Melissa Chataigne is a Los Angeles-based fashion stylist, host and public speaker inspiring women and men to celebrate their inner confidence through style empowerment. She has brought relatable styling tips and skills to television, digital and print for over a decade.
After leaving her corporate career in healthcare marketing, Melissa worked as celebrity stylist dressing Niecy Nash, Lindsay Lohan, Luc Robitaille, the members of Mint Condition and others. Melissa also was a fashion producer for Splash News TV where she voiced and produced top-rated style content and how-to styling tips that were translated into more than ten languages on a daily basis. She became a style expert for Clevver TV, CBS News, and other media outlets.
With the shock of losing her younger sister to suicide, and her disillusionment about Hollywood’s constant pressure to remain unnaturally thin, Melissa committed her life and career to helping women of all sizes dress incredibly well and live full, authentic lives.
And with that, Chataigne Style Studio was born.
Today, Melissa’s passion is styling with purpose to help her audience dress with confidence!
In her style workshops, Melissa emphasizes the importance of finding and expressing YOUR authentic voice through fashion. Going beyond clothes and closets, she teaches confidence building skills to up-level your brand. Melissa’s ability to bridge the gap between celebrity luxury and real life accessibility, combined with her business savvy, makes her a unique talent. She’s quick-witted, saucy and approachable, and continues to connect and inspire every chance she gets.
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Alyssa Sorresso is a creative nonfiction writer who loves telling stories out loud. She has performed her stories internationally and around Chicago including for 2nd Story, Storyclub, MissSpoken, and You’re Being Ridiculous. Alyssa’s writing is published or forthcoming in Calyx, Talking Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, 9Lives: The Life in 10 Minutes Anthology, and elsewhere. Her essay “Don’t Borrow Trouble” was listed as “notable” in The Best American Essays 2015.
Alyssa is also a freelance content writer and copy editor currently based in Paris. She recently finished a 10 month trip around the world with her partner. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @alyssasorresso and check out her website alyssasorresso.com for more information.