curlBox unveils the nude issue

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From In Her Shoes Blog

As the Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX and one of THE flyest female entrepreneurs I know, Myleik Teele is constantly pushing the creative envelope and encouraging women of color to truly embrace their natural beauty. Let it be known, curlBOX is not just about hair, it’s a lifestyle. In what I consider to be her boldest move yet, Myleik made an otherwise mundane Tuesday afternoon a steamy one as she began unveiling photos from her recent NYC curlBOX shoot on Instagram. Imagine scrolling through and suddenly seeing this gorgeous image of a tastefully nude Myleik pop up on your screen! With skin as smooth and silky as fine chocolate, Myleik single-handedly shows us exactly what self-love and confidence looks like.

Each year, the September issues of fashion magazines present the most highly-anticipated release of new products and stunning photography for fashionistas around the globe. curlBOX, the coveted subscription box service for women with textured hair, pays homage to this tradition with The NUDE Box for their September edition. For the popular mini-magazine included with each box, curlBOX commissioned noted fashion and beauty photographer Itaysha Jordan to reveal a side of today’s textured tastemakers never seen before. This unique shoot showcased some of the most popular bloggers and vloggers in the natural hair space alongside curlBOX founder Myleik Teele–in the buff. “curlBOX has always been more than a collection of product samples, but part of the larger conversation on beauty, fashion and lifestyle,” shared Teele. “We wanted the September curlBOX to be daring and nontraditional in the subscription and natural hair space. When I created curlBOX my goal was to help women that looked like me become more comfortable in their skin a lot sooner than I did.”

Featuring beloved bloggers and vloggers in the textured hair community alongside Teele, subscribers will receive one four different commemorative curlBOX mini-magazine. Bloggers invited to pose sans clothes include YouTube phenoms Taren Guy and Ms. Vaughn along with Antoinette of Around The Way Curls and Folasade of Love Fola. This collection of textured hair experts rarely has the chance to come behind the camera or computer and be recognized for the style arbiters they have become. Jordan, whose work routinely appears in top fashion magazines and has been likened to icons such as Helmut Lang and Richard Avedon, created a series of artful nudes that are suitable for framing.

curlBOX subscribers for the month of September can anticipate a selection of products encouraging them to “Dare to Bare Their Hair.” In keeping with the NUDE theme, these curated products were chosen to help hair look its best with a minimum of manipulation.

Congrats on what I’m sure will be one of curlBOX’s best sellers, Myleik! To learn more about curlBOX visit www.curlbox.com or follow the brand on Instagram and Twitter (@curlbox).

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Comments

  1. I love the idea of tasteful nude photos showcasing “real women with real bodies”! The Body Beautiful is not just one specific size or shape. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. This is a wonderful idea. I would have loved to participate in this project because I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how Women over 50 disappear from the public discourse and suddenly become non-sexual beings. I have a vested interest in that dialogue since I will turn 55 on Feb. 27, 2014. Ladies Look me up because I’m ready for my Nude close-up showing how 50+ Women are Fifty Fabulous!

  2. Reblogged this on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit and commented:
    I love the idea of tasteful nude photos showcasing “real women with real bodies”! The Body Beautiful is not just one specific size or shape. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. This is a wonderful idea. I would have loved to participate in this project because I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how Women over 50 disappear from the public discourse and suddenly become non-sexual beings. I have a vested interest in that dialogue since I will turn 55 on Feb. 27, 2014. Ladies Look me up because I’m ready for my Nude close-up showing how 50+ Women are Fifty Fabulous!

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