Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

“When I got back from school learning how to braid hair in Kenya, I also decided it was going to be my side hustle, I was going to make some money braiding people’s hair. So I went through the great troubles of creating a poster but I just didn’t have the heart to charge anyone(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

A beautiful day at the beach can turn into a living nightmare for our hair if left unprotected from the sun. Although vitamin D is a necessity for our bodies, navigating your exposure to the nutrient as a transitioner can be a bit tricky because your hair is very fragile—especially at the line of demarcation.(…)

Cipriana featured in Cotton The Fabric Of Our Lives film; ‘Common Threads’

Cipriana featured in Cotton The Fabric Of Our Lives film; ‘Common Threads’

via: Cotton: The Fabric Of Our Lives   Wallpaper designer Payton Turner and fashion blogger Cipriana Quann live very different lives. See how cotton is the common thread that connects them in this Common Threads Film, directed by Ry Russo-Young.            Our mission at Cotton Incorporated is to promote the use of and desire for(…)

Behind The Scenes: HBO Premiere of ‘The Leftovers’

Behind The Scenes: HBO Premiere of ‘The Leftovers’

Imagine if 2% of the world’s population (approximately 140 million people) inexplicably vanish? Well that is the reality in HBO’s new show ‘The Leftovers‘. Cordially invited by HBO, I attended the premiere on Monday June 23rd, held at NYU Skirball Center in New York. Armed with m&m’s, strawberry/banana gummy bears and dearest friend, I settled in to watch(…)

Poet/Performer Aja Monet

Poet/Performer Aja Monet

via: ajamonet.com   Described as “The true definition of an artist” by iconic Actor and Activist, Harry Belafonte, Poet/Performer, Aja Monet, uses words in a way that simultaneously creates silence and commands attention. In deep rich soothing monotones, her voice alone could be defined as a lullaby, if it wasn’t for the mesmerizing potency behind each prolific piece.   “The(…)

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

“Not to be super va va voom in the streets honestly. I always wanted people to pay attention to me for the things I did well and my intelligence, not so much just for the way I look.” Bee Walker     via: stylelikeu Photos: Rog Walker   Photographer, Bee Walker tells the story of(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Summer is almost here and like changing seasons, it can be hard to predict the state of your hair, even for the most savvy hair connoisseur. Taking in all the glory that summer has to offer, also has its side effects—like, humidity, which can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Learning how to show(…)

Ardency Inn Cosmetics; Shadows on Stars (PT 2) + My Favorite Lip Colors

Ardency Inn Cosmetics; Shadows on Stars (PT 2) + My Favorite Lip Colors

I first discovered Ardency Inn cosmetics a few years ago when I worked with the brand as one of the faces in their first campaign. Still a relatively new cosmetics line centering around the creative energy of New York City, specifically on the “edge and free spirit of the downtown music scene, female recording artists,(…)