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"This Summer, I am totally COVERED!," the 31-year-old tweeted, sharing a pic from her Marrakech, Morocco, shoot and including a link to the Vogue story. She promptly changed her avatar to Mikael Jansson's cover shot.
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The profile focuses on her footprint in the fashion industry as well as touching on her upcoming projects.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to be working in these fantastical realms," she told Vogue's Hamish Bowles of the enthralling storytelling of the galaxy far, far away. "They're worlds away from '12 Years a Slave,' that's for sure — but that kind of diversity is what dreams are made of."
The actress agreed that it's been a surreal year.
"It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life," she told the mag. "People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me — before I recognized them!"
It helps, too, that she has been a fashion hit on every red carpet (save for last month's Met Gala incident, but we won't get into that now. Too painful).
Nyong'o even tapped the power of Pinterest for her first awards-season meeting with famed stylist Micaela Erlanger. The actress armed herself with digital pin boards from the addictive site that showed "bold color, interesting print, interesting silhouette — simple but architectural and feminine," the stylist said. What Nyong'o describbed as "epic six-hour fittings" ensued.
As for the Oscars, the actress said simply being nominated would have been enough.
"Even in my dreams of being an actor, my dream was not in the celebrity. My dream was in the work that I wanted to do," she said.
She said she was very confused and numb when her name was called, but had one major thought as she ascended the staircase in her voluminous Prada gown to collect her golden statue.
"Don't fall on those stairs," she said. "It's not cute if you follow
If Lupita did it, we'd probably still think it was awesome. Just saying.