PRAISE

 

"She masterfully helped me develop a signature style."

Valeria was swift, genuinely creative, and spot on! She masterfully helped me develop a signature style, half a globe away, which is aligned with my identity and message. As a perceived authority and professional speaker, I created an image of accessibility for an international audience which stimulated interaction and contributed to the success of the conference. Valeria is a rising star whose role exceeds the limited confines of her profession. I recommend her work and ethics without reservation.

Angie Katselianos, President & CEO, Platinum Performance International

 

"Valeria infuses her depth and knowledge into every inch of styling."

Valeria’s ability to resuscitate individual style is exceptional; her personalized vision for me was spot-on, full of ideas and attention. She easily assessed my closet and made additions to my wardrobe that were not only functional for my day-to-day life, but rich in quality and detail. As well she added keen accessories and color that add whimsy to my every day. Valeria styled dozens of  outfits, for which I have a photo for each. Having this portfolio has changed the meaning of getting ready in the morning - there is a new ease and confidence, and friends, colleagues, and even strangers have noticed. I love that the complements have less to do with the outfit and more to do with overall style. This is no accident, as Valeria infuses her depth and knowledge into every inch of styling. To quote her, “I address the foot, not the shoe.”

Anna M. , Writer, Brooklyn NY

 

"Valeria helped me cultivate my own sensitivity and ability to understand my very own style and fashion-identity."

What Valeria offers is so much more than a style consultation. She did not tell me what to wear, but cultivated my own sensitivity and ability to understand my very own style and fashion-identity. The word “fashion” actually feels too superficial for what it actually meant in context with Valeria. To work with her made me understand myself and the essence of my very own personality.

Marc Wilkins, Film Director, New York

 

"Seeing my clothes getting a new life was priceless."

Valeria met me at my apartment. She was on time, very friendly and well informed. We did the capsule styling and was fun.
Seeing my clothes getting a new life was priceless.
She listened to my needs and respected my concerns. She understood my curiosity in getting to know the process before going out for shopping. We will do it later. For now I cant wait to see what she will come up with after taking photos and pick up my colors.

Marina B., Private Chef, New York

 

"She helped me to think about my clothes in a different way."

I hired Valeria to help upgrade and simplify my wardrobe. She did that and more, she helped me to think about my clothes in a different way. She takes a lot of time to get to know and understand her clients and is very thorough and professional, as well as pleasant to work with. I now have some great, versatile pieces that I love and can do a lot with, and they were things I wouldn't have thought of for myself, but they work! I highly recommend Valeria and plan to bring her back to help me upgrade for fall/winter.

Julie G. , Brooklyn NY

 

"Valeria really helped me notice the type of clothes that truly look the best on me, regardless of what's the newest, hottest trend."

I was never the kind of person who had trouble finding clothes that I wanted to wear, but I can be indecisive sometimes or change my mind after a big shopping trip. Something that Valeria really helped me with was helping me notice the type of clothes that truly look the best on me, regardless of what's the newest, hottest trend. It's easy to gravitate towards what I see other people wearing and want to find something similar, but now I focus on what I know will look right on me, while also trying to stand out or put my own spin on an outfit. Valeria helped me stick to what truly looks best, while also helping me find new colors and patterns to combine that I probably wouldn't have tried without a little push. I can definitely say the tips have helped because my co-workers and friends are now always telling me they love my outfit and it definitely helps me feel great inside and out when I feel great in what I'm wearing.


Samantha Friedman, Healthcare Communications, New York

 

"She came to the table with no preconceived idea of how I should dress, but really listened and observed how I live and what my needs are as an entrepreneur, to craft solutions for me that really express and amplify who I am."

Valeria is highly talented, with an incredible eye for fit and proportion.
She really opened my eyes to how clothing should fit me and empowered me to make my own purchase decisions with so much more confidence now that I have learned these skills, and friends and family have really noticed!
I get so many compliments now, whereas in the past no one really noticed how I dressed.
People also think I lost weight, but it is mainly due to my clothing fitting me so much better! She came to the table with no preconceived idea of how I should dress, but really listened and observed how I live and what my needs are as an entrepreneur, to craft solutions for me that really express and amplify who I am. This is a very special skill that goes far beyond a personal shopper.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a very personalized solutions that raise the bar for how they look and feel.

Bradley P. , Entrepreneur, Brooklyn NY


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"She is deeply interested in making you aware of who you really are and what kind of message you send out through the way your dress yourself."

As a freshly-graduate student, Valeria’s input has been quintessential in the development of my new identity as a young professional. From selecting the right interview outfit to building a daily, interchangeable working wardrobe, Valeria helped me shape an image that reflects my personality and taste, boost my self-confidence while also being suited to the working environment I am performing in.  Her contribution has had a positive long-lasting effect on the way I buy clothes today. Thanks to her structured way of building a wardrobe, I became much more selective and determined about my choices. Her work consists of setting the framework and giving you the tools for you to continue fill it in on your own. Her primary aim is not simply to help you put together the right outfit for certain occasions or to figure out which colors work best with your tones, but she is deeply interested in making you aware of who you really are and what kind of message you send out through the way your dress yourself.

Her unique approach goes beyond trends and styles and takes you on a self-discovery journey, that will help you become more comfortable not only in your clothes, but ultimately also in your own skin.

Silvia, Contemporary Art Gallery Assistant, New York

 

"Valeria is efficient and creative but also warm and helpful."

Valeria is efficient and creative but also warm and helpful. I never felt judged, only supported with a little tough love, which was exactly what I needed.
I now have a clear set of guidelines for style, color and sizing as well as a number of key additions to my wardrobe. My confidence in my clothing has already grown considerably and I now feel much more prepared to participate in the professional environment of my chosen field.
Two thumbs way up!

Thomas W. , Filmmaker, Brooklyn NY

 

"Valeria is able to perfectly understand who you are and to suggest ways to dress and feel better about yourself, and consequently with others."

I work in television, where everyone is ready to judge your style, but also get inspired by you if you have a strong sense of style. Valeria showed me what colors look best on me, and showed me how different garments communicate different messages. Together we put together several outfits for me to wear in the episodes of a documentary series I was shooting in New York, keeping in mind the variety of people I was going to interview. After my work with Valeria, I am more confident in dressing myself, and I am empowered to find the items that best represent me when I shop. Valeria is someone who can really help you. She is able to perfectly understand who you are and to suggest ways to dress and feel better about yourself, and consequently with others.

Alice Lizza, TV Host, Italy

 

“Today I feel a strong sense of confidence in how I put myself together.”

I have struggled with dressing appropriately for both my body type and my profession. Valeria mapped out my body type for me in a way I could better understand what to look for when shopping, and in my own wardrobe. Accentuating parts to flatter my figure was key, and something I did not know how to do before. Working with Valeria was incredible. She took all of my issues and concerns and created a one stop shop for me. She really listened to what I was looking for and "got it". Valeria is a unique personal stylist who goes deeper into your lifestyle than any styling professional I have worked with before.

Jennifer Uman, Artist, New York


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"Valeria's elegant style and kind, insightful personality make her ideally suited to this kind of work... and we also had a lot of fun together."

Valeria gave me a personal styling session that included an in depth interview about my personal goals and style objectives, analysis of coloring, wardrobe review, and styling of a number of professional outfits. She had great advice to offer based on the personal interview that we had, and was able to help me craft a look that matches the image that I wish to create. She is extremely detail oriented, and knowledgeable about the effect of style details that never would have occurred to me. Valeria's elegant style and kind, insightful personality make her ideally suited to this kind of work... and we also had a lot of fun together. Highly recommended.

Charlotte D., Opera Singer, Brooklyn NY

 

“Valeria has that easy set of skills acquired from her world travels to blend in at any store and just make you feel so welcome."

Valeria not only made my shopping experience easy, she was able to distinguish from the start what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to being trendy and feeling amazing! I was overly impressed with Valeria's sense of the huge city and vast knowledge of the most fascinating boutiques available to men and women to shop in. The 2 days spent shopping felt like a few minutes, our fast paced movements and location changes felt like we have been living in New York for years.
Valeria has that easy set of skills acquired from her world travels to blend in at any store and just make you feel so welcome, this was proven at many locations where her face was recognized and warmly welcomed!

Valeria exceeded our expectations and hence, being our first stylist ever,  we can definitely say we will confine to work with her from now on!
 

Ajdin T. , Entrepreneur, Los Angeles

 

“Valeria is one of a kind!"

Valeria is one of a kind!
Her knowledge of the NYC men's clothing shops and boutiques is amazing.
She had the whole trip planned and made sure we saw all the best the city had to offer when it comes to shopping.
She's easy to get along with and me and my brother would definitely hire her again if we decide to shop in NYC.

Ismar T. , Entrepreneur, Los Angeles

 

“Valeria helped me understand that the problem wasn't me - I just lacked the information on what worked best for me.”

I initially contacted Valeria because I realized I had a wardrobe full of hand-me-downs that didn't serve me, and no confidence in my ability to fix that. I didn't know how to approach clothes and my body, and just from her comments in the past I knew she had a wealth of knowledge about fashion and style, and the ability to make it personal and enjoyable. Valeria helped me understand that the problem wasn't me - I just lacked the information on what worked best for me. I learned about cuts, colors, and styles that were more flattering or more problematic. I learned to shop for items that could be interchanged in complementary ways. That a look could be completely shifted in the accessorizing.

Because of our work together, I actually have fun shopping with friends, and I have more confidence in my choices and opinions. When it's time to go out, I'm proud of the looks I put together, or the confidence to find something I'll be proud of. Specifically as a performer, it's always important to be ready for that first impression. Valeria has set me on a path. I know I'm not there yet, but I have an amazing guide.

Jo Kroger, Artist, New York

 


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