New York native ADE SAMUEL is setting the standard among Hollywood’s elite, impressing the industry with her new and refreshing approach to cutting edge style. Samuel was raised in The Bronx in a Nigerian descended family. She grew up working with traditional clothing, textures, fabrics, and silhouettes inspired by her cultural roots. Hence, her discerning eye and love for fashion developed from a very young age.
Samuel’s rise to stardom as a celebrity stylist began after she graduated from Buffalo State College, receiving a dual degree in fashion merchandising and textile technology. While attending Buffalo State, Samuel interned for both W Magazine and Teen Vogue, further fostering her love of fashion.
After working for various companies in the fashion industry, Samuel received an incredible opportunity from noteworthy stylist, Cher Coulter, to work with Nicole Richie. She then moved on to assist Simone Harouche and landed her first solo project styling Yara Shahidi for the cover of Essence magazine. After coining the term ‘Black Girl Magic’, Samuel was asked to style Big Sean which ultimately sparked her fame.
Samuel’s aesthetic is unique as it is varied and personal. Rather than dressing her clients with a consistent aesthetic, displaying a sense of fashion conformity across her client board, she insists that each hand-picked look remains in line with her clients overall image - she gives each client their own unique story. Samuel’s impressive clientele includes Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Monica Brown, Becky G, Letitia Wright, and many more.
In addition to working for many publications such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, W, Glamour, CR Fashionbook, and many more, Essence named Ade ‘Stylist of the Year’ and The Hollywood Reporter named her one of five Rising Stars to Watch.
Samuel currently resides in Los Angeles, California.