Inspiration

Nelly and Nelsa Guambe, Twin Designers of Mima-te

Nelly and Nelsa Guambe, Twin Designers of Mima-te

“Our passion for fashion started when we were kids growing up in the Mozambican town of Chicuque. On Christmas and our birthdays our mother always took us to the informal markets where second hand clothes from Europe and the US were being resold and allowed us to choose clothes for ourselves. These clothes were the(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Via: Essence.com By: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   Between trying to learn about demarcation lines and the frustration that can come with dealing with two different textures, throwing in the psychology of transitioning hair can be unwelcomed stress you’re not ready for.   *click photo for larger image   For many, transitioning is something that happens(…)

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

via: Live The Process   Cipriana Quann believes that it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful and strong.   She felt caged in by the culture’s concept of beauty during her childhood and early adulthood. And, as a model, she struggled to build and accept her own identity in the face of unrelenting and conservative(…)

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

On the cusp of Essence Magazine’s 44th anniversary and the recent release of their special 3 cover May issue with Singers, Erykah Badu, Solange and Ledisi, it seems only fitting to start a conversation dubbed the “Journey To Beautiful” and that is exactly what took place on May 7th.   Cordially invited by Essence, I attended(…)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

“When I was younger a lot of people use to tease me, and I don’t come to all of you to say feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself, I don’t…I am extremely proud of myself and I wish everyone in this room is proud of themselves as well.” -Shaun Ross(…)

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Bonus questions plus an excerpt from my cover feature interview with Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy of ‘Lolawolf‘, in the new issue of Greenroom Magazine.     *click photos to view larger image   written by: Cipriana Quann via: Greenroom Magazine Photos: Brad Ogbonna     Some of you have had a past rich in the(…)

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been M.I.A from blogging and one of the reasons is my husband Carl and I became home owners as of April 1st! It’s a two floor Cottage right here in Austin!   For those of you that have been apart of my journey here on UBB, you know that we(…)

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist, Lauren Muller shares with UBB on how her passion of art was sparked, source of her inspiration and how it has evolved.   Photo: Shanita Sims   I’ve been doing art since I was a kid. I thank my mother for that. She sent me to so many art classes, I guess to keep(…)