Lupita Nyong’o- Fashion “It” Girl
New York Magazine has just donned Lupita Nyong’o on their front cover just in time as NYFW has taken off and Black History Month. With an editorial and profile (photographed by Erik Madigan Heck) to accompany her cover; New York Magazine gives readers a window into Nyong’o's life. The profile explores her path to acting and displays Nyong’o as a young but composed actress.
With the success of her role in “12 Years A Slave” Lupita can thank Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List, Maid in Manhattan, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince) for convincing her to attend acting school and Steve McQueen for seeing the potential in an “unknown.” “You know, there’s been a lot said about dark-skinned black actresses and the limitations they have within film.” McQueen states in New York Magazine.
With becoming one of the faces of Miu Miu, filming “Non-Stop” with Liam Neeson, nominated for an Oscar and now a cover, editorial and profile; Lupita is no longer an unknown she is opening doors for African American female actresses and models of all shades alike. Lupita’s bright, radiant and bold fashion style speaks to her future and there is no telling where this star will lead.