Lupita Nyong’o is the cover star for Vanity Fair‘s October Issue. Where she breaks down all the style and fashion choices she has made throughout her career: from red carpet dresses to box office premieres.
The gesture of my style is definitely my mom. I always thought she was very elegant, and she was always present with the way she put herself together without being pressured. says Nyong’o, citing her mother’s ritual home manicure every Sunday night while the family watched television together.
But she also looked up to her Aunt Amondi, her mother’s sister, whose style tacked in the opposite direction: black leather jackets, a mohawk at one point, even the motorcycle to complete the look.
“I kind of oscillated between the two. I find I love the elegant, the classic, the simple, but I also like the outrageous and the quirky and the almost accidental.”
Lupita might also be giving us a new TV series soon, based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, which she is producing, with her Black Panther co-star Dana
WATCH HER INTERVIEW WITH VANITY VAIR BELOW.