How Ade Samuel Went From Helping Her Grandma Make Clothes to Styling Khalid and Michael B. Jordan

Photo: Courtesy of Ade Samuel In our long-running series “How I’m Making It,” we talk

In our long-running series “How I’m Making It,” we talk to people making a living in the fashion and beauty industries about how they broke in and found success.

When it comes to styling, Ade Samuel can wear any hat. 

Having cut her teeth at Teen Vogue and CR Fashion Book, the Los Angeles-based New York transplant styles magazine covers, editorials, music videos, commercials, live performances and, of course, red carpet looks, having worked with the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Big Sean, Khalid, Letitia Wright and Jodie Turner-Smith throughout her career. And whether she has all the creative control or is working under someone else’s vision, there’s a special vibrancy that shines through all her work: She has an eye for color and texture, even with her own outfits, which I always love seeing, whether on Instagram or at some L.A. fashion event.