Lupita Nyong'o stuns on her first cover of Vogue


Lupita Nyong'o does it again as she graces the cover of Vogue - the July issue. The 31-year-old Kenyan-born actress and producer dishes to Vogue on becoming the face of Lancôme; her style; being Hollywood's current 'golden girl'; the values of representation and being recognised by 'people who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me—before I recognized them!' Photographed by Mikael Jansson in the picturesque, sunny and hot city of Marrakech, the editorial is comprised of eight stunning bright, vivid and eclectic images. Lupita is poised effortlessly, strikingly and naturally.

This issue is definitely one for our magazine collection.

Nyong’o in the entrance hall of Marrakech’s exclusive Ksar Char-Bagh resort, a chic retreat tucked away in the city’s palm grove. Vera Wang Collection copper trapeze dress. Ann Demeulemeester necklace. Pebble London ring. Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels, worn throughout.


BAZAAR STORY: Nyong’o takes in the spice stalls in the medina. On the red carpet, she’s drawn to vibrant colors, architectural silhouettes, and interesting prints—ideas channeled by Proenza Schouler in their flock-printed cutout dress. Necklaces by Jonas Studio, Pebble London, and Cara Croninger. Ksar Char-Bagh wicker bag. | PHOTO: /


PATTERN PLAY: When she was growing up in Kenya, Nyong’o says, acting “wasn’t a viable career path. It’s not seen as a prestigious profession.” Rodarte metallic lace dress with sequins. Judy Geib Plus Alpha diamond–and–gold filigree earrings. Fred Leighton amber necklaces. Photographed in the tearoom at the Riad Madani. | CREDIT:


BODY AND SOUL: Nyong’o at a private dipping pool atop one of Ksar Char-Bagh’s towers, which also boasts breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci marigold bodysuit. Spinelli Kilcollin linked bangles. Georg Jensen double bangle. | CREDIT:




WATER WORLD: “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life,” Nyong’o says, here soaking in a rose-filled bathtub at the hotel El Fenn. Janis by Janis Savitt silver cuff. Prada red satin heels. | CREDIT:


STRIKE FORCE: As she ponders her next role, focus and intensity remain Nyong’o’s most fiercely guarded qualities. T by Alexander Wang knit top. Jonas Studio earring. Yossi Harari corset cuffs. Photographed in the garden courtyard at Riad Madani. In this story: hair, Bok-Hee; makeup, Mark Carrasquillo. Produced by Marie Hu for North Six Europe. | CREDIT:


LADY IN RED: Lupita Nyong’o wearing a J.Crew swimsuit, Yossi Harari cuffs, and Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels. On set in Marrakech. | CREDIT: