In part one of the Egyptian Fashion Makes a come-back, I highlighted the model of Puerto Rican origin was wearing an Egyptian influenced Givenchy dress on the cover of Elle magazine this past January. I thought she just looked fabulous….until I saw Lupita in a very similar version of the dress. Personally I prefer the way colors, golds and silvers look on Lupita’s chocolate skin.
The Tunic dresses worn in 1700 B.C. and is now recycled and worn by model Joan Smalls Rodriguez
Although Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar award for best supporting actress in the movie 12 Years a Slave, she has not been getting any major acting roles. My theory is that her image is catergorized as “exotic”, ”slave” or ‘’maid’’ by Hollywood. I never did like the idea that she won an award for a slave role…but that’s just me.
Photos: Getty Images/Photoshop Magic: Caitlin Morton
Look at all of this fabulousness!!!!!!!!
About Ntumba Mukendi
Congolese born Ntumba Mukendi is a fashion designer who previously worked at Tommy Hilfiger, then launched her own brand ntumba.ntumba design (www.ntumbantumbadesign.com). Her company utilizes authentic African fabric to help boost the African economy. Ntumba is also the founder of the fashion-based organization ntumba.ntumba apparel (www.ntumbantumba.org) which promotes gender-empowerment.