(Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief)
One of “six brilliant young women reveal that the trick to living beautifully involves being clever, conscientious, and courageous in everything you do.” -Vogue Magazine
“Best Dressed Blogger” -Vogue.com
“Influential Millennial- Urban Bush Babes blogger, Cipriana Quann” -GAP
“Cipriana Quann you are the voice of your generation” -HBO Girls
“Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideals hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.” -Martin Luther King
Selected as one of six brilliant women in New York by Vogue Magazine for their ‘My Life in Vogue’ Documentary along with a 2 page spread feature in the US issue of Vogue Magazine’s “All in the Family” story along with her identical twin sister (shot by iconic Photographers Inez and Vindooh), dubbed the “voice of your generation” by HBO and “Influential Millennial” by Gap, Cipriana is making her mark in the fashion industry proving beauty can go beyond aesthetics.
Cofounder and Editor in Chief of Urban Bush Babes a lifestyle website focusing on fashion, hair, beauty, health, food, film, photography, interior design and arts and cultures, the uniting core of the site was created to support, encourage and highlight the multi-faceted lives of women of color. Celebrating difference as the norm, “imperfections” as perfections and breaking down the “ideal standard” of beauty, with this motto ‘Urban Bush Babes’ quickly rose to a following of 350,000 weekly readers and why Cipriana was 1 of 4 women around the world to be chosen for iconic Finnish Design House; Marimekko’s Women of Influence Series- an initiative highlighting women across the globe making a difference. Cipriana was the only woman selected in the United States. Marissa Mayer (President and CEO of Yahoo) was the previous selected woman in the United States.
Also known for her vintage fashion and unique sense of style Cipriana was named best dressed blogger by Vogue as well as signing on as their contributor writer.
Working in close relations with her identical twin sister, TK Quann (aka TK Wonder) who is a singer/songwriter/lyricist as well as executive contributor at Urban Bush Babes, together they have made Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, WWD’s, New York Times best dressed list, named W magazine’s “Style Stars”, US Elle Magazine’s “Hair Icons” plus landing a 12 page spread in Conde Nast Traveller UK shot by Kristian Schuller.
The two have also landed Gap, & Other Stories national campaigns as well as Rebecca Minkoff’s SheCan social campaign with NASDAQ; highlighting entrepreneurs who have disrupted the business landscape and changed their industries for the better, featured in Elle South Africa magazine for “using fashion in a greater purpose, combining style with substance and not being afraid to harness the industry to foster social awareness and female empowerment”, described as the “greatest hope for our civilization” by the legendary New York Times Bill Cunningham, featured as the ones to watch in People Magazine’s “Style watch” and named 2 of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “50 most fascinating people on the Internet” along with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, Zendaya, Taylor Swift, Lucky Blue Smith and Leandra Medine.
Named one of Glamour’s Magazine’s “35 “Beauty Superstars” amongst Solange Knowles, Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Katy Perry and Anja Rubik, dubbed Nylon magazine’s “It Girl” along with with Leighton Meester, Zosia Mamet and Rebecca Minkoff, (name celebrities), serving as guest editor for Glamour magazine and cordially invited by Vice President Joe Biden to his home from the work she has done with Urban Bush Babes to celebrate black history month.
Cipriana continues to strive towards a larger platform that goes beyond the labels while stepping out the box to connect, commend and inspire others to feel comfortable in their own skin no matter how “unique”.
“It is the rise after the fall that displays our true will power, failure is a part of life but your journey no matter what it may concern does not stop because of them and as a Urban Bush Babe I feel we can show individuals it is really are “imperfections” and uniqueness that not only make us beautiful but showcase our strength.” -Cipriana
Photos: Diego Villarreal