Vogue‘s October cover features stunning actress Lupita Nyong’o for the second time. On the cover, she wears a Valentino Haute Couture dress. The fashion spread was shot in Paris by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
She posted a photo on Instagram with a caption reading ‘’AAAAAAAAH. At last I can share this secret: my second Vogue cover is out!!! What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue. Thank you to @voguemagazine for hearing me out and making me feel so beautiful. @mertalas @macpiggott I love being in front of your lenses – thank you for bringing out the best of me! #TeamworkisDREAMwork @teamid @vernonfrancois @dilokritbarose @therealplumsykes. #coutureallday More on Vogue.com http://vogue.cm/1Y59BDL”
Here’s an excerpt of the interview on fashion and how she got interested in it.
Her first memory of fashion was at age five, wearing her “very eighties red cord miniskirt with suspender straps. Presentation is extremely important in Kenya. You dress formally. You can’t just wear flip-flops. My mother always had her own style. She wore A-line, tea-length flowery dresses, very well fitting. Her nails were always perfectly done.” As a girl in Nairobi, Lupita recalls, “salons were a big feature in my life. We would go every two weeks to get our hair braided, washed, or treated. That’s where I read American, British, and a few African magazines. Then I would design my own clothes. In Kenya it’s much cheaper to get clothes made than to buy them. We would have everything run up by a tailor, or my aunt Kitty, who is very creative, would sew things for me.”
Lupita Nyong’o came to the limelight after winning an Oscar Award in 2014,becoming the first Kenyan to win that prestigious award.
Well it seems the sky is the limit for her as she pushes ahead in her fashion and acting careers.We wish you well Lupita,keep on keeping up!