Edward Enninful and Ciara. Photo by bfanyc.com.
Edward Enninful and Ciara. Photo by bfanyc.com.

On Thursday night, W’s Style Director Edward Enninful celebrated Ciara’s new role as brand ambassador for Topshop at Sant Ambroeus Soho. Other guests included It girls and models like Bella Hadid, Caroline Vreeland, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin, Irina Shayk, Jourdan Dunn, and Asia Chow. Ciara, who describes her style as “tomboy chic,” wore a cutout mini dress paired with a bomber jacket to “add some toughness. I like a little attitude and edge,” she said, during pre-dinner cocktails.

The first day of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week ended on a humid, rainy note and Ciara was ready for fall fashion that evening. When asked about essentials, she was ready with a full wardrobe strategy: “I feel like you have to have a good hat,” she said. “Beanies are the perfect accessory, especially when you’re feeling chill and you don’t want to get all dressed up or fixing your hair. It does a lot of magic tricks for you. I also think it’s important to have a cool motorcycle jacket. Know your boyfriend jean that you like to wear as well. I really love a denim-on-denim moment with a combat boot. It’s super cool and chill.”

While on the topic of back-to-school must-haves, Ciara recalled the first item she truly lusted after: “I wanted some Air Jordans and we couldn’t afford them for a while. My dad finally got a nice pay day one time and he took me for a big shopping spree. I couldn’t wait to get them. It was so exciting. They were low-top snakeskin.”

While Ciara may not be wearing snakeskin Jordan’s front row at fashion week this season, she is looking forward to supporting her friends Riccardo Tisci and Anthony Vaccarello, as well as Calvin Klein, Coach, and Ralph Lauren. We just can’t wait to see what she’s wearing.