We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…Lupita Nyong’o is just stunning.
It has been a year of firsts for Lupita. After snagging her first Academy Award for her role as Patsy in “12 Years A Slave,” the Kenyan actress landed her first Vogue cover! (And we say that with a sinful grin because we know it is only the beginning).
Lupita is a goddess in print on the July issue. Photographer Mikael Jansson captured the overnight celebrity wearing designers: Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jonathan Saunders, Prada, T by Alexander Wang and J. Crew in a nine-page spread that solidifies her position as a rising fashion icon.
Lupita is aware of her spontaneous fame. She tells Hamish Bowles, Vogue writer. “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me—before I recognized them!”
The 31-year-old star, who recently acquired rights to Chimamanda Ngozi’s best-selling novel “Americanah,” opened up about her infatuation with the book.
“The book blew me away,” she says. “This was a project I wanted to work on, and I pursued it with all my being. It’s an unabashedly romantic book, really inspiring and uplifting. I found myself in her pages.”
And if you thought Lupita’s range as an actress only involved dramatic films, she’s been cast in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” “Being able to convey emotions with just a few digital sounds—it speaks of good storytelling.” That storytelling is still holding her in thrall. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to be working in these fantastical realms,” she says. “They’re worlds away from ’12 Years a Slave,’ that’s for sure—but that kind of diversity is what dreams are made of.”
Anyone else think her skin is what dreams are made of? Lol. Check out these pics from the spread:
We’ve officially dubbed Lupita “Goddess Of The Glossies.” Check her best covers:
GODDESS OF THE GLOSSIES: Lupita Nyong'o's Fiercest Photo Shoots
1. Lupita Nyong'o's Fiercest Photoshoots & Covers
Lupita Nyoung'o's face is gracing more magazine covers by the minute, and we don't mind. To applaud "The 12 Years A Slave" award-winning actress' stylish moves, we've compiled the beauty's dynamic covers so far. Don't worry, though, we're expecting more.
2. Glamour Magazine
The breakout star is named as a "Woman Of The Year" by Glamour Magazine.
3. People Magazine
The superstar is named 2014's 'Most Beautiful Person' in People Magazine's April issue and we're definitely not surprised! (http://bit.ly/1i93Ktf)
4. Marie Claire
The Oscar-winning star made it on the May 2014 cover of "Marie Claire." Isn't she glowing?!
5. Entertainment Weekly
The star was with Cate Blanchett on the Feb. 28 cover. "On the cover of @EntertainmentWeekly with the great and beautiful Cate Blanchett, a woman whose work and style I ADORE. #12YearsASlave #CateBlanchett #BlueJasmine"
6. Miu Miu Campaign
The star offered her supermodel looks to the famous Italian brand (http://bit.ly/1nqIIF9).
7. New York Magazine
Donning a red Stella McCartney, Lupita graces the Spring Fashion issue. She posted the cover on her Instagram, slaying all of us in her wake.
8. W Magazine
Lupita's first major glossy cover shows off her beautiful smile on the February cover.
Lupita made her debut in Vogue in their January 2014 issue. Okay, it's not a cover (yet!), but we know the legendary glossy has their eye on the prize. At least, we hope (http://bit.ly/1kmsONk)
10. Dazed & Confused
Lupita rocks this yellow Prada dress on the magazine's February issue that's killing us softly.
11. DuJour Magazine
The lovely actress covers the Winter 2013 cover that capped off the end of last year with a bang.
12. Hollywood Reporter
Lupita sits pretty on the November 2013 cover with Amy Adams, Oprah, Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson and Octavia Spencer. This issue was released a month after "12 Years A Slave" hit theaters and was one of Lupita's first U.S. covers.
13. Vanity Fair
The reputable publication's 20th annual Hollywood March issue was viewed by many as a great leap in diversity, considering Lupita, Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan were featured. We do have a slight issue with Lupita being on the fold-out, though (http://bit.ly/1cOiWcJ)