Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o on the July 2014 cover of Vogue Magazine

Finally, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o gets her Vogue cover that is deserving. On the July 2014 cover which was shot by Mikael Jansson, Lupita is wearing a printed PRADA FALL 2014 cut-out dress which was accessorized with silver jewelry. After becoming the face of Lancome this year, this was only a matter of time.

During awards, Lupita quickly became fashion's newest it-girl because of her vibrant & bold colored & printed red carpet looks. In the issue, she talks fashion, awards season, winning her Oscar, her next project and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Lupita's interview and to see her fashion spread which features Vera Wang, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and more. For more details on Lupita's feature, go to and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand.

Rodarte metallic lace dress with sequins. Judy Geib Plus Alpha diamond–and–gold filigree earrings. Fred Leighton amber necklaces. 

On her fashion:
“It’s a job; it’s work, you know! We’d just try, try, try, try, try, try, try. At first it was very daunting, but I ended up really having fun with it. Most times, especially for the bigger awards, the dress let me know it was going to be worn. It’s quite scary when you fall in love with a dress, because it’s nothing to do with your brain. It’s like a gut reaction.”

On winning an Oscar:
“I had already gotten the nomination, which was truly, truly astounding, and enough. Even in my dreams of being an actor, my dream was not in the celebrity. My dream was in the work that I wanted to do. I was just repeating my name in my head, so I didn’t know whether I had said my name or they had said my name! And then my little brother screamed, and time was suspended and it was just noise in my head.”

On getting through awards season:
“I didn’t really understand what they meant, and it was only once it was past that I realized that my body had been holding on by a thread to get through this very intense experience. Nothing can prepare you for awards season. The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it. I hope they don’t make that the big quote! Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that!”

On seeing herself in '12 Years A Slave':
“I was really nervous about seeing myself in 12 Years a Slave because it had been such a profound experience in all ways. I remember it being one of the most joyful times in my life—and also one of the most sorrowful. I didn’t want my experience to be a vain one. But I will say that when I watched it, my heartstrings were pulled so tight for Solomon that I couldn’t go into the ego trip. I cried—I mean, I was inconsolable. I wept for an hour after the movie.”

On working her upcoming project 'Americanah': 
“The book blew me away. 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.”

J.Crew swimsuit, Yossi Harari cuffs, and Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels.

Janis by Janis Savitt silver cuff. Prada red satin heels.

T by Alexander Wang knit top. Jonas Studio earring. Yossi Harari corset cuffs.

Jonathan Saunders check-and-floral printed dress. Ann Demeulemeester by Elvis Pompilio fine straw hat. Me&Ro necklaces.

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci marigold bodysuit. Spinelli Kilcollin linked bangles. Georg Jensen double bangle.

Proenza Schouler in their flock-printed cutout dress. Necklaces by Jonas Studio, Pebble London, and Cara Croninger. Ksar Char-Bagh wicker bag.

Vera Wang Collection copper trapeze dress. Ann Demeulemeester necklace. Pebble London ring. Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels, worn throughout.

Credit: Vogue

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