Nadine Ijewere Shoots Brit Talent Dua Lipa As First WOC To Shoot Any Vogue Cover In The World

Nadine Ijewere Shoots Brit Talent Dua Lipa As First WOC To Shoot Any Vogue Cover In The World

British music talent Dua Lipa covers the January 2019 issue of British Vogue, joined by actor Laetitia Wright and model Binx Walton for the ‘Youth Quake’ editorial. In an issue devoted to the future, it’s fitting that photographer Nadine Ijewere is the first woman of color to shoot any Vogue cover, anywhere in the world. And to reinforce the trend of an epic rise of women of color in fashion, politics and culture, Laetitia Wright’s movies are the top movie box office draw in 2018. No man comes close.

Kosovan-Brit Singer Dua Lipa Covers ELLE UK June 2018, Lensed By Liz Collins In 'New Life Rules'

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Kosovan-Brit Singer Dua Lipa Covers ELLE UK June 2018, Lensed By Liz Collins In 'New Life Rules'

Pop star Dua Lipa is styled by Anne-Marie Curtis in 'New Life Rules', lensed by Liz Collins for ELLE UK June 2018. Lipa's star is rising high, and she will drop into Miami on June 12, writes Ocean Drive. 

Lipa is interviewed by ELLE UK's Hannah Nathanson, who writes:

"Since releasing her debut eponymous album in June 2017, Dua has become known as a warrior of love for a new generation of women. Her raw, honest lyrics hinge on female empowerment, relationships and heartbreak, and are backed by a unique strain of dark pop, which Dua describes as ‘dance crying’. ‘It’s all quite fun to dance to, but if you listen to just the lyrics, or strip it down and just do a piano version of it, it’s quite sad,’ she explains. Her voice is warm and husky, a personal trademark once singled out for being too low when she auditioned for the school choir. Now, though, her mature, soulful tone is the reason she’s become the most-streamed female artist in the UK."

Luc Coiffait Eyes Brit Pop Star Dua Lipa, A Goddess of Heartbreak, For ES Magazine November 2017

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Anglo-Kosovar Dua Lipa is rising to the pinnacle of British pop, after securing autumn tours with Bruno Mars and Coldplay, growing her Instagram following to 3.8 million and getting her own 2018 arena tour. London's Evening Standard (ES) Magazine profiles Lipa in images by Luc Coiffait with styling byRichard Sloan. / Hair by Sam Burnett; makeup by Francesca Brazzo

Images by See Management

It helps that she sings in a distinct, husky, low register and knows her way around a melancholic tune. She calls her music ‘dance-crying’ and feels it’s the undercurrents of sadness that distinguish her from the general popscape. ‘I find a lot of inspiration from heartbreak, I kind of thrive on it’, she says. She’s also strikingly on point, sitting here in her white Air Maxes, rainbow sweatpants and Palm Angels hoodie, and her sultry looks, combined with her alleged dating history, have made her a tabloid favourite. 

She has been linked to everyone from Calvin Harris to Chris Martin to Harry Styles — all fake news, she insists.