Lupita Nyong'o already made the tail end of 2013 her b*tch, but it appears she's going to own ALL of 2014! As she should!
It's her world and we're just living in it!
The actress joins fellow thespians Kate Mara, Elle Fanning, Emilia Clarke, and Elizabeth Olsen and appears on the May issue of Marie Claire with not one but two gorgeous covers!
On one cover (above), she wears a different version of Naomi Watts' infamous "wedge sneaker" dress by Christopher Kane, but luckily it looked much more normal on Lupita.
The second cover features a close-up shot of the beauty in a black and white Dior dress with a bright red knit scarf around her neck (as seen in Lup's hands in the gallery below).
In the interview, the 31-year-old talks about her crazy year and all the compliments she's been getting. She said:
"Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don't want to thrive on people's opinions of me."
She also admits that she wasn't really into fashion at first, which we find really hard to believe! She said:
"I wasn't a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don't dress to impress; I don't feel that pressure."
You just keep on slaying, girl. It comes naturally to you!
[Image via Marie Claire]
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