Seven full albums, 23 million single sales and over 36 million-and-counting Instagram followers later, the megastar still has momentum. In this new chapter of her life, she’s in control. Her upcoming eighth album is complete. And her ascension into an innovative fashion, beauty, and business mogul is in full force. She’s spearheading several successful ventures, including her new skincare brand On a Mission (OAM for short), her very own clothing line LITA by Ciara and The House of LR&C, a sustainable fashion house she co-founded with her husband in 2020.
"I’m also spiritual, so I am who God says I am; no one can take that away from me. When you reach higher heights, the hate grows greater—it doesn’t stop. But baby I’m hater-proof. And even when people say negative things, I think to myself, “God bless you. I understand you could be going through something, but I’m going to love.”"
Writer: Maya Allen
Maya Allen was a Beauty Director for InStyle, where she oversees all beauty coverage in the magazine. She has a thing for red lipstick (her collection is 200 strong) and an elaborate skincare routine. Embracing beauty, in all of its diverse glory, is her form of activism and she’s committed to amplifying representation through storytelling. Brooklyn is where she resides. At home she’s often dancing to the latest Drake album, masking, or FaceTiming with family and friends.
Photographer: Keith Major
New York City native Keith Major's love for photography and art began in his pre-teen years, when he attended after-school programs at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Pratt Institute. Keith specialized in photography at New York’s highly regarded High School of Art and Design, and after graduation attended the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. With more than 30 years of experience and a roster of A-list clients including Sony Music, Colgate-Palmolive, Essence and Cosmopolitan, Keith has achieved his childhood dreams and established a sterling reputation as one of New York’s most talented and productive commercial photographers.
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