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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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The Word: Damn Rihanna, back at it again with the Slayage!

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With her record Work staying at the top of the charts and the kick off of her Anti- Tour, we cannot get enough of Bad Gal Rih Rih. She graces the cover of Vogue once again and looks effortlessly beautiful in a gorgeous shimmery dress. In the April issue, Rihanna dishes about her most honest album Anti, inspirations for her unisex Puma line, and her rivalry with Beyonce.

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In Fashion: Beyonce Reigns On The Cover of Vogue’s September Issue

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With her official birthday approaching [Sept. 4th] it’s only right that she receives a major gift in celebration of the upcoming major day!

Beyonce aka Queen Bey covers Vogue’s September issue and of course, she looks quite stunning. With a natural less-to-no-makeup look and her signature wet hair, Bey stuns in a pink lace Marc Jacobs dress [$12,000] and coat [$4,800]. This makes her the “First Black Female Artist” to ever cover the veteran fashion magazine.

The cover story centers around the Destiny’s Child cohort and the art of global domination. At this point, who wouldn’t want to receive a few pointers from Bey herself, on how she consistently keeps her name in the spotlight, making moves in the community, fashion, business ventures and on-stage.

A few designers gave praise to Beyonce in the issue:

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[Atelier Versace dress]

Marc Jacobs himself says:

“The word diva is used for so many female performers, and it often means they have reputations for being difficult, but she exudes charm and a lovable quality.”

 

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[Stella McCartney dress, $3,995]

Stella McCartney quotes:

“She’s the whole package: primal, rare, delicate, beautiful, and powerful.”

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[Givenchy jacket & Louis Vuitton dress]

Riccardo Tisci says:

“There is a magnetic presence to her.”

Vogue’s September issue hits stands on Aug. 25

Catch more over at Vogue.com.

SOURCE: VOGUE | PHOTOS: MARIO TESTINO 

SEE ALSO: 

CARA DELEVINGNE COVERS VOGUE MAGAZINE’S JULY ISSUE

VOGUE JAPAN’S FASHION GANG: KANYE WEST, KENDALL JENNER, RICCARDO TISCI, JOAN SMALLS, JESSICA CHASTAIN & MORE

JUST IN: BEYONCE & THE WEEKND TO HEADLINE ‘MADE IN AMERICA’ FESTIVAL

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Cara Delevingne Covers VOGUE Magazine’s July Issue

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Cara Delevingne looks absolutely stunning on the latest cover of Vogue Magazine’s July issue.

In the printed interview, Cara talks about her mother’s substance abuse, her sexuality, her very own partying ways, current girlfriend Annie Clark, backlash from the LGBT Community and more.

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About her sexuality: 

“It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it. But I have erotic dreams only about men. I had one two nights ago where I went up to a guy in the back of a VW minivan, with a bunch of his friends around him, and pretty much jumped him. Women are what completely inspire me, and they have also been my downfall. I have only been hurt by women, my mother first of all.”

About love:

Being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days.

This should be an interesting read.

Read more over at [Vogue] now.

-(@GabrielofSFPL)

 

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FLY LIGHTS: Justin Bieber + Kendall Jenner Come Together For Vogue Magazine

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Say what now? Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber together in Vogue Magazine?? Yes!

Little baby Bieber and Kim K.’s baby sister, Kendall can be seen all grown up in the April edition of Vogue alongside actor Ansel Elgort and model Gigi Hadid. Teaming up with Mario Testino for his famous “Towel Series” shots and more, Beiber and Jenner are most definitely FLY!
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During the interview, Bieber admits:

“I’ve been kind of on the low, just working on the new album. Maybe I’ve had too much time on my hands, now I’m ready to get back in the grind”  

 

The “Biebs” continues, saying:

“I’m actually an introvert, but as far as fashion goes or being onstage- me having to be on- I don’t get nervous.”

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These two are seen photographed wearing Miu Miu, Moncler, Saint Laurent, Calvin KleinMichael Kors – just to name a few. They are surely cute together and so we will keep you posted if they end up being the next Jay and Bey.

You can check more details on their fashion and accessories at Vogue.com.

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Bonus: Check out some BTS at the shoot :

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-Stay FLY

Photos Via: Vogue Magazine / Instagram

[FLY Girl Cherri]

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#NYFW: Anna Speaks…73 Things That Make Anna Wintour [Fly Visual]

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Learn how Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour feels about Brooklyn, her least favorite word in fashion, why she wears Chanel shades and more, as she asked 73 questions.

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[Fly-LIGHTs] NeNe Leakes Featured in ‘VOGUE’ Magazine, Nicole Richie for DuJour Magazine & Cassie featured in GQ…

Reality Star and actress,  NeNe Leakes is featured in ‘VOGUE’ Magazine and Nicole Richie steps up her fashions for DuJour Magazine & Cassie graces the pages of the latest issue of GQ …

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Joan Smalls Covers Vogue & June Ambrose Launches her Sunglasses Line ..

I’m uber excited that Super Model Joan Smalls covers Vogue Australia’s May 2012 Issue.
She looks amazing on the cover and inside …
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And In case you missed it, Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose has launched her Sunglasses Line, a collaboration with Selima Optiique.
Team SFPL was on board for the Launch Party and June rocked the “Summer”, named after her daughter of course (Gabe & I, pictured with June’s head assistant Tukie B).
All three styles(shown above) SummerChance  and the Hi Brow retails for $275. Go towww.selimaoptique.com for more details.
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-Stay Fly!
[Thanks Taj Washington!]
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[The Word] Meet Donyale Luna, The First Black Model To Cover Vogue UK

Here’s a Black History tidbit for ya…

Donyale Luna is an iconic African-American model who aided in usher in the acceptance and celebration of refined black beauty in the world of fashion.

While Beverly Johnson is celebrated as the first black model to cover American Vogue, just eight years earlier in March 1966 Luna was featured on the cover of the publication’s British edition–thus making her the first black woman to appear on the cover of any Vogue magazine, period. [Source]

The now iconic cover image shows Luna covering most of her face with a strategic hand gesture, which was allegedly a request of the magazine’s editors to help mask her ethnicity.

Wow.

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[Mag Covers] Adele Covers ‘Vogue’ …

British superstar Adele, who picked up 6 Grammies Sunday evening, covers the March 2-12 issue of US Vogue magazine.

Inside Adele talks about how her life has changed since her multi-platinum 21 was released, and how she has had to adjust since throat surgery threatened to end her career.

Step into these amazing scans of the British songstress …

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