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Most Stylish New Yorker: Valissa Yoe

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The stylist’s bold fashion sense has us seeing red; we show you to get her look.

By Cristina Velocci and Rachel LeWinter/ Photograph: Zenith Richards

 

 

 

Valissa Yoe, 27; fashion stylist, makeup artist and DJ (valissayoe.com); East Village

 

Her personal style: “If I may quote good ol’ Coco Chanel, ‘A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.’ It’s versatile, showstopping and super vixen all with a touch of class. People say I look like Jessica Rabbit, so I play that up a bit too! Overall, I believe personal style is all about the confidence you have and exude.”

 

Her inspirations: “The originators and innovators who create these pulsating city streets, clubs and galleries. Leigh Bowery, Andy Warhol and Alexander McQueen have been overwhelming influences in my life.”

 

Favorite stores:Seven New York is at the top of my list. It showcases the most progressive independent designers from around the world. The store’s designed with an art-gallery feel, so you want to touch, analyze and own every piece. Jeffrey New York is the boutique version of a high-end department store. The designer selection and service is impeccable. Patricia Field was one of the first stores I visited when coming to NYC. It’s a Disneyland of all things glitz and glam you will see on celebrities, club kids and tastemakers alike. Patricia Field has also been a great influence in my career as a fashion stylist.”

 

Her signature accessories: “My fiery red hair and handcrafted silver ‘V’ necklace my mother gave to me.”

Favorite designers: “Christian Civera is the kind of designer that has a profound understanding of the body and emotion. His silks, patterns and drapes make a woman feel like a woman! Jules Kim, the jewelry designer behind Bijules NYC (bijulesnyc.com), is a visionary sticking to her aesthetic and being respected by every relevant, trendsetting woman you can think of. She makes your wildest dreams a reality, dipped in gold. Kerin Rose’s (a-morir.com) ‘go big’ attitude and glam appeal to no end, making her an eyewear designer to the stars. Eye-catching to say the least, Kerin and I are mistaken for each other on a daily basis!”

 

How she describes New York style: “It’s about functionality, sensuality, sophistication and individualism. New Yorkers encompass cultures from around the world and we make it our own.”

 

How her style has evolved through the years: “It’s evolved as I have evolved as a person. I lived in the suburbs of New York with a highly artistic family, moved to NYC, studied at FIT, designed for Kai Milla (kaimilla.com), and now work as a fashion stylist, makeup artist and DJ in the city. Every step in my life journey has created me!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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