Chicago native THERESA DEMARIA is a fashion stylist with more than 20 years of industry experience. Following a move east to follow her passion, DeMaria graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and began a career in fashion. Post-graduate, she worked in the Calvin Klein Men’s division and then moved on with Tommy Hilfiger before heading back to the Midwest. For the past 12 years, DeMaria has worked as a freelance stylist with JWC Media and recently took the position of Editor-in-Chief for Forest & Bluff magazine. With vast experience and accomplishment, DeMaria is known to all as a great listener and team player with a highly spirited personality. Here is how this style maven stays on-trend.
ON HER NIGHTSTAND
“Across that Bridge by John Lewis. Every aspect of our lives as American citizens from education to law and from healthcare to financial stability is directly impacted by the systems that rule us and the leaders who guide us. No matter where you lie on the political spectrum getting engaged and exercising your civic duty begins with educating yourself on our democratic process. The late John Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the civil rights movement in his book. These insights have never been more relevant in modern day and this book is important for all generations to read in order to make important changes in our current social systems.”
IN HER EARBUDS
“Lord Huron’s Long Lost album, ‘Mine Forever’ is my favorite song. I’ve never been a fan of country music, but this band has a dreamy airy sound that I’m loving. Super upbeat and alluring at the same time.”
ON HER MOBILE
“I love Instagram and follow Celeste Barber for laughs, Caroline Daur for fashion, and Pernille Teisbaek because of her life goals. I also follow WWD because it has always been a part of my life since the ‘90s.”