After Oprah and Lupita Nyong’o’s critically acclaimed performances in “The Butler” and “12 Years A Slave,” respectively, we know we’ll be seeing their faces across screens everywhere. But, it looks like the fashion gods are paying attention too. W Magazine released their February issues this week and two fabulous brown beauties are looking back at us on the cover (two out of six covers to choose from!): Oprah Winfrey and our favorite star of the moment, Lupita Nyong’o. This is Lupita’s first major magazine cover and Oprah’s first W magazine cover .
The stylish covers follow the dynamic women’s appearance amongst other major actresses on “The Hollywood Reporter” December cover and Lupita’s first Vogue fashion spread in its January issue. The Yale School of Drama graduate also served mahogany glow realness on the 2013 winter edition of DuJour Magazine and stars in Miu Miu’s spring 2014 campaign. Considering how easy it is for fashion mags to label someone an “it girl,” we’re happy Lupita’s “it” factor (and the Lanvin threads that come along with it) is giving her all the spotlight.
MUST READ: Lupita Nyong’o Makes a “Vogue” Debut!
It should also be noted that all six covers were styled by W’s venerable (and British-Ghanaian) fashion director, Edward Enninful, who also styled the historic “All Black Models” Italian Vogue issue in ’08. He was pretty excited about working with Mama O for this month’s issue and swagging her out in a stunning orange Carolina Herrera number. Check out his post on Instagram (and follow him immediately if you don’t already):
Here, here. A toast for this year…may the fashion gods let us be great! ***clink clink clink***
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1. The 10 Collections From NYFW You Should Care About
So, here it is! The best of every fashion that I peeped during the Spring 2014 collections.
2. Michael Kor Spring 2014
Floral prints (head-to-toe) are officially a thing!
3. Marissa Webb Spring 2014
Marissa is a newcomer to the runway, but certainly wowed us all!
4. Milly Spring 2014
Who knew perforated leather would really be a trend? I'm not sure if I will be embracing this trend, but it's cute for some!
5. Tracy Reese Spring 2014
Did you really expect anything less than fabulous from the woman who dresses the FLOTUS?
6. DKNY Spring 2014
Here's your heads up... Denim overalls will be sported by every fashionista for the next decade!
7. Christian Siriano Spring 2014
Mixed prints can often look cluttered and very "Golden Girls," but this look done well from Christian embodies two of my fave trends--black and white and mixed prints.
8. BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014
Your inner Pocahontas is dying to wear this number!
9. Ralph Lauren Spring 2014
Hello Olivia Pope!
10. Catherine Malandrino Spring 2014
Malandrino is great for showcasing multiple trends at a time. Here's a great way to wear colors from the same hue and how to create shape on your frame at any size.
11. Clover Canyon Spring 2014
If for no other reason, Solange loves this brand!