Walterboro native to lead modeling seminar Saturday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 23, 2017 9:50 am
A free seminar on “What It Takes To Be In The Industry As A Model And Talent” and a “Cover Model Search” for an upcoming edition for La Gucci Styles Magazine will be held during the Belk Kidfest on March 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Walterboro Belk. No advance registration is required.
The event is coordinated by Walterboro native Darlene Pierce Noble, the youngest of nine children of Viola and Oliver Pierce Sr. Noble owns Infiniti Power House Top Models N Talent Search Network. She also publishes La Gucci Styles, TM&TSN, IPH and I&Y magazines, IPH Buzz News and IPH Shopping Catalog, as well as hosting a radio talk show, “Live Your Dream,” and a weekly Facebook live called IPH Buzz Newz.
By the time she was a senior in high school, Noble said she knew her dream was to be a high fashion model and work in the fashion industry. She majored in fashion merchandising and business in college, but then life intervened. Her marriage ended, and she changed careers to raise her two daughters: I’man S. Noble and Yasmine C. Noble.
For the next 17 years, she worked in the corporate world until retiring at 50.
“I knew one day I would walk this path again,” Noble said. “By being obedient to God, I’d be able to live out my dreams.” Now a resident of Hope Mills, N.C., she started Infiniti Power House-Top Models N Talent Search in October 2013 and that one business has expanded to include radio talk shows, magazines and an online fashion store. She’s also involved in judging, red carpet hosting and print/online media.
She describes her job as “being the bridge between gaps, connecting forces to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Her models have been featured in major movies and primetime television shows, as well as being featured at the 2017 New York Fashion Week.
In October 2017, she said she plans to produce her own fashion week, “Carolina Fashion Week,” as well as holding model searches in various cities (Walterboro being the first), a swimsuit competition and wedding catalog.
“I’m living out my dreams and doing things that have been in the making for many, many years, helping others to reach their full potential in this competitive industry,” Noble said. “I thank God daily for my many blessings.”