Ciara is in, what she likes to call, a “very free space.” We hear it on her latest project, Beauty Marks. We feel it as she steps into the role of CEO at her entertainment company of the same name. And we see it across her Instagram page, where she shares intimate snippets of her family life, coupled with stunning captures of her impeccable style. It’s the latter that earned her the Style Icon Award at this year’s 23rd Annual ACE Awards. CiCi invited us into her suite ahead of the ceremony, where she talked her fashion evolution — from the swimsuit-denim pairing of “Goodies” past, to her extravagant Giambatista Valli trains of today — and what it means to level up her signature tomboy-chic look.