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Inspired by a love for travel and helping young girls in business, this designer has established a brand worth investing in.

Avon Dorsey
Jun, 15, 2017

ESSENCE: Who is the Fe Noel woman? 

FELISHA NOEL: She is multifaceted, aware of her power and style, confident, conscious and sensual. She knows who she is and the story she wants to tell. 

ESSENCE: When did you realize that resort-inspired themes were a niche for you? 

F.N.: I’m motivated by places and my experiences in those places. I often imagine what would be the best thing to wear in a certain place at
[a certain] moment, and I create accordingly. 

ESSENCE: Do you feel the need to highlight curves in all your collections? 

F.N.: Curves are a beautiful thing that should be celebrated, and I took on the responsibility to accentuate our God-given shapes. We are all art forms and sculpted differently.

ESSENCE: What is your favorite summer beauty product? 

F.N.: I’m obsessed with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. 

ESSENCE: Tell us about your charity? 

F.N.: The Fe Noel Foundation is very dear to me and helps ambitious young girls turn their ideas into a business; it is my way of paying it forward. 

This feature originally appeared in the July 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.