Kristen Noel Crawley
KRISTEN NOEL CRAWLEY
Beauty columnist, designer, founder of KDIA Jewelry and KNC Beauty
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?