Ade Samuel is a New York native who is setting the standard among Hollywood’s creatives, impressing the industry with her dynamic, one-of-a-kind approach to cutting edge style. She’s all about amplifying the voices of Black creatives — stylists, makeup artists, and hairstylists.
Ade Samuel was raised in The Bronx and was born to a family of Nigerian descent.
Her discerning eye and unprecedented perspective on fashion developed from a very young age. Her background, working with African clothing, has led to a flourishing career as a stylist to some of the biggest names in Hollywood, as well as the sole founder/designer of Ade Samuel Shoes.
Samuel graduated from Buffalo State College with a dual degree in fashion merchandising and textile technology. She interned for both W Magazine and Teen Vogue. She began assisting some of the industry’s most renowned stylists, subsequently landing her first solo project styling Yara Shahidi for the cover of Essence magazine.
Later on, Samuel landed her long time client, Big Sean, styling him for press, tours and music videos. Her clientele includes notable names such as Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Usher, Big Sean, Haley Kiyoko, and Justine Skye among many others. She made headlines when she put Michael B. Jordan in a floral Louis Vuitton harness for the 2019 SAG Awards and she was responsible for the iconic looks in Beyoncé’s award-winning “Formation” music video. She has worked for a variety of publications such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, W, Glamour, CR Fashion Book and many more.
Samuel was named ‘Stylist of the Year’ by Essence magazine and a ‘Rising Star to Watch’ by The Hollywood Reporter.
Ade Samuel currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is a Creative Director of According to Ade Inc., and a Fashion Assistant at Teen Vogue Magazine.
“I commend my clients who have chosen to work with me because I know there are very few stylists like myself in Hollywood,” she says. “But at the same time, there are so many looking for a way in. And that’s my mission — to bring people in.”