Category Archives: Drop Dead Gorgeous

First Look At Lupita N’yongo As New Face of Lancome Is Sheer Perfection


Photo via Lancôme

You know what I love about Lupita’s ad for Lancôme the most? It LOOKS like her. She’s a natural beauty and the French beauty company finally saw fit to leave the Photoshop at the door this time. Take a good look. Lupita’s pores are actually visible and she is every bit as lovely and radiant as she is on the red carpet or even in paparazzi shots at LAX.

Seriously? Who looks THIS flawless at the airport?


The first African woman to front the French brand, Lupita and Lancôme are both hyped about the partnership.

“I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” said the actress.

“I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lancôme boss Françoise Lehmann added, “Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman.

“A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman.”

As opposed to The Original Horseface Julia Roberts whose ad was banned in the U.K. for being “overly airbrushed”.  Un.Recog.Nizable.


Brava, Lupita. Brava!

Lupita Nyong’o Lands Her First Vogue Cover


Lupita Nyong’o‘s next big project will be in a galaxy far, far away. But for now, we get to enjoy her Vogue cover. For the upcoming July issue, the Oscar winner was photographed by Mikael Jansson in the beautiful city of Marrakech wearing designs by Proenza SchoulerRodarte and Givenchy. And of course, Fashion’s It-Girl wears it all well.


The stunning 31-year old quickly became a red carpet favorite, which the help of stylist Micaela Erlanger, attending award shows and premieres in choice looks from Ralph LaurenChanel and Miu Miu. Then of course there was “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown she wore to this year’s Academy Awards that made her look like a real life Disney princess. Although she seems to effortlessly float down the red carpet, Nyong’o tells the mag that it feels like a war zone and the best advice she got to keep it together was to “Keep a granola bar in that clutch of yours!”


Even as a young girl growing up in Kenya, she has an interest in fashion. She even made her own prom dress!

It was a velvet miniskirt with a matching little top and an iridescent silver translucent fabric that flowed to the ground,” she shared with Hamish Bowles. “It was kind of ridiculous, but it was fabulous at the time.”

Could we see line from Lupita in the future? Maybe, but pretty soon we will see her starring in ads for cosmetics brand Lancôme, joining it’s other brand ambassadors, Penelope CruzKate Winslet and model Daria Werbowy


So The Year Of Lupita continues, and hopefully this won’t be the last time we see her on Vogue.

Happy Birthday, Angelina Jolie!

Angelina Jolie, presented with a 'Maleficent' birthday cake in Shanghai
Angelina Jolie, presented with a ‘Maleficent’ birthday cake in Shanghai

We here at Dipped in Cream really do love Angie. We love her Hayseed, Brad Pitt, too. We love her kids. We love her French chateau. (I’m saying all that in Antoine (“Hide Yo Kids”) Dodson’s intonation, FYI.) But we DO love her!

The Beautiful One is 39 years old today. Let’s take a look at our girl through the years, shall we?


‘Maleficent’ – I’d actually like this photograph mounted and framed over my mantle. Too much? I don’t think so.


Angie rolling in the grass for Rolling Stone


St. Angelina


The first appearance of ‘Angie’s Leg’ at the Golden Globes


The perfect pregnant woman…


Angie’s super-short hair after completing ‘GIA’


Angie’s Golden Globe winning performance for ‘GIA’ on HBO


Our favorite Bad Girl Angie


And this is where it alllll began. Mr. and Mrs. Hotty McSexySmith

Angie’s Oscar-winning performance of Lisa in ‘Girl Interrupted’

Which Angie persona is YOUR favorite? Did I leave any out?