Project Intern: my life next to the runway

Personal and Editorial Wardrobe Stylist

As an event and wedding planner, my job is to focus on planning every detail of a client’s event so that they have a stress free and fabulous experience. Often times, this leaves me little time to focus on myself. This was the case earlier this year when my company had a large, public event for which I needed to be dressed appropriately, while still be able to do my job. Working with Jessi Sheehan of Evolve was one of the best decisions I have ever made! She has a great personal style that carries over into her passion and attention to detail for her clients. She even worked with my busy schedule, coming to my office with several different and FABULOUS options for me to choose from. I felt very comfortable placing my complete trust in her. The final look that I chose left me feeling comfortable, confident able to do my job, and really well put together. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of working on multiple photo shoots in collaboration with Jessi for my company and have always been immensely pleased with her flexibility, easy going nature and natural ability – all qualities that make her absolutely wonderful at her job and a must have for the woman balancing the multiple facets of life, or a company looking to create a one of a kind style….Regardless of size, shape, age or style – Jessi will certainly leave you feeling beautiful, polished and ready for any meeting, event or special occasion. I whole heartedly recommend Evolve. You will not be disappointed!

Michelle Durpetti, CEO & Founder, Michelle Durpetti Events

G&F Men’s Fashion Issue

Brotherly Love? Who needs that! For our first men’s fashion issue, we’re stoking the flames of sibling rivalry—stylishly, of course. Dressed in the season’s most playful trends, our models take on a few friendly challenges like a push-up contest, boxing and arm wrestling to see who has the chops to out smart and out muscle. Although we crown a winner, there is clearly a tie for best dressed.

Fox’s, Good Day Chicago Valentine’s Day Segment 2013

Fox’s, Good Day Chicago Valentine’s Day Segment 2013

LUXE FILE CHICAGO: CUPID CATCHER: Chicago Pros Share Easy Ways To Tip The Romance Scale This Valentine's Day (Part 2 of 3)

2013’s sexiest holiday is days away and it’s that one little question that has us stumped: What to wear? Sweet and sexy. That’s what we told Evolve founder, Jessi Sheehan, how we wanted to dress on Valentine’s Day. Just her cup of sin. Here, her fashion secrets and two head-to-toe looks for a very beguiling night in or out.

Open up. Resist wearing anything that restricts a man from seeing your real beauty. Skip the Spanx, bright lipstick or hair extensions. Embrace the color red. Why? Because men think women look sexier in red than any other color.

Be creative. Do something out of the norm. If you regularly go out to dinner, stay in and cook his favorite meal or vice versa. Keep him on his toes (and yours!) by changing your outfit between each course.

Bling it on. Wear something that reminds you of your lover. If it was a gift from him, don’t wait for a special occasion. Wearing a token of his affection is romantic and will pull at his heart strings.

Midday Fix: Fashion tips for New Year’s Eve

-Get away from the boring Little Black Dress, and your go-to sequins.  There are other ways to sparkle and shine on NYE.

-A patterned dress is perfect for a less fancy party, perhaps dinner with friends or a gathering at home.  The fabric and pattern give the dress an overall chic and sophisticated look without over-doing it.

-If you must wear black, go for black skinny textured pants and a bright red blouse.  Pick a blouse with details such as leather accents and cut-outs that make it appealing to the eye and dress it up with a tassel necklace and bracelet.

-Winter white is the perfect neutral and a great canvas to accessorize.  A detailed neckline draws attention right up to the face and is great when paired with a red lip.

-Color Blocking is not only popular in the spring/summer.  Wearing color brightens the skin, so let the dress pop and speak for itself while going more neutral with the shoes and accessories.