who is melissa chataigne?

fashion expert melissa chataigne

Hi! I'm a TV Host, Personality, Stylist, Makeover Maven and Confidence Coach and nothing lights me up more than empowering people to elevate their confidence through style.

I began my career as an "image maker" styling celebrities who often had the worst self confidence. After watching my sister lose her battle with depression and die by suicide, I turned my pain into purpose to teach others to lead with confidence to dress and live as their most stylish selves.

Join one of workshops, retreat, styling courses, book a consult grab a few free tips on my blog and definitely subscribe to my newsletter. Fashion is personal, begins with purpose and I want to help you live a #lifewellstyled.

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things I'm known for:

Boosting peoples' style confidence

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Makeovers on Today Show & Access Hollywood

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Accessible style and diversity

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Making Pottery for Oui Carole

Bringing accessible style & substance to television

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Melissa Chataigne serves up style and substance with authenticity, accessibility and expertise. Her approachable attitude and inclusive style have made her one of the most in-demand television hosts and fashion experts in the country. Melissa is a regular contributor on The TODAY Show and lends her fashion prowess to Access Hollywood, E! News Daily Pop! California Live... just to name a few. She recently hosted the series Break Through on Shopflix Studios.

With over 13 years celebrity styling experience, Melissa collaborates with some of the biggest names in the fashion and beauty world as a brand ambassador and style consultant. Melissa’s ability for opening up authentic conversations about grief, self confidence and self-image makes her a sought-after speaker. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, discussing the lack of diversity in fashion and she uses inclusivity as the foundation for all her endeavors. Melissa is also the creative force behind the weekly newsletter, Elevated Living, sharing the best shopping trends, weekly affirmations and inspiration to live a life a #lifewellstyled.

Chataigne is Chicagoland native and Haitian-American graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With a mission for turning pain into purpose, Melissa founded Oui Collective, hosting community events that give back. Her lifestyle brand, Oui Carole, provides handmade ceramics for more intentional living. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their two kittens.

my roots:

I actually have a degree:

Get to know a bit more about

me!

I'm first generation Haitian-American

In Healthcare Admin

i can teach you:

fave places to unwind:

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Ojai & Paris with my love

I'm a Yoga 200 and Reiki Certified

surprising fact about me:

favorite designer:

I danced classical ballet till I was 23

Yves Saint Laurent

My perfect hobby:

astrological sign? human design?

Pottery wheel & Crochet

scorpio. projector 2/4

my little family (dad not pictured)

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melissa and robin stuart
my sister jennifer chataigne with tv host melissa chataigne

my sister jenny

with my husband in Paris

with my mom

our girls

shop my pottery

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styling & Speaking

Frequently Asked Questions

How did you get into fashion & Hosting?

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I started my career in corporate healthcare. I worked FT during the day and assisted stylists after work and a night. I took a lot of free jobs till I could switch careers. I spent years pitching myself to producers before I ever had a manager. BEST. MOVE. EVER!

what size are you? How tall are you?

I'm 5'8 with very long legs and a short torso.

I usually wear a 12-14.

The tip: Every designer varies in size. Try everything on.

I have a variety of clothing in my closet.

What are some of your essentials?

I shoot a lot with my Canon 70D, iPhone, and live with my MacBook. I also use Google Calendar and Asana on the daily to keep me on track.