TK and Cipriana Quann are twins, entrepeneurs, artists, inclusive feminists, and on Vogue's Best Dressed List. They have their respective accomplishments—Cipriana was chosen as one of six brilliant women in New York for Vogue's 'My Life in Vogue' documentary and has since signed on as a contributing writer; TK is a singer, songwriter, and lyricist—but they're known as a duo, too. They've been featured in publications like Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, and WWD's. Cipriana is Cofounder and Editor in Chief of Urban Bush Babes, "a lifestyle website focusing on fashion, hair, beauty, health, food, film, photography, interior design, and arts and cultures," where TK is an executive contributor. And, according to TK's Instagram, they've had natural hair for 14 years.
It's pretty much too beautiful to be true.
The twins' amazing fros also challenge eurocentric ideas of beauty. In 2015, Cipriana told Cosmopolitan, "I was modeling for almost a decade and the only issue that I had in the modeling world had to do with my hair. My hair is afro-textured; I don't have a defined curl. I was beginning to actually hate my hair and see it as a huge obstacle. I didn't have any creative freedom or creative control, so I quit modeling and decided to grow my hair natural again."
The Urban Bush Babes website states: "... the uniting core of [Urban Bush Babes] was created to support, encourage and highlight the multi-faceted lives of women of color." They "celebrate difference as the norm," "'imperfections' as perfections," and "[break] down the 'ideal' standard of beauty."
Urban Bush Babes has a following of 350,000+ weekly readers. Because of its success, Cipriana was the only woman in the United States selected to be a part of Marimekko's Women of Influence Series, which highlights "women across the globe making a difference."
You can check out TK's Soundcloud here and music video below.
And Cipriana's interview with Glamour below.
Top photo: Urban Bush Babes
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