Ciara at L’Avenue Restaurant in Paris

Posted on October 01, 2013

We love this so much we briefly considered starting a new category called “Street WERQ,” but that pretty much sounds like prostitution.

Although granted, Miss Lady is serving up some high-end call girl realness here, we have to say:


Ciara goes to lunch at L’Avenue restaurant in Paris.

We’re sorry. We kind of love this. We’re bowing down. Sure, it’s just an undershirt and (hopefully) a pair of shorts, but it’s so attention-seeking and full of attitude. So very fucking Paris Fashion Week, y’know? We can’t hate. It’s Fuck-You Chic. She’d turn our heads if we saw her on the street.





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  • RussellH88

    That’s an Olivia Pope wine drinking outfit if there ever was one, minus the boots.

    • Darren Nesbitt

      Hmm, I wonder which Liv this would be? Distraught over her personal life or in her FIX IT mode?

  • carlaaxtman

    Boots are KILLAH.

    • kirkyo

      So is her face.

  • MilaXX

    I’m not loving this. I don’t like how the hat’s sitting on her head and I’m not impressed with trailer park clothes with thigh high boots and a bath robe.

  • GET IT.

  • kimmeister

    All she’s missing is a skull-topped chrome cane.

  • IRVN

    Lookin fierce! x

  • Artesian_Belle

    I agree that the overall look is stunning, but it all starts to fall apart into ridiculousness if you analyze it piece by piece.

    • marlie

      This is one of those rare occurrences where the total is WAAAY more than the sum of its parts.

  • Janet B

    Now’s the time to complain about no pants!

  • boweryboy

    It’s a bit too short for me. I can read her lips.

    • H2olovngrl


  • SewingSiren

    I am getting a strong Raquel Welch circa 1970 vibe.

    • Imasewsure

      YES and that just adds to the FIERCE

  • bellafigura1

    Swoon-worthy, and she has some gorgeous lips, wow.

  • mmebam

    Dem BOOTS!!!!

  • alyce1213

    Pants now, please. This would turn my head too, but not so much in a good way.

  • And ^THIS^ Taylor Swift, is why you should never, ever, again attempt to be an edgy diva. ^THIS^ bitch right here, looks fierce, despite all logic saying she should look silly.

    • demidaemon

      It’s all about the attitude and the FACE!

  • Imasewsure

    Hopefully there are some short shorts under there but if not, who cares… head to toe Mary J Blige diva-liciousness here. Love it!!

    • formerlyAnon

      You can clearly see a bit of shorts at the lower right of the photo where the hem of the t-shirt is folded up under itself. White, with some kind of blue/green print edging.

  • NinjaCate

    LOVE it. Might have lost the hat personally, but it does at to the Fuck You Chic of it all.

  • DTLAFamilies

    No. The women in Los Angeles who dress like this are attention-whoring morons.

    • Bexxx

      Isn’t that the point of living in LA? Not sure it’s moronic so much as fabulous- in that tacky, glittery Versace kind of way.

      • DTLAFamilies

        It looks fabulous and then they open their mouths and the vacuum that ensues sucks out your own brain so the immediate area becomes a synapse-free zone.

        Also, LA is a lot more than the Hollywood scene. I didn’t know that until I moved out here.

        • H2olovngrl

          Dear God, I hope you didn’t move out here for the “Hollywood scene!” That is just setting yourself up for failure right there!

          • DTLAFamilies

            Ha, no. I moved out from NYC post-divorce with plans to stay two years and move back. But I fell in love with the part of LA that’s not Hollywood and I’ve been out here 12 years now.

            On another note, I’ve never had so many downvotes on a comment here before. And I wasn’t even trying to troll.

          • H2olovngrl

            We natives get a little feisty sometimes. I took that comment a little personally at first, too, then stepped back and realized that the person you are describing is not me, and there are a lot of shallow wanna be’s out here especially the closer you get to certain parts of SoCal. My husband has been working a lot in a very wealthy part of SD County and it is everywhere here.

    • marlie

      Well, she’s in Paris, so…

  • god she’s beautiful, and dressed to kill in rags.

  • sagecreek

    Paging Ms. Lohan…now THAT’s how you wear thigh-high boots.

  • crash1212

    Love this.

  • StelledelMare

    I want that jacket/coat or whatever it is.

  • I know I bitched on Taylor for wearing a shirt as a dress, so I’m going to sound hypocritical here, but I think this works on the street. I think the boots and sweater keep it from looking like she raided her boyfriend’s closet for something to wear home.

    • Bexxx

      It’s also dependent on the wearer.

      • decormaven

        Yes, and Ciara can pull this off in a walk.

    • Notice the distinct lack of coyness. I think that is crucial.

      • Maybe. I am sure that both women knew exactly what they were wearing and that it would photographed. And Ciara seems to be saying “look at me, I know I’m fierce” while Taylor is coming off as saying “oops, you saw me on the way from _____ or going to jazz dance class”.

    • demidaemon

      It’s also the fact that she does have shorts on, so it looks like a complete look.

  • neonseattle

    i’m loving her style lately. killer boots, face, hair, attitude. WERQ.

  • MissusBee

    What’s happening with her hat? I confuse.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    The boots and hat make it sing. I shouldn’t love it, but I really, really do.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    There are some verrrrry tiny denim shorts on under there you just can’t see them in any of these pics. I’m lovin that sweater trench but for me it’s the hair that offends… WHY is everyone trying to have Beyonce’s hair?

  • clatie

    Seriously? I HAAAAAAATE this.

  • willworktomorrow

    I’m hoping there are no pants. It’s a time saver, and will keep them from ending up on my lampshade.

  • HM3

    It’s all in the hat. If she removed it, she’d go from swanky to skanky before you can say “Pretty Woman.”

  • marlie

    Who needs pants when you look this good? She’s killing it!

  • jjtxgrrl

    Neh. Just looks hooker to me.

    • jjtxgrrl

      OK maybe classy call girl. But still.

  • In wonder what she ate? Something without splashy sauces, I assume.

  • mightbewrong

    It’s funny, for everything I criticize outfits for, there’s someone out there who can kill it.

  • Tom Markiewicz

    That hat. Hilarious.

  • Trisha26

    How much by the hour?

  • bertkeeter

    Today’s the first day of October…OUT!

  • formerlyAnon

    Whoever put this together is a GENIUS stylist. Without being a period costume, this distills the essence of a certain ’70s disco lady/moneyed film people in the desert at Palm Springs mish-mash. (With maybe a hint of rock ‘n roll girlfriend or Pam Grier baxploitation film in the boots.)

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The boots are gorgeous, but they’re still reading streetwalker to me. I will give her credit-it’s a crazy look, but Ciara is pulling it off.

  • Now THAT’S how you wear a dress that’s actually a shirt.

  • MannahattaMamma

    those boots are beyond beautiful, if unwearable for anyone not a lady star. or a hooker.

  • flamingoNW

    Ohh. No…

  • kathrineb

    Not my bag. I wonder if they get sweaty legs wearing those boots….

  • Fannie Wolston

    IT’s cool, love the hat too

  • Fuck-You Chic it is indeed! Love.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love this. She looks amazing. I want that sweater-coat. I would want those boots if I trusted that they wouldn’t be crotch-height on me.

  • Shawn EH

    It’s Rock Star chic! R&B flavor! Love her! Especially how she isn’t trying to do Rihanna or Miley; she’s doing Ciara, bitches!

  • Trickytrisha

    Too pimpster for me.

  • Crystal

    Wtf is that hat?