Ciara Talks New Album, Female Artists On Her Radar, Modeling & Her Style

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Back in May, donbleek.com reported that R&B/Pop singer Ciara signed an exclusive modeling contract with IMG Models (see it here). She was previously represented by sister agency William Morris Endeavors (WME). The agency used to rep the singer and model for all her entertainment endeavors. Now, WME will just rep her for music. IMG Models, which is part of WME/IMG, will now manage all beauty, fashion, and modeling deals.

The Atlanta-beauty is also featured in Glamour‘s September 2016 issue (see it here), recently covered Footwear News (see it here), and starred in a campaign for Keds (see it here).

In honor of Women’s Equality Day today Keds on Thursday called on Ciara to host a chapter meeting for the “I Am That Girl” organization in Santa Monica. After sitting on the floor to speak to a group of young women about empowerment and self-esteem, the style icon spoke with WWD about her  new album, female artists on her radar right now, signing to IMG Models, her style evolving throughout the years and much more. Below are some excerpts:

WWD: What projects are you working on now?
Ciara:
I’m working on my new album and I’m taking my time. It’s important that I express my vision it’s super exciting. I’m just making sure I take my time to do it right for my fans.

WWD: What female artists are on your radar right now?
Ciara:
I’ve always been a huge fan of Alicia Keys. I think all of the women are rocking — Beyonce, Rihanna. I love Andra Day. J.Lo, she’s hot. If I could just look as good as that…she’s killing it to me.

WWD: You’re also signed with IMG, so where do you see the modeling aspect leading in the future?
Ciara:
It’s another layer. I’m an entertainer first and foremost. That’s the thing that’s allowed me to do so many other things. And adding the fashion to my artistry was one of my goals. I’m not finished yet, there’s still so much more that I want to get involved with and do.

WWD: How has your style evolve throughout the years?
Ciara:
It’s been a fun fashion journey for me. I’ve always loved shoes, clothes all the good stuff. In the beginning I didn’t know all that I do now about fashion. Fashion shows inspire you, give you clarity and help you create more in your vision. Beforehand, I might have combined a lot of the wrong things together and then you start to understand how to balance them. One of the best things that I’ve learned is don’t overthink. The first thing that comes to mind is usually always right with fashion, so have fun. Your fashion is an extension of you and your personality.

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Photos Credit: Ciara’s Instagram | Patrick Demarchelier

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.