Mesh top by Christian Siriano, custom fishnet top by Natalie Joos, shorts by Marc Jacobs and shoes by Christian Louboutin.
Singer Ciara covers the September 2013 issue of Paper magazine. For the publication’s latest issue, the multi platinum singer, dancer and model was styled by Natalie Joos and shot at Fast Ashleys Studio by industry photographer Danielle Levitt. In her fashion spread, Cici styled in designer brands including Christian Siriano, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Missguided, Jeremy Scott, Christian Dior and more. Inside, Cici talked about being less guarded than before, her relationship with Future, upbringings, journey and much more. Below are some highlights:
On being less guarded than she used to be:
“I thought it was better to be private,” admits the 27-year-old. “But self-reflection helped me to say, ‘You need to live more. If you worry so much about things, your head is going to explode. Just live. Something has to give.’ I was holding back so much that I wasn’t letting myself explore and live.”
On her relationship with her boyfriend, rapper Future:
“He’s very understanding,” she tells me, “and he’s my best friend. It’s important to have a feeling that you can talk about anything and know a person’s going to be there and support you. When we’re together, it’s not about who we are. I feel very normal, very safe and loved.
On her upbringings, energy and her journey:
I’m what you call ‘love rich,'” she relates. “We didn’t have all the money in the world, but I had all the attention. I grew up spoiled with love. “I wasn’t trained to sing and dance,” she adds, “but I knew I had something special and decided to explore it. I’ve been growing in front of the world, and I want to keep growing.” Dad helped by regularly gliding around with her wherever they happened to be living. “He taught me some of my moves,” Ciara beams. “Some mean footwork!”
Checkered top and shoes by Missguided, custom fishnet top by Natalie Joos, skirt by Erdem and necklace by Marco Bologna.
Bra top by Jeremy Scott, custom fishnet top by Natalie Joos, skirt by Christian Dior and boots by Daniele Michetti.
Mesh top by Christian Siriano, custom fishnet top by Natalie Joos and shorts by Marc Jacobs.
Read the full interview over at Paper magazine
Photos Credit: Paper magazine | Danielle Levitt
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