Queen Lupita.

Shameless stanning.

Lupita Nyong’o has been doing promotion for Queen of Katwe  (not a slave movie) and just announced her October Vogue cover!

I have a secret that I can finally share… Guess who came to see me back home in Kenya?!

A video posted by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on Sep 15, 2016 at 5:00am PDT

 

Head wraps, lessos, Kenyan people  pictured as participating full human beings and not elegant props and Lupita slaying in her usual Oscar winner-Lancôme brand ambassador-magical black girl-way. I am especially enamored by the depiction of head wraps as something elegant and regal. And on a black woman.

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“Being able to use my platform to expand and diversify the African voice .. I feel very passionate about that. It feels intentional, meaningful.”

~ Lupita Nyong’o

The natural interaction between the subject (Lupita) and her environment (Kenya) is a lovely unusual thing to see in a Vogue magazine. When often ‘exotic’ cultures simply play as back drops for the photo shoot.

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The humanity attached to this spread set in Kenya is one we rarely see in fashion editorial shoots set in countries with black and brown people (see McCurry for Valentino). And it is a welcomed breath of fresh air.

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Pictures via vogue.com to see the full gallery click here

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One thought on “Queen Lupita.

  1. mj.c says:

    All hail Queen Lupita!! 😍 You had me at ‘(not a slave movie)’ LAWD! 😂 Folks need to know! And you ain’t letting go of that McCurry
    for Valentino disaster I see Kudos love 😁

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