Ciara covers Paper Magazine September 2013 issue in efforts to support her fifth self-titled album, Ciara, to discuss her style, recording with Nicki Minaj and her current relationship with Future. Ciara says:
“I don’t wear a dress regularly,” Ciara tells me after the shoot, “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.” Similarly, the recording star’s everyday look has taken on a certain no-muss directness. She’s willing to just throw something on, whether it be a KTZ T-shirt, jean shorts, combat boots, or some combination of the above. Especially when she’s hanging with the boys, putting her feet up on the coffee table for “football Sundays.” (“I love the competitive energy and spirit of sports,” she told me, sans affectation.)
Michael Musto for PAPER MAG
Ciara also gives lessons in Twerking 101 in some footage behind the scenes + view photos from the cover shoot below.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.