Fashionable People: Valorie's Real Life Style

Fashionable People: Valorie's Real Life Style

Janel Laban
Sep 16, 2014
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

Hands down, one of my favorite house tours of 2014 was the look inside Valorie's home in New Orleans. Judging from the feedback on the post and from the AT editorial team, just about everyone agrees that Valorie is one of those truly stylish people; someone who not only follows their own drummer, but dances along. I asked her to please share her take on fashion with us all and complete a Style Profile survey, so without further ado, here we go:

Valorie's Style Profile:

Your very favorite outfit

A short tango dress and high heel tango shoes.

The #1 item from your fashion wish list

The tv or movie characters wardrobe(s) you'd steal in a minute

(Image credit: Sara Essex Bradley)

Your best bargain find ever

A pair of black suede pointy toe Anna Sui ankle boots

3 things from your closet you couldn't live without

1. white shirts

2. tango shoes

3. my hair-on-hide Kelly bag from Buenos Aires

The item you no longer have but wish you did

A wardrobe filled with Geoffrey Beene clothes that the mover lost when I left NY

Most fashionable friend and why

Lisa Conrad - she knows fashion, loves and breathes it, but in a very cool and unassuming and organic way

Your typical work "uniform"

White or black shirt, skinny jeans or cigarette pants in black or in a great print, flat shoes or boots, Tom Ford glasses
(Image credit: Peter Vitale)

Best fashion advice

Just because you can wear it, doesn't mean you should


irl shop: Trashy Diva, Frock Candy

online shop: eBay

makeup brand: drugstore

haircare brand: drugstore

best jeans: Miss Tina skinny jeans dark wash

coolest sneakers: never wear them

signature scent: Todd Oldham

go to source for style inspiration: vintage movies

Valorie Hart is a decorator, a stylist, a writer, and a tango teacher. She is the author of the book "House Proud: Unique Home Design Louisiana", and co-author of the book (with her late husband Alberto Paz) "Gotta Tango". She is editor-at-large for New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine. Her interior design work has been published in several books: "Undecorate", "Be Your Own Decorator", "Decorate Fearlessly", and "Big Easy Style". Her interior design work has been featured in print in "Milieu" magazine, "New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles" magazine, and "Cue" magazine. Online magazines, "Rue" and "House of Fifty" have featured her work. Apartment Therapy featured her home on "House Tours". Valorie has appeared on television doing decorating segments on WWL-TV New Orleans, and most recently on "Fix It and Finish It" with Antonio Sabato, Jr. (on Fox TV).

For more of Valorie's style, visit: Valorie Hart

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