A few weeks ago PAPER Magazine shot Ciara for their upcoming September 2013 issue and Ciara brought haute glam full throttle. Garbed in Christian Siriano and sporting a bold red lip, she opened up to the magazine about the progression of her music, style and her very serious relationship with fellow ATL native, rapper Future.
On Letting her Guard Down:
“I want my fans to get to learn more about me. I’ve been very blessed with my success, but my music hasn’t given a clear voice to who I am. I thought it was better to be private, 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 Being a Tomboy:
“I don’t wear a dress regularly, but even if I do, you have to put some attitude into it. I like a leather skirt, which gives you some toughness, but a feminine touch too. I like the androgynous thing with a hard edge: I make things rock ‘n’ roll, but still pretty.”