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Brown Beauty of the Week: Lupita Nyong'o

10 December 2013

Back from my 12 day trip to Texas, I've finally found some time to post on the blog. Sorry for being away for so long . In my defense, I accidentally left my laptop in my boyfriend's mom's car on the way to the airport, was swamped by a launch part for Lilith + McRae which was met with enthusiasm ans saw the sale of 80% of the collection, and the constant flow of friends and family stopping by to see me and meet le beau. In fact, I didn't get to see 4 of some of my fave people while home which blows, but it's ok, I will return soon enough.

For this week's installment of Brown Beauty of the week I bring you the unexpected star of the critically acclaimed film by director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong'o.



Born in Mexico City, raised in Kenya and educated in the U.S., Lupita did not have a large part in the film, but in every scene she was in, she stole the movie. Lupita, studied film and theater at Hampshire College and after graduating she worked on the film crew of notable films The Constant Gardner and Namesake.



She later returned to Kenya to star in the Kenyan drama Shuga and wrote and directed a short film called In My Genes, which focused on the treatment of albinos in Africa and debuted in several film festivals.



After these small successes, Lupita returned to America to study at Yale's School of Drama. After graduating from this program, she debuted her acting chops in 12 Years a Slave. This beauty's star is rising and I look forward to seeing more of her on the big screen in the future.



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