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Lupita Nyong’o Makes History, Becomes First Black Ambassador For Lancome



From the big screen to global representation, the gorgeous and fresh faced, Lupita Nyong’o is kicking off a new venture.

The Academy Award winner and rising star announced via Instagram on Friday morning that she is officially the new ambassador for Lancome.

“Hi, I’m Lupita Nyong’o and I am incredibly excited to let you know that I am the new ambassador for Lancome. See you soon,” she said the sweet video message.

Nyong’o, whose rise to fame skyrocketed after her outstanding performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, has had an incredible year. After winning several awards (Including an Academy Award) for her role as Patsey in the drama, is also making history, officially becoming the first black ambassador for the French cosmetics house.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” Nyong’o said in a statement.

Nyong’o’s name is now added to an incredible list of Lancome’s ambassadors; Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet to name a few.


LingeRIH: Rihanna In Talks To Launch Her Own Line Of Intimates



Rihanna is definitely one of the sexiest chicks in the game, so it’s not surprising that she is rumored to be launching a line of lingerie. According to WWD, the pop star, who has made her presence known in the fashion and beauty world with her namesake cosmetic and apparel collections has struck a deal with Tech Style for a line of intimates.

Rihanna reportedly inked a partnership with the Fashion Group, which is already home to successful brands like Fabletics, ShoeDazzle and Just Fab. TechStyle Fashion Group’s partnership with Rihanna wouldn’t be the company’s latest celebrity team-up, as Fabletics already scored a partnership with actress Kate Hudson and singer Demi Lovato, and ShoeDazzle (co-founded by Kim Kardashian, Brian Lee and Robert Shapiro) collaborated with actress-singer Keke Palmer.

The Rihanna-helmed lingerie line hasn’t received an official release date, but samples have already been produced, according to the report. In the meantime Rih is readying the release of her FENTYxPUMA collaboration.

Just last week she announced that she’ll be merging the two brands to launch a joint collection and debuted photos of models sporting the athleisure line in the middle of a desert.

The joint collection will be available for purchase on March 15.

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