Lupita Nyong'o is such a graceful woman we weren't surprised that InStyle magazine tapped the Kenyan beauty to pose for their December issue. The fashion shoot is absolutely breathtaking with the 12 Years a Slave actress posing in some dreamy settings.
In the photos, Nyong'o wears a list of high-end designers including Gucci, Prada, Dior, Reed Krakoff, Missoni and Chanel. She looks ravishing in a selection of bold colors and patterns, but we especially love a beach-side sunset shot of the 30-year-old in a silk mousse J. Mendel dress that's flowing in the wind.
In her interview, Nyong'o chats about landing her breakout role alongside Brad Pitt.
"I had to go to an emotional place, and it was beyond hard," she says. "But I felt a connection in my gut — I had to play this part."
As an actress, she's been nabbing red carpet attention left and right, but after this InStyle shoot, it's only a matter of time before she's gracing magazine covers, too.
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(Photo: InStyle Magazine December 2013)