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CELEBRITY COVERGIRLS: ALL EYES ON WOMEN OF WAKANDA ELLE USA NOVEMBER ISSUE

CELEBRITY COVERGIRLS: ALL EYES ON WOMEN OF WAKANDA ELLE USA NOVEMBER ISSUE

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Gurira wears top by Altuzarra, skirt by Akris, and earrings by Hearts On Fire. For her makeup look, try Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Black, Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara in Blackest Black, and Colour Riche Lipcolour in Bronzine. All, L’Oréal Paris. Nyong’o wears dress by Calvin Klein by Appointment and choker by Hearts On Fire. For her makeup look, try Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee, Monsieur Big Mascara in Big Is the New Black, and L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Vertige. All, Lancôme. Bassett wears shirt, skirt, and belt by Dior and earrings by Chopard. For her makeup look, try Voluminous Liner Noir in Blackest Black, Voluminous Superstar Mascara in Blackest Black, and Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour in Brazil Nut. All, L’Oréal Paris. (Styled by Anna Trevelyan. Bassett: Hair by Randy Stodghill at Opus Beauty; makeup by D’Andre Michael. Gurira: Hair by Vernon Scott; makeup by Kim Bower. Bassett and Gurira: Manicure by Candice Idehen. Nyong’o: Hair by Lacy Redway; makeup by Nick Barose; manicure by Deborah Lippmann at Starworks Artists.)

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of ELLE.

Photo Credit: KATJA RAHLWES

   FEATURED: (LEFT) LUPITA NYONG’O, DANAI GURIRA & ANGELA BASSETT (RIGHT)

FEATURED: (LEFT) LUPITA NYONG’O, DANAI GURIRA & ANGELA BASSETT (RIGHT)

   Angela is wearing Jumpsuit, Louis Vuitton, 800-929-DIOR. Hoop earrings by Chopard, 800-CHOPARD.

Angela is wearing Jumpsuit, Louis Vuitton, 800-929-DIOR. Hoop earrings by Chopard, 800-CHOPARD.

Brief excerpt from cover story by Clover Hope:

“The women were integral to the storytelling and the wisdom that the main character possessed,” says Angela Bassett, referring to Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa, the mild-mannered heart of Wakanda, a fictional African nation that serves as the film’s setting. Bassett, who plays T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda, also happens to have the rare distinction of costarring in both the movie of the summer (Mission: Impossible–Fallout), and this, the most talked-about film of the year. T’Challa seeks the women’s help and counsel, and they have answers—and sometimes they save the day, Bassett adds. “It was really important in terms of the representation of black feminine strength.”

   Danai is wearing Top by Altuzarra, $1,395, altuzarra.com. Skirt by Akris, $995, at  Bergdorf Goodman (NYC). Earrings by Hearts On Fire, $8,500,  heartsonfire.com.

Danai is wearing Top by Altuzarra, $1,395, altuzarra.com. Skirt by Akris, $995, at Bergdorf Goodman (NYC). Earrings by Hearts On Fire, $8,500, heartsonfire.com.

Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country,” Nyong’o says. “I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.
— Lupita NYong'O Elle USA
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