When it comes to DAY ONES for the TCFStyle Expo, one independent designer has been rocking with us through it all. Plus size independent designer, Country Noelle has been sprinkling the expo with #biggirlmagic since day 1 and we couldn’t be more happy to present this brand today on the blog. Coming to us from the NYC, Country Noelle provide us with collections made for fun. From sequin dusters to stroll on a Sunday to full-on fringe to take over Friday night. There is something every girl would want from Courtney Noelle! Plus she now has a new activewear collection, I can’t wait to see! Make sure you stop by and grab yourself something awesome from Courtney Noelle! I promise you won’t regret it.
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Meet Courtney Noelle
Years In Business
What type of business?
Apparel / Accessories
What is the story behind your brand?
We create garments that speak, so you don’t need to. The Courtney Noelle woman wears what she wants.
Why this focus?
We want our girls to stand out. Days of the “wallflower big girl” are dead & gone! Our mission is to tell the world plus size women can slay too!
What inspired you to get into fashion?
I was frustrated with the fashion choices in my size. I was tired of settling for what was available. I took a leap of faith, quit my 9-5 and began Courtney Noelle with my last paycheck and never looked back.
Are you self-taught/passion driven or did you go to school for this?
I am a self-taught designer. My passion drives me to continue to learn and try new things with my designs. Learning never ends, I’ll always be a student of my craft.
What or Who is your style/design inspiration?
Black women have always been my design inspiration. I love the style of Diana Ross, Rihanna, Janelle Monae, and Solange. Each woman has their own voice and style aesthetic which is so important in pushing fashion forward. Anything can inspire a design, from music to nature. When inspiration hits, you have to act on it. I always carry a pen and paper with me.
What has been the biggest success of your brand, to date?
The biggest success so far has been the constant love of my customers and supporters. They keep me lifted. Courtney Noelle has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, MSNBC, BET, E!, Cosmopolitan, People, Plus Model Magazine, and an editorial spread in the 2016 “Black Girl Magic” edition of Essence Magazine.
What would be one of the biggest style myths in Plus Size or Big & Tall Fashion?
The biggest myth is having to lose weight before you buy or wear something. Women, invest in yourself, as you are. Today. Right now. Don’t’ wait to live your best life.
How do you think the plus size industry has grown over the years?
It’s great that more brands are expanding their size offerings. However, we have to differentiate between bandwagon brands and brands that actually care about the plus size customer.
Have you attended or vended at the expo before? If not, tell us your past experiences, if so, let us know what you are looking forward to!
I’ve been at every TCFStyle Expo since the beginning. I absolutely love the vibe and energy. I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
What can the attendees of the TCFStyle Expo look forward to seeing from you?
Look out for our one of a kind pieces, bold prints, bright colors, and our signature sequin dusters!
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Want more from Courtney Noelle? You can shop online at ShopCourtneyNoelle.com
With all these fabulous vendors, we hope you have saved your coins! The 2018 TCFStyle Expo is only weeks away.