WATCH INTERVIEW

 There's the original and then there is the original's original - that's Valerie. She is the type of person who can take her favorite striped beach sheet from childhood, wrap it around her head and look like a French New Wave Katherine Hepburn in Woman of the Year. If Valerie went to the fashion shows, the street style paparazzi would be snapping away, wondering whose cream coat with navy piping she was wearing. It might be Versace or YSL from the '80s, but she would say it's her glamorous Aunt Carol's. She cuts the yoke or, as she says, the "good part" of an Escada sweater off to throw over her shoulders and it wouldn't even occur to her to remember where she got the classic tweed three-piece suit that she wears with a top hat and red suede shoes with lips to match. Read more

 There's the original and then there is the original's original - that's Valerie. StyleLikeU