BALTIMORE, Maryland (FMG WIRE) – In a momentous twist of fate, Nichelle Gibbs, who is best known by her style alias “Shell Style,” found herself in the spotlight as she clinched the Stylist of the Year at the 2023 Runway International Fashion Awards held in the City of Baltimore in Maryland on Saturday night..
This accolade marks, Gibbs’ first award, a moment that resonates as profoundly humbling and rewarding, especially as she reflects on her seven-year journey in the industry and her inaugural nomination.
Hailing from the picturesque St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Gibbs’ journey into the world of styling began around seven years ago, setting the stage for a remarkable career that has now been crowned with this prestigious accolade.
Her career trajectory took a significant turn when she crossed paths with Terrell Edmonds, the visionary founder of “Rebo” magazine, approximately eight years ago.
The publication, a testament to Terrell’s creative prowess, took flight three years ago.
In a remarkable stroke of destiny, Nichelle was invited to join the magazine’s creative team.
Over the last three years, Nichelle and her team have made an indelible mark on the industry.
They have embarked on styling ventures with a myriad of personalities, both locally and in more distant locations like Baltimore and New York.
The list of individuals they’ve worked with is illustrious and diverse, including notable figures such as Mo de Hinson, Terrell Hicks, and more.
A notable achievement was a recent magazine cover feature showcasing the stunning writing from “The Line.”
Furthermore, they’ve collaborated with several agencies across the world, adding a global flair to their style journey.
In retrospect, Nichelle’s journey serves as a testament to the power of dedication, creativity, and unwavering passion.
As she reflects on her first award and the years of hard work, her gratitude and humility shine through.
The Runway International Fashion Award for Stylist of the Year is not just a personal triumph; it represents the recognition of her dedication and the impact she has made in the world of fashion and styling.
Gibbs is bound to continue leaving her mark in the industry, with this award as the first of many accomplishments in her promising career.