Kristen Noel Crawley


Los Angeles

Beauty columnist, designer, founder of KDIA Jewelry and KNC Beauty

Photo by The Coveteur

Photo by The Coveteur

Your resume is super impressive - writer, jewelry designer, you recently launched KNC Beauty. Tell us how you got your start in these lifestyle industries.

My ideas and career path have really come from me simply seeing a void in the markets that I'm interested in. I got my start as a beauty editor and when I was in Tokyo I discovered lip masks. That's when I thought about making an all natural version and KNC Beauty just blossomed from there! As for KDIA, I've always loved fine jewelry, so I created a collection that represents my personality, but in the form of really beautiful pieces.  


Was there an "ah-ha" moment or a turning point for you at the beginning of your career? The moment when you knew that what you were doing was meant to be?

My ah-ha moments happen when I get excited about something (lol). Literally nothing excites me except for jewelry and beauty so I knew that's where I needed to be in my career. 


Where do you go for inspiration?

Museums, movies, traveling (Paris and Tokyo are my two favorite cities) and  of course my family.


You're now a mom of two little ones. How has having children impacted your career?

It's definitely been a challenge. I can't do 75% of the things that I want to but it's a balance. I find a way to make it work.


Who is doing cool sh*t right now? Could be a brand, a person, a group of people.

There's so many people doing cool things. It's all about what you're into and obviously everyone has their own tastes. I admire all of my girlfriends and the work that they do.


Someone to follow on Snapchat?

Danielle Prescod (danielleprescod on snap) - she's hilarious! 


What's next for Kristen Noel Crawley? Any exciting projects we should look out for?

Yes! I'm currently working on more products for KNC Beauty and my new KDIA collection will be coming out in the fall!