We’ve been coveteur’d!!! Ecstatic to share the exclusive interview I did with my identical twin sister and Singer/Lyricist/Songwriter; TK Wonder for the Coveteur. Here is a snippet of the interview below…

 

via: The Coveteur

Photos: Renee Rodenkirchen

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Just when we thought a pair of certain hyper-elusive sisters had a monopoly on the whole stylish twin thing, our Internet worlds more or less got turned upside down. See? We told you daily digital procrastination was totally useful.

 

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It all started when we found ourselves trawling Vogue.com (as we’re kind of wont to do) and were introduced to Urban Bush Babes (more on that later) EIC Cipriana Quann. Oh, and then again a few weeks later when Cipriana and her twin TK (who goes by TK Wonder and works as an electronic music singer, BTW) became pretty much ubiquitous among street style spreads during fashion week. But don’t worry guys: in the event that you, too, have been obsessing over the Baltimore-born identical twins , we’ve totally got this. While in NYC, we met up with the girls to talk their beauty signatures (think bare skin, well-groomed brows and a bright lip), “NYC’s finest tap water” and this little thing called coconut oil. Heard of it?

 

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…ON EMBRACING NATURAL HAIR:

 

Cipriana: ”Well, I always believe ‘natural’ is a state that starts within. For some hair is just hair, but for many ‘naturals’, the progression of becoming natural was a life journey of changing their own views of what ‘ideal beauty’ means and looks like. Natural is not only regarding aesthetics, but a confidence that comes from within. So for me, the number one tip that surpasses any product is confidence and love of your natural hair.”

 

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TK: ”Protective styles and moisturizing are key ingredients. In particular with moisturizing, I use a blend of oils, consisting of coconut, jojoba, rosemary and olive oil. The oils are applied after water is applied to the strands of my hair, water being the most imperative moisturizing ingredient.”

 

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…CIPRIANA ON THE INSPIRATION FOR URBAN BUSH BABES:

 

“I co-Founded UrbanBushBabes.com with my friend, Nikisha Brunson, because we wanted to create a platform for women, specifically women of color to feel comfortable in being or becoming their true self. A place they could feel free to color outside the lines, breaking down and redefining what ‘ideal beauty’ means [to them], and feel safe in expressing all aspects of their lifestyle regarding hair, fashion, health, beauty, music, film, arts and culture, et cetera. A melting pot of what it means to be you.”

 

 

...ON THE IMPORTANCE OF STARTING OFF THE DAY ON THE RIGHT, SAINT LAURENT-CLAD FOOT:

 

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Cipriana: ”I start off with brushing away lovely morning breath with Tom’s toothpaste, then proceed to wash my face with Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile soap. After blotting my face semi-dry, I apply a half dime size amount of…

 

TK: ”[My morning beauty routine consists of] H20, soap, concealer and mascara. New York City’s finest tap water.

 

For more photos and to find out our complete beauty routine, including  go-tos for transitioning from day to night, how blogging’s impact has affected my personal style, what resonates most with UBB readers, the one beauty product my sister and i can’t live without, fall beauty go-tos, and 5 beauty products we would recommend you start stashing in your make-up bag visit THE COVETEUR HERE

 

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Cipriana wearing: The Mobile Vintage Shop (black dress and belt), Jeffrey Campbell (shoes), & Other Stories (necklace, lipstick, nail polish)

 

TK wearing: Etsy (blazer, skirt), Vagabond (shoes), Amazon (bag), & Other Stories (necklace, bracelet, lipstick, nail polish)