Lupita Nyong’o

The newest fashion “it girl”! Though a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, the Mexico-born, Kenya-raised Nyong’o was entirely unknown until landing the role of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” She became an instant global fashion icon overnight! Everyone wants to dress her for the Academy Awards show tonight. She is fierce! However, this speech at the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood, was what impressed me the most.

I hope every little dark skinned girl or woman out there, who may have not loved and appreciate their color shade, could begin to take pride in themselves and their beautiful exquisite skin tone and wear it proudly. Just like I to had to learn to do.


The 31-year-old Nyong’o (who just celebrated her birthday Saturday) has exactly what stylists crave: model looks, but also a worldly poise. “This woman has a sense of herself,” Teri Agins, a fashion writer and author said. “She’s wearing the clothes, the clothes aren’t wearing her. She’s a breakthrough. Everything she’s doing is different.” Take a look at why all the buzz :-)…

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