I’m loving the color patterns and dress choices that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o wore in her December issue of Glamour! She looks so fresh and the makeup is too pretty for words. I remember when I met her at the beginning of this year, she is EXTREMELY tiny in person, maybe a double zero I think! I know that fashion designers love her because she can wear and fit anything they style her in, what a lucky gal! Check out more from her spread and in this blue print dress its from the Resort 2015 Collection from Miu Miu, too fab!
Miu Miu Resort 2015
GLAMOUR: You’ve received lots of attention for your looks. Did you grow up feeling beautiful?
LN: European standards of beauty are something that plague the entire world—the idea that darker skin is not beautiful, that light skin is the key to success and love. Africa is no exception. When I was in the second grade, one of my teachers said, “Where are you going to find a husband? How are you going to find someone darker than you?” I was mortified. I remember seeing a commercial where a woman goes for an interview and doesn’t get the job. Then she puts a cream on her face to lighten her skin, and she gets the job! This is the message: that dark skin is unacceptable. I definitely wasn’t hearing this from my immediate family—my mother never said anything to that effect—but the voices from the television are usually much louder than the voices of your parents.