06/19/2014 10:36 EDT

Lupita Nyong'o's First Vogue Cover Is Beautiful (PHOTO)

Lupita Nyong'o, we can't stop looking at this picture.

The 31-year-old Oscar winner wore the perfect summer dress, a Prada creation featuring shades of purple, black, red and white, on the July 2014 cover of Vogue. For her first cover photo for the publication, the actress paired the cut-out dress with simple silver accessories, a gorgeous berry lip and sultry smokey eyes.

In this issue, the magazine looks at the star's incredible breakthrough year, where she not only picked up several awards for her role in "12 Years a Slave," but also the sudden "explosion" of the entertainment industry into her life, according to US magazine.

And while she never seems to disappoint us with her bold and stunning fashion choices, including an incredible orange and blue dress during the Maui Film Festival, this cover only proves the actress is a style icon in the making.

Check out the cover below:

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