Rising star and emergent actress Lupita Nyong'o has captured all of our attention with her work in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. With quite the cultural background, Lupita was born in Mexico City, raised in Kenya and now based in Brooklyn. Not only is Lupita getting acclaim for her performances but she is also receiving recognition for her sartorial taste. We couldn't agree more.
Lupita also appears as part of the quartet of rising talent for Miu Miu's spring 2014 campaign. As many are out of the office today for the holiday, I can't help but think what an amazing time it is to be alive. For all the struggle and the hard work and the dreams dreamt that those like Martin Luther King Jr. fought for, so as to bring about a culture in this country that cherishes and seeks freedom, equality, love, and compassion - I am so glad to be alive in this generation. There's so much to do and to continue to fight for but there's so much hope. Thank you MLK for all that you gave. May we be people whose dreams have the conviction and love for others that you gave so abundantly. [soundcloud url = "https://soundcloud.com/paulmccartney/blackbird-woa" /]