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Lupita Nyong'o's Second Vogue Cover And Flawless Couture Spread Take The Internet By Storm

Vogue has revealed its stunning October issue cover featuring Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in a stunning couture spread.

Vogue has revealed its October issue cover girl to be none other than Lupita Nyong'o. The Oscar-winning actress first covered the renowned fashion magazine last July.


With her upcoming roles in the Disney films Star Wars: The Force AwakenThe Jungle Book and the Ugandan chess biopic Queen of Katwe, as well as a theatrical turn in Zimbabwean-American playwright and Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed, it's safe to say that Lupita season* has officially arrived.

In her latest cover story, Lupita talks with journalist Plum Sykes about everything from fashion (“I didn’t know the power of couture until I tried on a couture dress. It made me cry.”) to her younger years as a creative growing up in Kenya.

“When I was that age I would have liked someone to talk to me," she said. "Because what I found when I was growing up was that there was no real understanding of what it meant to be in a creative field.”

Another topic Lupita addressed was whether she had a preference for Africa or America: “I definitely feel there’s a lot of America in me,” she told Sykes. “The idea that you can be self-made is very vibrant in America. You can do anything that you want to do. That spirit pushes you on. But it took me leaving Kenya to really appreciate the glory of the place. Ultimately, I will always be a child of Kenya.”

*In case you were wondering what Lupita season entails, get ready for the actress' impending slayage to spark a major frenzy on Twitter. Here's just a taste of Twitter's reaction to the Vogue October cover: 

And make sure to check out this incredibly charming video of Lupita in Vogue's "73 Questions" series:

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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