14/08/2014 16:39 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lupita Nyong'o Is Floral Fabulous On The Cover Of New York Magazine *Swoon*

Our new style crush, Lupita Nyong'o, looks stunning on the totally dreamy cover of New York Magazine's Spring Fashion issue.


The clever people in the art department had the brill idea of taking the red and white floral print from her amazing Stella McCartney dress and covering the rest of the page with it. The result is ethereal.

The actress is up for an Oscar and Steve McQueen has described her as "just amazing" but Lupita, who is from a prominent family in Kenya, revealed in the mag interview that she has not been basking in her newfound fame.

The 12 Years a Slave actress, 30, says she's been blindsided by the attention, saying: "I've been in a bubble. I haven't been out much. I haven't gotten used to being recognised? I was blissfully unaware of the magnitude of the project or what it was going to mean for the word."

Director McQueen also talked with the publication, describing Nyong'o's performance in auditions as "just amazing", and comparing her to Grace Jones.

He recalls: "I whispered in her ear [first time on set] and said 'let it rip, go for it.'

"Afterwards, Michael Fassbender came up to me and I remember him saying 'I better get my s**t together'."

And we're Lupi-loo about her too.

See more of her envy-inducing style here: