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Lupita Nyong’o Lands Major Lancôme Contract

Photo by Steve Eichner


It seems someone was listening to us fans, because 31-year-old Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has just landed a major contract with cosmetics giant Lancôme. We won’t see the Kenyan-Mexican born beauty’s ads, or even know she will be promoting, until September, but she tells Women’s Wear Daily that she was drawn to the brand because of what they can do for each other.

 “What appealed to me about Lancôme is that they’re not dictating what beauty is. What they do supports something that already is — and that was appealing to me, too. It’s what drew me to them. Hopefully it’s a symbiotic relationship — that I benefit from being associated with them, and they benefit from being associated with me, as well. And for the consumer at large, I think Lancôme has a range of products for every woman, and I think having me will expand people’s understanding of, hopefully, what Lancôme stands for, who Lancôme is for.”




One of the things I like about Lupita is that she is very well aware of her presence in the movie industry, and knows that she can inspire young women as one of Lancôme’s celebrity ambassadors, the way that supermodel Alek Wek inspired her. During an emotional speech at Essence magazine’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ luncheon in March, Nyong’o spoke about how Wek changed the way she saw herself. Nyong’o’s deal will be huge for her, and i’m sure it’ll be huge for all of the women and girls that look up to her.

Lupita Nyong’o Fashion Round-Up!


Actress Lupita Nyong’o has become fashion’s favorite newbie, turning heads and breaking hearts at major awards shows. Nyong’o always out-shines EVERYONE ELSE on the red carpet and never shies away from bright colors, which are enhanced with her complexion. She chooses sexy but stylish silhouettes and has worn many designers, but seems to favorite the designs of Miuccia Prada

Lupita’s breakout performance as Patsy in the critically acclaimed ‘12 Years A Slave‘ has earned her a handful of nominations, including an Oscar nod. At Thursday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, she won the first of I hope many awards for Best Supporting Actress for this film. She also wowed again in a custom, white Calvin Klein dress.

Here’s a look at some of her other big fashion moments!


 That stunning, red Ralph Lauren from the Golden Globes.

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A tuxedo style dress by Prabal Gurung she wore to the Governor’s Awards last November.


This Lanvin number at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards, also in November.

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Here she is in Chanel with Anna Wintour. Let’s hope this leads to a big Vogue feature, or cover!

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A bright yellow J. Mendel dress at the Hollywood Film Awards in October.

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For the L.A. premiere of ‘12 Years,’ she wore this Miu Miu dress, and now is one of the stars for the brand’s Spring ads.

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Bright, blue Roland Mouret at the New York Film Festival.


The look that made everyone pay attention, white and gold by Prada at Toronto premiere of ‘12 Years.’

Bonus, cuz i think Jared Leto’s trying to get them drawz…

Oh, Jared.
Oh, Jared. (Get it, Lupita!)

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[Editor’s Note: Once again, Brittani made me snort/choke-laugh with her “drawz” remark. p.s. NO ONE–and I mean NO. ONE. is working the red carpet like Lupita right now. She is completely elegant, on trend and utter perfection. The End. – DivaJulia]