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Lupita Nyong’o Stands Boldly In Kenya On The Cover of Vogue

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In all of her melanin, the beautiful and talented Lupita Nyong’o graces the cover of Vogue right in her homeland of Kenya photographed by Mario Testino.

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As the official shoot is based off of bold colors, glorious prints and majestical looks, Lupita wears fashionable and culturally inspired pieces by Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Phillip Lim, Duro Olowu, Zac Posen, Akris and more.

Above, pictures a joyous moment with her parents (left): father, Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, who represents the country of Kisumu, and her mother, Dorothy Nyong’o, the Managing Director of the African Cancer Foundation. To the right, Lupita sits with her paternal 96-year-old grandmother, Dorca who built a dormitory for orphaned and disadvantaged schoolgirls.

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During the exclusive interview, Lupita says:

“There are certain cards that have been dealt me that I take on. I want to create opportunities for other people of color because I’m fortunate enough to have a platform to do that. That is why Eclipsed and even Queen of Katwe are so important, to change the narrative, offer a new lens on African identity.”

About her skin color vs. the industry vs. growing up:

“The European sense of beauty affects us all. I came home from college in the early two-thousands and saw ads on TV with a girl who can’t get a job. She uses this product. She gets her skin lighter. She gets the job. The lording of lighter skin is a common thing growing up in Nairobi. Being called ‘black mamba.’ The slow burn of recognizing something else is better than you.”

Read more of her interview HERE.

Photo Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue Magazine

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FLY News: Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson & More Pose With Their On Screen Characters From Disney’s The Jungle Book!

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This sure isn’t The Jungle Book we grew up with as kids cause it didn’t look this FLY! The Jungle Book live-action adaptation’s release is right around the corner so it’s time to get the promotion train rolling.

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The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau who brought us Iron Man, tells the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi) a man-cub raised by a pack of wolves since he was an infant. He is no longer welcomed in the jungle when Shere Khan (Idris Elba) declares all man including Mowgli are a threat to the jungle.

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Having to abandon his home Mowgli begins on a grand adventure meeting exotic jungle creatures, some who don’t have his best interests at heart.

Today Disney unveiled FLY character photos from the upcoming film pairing each of the actors and actresses next to the characters they voiced. The photos include FLY guys Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Christopher Walken (King Louie), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Giancarlo Esposisto (Akela) and FLY gals Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha) and Scarlett Johansson (Kaa).

Pretty damn FLY if you ask us,peep the rest of the cast photos in the gallery below.

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The Jungle Book hits theaters in April 15th, 2016.

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In Fashion: Met Gala 2015 v.s 2014 Do’s & Don’ts

 

It is officially the biggest fashion day of the year! Stars from every corner of fame are out to look their best and strut their stuff on todays hot red carpet for the annual Met Gala!

Every year, fashion heads gawk, gaze, drool, and snarl over their favorite and/or hated looks of the night. Lets reminisce on some “do’s and don’ts” from last year as we keep our fingers crossed for the celeb’s who dare walk the walk!

Check it out after the jump….

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Fly-LIGHTS: Lupita Nyong’o Covers GLAMOUR’s “Women Of The Year 2014” Issue ..

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Fly girl & Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o covers the coveted GLAMOUR “Women Of The Year 2014” issue and we couldn’t agree more!