Ever since taking both the聽acting and fashion worlds by storm after聽her film debut in 12 Years a Slave and endlessly killing it on the red carpet throughout the聽2014 awards season,聽Lupita Nyong鈥檕 has stayed slaying us with inspiring trips聽and endless mani-pedi moments.

As a known Lupita lover in the B+C office (really, who isn鈥檛 though?!) my jaw dropped and tears fell from my eyes when I saw the debut of the October issue of聽Vogue聽with her on thecover; marking her second time in just as many years, FYI. Before hitting us with a double whammy in the form of聽Star Wars: Episode VII 鈥 The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book, check out what the eternal goddess of fashion and elegance shared with the fashionable publication below. But be aware: we聽truly aren鈥檛 worthy of the looks she shows off and the words she speaks.

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While the actress obviously looks聽beyond flawless in stunningly gorgeous gowns with聽impeccable makeup and hairstyles in the piece, she also serves聽up incredibly fun and OTT inspiring insights in the聽Voguefeature. For instance, she reveals that after bursting onto the scene and becoming a household name in the matter of minutes Oprah gave her some amazing advice (naturally) about life in the spotlight. 鈥淥prah Winfrey advised me to figure out what my intention is and to act on it. I think I can make a difference by having certain stories be told. But it鈥檚 in the hope that I will not always be the only one telling them.鈥 Oprah, can we get some life advice please and thank you?!

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When it comes to deciding on all of those unforgettable outfits she shows up in on red carpets, she shares it鈥檚 a collaborative process between her and her stylist,聽Micaela Erlanger. 鈥淚 only wear a look if both of us agree on it. My rule is that I have to recognize myself. I have to feel like I鈥檝e chosen it.鈥

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Lupita also shared memories of her first fashion moment and how she has fashion design DIY DNA in her. When she was five she remembers wearing a 鈥渧ery 鈥80s聽red cord miniskirt with suspender straps.鈥 As far as that budding fashion design insight goes,聽she told the publication that her bi-weekly salon visits would include reading 鈥淎merican, British and a few African magazines.鈥 After getting inspo from those mags聽she shared she would design her own clothes. We聽need to see those pieces, Lupita!

In addition to the written profile Lupita also participated in聽Vogue鈥榮 鈥73 Questions鈥 video series, which has featured聽Blake Lively, Daniel Radcliffe, Reese Witherspoon and more stars revealing all kinds of random facts about themselves in a rapid-fire Q&A session. While hula hooping through half of the interview we learned a ton about the聽Kenyan-born actress, some highlights include:

Oh, and that tattoo?聽If she got inked,聽it would be:聽鈥淎n infinity sign between my fingers.鈥 Lupita, you are perfection personified. <3

What fact about Lupita Nyong鈥檕 was your favorite from the October issue of聽Vogue? Let us know in the comments.

(Photos via聽Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue)