Meet the Stylist: Lily Duevel


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Known in Chicago for being the "Jack of all trades." Lily Duevel is the Founder & Lead Stylist of adoptedSTYLE (Learn more here) which produces and styles large scale runway fashion shows in the city. She has worked with LOFT, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Forever 21 to name a few. Lily is also the Founder & CEO of her own Public Relations, Marketing and Events agency, Ladder PR. It is her goal to help local businesses climb to the top by sharing her long list of established contacts, help them land and expand their own brand and support others in reaching their hopes & dreams. Lily also spends her day to day working on the sales team for a tech start up called UrbanBound and has a background in Communications & Marketing. Learn more about Lily and her journey in the fashion industry below:

SS: Tell us the story behind your favorite wardrobe item

My grey cowl BCBG cashmere sweater. This was a huge splurge for me in college and it's where I finally learned the trick "Price per wear." I've worn it at least 4 times a week for the past 7 years. 

SS: What's your most memorable 'panic moment' as a stylist?

My most memorable, as well as most recent, panic moment as a stylist had to be when I was styling a segment for Gilt Groupe on FOX Chicago. Their VP of Editorial & Creative requested that we fix the hem on some of the pants but I couldn't find any of my pins!

SS: How did you recover from it gracefully?

Luckily I found a few pins the bottom of my styling kit, as well as improvised with some double sided sticky tape!

SS: What is your favorite era for fashion?

I'd have to say the New romantics era of the 1980s. I love the feminine look and anything Vivienne Westwood.

SS: What was your big break?

Being asked to style last summer's Chicago Techweek Runway Fashion show at the W hotel.

SS: Whose closet would you most like to raid?

Amelia Canham Eaton's of The CHICago Life Blog. She is great and mixing and matching different textures and putting an elegant spin on anything she puts on!

SS: Who are your favorite designers?

Susana Monaco, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elle Sasson and James Perse.

SS: Where can we find you?

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