Tell me about yourself.
VG: I’m Valerie Gelin but everyone calls me Vicky J. I am twenty-five years old, born & raised in New York but currently living in the Atlanta area. I am the proud owner of Tomboy & Heels.
When did you decide that you wanted to be a wardrobe consultant?
VG: After gaining 7 years of experience at Nordstrom as a personal stylist, my styling knowledge and expertise gradually grew throughout the years; which led to a career choice of becoming a proud consultant owner of Tomboy & Heels.
How long have you been styling?
VG: I have been styling for 11 years, but truth be told, styling is a talent that has been embedded in me since I was a child.
Explain what 'Tomboy & Heels' is to the readers.
VG: The whole concept behind Tomboy & Heels is based on my life. I played just like boys would. I would get down and dirty and dress like a boy as well.. Until the age of 16 when I became girly. So I integrated both my tomboy and girly ways to form my alter ego, Tomboy & Heels.
“I like being a women, even in a mans world. After all, men cant wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.” -Whitney Houston
How would you describe your personal style?
VG: My style is androgynous with a mixture of inner fierceness.
We've been following each other for a long time and you consistently post dope outfits. How do you decide what to wear in the morning?
VG: After my closet is a total tornado from being so indecisive, I’ll chose heels or sneakers then go on from there depending on my mood for the day.
What is your earliest fashion memory?
VG: My earliest fashion memory started during my childhood. I used to organize mini fashion shows for my family and friends, which I styled. While time progressed I started to have a passion for fashion.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
VG: I see myself in London taking on any task that God throws my way. I also see myself starting a unisex clothing line (the name is still in the works) following the opening of my own boutique store that will carry several of street wear brands.
Follow Valerie's Instagram: @Pretty_Vick