Brie Merritt, Style & Design Expert

 

 

Style and design expert, Brie Merritt is festively dressed and down to party. She was born to change it up through shoes, bags, jeans, accessories, and makeup. Brie loves listening to music, drinking latte, and hustling while she pursues her masters in international business. Brie is a creative and innovative, an international traveler with insatiable wanderlust. She is a hopeless romantic but fashion, is still her greatest love. 

 

 

 

What has mold you into the person you are today?

The things that have molded me into the person I am today are my family, global experiences and my artistic outlook on life. The mere thought of clothing, accessorizing, and my monthly subscription to Vogue Magazine do something magical for me.

 

How did you get into fashion styling? Who is your audience?

When I think about it, I have always been a stylist. In the eyes of others, I have always been fashionable and stylish. Many have asked for my opinion when it came to their looks and their wardrobes. After college, my best friend suggested I start a fashion blog. People genuinely liked my looks and my message to the world. Some people even started hiring me as their personal stylists soon after I started blogging. My audience are both women and men from the ages of 21-39. They are the kind of people who are very eccentric, fashion forward, trendsetters and authentic. However, many of my clients are young and mature professionals that feel they have lost their sense of style. I help them find their style again. 

Youve had two fashion shows to date. How was it organizing and executing your own fashion show? What challenges did you overcome? What advice would you give someone who iinterested in doing their own show?

Organizing a fashion event was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. I had no clue where to start. I had a vision to raise money for Beyond Differences, a non profit that helps middle and high school students with conflict intervention, bullying and leadership skills. The hardest part was getting sponsors for the fashion show.

The advice I would give to someone interested planning a fashion show:

  1. People under estimate the time and energy that goes into planning a fashion show so start early. 
  2. Create a vision and come up with a plan. 
  3. Create a team and give everyone a task. Task could include talent and model auditions, booking vendors and designers, decorating,  sponsorship, and marketing/promotions.
  4. Make sure people that will be in your show are committed to being in your show. For example, have them sign a contract if need be. Everyone has to understand how vital their role is.
  5. Hire me if you ever need someone to do it for you! 🙂

 

Your brand and blog is taking off. What do you have plan as a creative director/fashion stylists?

I just want to continue to inspire others to be their authentic selves and not be afraid to truly express who they are. People, including myself, use fashion as a form of language. It is our way to communication with the world, a way to let them visually see how we feel on the inside. With continual growth, it is my goal to continue to grow and learn as a blogger and stylist and then bring other bloggers, creative directors and stylist under my brand to teach and mold them with knowledge I have gained over the years. I will work to make “Noir By Brie Sade” a corporation and a “House “for innovators like myself.

You can continue to follow Brie’s journey here:

Website: http://noirbybriesade.com Facebook: Brie Merritt Instagram: @noirbybrie Pinterest: @noirbybriesade

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