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STYLE GURU BIO: Noelle Smith

June 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am

My name is Noelle Smith and I am a junior at East Carolina University. I have created my own major which is a Bachelor degree listed as University Studies. My main concentration for the degree is business with aspects of communications as well as fashion merchandising. I am also getting my entrepreneurship certificate.

As a young girl growing up on a farm, style was the furthest thing from my mind. I was lucky if even I wore my own clothes. Usually I was sporting torn jeans, my cowgirl boots and a baggy T-shirt. The T-shirt was more than likely my mother’s or brother’s, or one of mine covered in holes. As I got older and had to start looking for jobs, I realized how important style was. Soon after I decided to do a complete makeover on my closet, and thus my style was born. Over the years since my style has changed but not by much. I would not say that my individual style is one particular style, as I like to portray various fashions. I love being able wear a variety of outfits, and working in retail for the past year or so has definitely helped me in defining my own style and learning how to dress for my body shape.

I have found a true passion for fashion and styling from my experience in retail. Being able to make women feel beautiful and teaching them how to dress for their body shape is an overwhelmingly amazing feeling. And I hope that through my internship with CollegeFashionista that I can help inspire women around me and cannot wait to start complimenting the women around campus on their fashion choices!

As Coco Chanel stated, “Every day is a fashion show and the world is the runway,” I take that quote into consideration when styling outfits on a day-to-day basis. And part of what I love about being a stylist, and I hope that this opportunity can help me further my wishes of being a personal stylist.