Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985), who performs under the mononym Ciara, is an American recording artist, producer, dancer, fashion model, and actress. Born in Austin, Texas, Ciara made her debut in the summer of 2004 with the Billboard number-one single "Goodies". The album Goodies was released in the United States on September 28, 2004, and in the UK on January 24, 2005. It produced three top two singles on the Billboard Hot 100, selling three million in U.S and over five million worldwide. Ciara's second album, Ciara: The Evolution, was released in December 2006. It has spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit "Get Up", and the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts top ten hits "Promise", "Like a Boy", and "Can't Leave 'em Alone". To date, the album, which went platinum only five weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies in the U.S. and three million worldwide. Ciara's third studio album, Fantasy Ride, was released in the United States on May 5, 2009. The first official single, the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts top ten hit "Never Ever", features rapper Young Jeezy and was released in January 2009. The second single, the worldwide hit "Love Sex Magic" featuring Justin Timberlake, was released in March 2009. Since its release, the single became a hit on numerous charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 10. The third single, "Like a Surgeon" and fourth single "Work" were both released in July 2009.
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Ciara seen on May 08 2013 in New York, NY. Ciara debuted a shorter 'do at the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner on May 8, which was held at Skylight Studios at Moynihan Station in NYC. Rocking a figure-hugging Givenchy gown with a dash of delicate gold jewelry, Ciara kept her makeup to a minimum and only opted for a smokey eye. To recreate C's look in a more casual way, check out TYSA's Jolie Dress in either Blush Jersey or Coco Jersey, both are similar to the neutral tone of this Givenchy creation. From there, add on a touch of golden jewelry, as Ciara did. I'd suggest pairing Nialaya's Puma Bangle in Gold with Nolan Jewelry's Double Diamond Ring in Gold. What are your thoughts on C's look on this red carpet, everyone? Personally, I think she looks stunning! In other Ciara news, the songstress recently dropped hints that reality television might be in her future. She slyly suggested that her new gig would probably not be on a singing competition show. Said C: "Let me say this: (I don't see myself) on the singing shows, (but) there are some cool things that I'm working on now that I can't talk about. I used to have a problem with the idea of judging someone because I know I'm not perfect and who am I to tell someone how to do something right. I feel like I have so many things I have to work on myself, but if I was to do it, I would definitely be the nicer judge of all. It's hard to really be so mean to someone." I guess only time will tell what Ciara's next project is!
Ciara seen on Mar 21 2013 in New York, NY. Ciara was photographed paying a visit to Music Choiceís SWRV TV Network in NYC on March 21, donning a graphic bomber jacket from Givenchy's menswear collection. In addition to the graphic piece, she kept the rest of her look simple by wearing a black top (like Lanston's Drape Back Surplice in Black) and a pair of leather pants. For a faux option, check out Work Custom Jeans' Mamba Leggera Faux Leather in Neo Black, or for a coated denim option, take a look at Rich & Skinny's Legacy Jean in Tar. From there, C added on a heavy pair of black boots and a Jesus pendant necklace. A deep lip color provided the finishing touch. What are your thoughts on Ciara's choice to rock a menswear jacket on this occasion, everyone? If you like the concept but aren't ready to don straight up menswear, try out a cool patterend coat. Kay Unger New York's Plaid Cape in Black/White is a cool option. Readers, I am anxious to hear your thoughts on this overall look... weigh in by leaving a comment!
Ciara seen on Feb 09 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA. Ciara was photographed posing on the red carpet of the Clive Davis & The Recording Academyís 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons soiree, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 9. For her event ensemble, C opted for a sleek column Halston gown with a slight cowl neck, and kept her accessories very minimal, only adding on a deep bordeaux lip color. If you like the idea of Ciara's neutral maxi, take a peek at several similar options here on CoutureCandy: Kay Unger New York's Beaded Halter Dress in Mink is dressy and beautiful, while Meghan Los Angeles' Misty Dress in Buff has cool neckline adornments. SunaharA also makes two options that are similar to Ciara's but a tad more casual - check out the La Plage Dress in Sunprint and the La Spiagga Dress in Sand. What are your thoughts on Ciara's minimal, sexy look here everyone? I definitely think this is a nice color on the "Goodies" songstress, and I like that she has cropped her hair into a more modern style. Would love to know your thoughts on this style for C... leave a comment below!
Ciara seen on Dec 16 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Ciara was also present at the 2012 VH1 Divas Concert that was held at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on December 16, and looked absolutely gorgeous in a black sequined Pamella Roland gown. Highlighted locks, a dark manicure, and a black stone ring (for something similar, take a peek at Femme Metale Jewelry's Black Snake Ring in Silver) added the finishing touches to C's ensemble. While this look isn't particularly risky or edgy, there is no question that Ciara wanted to bring it for this event, and did she ever! If you're looking for a dress that's similar to the sultry songstress' for an upcoming soiree, check out either Kay Unger's Jeweled Boatneck Dress in Black or The Battalion's Marion in Black, which is adorned with sheer lace along the sleeves and skirt. Aaron Ashe's Avril Dress in Grey Sequin is another option if you're looking for something with a similar silhouette up top that is a bit shorter. Overall, I think it's safe to say that this is one of the best looks of all time from Ciara - do you agree? After performing a tribute to Michael Jackson that included "Billie Jean" and "Got Me Good," C took to her Twitter account to thank her fans and followers for their support. She tweeted: "Thank you to everyone for all their sweet love and kind words. I had a blast tonight. Big salute to all the other divas that rocked the stage." What did you think of Ciara's performance for those of you who checked it out?
Ciara seen on Nov 30 2012 in New York, NY. Ciara made an appearance at the 2012 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon that was held at Capitale in NYC on November 30, looking chic and edgy in a Mason by Michelle Mason leather tank dress. Adding on a black cuff and a pair of Christian Louboutin platforms, there's no denying that the dress hugs Ciara's toned bod in all the right places. To get a look inspired by C's, check out a few dresses here on CoutureCandy that have the leather-look yet are fabulously faux; Aaron Ashe's Hyde Park Dress in Black has an adorable sweetheart neckline that adds a girly contrast to the edgy leather, while Free People's Leather Pleated Dress in Black has a super feminine silhouette that's not as constricting. From there, add on a cool cuff - such as either Wildfox Couture's Wildfox Cuff in Black Nickel or Jennifer Elizabeth's Large Lust Cuff in Oxidized Silver - and you'll be good to go. What are your thoughts on Ciara's look here, readers - love or loathe? In other Ciara news, it seems that she is the latest celebrity to get hit with a nude pictures leak. Allegedly, the pics were meant as a birthday gift for 50 Cent! According to Zap 2 It, "This time, the photos weren't stolen from a hacked cell phone or email account, but taken behind-the-scenes at a private photoshoot. Ciara appears nude, except for elaborate decorative body paint. They're hardly scandalous - the singer looks fantastic, and there's very little revealed here that she didn't show off for Vibe Magazine already." It could have been worse, at least the pictures weren't hacked from her phone!
Ciara seen on Oct 13 2012 in New York, NY. Ciara was spotted attending BETís Black Girls Rock 2012 event that was held at the Paradise Theater in New York City on October 13, rocking a Givenchy Spring 2013 look that I'm sure you're either going to love or hate. The first look from the collection that's been seen on the runway, Ciara's ensemble consisted of a multiple layers in an all-black color scheme, save for her white strappy sandals. If you're interested in recreating a fashion forward look similar to the sultry songstress' here, try wearing a black jacket (like Michael Stars' Fleece Shrunken Blazer in Black) over a medium length black dress with a high neck. Vena Cava's Viva Vena Mosquito Dress in Black and Alexia Admor's Short Draped Front Dress in Black are both good options. From there, add on a pair of cropped trousers or leggings underneath it all - get the look with The Battalion's Cropped Pull On 5 Pocket Leggings in Black. What's your take on Ciara's masculine look here, everyone? Do you think she pulls it off, or do you think she should revisit her standard body hugging, high slit dresses for her next red carpet outing? In other Ciara news, she recently released the name of her new album - "One Woman Army" - and talked a bit about her inspiration. Says C: "It really is about self empowerment. It's about my independence as a woman. It really represents my journey and my struggle, where I am with love... everything. You're going to get to learn honestly, I think a good bit. I was always so protective and very guarded when I first started. I let go and I didn't care what I was saying. I just think because of starting with that alone, you're going to learn a lot about me... my views on love, life and just where I am." Are any of you eager to hear Ciara's new tracks?
Ciara seen on Mar 19 2012 in New York, NY. Ciara was photographed making her way around NYC on March 19, rocking a hairstyle that one can only call unique. On this week's episode of "Fashion Police," Joan Rivers said that Ciara's hair looked like the lovechild of Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson! Do you agree with Joan? Outfit wise, Ciara paired a printed blouse (both Meghan Los Angele's Noah Top in Black Butterfly and Boulee's Kris Top in Downtown Print are similar) with cropped black pants (check out Aiko's Fumiya Pants in Black), and then slipped on a pair of black Louboutin platforms. Several gold rings and bracelets (for a similar option, check out Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Crystl Worn Gold Bracelet) completed her look. Looking past the hair, what are you feeling about her outfit here? It seems like all of Kim Kardashian's friends are speaking out to support her in the flour bombing incident, and Ciara is the latest! The "One Two Step" singer said: "I didnít see all of what happened, but I think itís crazy. I donít understand the concept of doing that, regardless of what anyone believes. There is a way to approach someone, so that was definitely crazy for someone to do it like that. Itís about being classy. They werenít, but [Kim] was. Thatís what matters the most in life ó how you react to situations ó and Kim is a class act." Sheesh, you'd think that Kim had been seriously injured or traumatized for the amount of press that this incident has gotten!
Ciara seen on Feb 11 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. A newly blonde Ciara was photographed running errands in Beverly Hills on February 11, just hours before officially debuting her multicolored 'do at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala later that evening. For her daytime outfit, Ciara started with a pair of bright red skinny jeans (like Joe's Jeans' Skinny Jean in Chili Pepper) tucked into tall black boots, and then wore a lightweight white button up (take your pick between True Grit's Embroidered Raw Edge Top in Natural and JET by John Eshaya's Gauze Rayon Shirt in White) and a pair of oversized black sunglasses. A large black tote (similar to Julie K Handbags' Robin in Black) was the finishing touch for Ciara's look. Are you into it, my fellow fashionistas? While I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section, let's go back to her hair. Ciara is definitely not shy of getting back to her roots, as her dramatic super-ombre style goes to show. Is this contrast too harsh for your liking, everyone? I am undecided... on one hand, I like that Ciara takes chances with her style (both hair and fashion wise) yet on the other, I'm not sure if such a high-contrast look is flattering on C (or on anyone!). Readers, weigh in!
Ciara seen on Aug 24 2011 in New York, NY. Stepping out in NYC on August 24, Ciara seemed a bit stunned by all of the flashes as she was escorted to her waiting car. Outfit wise, Ciara looked pretty and polished, as she paired an Equipment flap pocket white blouse (for something similar, try Boulee's Dillan Top in White) with a pair of brown Rag & Bone distressed leather pants (for a faux black option, take a look at Work Custom Jeans' Mamba Leggera Faux Leather in Neo Black) and Christian Louboutin's Maggie Leopard Cap-Toe Pumps. From there, C toted a Givenchy bag (Julie K Handbags' Robin in Black is similar) and wore an overiszed pair of hoop earrings (like Alex and Ani's Signature Endless Hoops w/ Smooth Oval Beads in Gold) and huge black sunglasses. Do you like Ciara's sidewalk style here, readers? While Ciara has been staying pretty much under the radar lately, she did take the time to speak to OK! Magazine about galpal Kim Kardashian's wedding. Says Ciara: "This is really a beautiful time and especially when you know the journey of your friends. This is one of the biggest moments of our lives as women. She found someone that makes her really happy and thatís whatís really important." I wonder how long Kim K's marriage will last... do you think she's in it for the long haul?
Ciara seen on Mar 15 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Spending the afternoon getting pampered with a pedicure at a Los Angeles salon on March 15, Ciara was photographed heading to her car in a casual ensemble. Since LA has been unseasonably warm the past few days, Ciara opted for a pair of distressed cut off shorts (take your pick between Tag Jeans' Lima Cut Off Short in Canyon or Work Custom Jeans' Beatnik Short in Medium Riviera) with a slouchy oversized t-shirt (like Bobi's Slub Tee in White), and then wore a pair of tough motorcycle boots. Accessory wise, C toted a black bag (like Jalda's Fabric Masha in Black) and then loaded up on beaded bracelets on her right wrist. Are you into Ciara's look here, readers? It seems like C has been having tons of fun lately, as after she got her salon fix she headed out for a girls' night on the town. Ciara was seen having a girls dinner at STK in LA last night, and was joined by her gaggle of famous friends including Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, Lala Vazquez and Brittny Gastineau. Kim even tweeted a picture of all of the lovely ladies at dinner. Sounds like a fun night was had by all!
Ciara seen on Feb 10 2011 in Hollywood, CA. Making jaws drop and camera flashes go wild at the Black Eyed Peas 7th Annual Peapod Benefit Concert in Hollywood on February 10, Ciara proved that she's a firm believer in the old adage "if you've got it, flaunt it." Rocking an Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 chocolate colored dress that showed off her toned figure, the sexy songstress pretty much proved that she's fearless when it comes to red carpet appearances. While there are very few bodies that could pull of this risky dress, you've gotta give the girl credit where credit is due. Her body looks insane! While I'm sure this is going to be a pretty polarizing look (some of you will love it, others will despise it), I think Ciara is definitely walking the line between sexy and sleazy but keeps this look from heading into trashy territory. There's no arguing that this is one SEXY dress! For two much less revealing options (to say the least) here on CoutureCandy, check out Tt Collection's Cristophe Double Layer Gown in Black/Taupe and Poko Pano's Arabelle Long Dress in Chocolate. In addition to her statement making Pucci number, Ciara added on a glitzy ring to finish off her ensemble. Try either Noir's Sally the Shark Ring in Silver or Christie Martin Jewelry's Snake Two Finger Ring in Silver. What are your feelings about this look on Ciara? Can't wait to hear your comments!
Ciara seen on Jul 10 2010 in New York, NY. Ciara was one of many celebs spotted at former MTV VJ LaLa Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony's wedding in NYC at Cipriani on 42nd Street on July 10, wearing a super ultra mini pink Versace Spring 2010 dress along with eye-catching Versace platforms from the same collection. While this dress might not be quite appropriate for a wedding, you have to give credit to Ciara for attempting to pull it off. If you're feeling the pink patterned look, check out Voom by Joy Han's Monaco Tube Dress in Pink or Single Dress' Cross Over Single Dress in Fuchsia. Accessory wise, Ciara wore a long silver hinged knuckle ring along with a wrist full of silver bangles (try Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver) and a silver metallic handbag (check out Inge Christopher's Athena Flap Clutch in Silver). What are your thoughts on Ciara's look here, readers - YES it's obviously super short, but do you think this look is totally inappropriate for a wedding? For those of you who are Ciara fans out there, I'm sure you've heard that MTV has decided to ban her newest video "Ride" due to somewhat questionable content. Ciara is seen wearing skimpy outfits and riding a mechanical bull in slow motion in one sequence? Her response to the ban? She says, "It's unfortunate because I'm very proud of the video. I have to accept their decision to only show it after 9pm. I had a feeling maybe they'd want to edit some bits here and there but it definitely came as a surprise when a different channel in the US banned it outright." Have any of you checked out the video, and do you agree with MTV's decision?
Ciara seen on Jun 27 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Sultry songstress Ciara made an appearance at the BET Awards held on June 27 in LA donning an edgy Balmain look, complete with studs and fringe and brocade, oh my! In a black and gold strong shouldered Balmain Fall 2010 mini dress (get a similar, simpler look with Carter's Pointed Shoulder Matrix Dress in Black), Ciara accessorized fiercely with Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain cuff lace up booties and drop earrings (try CC Skye's Benetar Earrings in Gold or Circadian Studios' Silver Branch Post Earring). The finishing touch to C's 'fit? A studded gold belt, which was different than what was shown on the runway. For something similar, take a look at Motif 56's Kenya Belt in Dark Natural. Do you think C looks slammin' here, or is it a little try-hard? In recent Ciara news, it seems that the R&B diva is defending the diss she received from her producer pal The Dream when he said that Ciara was facing "her last shot at pop stardom." Says Ciara, "Let me tell you one thing about Dream. If you donít know him youíll misunderstand him. One thing about him is he has a big heart, you know so he never means to come from the wrong place however. Sometimes, when he speaks, he might say something and it comes off a certain way. So I talked to him and I really got on him. I was like Ďyo what are you talking about!? I donít even understand what youíre trying to sayí. But we talked about it. Weíre like family... it did come out wrong but itís all love. Weíre like brother and sister" Interesting, but what brother would be that negative about his sister, besides Spencer Pratt?
Ciara seen on Apr 22 2010 in Hollywood, CA. R&B songstress Ciara was photographed posing on the red carpet of Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event that took place at Drai's inside the W Hotel in Hollywood on April 22, looking positively smashing in a micro mini Versace Spring 2010 yellow dress along with Versace's Intrecciata metal platform sandals. It's a wonder she could even sit down in this dress, but there's no question that Ciara has the body - and the sex appeal - to pull this one off! For a few similar, and much less revealing, options on CoutureCandy, check out Fernanda Carneiro's Herringbone and Jacquard Sweetheart Dress in Goldenrod or Sue Wong's Ribbon Fringe Dress in Dijon. Ciara completed her look with a sparkling knuckle ring (try Ija Designs' Cuttlefish Ring in Silver) and silver chandelier earrings (I love the beaded accents of Alanna Bess' Triple Hoop Earring in Silver). What are your thoughts on C's look here - do you think she's sizzling, or is it a little too much exposure for this red carpet? While her fans are eagerly awaiting the release of her new album, "Basic Instinct," Ciara is spilling a bit of the details to ease the wait a little. She says, "When you get the record, youíre gonna get a really fun vibe. Youíre gonna get an even more sensual side and also confident and cocky. I got like such an attitude on this record, but in such a fun way." Have any of you checked our her first single, "Ride," where she teams up with Ludacris?
Ciara seen on Dec 08 2009 in New York, NY. R&B songstress Ciara was photographed looking totally adorable last night, December 8, at the VEVO Launches Premiere Destination for Premium Music Video Event in NYC, an online video and music service that is a collaboration between Google and Universal Music Group. Sounds interesting! For her look, Ciara started with a skin-tight gold metallic mini dress (try Gold Hawk's more subdued Mini Sequin Dress in Pale Yellow) that she paired with a pair of over-the-knee, firetruck red Christian Louboutin boots adorned with small circular studs and a wrist piled high with various gold and silver bangles (mix and match with Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Gold, Femme Metale Jewelry's Royal Crest Bracelet in Sterling Silver, and Amrita Singh's Emma Bangle Set in Multi). Overall, I like the dress on Ciara... I think it compliments her toned physique, however I hate to say it, but I'm not too fond of those Loub boots. I think they've definitely crossed the line from chic to tacky. If you're a fan of Ciara's music, you'll be pleased to hear that she is promising big things from her follow up album to "Fantasy Ride." She says, "Well, I have to tell you the new record is going to be pretty hot. It's gonna be fun. I'm going to have a good time. I don't want to say too much about it, but I'm very proud of what's happening right now. I'm working hard. I want to make sure I give my fans what they want, and I want to give them more. So I'm just taking my time and just trying to create something that just really feels good to the masses." Can't wait to hear!
Ciara seen on Aug 22 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. R&B singer Ciara was spotted indulging in some retail therapy in LA on Saturday, waving to the paps as she left a shopping spree at the Yves Saint Laurent store. For her outfit, Ciara tackled the controversial denim-on-denim look, going about it in very 2009 way, however. She paired a cropped, light-wash Levi's vest (Mike & Chris' Ronner Vest in Slate offers a bit more coverage) with a darker pair of skinny jeans (try Earnest Sewn's Harlan Jean in One Rinse) - I think if you're going to try and attempt a d-on-d look, it's best to pair really dark (even black) denim with a vintage-y, faded, light wash. Seems to be all the rage with celebs lately! For the rest of her outfit, she threw on a white cami (like Zoa's Logo Cami in White) that she scrunched up to reveal her taut tummy, a pair of vibrant yellow Christian Louboutin heels, a matching yellow watch, and a gold necklace (similar to Lisa K Designs' Lace Cake Necklace in Gold/Purple). Do you think C's making this denim-on-denim look work, everyone? Or are you not a fan of double denim in general? While Ciara had a brief affair with a boyish, cropped hairstyle, it seems as though the singer has indeed reverted back to to having long hair, and has put the extensions back in. It may have just been me, but I thought that Ciara's cropped cut (unlike Rihanna's sometime ridiculous hairstyles of late) really flattered here - I wish she would have left it short for a bit longer! What is your opinion though - do you like Ciara with longer or shorter hair?