Considering we are day 5 in this month I’m a little late to this game… can we say fashionably late? Yeah, that wasn’t very witty now was it?
It’s no secret that I love Lupita N’yongo. I know some people will understand this while others don’t, but it’s really nice to look at the cover of a magazine and see a woman that looks like you. Skin the color of onyx, natural hair, full lips, fit, intelligent, graceful, and well spoken. It can be tiring with the news only promoting the stereotypes of your ethnic origin.
Lupita is a breath of fresh air.
Every time she speaks my heart just loves her more and more. It’s so rare to find celebrities so genuine in what they say and do. She hasn’t been eaten alive by media and ITS definition of beauty.
Rumor has it that this was supposed to be the coveted September cover, but for whatever reason didn’t make it. I’m not 100% sure that’s a true fact but I must say that Lupita is new to the game and ANY Vogue cover is a win.
Another win? The fact that this cover wasn’t shot by Mario Testino or Annie Liebovitz. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE both those photographers but it’s great to see that Mikael Jansson has finally made it to US Vogue status… probably another reason why this wasn’t the September cover (because he’s not a household name yet). Nonetheless his photos are beyond extraordinary. In fact, they are breathtaking. My favorite is the one in the teal bathroom with the dried flower all over the floor. How beautiful is that image? I love the fact he used a wide angle lens for these photos.
Okay, the photographer in me is peeking her head out.
These photos are certified art.
I can’t wait to see more diverse group of women grace the cover of Vogue in the future. I’m glad to see that magazine are coming to realize women of color can sell clothes and look amazing in them. Other than the beautiful, anorexic, blondes. I would love to see Asian, Indian, a red head graced with this honor.
Also, can we bring back the Supermodel please?
What do you guys think of Lupita’s cover?