Friday, April 25, 2014

Cover Story: Actress Lupita Nyong'o Is the World's Most Beautiful

This has got to be the third most exciting event for the month of April after my daughter's and her little angel's birthday. I don't normally buy People Magazine, but I had to buy this one featuring Academy Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o on the cover.

Can we say stunning! Photographer Alexi Lubomirski captured Lupita at her most elegant and I know he's the go-to photographer for Lancôme Paris, so I can't wait to see her new ad-campaigns for the brand. I've been using Lancôme cosmetics for a while now and with Lupita now joining Arlenis Sosa and Jasmine Tookes as the brand representive for darker complected women of color, it's just icing on the cake, so they can expect to see me at their makeup counter quite regularly.

"I told my daughter there's a first time for everything and this was worth buying and I normally read digital magazines."

Photos: Alexi Lubomirski
Hair: Ted Gibson
Makeup: Nick Barose
Manicurist: Casey Harmon
Stylist: Katie Mossman

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

First Look-Glamour Magazine March 2014: Actress Lupita Nyong'o

Many of us may love her makeup looks, so now Glamour magazine is giving us just a little taste of Lupita Nyong'o's makeup routine from some of her favorite makeup artists, whom she has worked with in the March issue of Glamour.

I think her makeup artist, Nick Barose does a wonderful job of applying Lupita's makeup. I don't know why some women shy away from bold colors, but if you're a richly hued woman like myself and Lupita, you can rock those bold and beautiful colors proudly. All it takes is confidence. Makeup artist Christian McCulloch created these makeup looks based upon Lupita's love of color.

Photos: David Slijper
Fashion Editor: Melissa Ventosa Martin 
Hair: Ted Gibson
Makeup: Christian McCulloch
Manicure: Mar y Soul for Ray Brown Productions

Monday, February 3, 2014


All I know is that Essence better have one hell of a editorial featuring Lupita Nyong'o in their March 2014 issue because she is 'killin it' in this issue of VOGUE ITALIA. The woman exudes confidence in every photograph that she takes and it shows. Tom Munro captured this Kenyan beauty just right and the fabulous Patti Wilson who is known to be a little avant garde, styled Lupita just right in clothing that doesn't over power her, but lets her individuality shine through on this shoot. It's great when you can just go to Zinio and buy what you want to and sometimes I just buy the magazines for their editorials which might feature my favorite models or celebrities. Enjoy!

Photography by: Tom Munro
Styling by Patti Wilson

Saturday, February 1, 2014

About An It Girl: Solange Knowles for Cosmopolitan Magazine March 2014

In the March 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Solange Knowles shines a spotlight on my wonderful city, NOLA. Under the expert eyes of one of the best dressed women on the planet, Shiona Turini, Solange was right at home in her stylish element of pastels against the backdrops of painted shotgun houses. Also included in this issue, is an editorial featuring Chanel Iman, which I posted on my Tumblr page.

The Fabulous Solange was photographed by: Paul Costello
Styling By: Shiona Turini
Hair By: Tawana Laurent
Makeup: Janeta

Friday, January 10, 2014

Le Look Du Jour: Actress Lupita Nyong'o For Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

As I said yesterday: "actress Lupita Nyong'o is on a roll." All I can is to enjoy this attention why you can because folks are fickle, you're hot one moment and then it's on to the next popular or hot thing and then they'll ignore you.

The lovely Lupita has been tapped for the Italian luxury brand, Miu Miu's 2014 Spring/Summer ad-campaign with her peers: Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Bela Heathcote. The ad campaign was shot by the uber talented photo team, Inez & Vinoodh.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It Girl: Actress Lupita Nyong'o Is On A Roll!

I haven't received my February issue of ESSENCE Magazine through my digital issues yet, so that can only mean that they've got one of their 'repeat cover' subjects on the cover, or they have a surprise cover featuring one of our favorites. Anyway, Lupita Nyong'o shares the February issue of W Magazine with Oprah and four other celebrities for their movie issue and while I was reading my digital issue of Vanity Fair this morning, she was inside their February issue wearing a stunning Givenchy gown. Talk about "girl on fire!"

The Beautiful Lupita for W Magazine
Photo: Juergen Teller
                                                           The Beautiful Lupita for Vanity Fair
                                                                Photo: Miguel Reveriego

Monday, January 6, 2014

Girl On Fire: Actress Lupita Nyong'o for ELLE UK FEBRUARY 2014

I'm going to celebrate Lupita Nyong'o and other women who would not normally receive the promotion and praise for their beauty just as long as I have a platform. Folks don't realize that while they're waiting for members of the mainstream media to promote their own ideas of beauty, there are many of us who self-validate our own existence and celebrate our beauty without waiting on the approval of others.

Lupita's beauty was captured by the super talented photographer James O. Roberts for the February 2014 issue of ELLE UK.

Photos: James O. Roberts


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