Five Minutes with Lupita Nyong’o

What makes a woman remarkable?

I think a sense of knowing who she is and accepting her femininity and not being afraid of it. You know, owning it and using it the best way she knows how.

Tell us more about this energy that makes you incredibly beautiful. Where does it come from?

I feel most beautiful when I’m honest and gentle with myself. I think that comes from my upbringing. My parents in particular. They were very big on us embracing ourselves the way we were. And us figuring out what our strengths were and what our weaknesses were and having both those speak for the development of ourselves.

What makes a Lancôme woman exceptional?

What makes a Lancôme woman exceptional is that she’s comfortable in her own skin and knows how to look after it.

What is youth for you?

I think youth is facing life with a sense of curiosity and a sense of humor as well. Being able to recognize that life can be very challenging but finding the things that make it worth living.

What is aura for you?

Aura is obviously the glow that comes from somebody. What they exude. And sometimes it can be very close to the skin, and other times it can bounce beyond the walls, and radiate beyond the walls depending on who it is, I suppose.

What is your beauty secret?

My beauty secret.The thing about a beauty secret is that if I share it, it’s no longer a secret. But sometimes secrets are worth sharing, so I’ll say that my beauty secret is Génifique serum. What makes a woman luminous?

I think what makes a woman luminous is knowing who she is and being confident with it. Also recognizing her fears but still acting out of courage and a sense of daring. I think that’s what makes a woman luminous.

Louis Vuitton Expands Collins Street Boutique

Louis Vuitton is relaunching its iconic Collins Street with an extensive renovation and the introduction of  men’s and women’s Ready-to-Wear to their Victorian clientele. When the doors to the flagship Melbourne store open today, visitors to the store will be invited to explore a a dedicated women’s universe including a colourful personalisation column with a rainbow of Vuitton luggage tags. The former store has been expanded to occupy an upper level, which is where visitors will be able to discover the men’s universe featuring Ready-to-Wear, shoes, watches, leather goods, accessory collections, and of course, finely crafted luggage devoted to the art of travel.


The Collins Street personalisation column with a rainbow of Vuitton luggage tags.

Louis Vuitton Collins Street is open: Monday to Thursday 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, and Sunday 11-5 pm.

Address: 139 Collins Street, Melbourne

Tel: + 61 1300 883 880