Only months ago, Lupita Nyong’o became the sixth black woman and the first African actress to win the Oscar for best supporting actress. She won the Academy award for the historical drama ’12 years a slave’ and has since become fashion’s It Girl, winning lots of fans outside the movie industry for her glamorous appearances on the red carpet and sweet persona during talk shows.
Lupita is a reminder that black is beautiful, skin color or race should not discourage anyone from going after their dreams despite the unending racism in the entertainment/fashion/modeling industry. Like Lupita reminded us with her words during her acceptance speech at the Oscars; ‘No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid’. She is of dual Mexican and Kenyan citizenship, she holds a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire college and a masters degree in acting from Yale school of drama.
You’ve seen lots of gorgeous red carpet photos of her (this yellow dress
is one of my favorites because the color really complemented her skin tone). A look at some of her fashion campaigns and fashion magazine covers.
InStyle Magazine November 2013
Photographer: Emma Tempest | Styling: Melissa Rubini | Makeup: Junko Kioka
Dujour December 2013
Photographer: Steve Pan | Stylist: David Vandewal
American Vogue January 2014
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Kathryn Neale | Photographer: Christian MacDonald
Elle Magazine UK February 2014
Photographer: James O. Roberts | Makeup Artist: Kay Montano
Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign
Designer: Miuccia Prada | Photographer: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vino Vinoodh Matadin | Creative Director: Giovanni Bianco
Vogue Italia February 2014
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Patti Wilson | Photographer: Tom Munro | Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani
New York Magazine (NY Mag) February 2014
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Rebecca Ramsey | Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck | Hair Stylist: Ted Gibson
W Magazine February 2014
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Simon Robins | Photographer: Juergan Teller
Dazed & Confused Pre-Spring February 2014
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Robbie Spencer | Photographer: Sharif Hamza | Makeup Artist: Benjamin Puckey | Manicurist: Casey Herman
Marie Claire May 2014
Photographer: Cedric Buchet
Amongst her numerous awards, she was named most beautiful person in the world for the year 2014 by People magazine and has also been announced as the new brand ambassador for luxury cosmetic brand, Lancome. I can’t wait to see her first campaign this summer!..and more movies with her in it hopefully not as a slave, mother wolf or stewardess 🙂
Hope you all had an amazing week, looking forward to a great weekend!
Have a lovely weekend