by Nakia P. Thomas
October 5

Lupita - Vogue | StyleChile 4Wearing some of the most delicious pieces of fall’s couture collections, Lupita Nyong’o–the Mexican born Kenyan actress–has been blazing a fashionable trail since her Oscar winning turn as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. She makes her second appearance on the cover of this month’s Vogue magazine, just a little more than a year after her debut on last July’s cover.

I live for this Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda sequined cape above

Lupita - Vogue | StyleChile 1Wearing Chanel Haute Couture

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott during Couture Fashion Week, Lupita wears a selection of the season’s dreamiest pieces in The City of Light.

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Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture; Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

“Presentation is extremely important in Kenya. You dress formally. You can’t just wear flip-flops. “

Lupita - Vogue | StyleChile 5

In Dior Haute Couture

“I think I can make a difference by having certain stories be told. But it’s in the hope that I will not always be the only one telling them.”

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Wearing Atelier Versace chainmail bodysuit and chiffon headband 

“Oprah Winfrey advised me to figure out what my intention is and to act on it”

Article by Naki. Photos sourced from Vogue.

Nakia works as a corporate lawyer for a Fortune 500 company, and as a fashion and lifestyle consultant — providing styling, lifestyle management and concierge services for brands and individuals along the Northeast Corridor, from her home base in New York City via Nakia Thomas Creative. Nakia also provides legal and advisory services to clients in the fashion, art and entertainment industries via Stelle Legal, and appears in that capacity as a cast member in WeTv’s Money.Power.Respect., a docu-series focusing on lawyers in New York City. Nakia is a member of the Board of Directors of Bronx Legal Services, and was previously on an Advisory Board for Moore College of Art & Design. Visit for more information.

  1. Jos


    • Nakia

      Girl! Me and you both. I almost cried when i saW her in that sequined Coat. AbSolutely stunning.

  2. PamEla

    She looks amazing!

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