On the heels of announcing her role in the upcoming mega-blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VII, Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has covered the the July issue of Vogue Magazine. Photographed by Mikael Jansson, Nyong'o's sports a deco-printed purple Prada dress (say that five times fast) and a closely-shorn fro for the winning cover shot. In Hamish Bowles' profile of the Mexican-born, Nairobi-raised starlet, Nyongo touches upon her love of Shakespearean theater, her rapper boyfriend, K'naan, and almost blacking out while delivering her Academy Award speech. Read Nyong'o's cover story and peep the accompanying photo shoot, here. For more on Nyong'o's groundbreaking red carpet looks and pin-sharp style, revisit our essay "The Bad Girl and The Lady" here.