“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
Scouted by some of the top modeling agencies in the world such as Elite, Ford, New York, Women, Click & IMG, gracing several nationwide covers, billboards and campaigns, including the face for CoverGirl, past work with Sundance winning Director, Dito Montiel, as well as Head Costume Designer for Cannes selected feature film, ‘Privacy’ (awarded “Best Feature” in the NY Gen Art Film Festival), former high fashion Model, Cipriana has now transitioned over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry as Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of UrbanBushBabes.com, an online publication creating the definitive source for natural hair, fashion, beauty, health and arts & culture while living in NYC.
Since launching only a year and a half ago UrbanBushBabes has a weekly viewership of 150,000 readers and over 30,000 YouTube subscribers and growing. Not only catching the eye of the public, UrbanBushBabes has worked with everyone from American Express and The National Trust for Historic Preservation as 1 of 19 exclusive bloggers to help preserve historic New York landmarks such as, The Guggenheim and The Smithsonian to reviewing Broadway shows for Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Jayz & Beyonce’s produced Tony award winning show; Fela, The Heiress (starring Oscar nominated actors Jessica Chastain and David Strathairn), Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and many many more. In 2013 Cipriana will represent Carol’s Daughter as their brand ambassador.
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