Lupita Nyong'o will appear on first Vogue cover

I really needed a moment to soak in this flawless cover! Lupita Nyong'o has landed her first cover with Vogue for July 2014. I am so pleased with this decision to feature such a stellar, Oscar-winning Black actress because she has indeed had an incredible year, and it's most certainly Vogue-worthy! 

The photography by Mikael Jansson is absolute perfection. Everything is very exotic, warm, and cultured; the architecture and artwork are also very inspiring. There's so much depth to these photos! Stylists played with warm color, prints, and textures from the latest collections to bring this shoot together. Oftentimes we think of summer as bright and neonish reserving darker colors for the cooler seasons, but no color should be off limits!

Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot:

Photographed by Mikael Jansson, Vogue, July 2014

 

These are only a few of my favorites, but you can check out the full article and slideshow, here.