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She's won an Oscar. She's won everyone's heart. And, now, she's won her first (but probably not last) Vogue cover. That's some hat trick, Lupita Nyong'o.
The 12 Years a Slave star traveled to Marrakech, Morocco for her stunning July 2014 cover shoot. Mikael Jansson photographed the actress in designs from Prada, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Jonathan Saunders as she wandered around souks and took a dip in a bathtub filled with rose petals.
In the accompanying interview, the 31-year-old beauty discusses her sudden rise to stardom with Hamish Bowles. “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life," she said. "People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me — before I recognized them!”
The lady who now serves as a brand ambassador for Lancôme was once a girl who designed her own prom dress ("It was kind of ridiculous, but it was fabulous at the time"). Now, she has an Academy Award and is about to star in one of the biggest film franchises of all time.
Click through to see what she has to say about Stars Wars: Episode VII and not pulling a Jennifer Lawrence move at the Oscars. Oh, and that garnet-hued strapless bathing suit she's wearing? It's from J.Crew. Get thee to the mall.
There’s a special set of style “rules” that all busty girls already know. You might not necessarily chat about them all the time, but you're aware of which things to avoid and which you lean on heavily when it comes to shopping. These guidelines stand out as much as the first time you spent an entire day subtly read
Everyone who is anyone rides the subway in New York City. No, seriously. It's the easiest way to get around the city without spending a fortune, and you never know when a celebrity will plop down next to you. Case in point: These great snaps of Mariah Carey, Olivia Wilde, Dame Helen Mirren and more. read