I'm sure you've all heard of Lupita Nyong'o. This Kenyan/Mexican beauty hit stardom in when she won an Oscar in 2014 after her performance in '12 Years a Slave.. Not only was this a huge achievement for her acting career, it also meant a lot to her culture with her being the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, the first African actress to win Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar.
An inspirational speaker and radiant beauty, Lupita has also blown up on the fashion scene, Dazzling us with her stunning natural looks and chizzled cheekbones, Not only has she turned heads on the red carpet, she has also dropped jaws in some of her stunning editorial work on the cover and within the most well known Fashion magazines, tonight I wanted to take a look back and appreciate some of these beautifully styled shoots.
Prepare to be amazed:
Vogue October 2015. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. Wearing a sequined Dolce & Gabbanna Alta Moda Cape.
New York Magazine. Photographed by Erik Madigan Heck. Wearing Miu Miu.
Vogue 2014. Photographed by Mikael Jansson. Wearing Rodarte.
Dazed & Confused magazine. Photographed by Sharif Hamza. Remind anyone else of a young Grace Jones?
Vogue Italia February 2014. Styled by Patti Wilson. Photographed by Tom Munro.
It seems Lupita was born for Couture. She has been the face of Miu Miu and Lancome and has been a regular on Harper's Bazaar's Derek Blasberg's best dressed listing since the autumn of 2013. With all of these achievements under her belt the 32 year old still remains humble. Not only is she a global advocate for elephants with the international conservation organisation Wildaid, she also promotes women’s issues, acting and the arts in Kenya.Now that's what I call a role model!