Lupita N’yongo is again making strides and proving she is the “It girl”. She has been named one of People’s magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”.
To be touted as beautiful is not lost on the actress, who for years thought she didn’t fit the Hollywood mold. “Beauty was what I saw on television, you know, light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Well, we certainly agree with People’s Mag., Congrats to Lupita!!!
Givenchy Creative Director, Ricardo Tisci, made an unexpected choice for the face of this year’s spring 2014 collection when he chose neo-soul singer, Erykah Badu. He not only chose her but he also only chose models who are women of color (Maria Borges, newcomer Riley, and Asia Chow). He was quoted saying, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”
He went on to say that, “he’d had her image in the back of his mind when he was designing the Spring 2014 collection, a mash-up of African and Japanese influences. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life,” he said. “She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”
And I’d have to say, I agree. Congrats Ms. Badu! Here are the photos of what appears to be a spread styled by Ricardo for the French magazine, Purple.
I am LOVING this trend… Tulle Skirts! I am so happy to have finally gotten one. My sister has started to dibble and dabble in sewing and I convinced her to make me a tulle skirt. She did an AMAZING job! I love it! What do you think??