to previously.

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