We had the good fortune of connecting with Marissa Hornsby and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marissa, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Honestly I feel as though there are two factors. Passion and consistency. The passion I have, it sparks my creativity and actually makes me happy. The 3 a.m. mornings that I can’t sleep because I have so many ideas flowing or need to hand-pick styles for an upcoming collection. The days that go by with not a sale only inquiries, and I start to doubt my branding decisions. Those times are when my passion for House of Noelle comes into play. I pray, I brainstorm and more often than not, I recover and succeed. Though last, consistency also has played a major part in some of the few success from House of Noelle. Social media is the way of the world, and I always want to ensure that the world knows House of Noelle. I post daily, literally every hour on the hour, posting product info, website promo, etc. And it’s given me a lot of eyes that have turned into customers and supporters. On top of that, I keep all my flyers and business cards with me 24/7, wearing my products, and spreading them pretty much wherever I go. Reaching people of all races, personalities, shapes is a fundamental to me, and to do that you have to do the footwork online and offline. I’m nowhere near where I know I’ll be, but these factors plus more will take me far and I hope the same for those like me.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
House of Noelle is a black owned, size inclusive clothing brand. We specialize in selecting styles ranging from “a night out” to “cute laidback looks” and catering those styles to EVERY type of woman is our mission. Clothing doesn’t make you but it definitely makes a difference in how you feel, especially when you shop with us. We’re a hands-on brand, more like your best friend who loves to style you, helping all of our customers find the perfect style for any occasion. I advise customers all the time via email/in person, to help them pick the perfect outfit they’re looking for, I take pride in providing the best shopping experience with great customer service. For me it’s more than just a profit and cool business name, I take pride in providing the best shopping experience with great customer service, online and offline.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly, I’d say my family and friends. They are the ones behind the scenes that see the process of House of Noelle. Their encouragement, wisdom, and support has help me look at a bigger picture for my brand.