Erin Noël is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist & Designer based out of Los Angeles. With extensive experience in fashion, Erin creates creative looks that allow her clients to express individuality through style. As stated on her site, “Erin is in the business of allowing inner beauty to shine, using fashion as the tool to share her vision.” Learn more about Erin’s journey in her profile feature below.
Q: Tell us about yourself! Why did you decide to become a Celebrity Fashion Stylist?
Erin: “As a young girl, I was always attracted to fashion, it started with my love of costumes as a figure skater. Personal style has always been important to me, back-to-school shopping was my favorite activity! I didn't decide to become a celebrity stylist till much later in life. I was working in retail in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to meet several stylists and costume designers, and built relationships with them. After spending 12 years in retail, I learned a lot about the importance of dressing for your body type and feeling confident in your skin through fashion.
My first job in styling was assisting a top celebrity stylist, and from there I knew I wanted to eventually have a roster of clients. I learned so much from my first boss; the importance of tailoring, putting small details together for a look and having a strong rapport with PR showrooms and designers. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and creating something for myself, whether it was styling or another business venture - I always knew I would have my own business.”
Q: You’re the founder of Erin Noël Creative - how do you stay creative?
Erin: “I love music, I enjoy getting lost in melodies and lyrical storylines. I am always inspired by musicians and songwriters - I imagine the music videos and style of the people who are in the song. I've pursued songwriting in the past, and it's something I would like to continue to do in the future. Stepping outside the creative fashion bubble can provide fresh inspiration.
I also love Pinterest and Instagram to source new designers and jewelry brands. Sometimes inspiration comes from a different source, like interior design color combos, and traveling to different countries or up the coast of California can inspire. I love a good road trip!”
Q: When working with a client, what do you look for to showcase their own unique story?
Erin: “Getting to know my client is the first step in providing the best service and overall look for their needs. I always dress according to the needs of the project; whether it's a new book release, product line, or movie I try to draw inspiration from product packaging or character qualities from a film.
My job as a stylist is not necessarily to do a makeover but to enhance their style in a way that presents a powerful and memorable public-facing image. My client's confidence in each look is the most important part of my job, if they aren't confident then I have not succeeded.”
Q: Do you have a favorite outfit you have ever styled?
Erin: “At the end of 2019, Candace Cameron Bure had a press run in New York City, and I loved every look, it was the perfect mix of fashion and Christmas style. Peta Murgatroyd wore a Frame Blue Suit to fashion week in 2018, and I loved the color on her. I am very proud of the wool green and black velvet custom coat I designed with my tailor for the Hallmark 7 Nights of Thanksgiving event, which Candace wore in 2020.”
Q: What is “style” to you? How would you describe your own personal style?
Erin: “Style is a personal reflection of who you are on the inside, on the outside. It is also a fantastic creative outlet. So many people are stuck in fashion rules, and being appropriate, and while I have respect for rules, fashion can be so much fun. My style is classic with a twist, I love being able to look back on a picture and feel like a look has stood the test of time, but I like to take risks too.”
Q: You’re also a singer-songwriter! You wrote “One Less Worry” for The Pink Fund - a National Breast Cancer Non Profit, with the song’s proceeds given to patients in need. Can you share about this experience?
Erin: “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and started her non-profit a year later after her treatment. I wrote and recorded an EP in 2013, and a year later my mom asked me to write a song for her organization. The Pink Fund provides direct bill payment for women and men in breast cancer treatment who are experiencing financial difficulty. I thought a lot about what women and men were going through; a cancer diagnosis, financial loss, and life changes, and what The Pink Fund provides is "One Less Worry" - the title of the song. I also thought a lot about my personal experience with my mom's breast cancer diagnosis, and how it affected me. When she was diagnosed, I wasn't able to process it well, but almost ten years later I had a better idea of how I felt and was able to put it in a song.”
Q: You also run a podcast with your sister Brittany called “It’s not just your family” - What was the inspiration behind this podcast? What is the biggest lesson you have learned from your family?
Erin: “My sister and I have been through a lot together. We have had great times in our relationship, but we have also struggled. We come from a divorced family, and now a blended family with a lot of dynamic. We wanted to share our story and build a community for people who may not have the "perfect family" and talk about how to walk through the parts of life that are not comfortable.
Family is challenging, no matter how functional or dysfunctional. What I have learned most about people is that we are all processing beautiful and challenging parts of life in different ways. The best way to love is to come alongside one another and care for each other despite our differences and misunderstandings. A phone call or an ‘I'm sorry’ can go a long way in making strides with family, and not holding a grudge.”
Q: What advice would you give your younger self?
Erin: “Be kind to yourself.”
Q: What do you root your identity in?
Erin: “My relationship with Jesus is the most important part of who I am, my faith has gotten me through the toughest moments of my life. I also know that no matter what happens, I am rooted in Christ's love, it's allowed me to operate without fear of the future or circumstances.”
Thank you for speaking with us! Erin is wearing the Everyday Jumpsuit Spice from our Pre Spring 2021 Collection.
Photography by Erin Noël