Hello, I’m Carise Harper, a dynamic force of creativity!
Armed with a degree in textiles, apparel, and merchandising, I’ve navigated diverse realms within the fashion and creative industry. My journey has seen me take on multifaceted roles across lifestyle modeling, creative production, project management, styling, content creation and designing for a range of companies seeking versatile creative expertise.
From contributions to renowned publications like Brides Magazine and Bridal Guide to collaborations with brands such as Caterpillar and Wholesome Foods, I’ve left my mark on projects spanning television commercials, news channels like WGN and FOX, UNIVISION, advertisements, and major productions like Bad Boys 3, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Justice. I’ve also directed fashion shows, coordinated art events, and lent my touch to weddings as a bridal stylist, coordinator, and designer.
Creativity courses through my veins, inherited from a lineage of creators—my grandmother in drapery, another in fashion retail, and a great-grandmother with over 50 years in sewing and jewelry. This legacy, combined with my formal fashion education and years of industry experience, fueled the launch of
Style by Carise LLC.
This venture, a haven for limitless creative expression, reflects my journey from hard work in the service of other fashion entities to the realization of my dream—to work for myself and inspire others. Style by Carise isn’t just a brand; it’s a creative lifestyle. My exclusive designs, crafted with hands, heart, and mind, form a unique narrative.
My mission is simple: inspire others to “style their lives.” Whether you’re a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, or in any profession, creativity can reshape your world. Transforming old into new is a passion of mine. For me, creativity transcends fashion—it’s a tool for rebuilding life in the face of challenges. It’s about turning pain into purpose, creating joy, and designing a beautiful life. Making things with my hands is a tangible way of showing that beauty can be found in everything, especially life itself.
In the midst of it all, I’m just a young woman, living purposefully and embracing one of God’s most precious gifts—the gift of CREATIVITY! When you acquire one of my designs, I hope it empowers and motivates you to conquer anything in your path.
Be inspired. Be creative. Love what you do. Trust God. Dream big!