Theresa DeMaria


Theresa found her calling at the age of 16 with her first job at the iconic Bonwit Teller, her favorite retail emporium. “This was where I set my standard for what fashion is. Bonwits was a superb outpost of refined elegance and discreet good taste.” She attended Purdue University studying Fashion Retail, and from there she moved to New York to finish her design training at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Only three days after graduation, Theresa began her career in the fashion industry alongside Calvin Klein in his NY showroom. It wasn’t long before she made herself known in the industry and soon became the assistant to Tommy Hilfiger. She worked together with John Varvatos at Calvin and Reed Krakoff at Tommy before either had begun designing their independent collections. In 2000 Theresa returned to her hometown of Chicago to continuing building her portfolio and freelance styling full-time. She has styled the likes of Michelle Williams, Demi Moore, Hugh Grant, Kate Moss, Blake Shelton, Maroon 5, Kerry Wood, Hilary Swank and many other celebrities. Her work has been featured in Town and Country, Paper Magazine, Marie Claire, People Magazine, Art+Design, Premier Bride and countless other publications. She has worked with photographers including Susan Bowlus, David Leslie Anthony, Victor Skrebnesk, Akin Girav, Jeff Sciortino Kevin Sinclair, Michael Canavan, Michael Dar, Emil Sinanagic and Heather Talbert. Her long client list includes ShopBop, Shopko, Ashro, Meijer, Nike, Kohls, Bon Ton etc... Needless to say, no job is out of the question for Theresa and she brings 110% every single day.