Most stylish New Yorkers: Valissa Yoe

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

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    "I went for a gothic Lolita look here with my Felder Felder dark-but-playful dress," says Yoe, who pairs it with stockings she scored in Iceland.

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    "This ring is not for the weak of heart," says Yoe of her statement piece from Patricia Field.

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    Yoe sports studded wedges from Jeffrey Campbell. "I'm a big supporter of this designer's shoes because they're a big supporter of me," explains Yoe. "To clarify, I've walked a total of 35 New York City blocks in one night in these bad boys!"

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    This feathered earring is actually the end of a Maison Bellaish scarf Yoe draped over her ear.

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    "I'm giving you a little greaser, glam and Madonna in one," notes Yoe. Both the high-waisted brief and bralette are by Felder Felder (felderfelder.com)

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    So fly! Oversize Alexis Bittar insect earrings add drama to Yoe's look.

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    Yoe accessorizes with a mosaic hinge cuff from Alexis Bittar.

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    "I got these boots from one of my favorite shoe designers, Irregular Choice (irregularchoice.com)," says Yoe. "Get them while they're hot!"

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    "The turtleneck is from H&M years ago," admits Yoe. "I sewed in snaps to make it a one-piece." She tops it with a Katie Gallagher jacket from Seven New York.

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    Talonlike Bijules NYC nail rings from Oak and an Alexis Bittar gold scaled cuff and angular ring add edge to Yoe's outfit.

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    Yoe bought this Abbi leopard-print bag at a Seventh House PR sample sale.

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    Yoe pairs tiger-print Look from London tights, bought at Trash and Vaudeville, with equally fierce Jeffrey Campbell wedges.

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    Though hair stylist Alan George (braziliankeratinnyc.com) cuts Yoe's hair, it's Amalia Moscoso (amaliamoscoso.com) who dyes it her signature fire-engine-red color. "The lips are compliments of my fab makeup artist and friend, Eduardo Martinez," Yoe notes of her matching pucker, which is done up in Nars Jungle Red lipstick and Bloodwork gloss.

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    Yoe refers to her Katie Gallagher patent-leather jacket and textured tights as her "lady-in-red ensemble."

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    This boxy chain-strap bag is another Katie Gallagher design, while the three-finger ring is the work of Bijules NYC.

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    Irregular Choice metallic red booties add sparkle to a monochromatic look.

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    "This beaded red-and-black fringe necklace is in fact an earring I personally design and sell," explains Yoe of her unique accessory.

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    Silk leopard-and-lace scarf, $38, at shockboutique.com

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    Nine West Trixxy lace-up booties, $65, at ninewest.com

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    Mark What a Stud mini bag, $20, at meetmark.com

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    Aqua origami dress, $88, at Bloomingdale's, 504 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (212-729-5900, bloomingdales.com)

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    Zara pointed pumps, $89, at Zara, 580 Broadway at Prince St (212-343-1725, zara.com)

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    Golden Pony strong shoulder dress, $37, at shopgoldenpony.com

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    Motel Nina dress, $65, at shopakira.com

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    Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur couture lipstick, $30, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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    Motel Erica dress, $63, at motelrocks.com

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    Senso Diffusion Wilma platform booties, $180 (normally $200), at singer22.com. Use the code "TONY10" to receive this discount through Feb 9.

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    Leopard chain-strap handbag, $30, at shockboutique.com

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    Zara basic leather belt, $40, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com

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    Hailey Logan draped one-shoulder dress, $79, at dillards.com

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    Sam Edelman Yalene studded ankle boots, $214, at karmaloop.com

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    Lauren G Adams enamel moon-shapes necklace, $147, similar styles available at overstock.com

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"I went for a gothic Lolita look here with my Felder Felder dark-but-playful dress," says Yoe, who pairs it with stockings she scored in Iceland.

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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