She began her career in the fashion industry in the early '70s in NY. By 1983, she was an assistant wardrobe stylist on the Commodores' European Tour and toured with Natalie Cole.She went on to work on many hit music videos, commercials, award-winning television shows and films.
Her film credits include: "Old Dogs","Baby Boy", "The Negotiator", "The Red Violin", "Sphere", "Eve's Bayou", "The Long Kiss Goodnight", "A Time to Kill", "Strange Days", "Tina: What's Love Got to Do With It?", "Malcolm X", "Boyz 'N The Hood", "Ghost", and numerous others. A respected expert in her field, Carter-Narcisse has been interviewed by Vogue, Glamour, Premiere, Seventeen, & other magazines, radio and television shows and newspapers. She has also written numerous articles for industry magazines, reference books,and several internet sites.