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Ade Samuel, The Stylist Behind Your Fave Celebs' Red Carpet Looks

Stylists are a very essential facet of fashion, as they have the foresight to bring a designer's creations to life whether it's an editorial or red carpet.

 The fashion world has gained a recent dose of black girl magic, thanks to American-Nigerian stylist, shoe designer and all around fashionpreneur, Ade Samuel.

From being an intern at Teen Vogue five years ago, Ade has risen in the ranks to styling superstars like Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Yara Shahidi and Jhene Aiko. She also worked alongside Shiona Turini on the set of “Formation” – that's right, Beyoncé! 

That's also not all she has to offer the fashion industry. In 2016, she launched her namesake shoe line with the aim to create luxury footwear for women, designed by a woman. From the red carpet and editorials to everyday street style looks, Ade Samuel's eye for detail and great taste is evident and it is no real shock that she is rising so quickly.

While she recognises the immensity of her achievements so far, she has far more to achieve! Speaking to Style Caster about her plans for the future, she says:

"When I think about the industry and I think about what’s missing—one, you talk about the African-American celebrity stylist, and there’s not many women that are out there.

But then you also talk about shoes on a larger scale, and there are not a lot of women designers who have shoe brands. You know, there’s Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi, Christian Louboutin, Aquazzura—these are all men making women’s shoes. Why is there not a woman that’s as big as them?"

Through her styling and her shoe design, Ade is really interested in tapping in to what makes the women she works with unique. She hopes to add more clients to her list, and considering her range, we wonder who’s next! 

By Damilola Animashaun, published on 23/11/2017

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