(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
“Best Dressed Blogger of 2013″ -Vogue.com
“Influential Millennial- Urban Bush Babes blogger, Cipriana Quann” -GAP
“Cipriana Quann you are the voice of your generation” -HBO Girls
“We’ve had a crush on Cipriana Quann ever since we stumbled across her natural hair blog; Urban Bush Babes.” -Huffington Post
“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, 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 just 3 years ago UrbanBushBabes has a weekly viewership of 350,000 readers, a combined social media platform of 120,000 and over 50,000 YouTube subscribers. 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 exclusively reviewing Broadway shows for Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Jayz & Beyonce’s produced Tony award winning show; Fela, and Romeo & Juliet (starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad), to name a few. In 2013 Cipriana represented Carol’s Daughter as their brand ambassador, face of ARDENCY INN cosmetics, as well as featured in GAP‘s ‘Back To Blue’ Fall/Winter Campaign, The Huffington Post and chosen by Vogue.com as the best dressed Bloggers of 2013. In 2014 Cipriana was selected by Vogue.com as one of “6 brilliant women” featured in ‘My Life In Vogue’; a mini documentary film series, joined Essence.com’s new hair channel as a weekly writer; offering her expertise on natural hair and star in Cotton’s (“The Fabric of Our Lives”) short film ‘Common Threads’ regarding her life. Cipriana presently reviews and covers events for HBO shows such as ‘Girls‘, ‘Game of Thrones ‘(season 4) and ‘The Leftovers‘.
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
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