Valerie Frangie Chats to The Idle Man

We chat to fashion blogger and YouTuber Valerie Frangie about music, social music and men’s style.

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In the Best Of The Web we bring you the most stylish men and women from around the world, asking them questions on everything from music, TV shows, dating, and fashion. We’ve chatted to people from a range of professions, gathering their tips to help you look your best. This week we’re with fashion blogger and YouTuber Valerie Frangie.

Valerie admits she comes from a family that loves fashion, so it’s no wonder she’s taken up a career in it. Her self titled blog offers articles brands, outfit ideas and style inspiration. On top of that she’s started her own online store, selling her signature items to her loyal fans.

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How’s your year? Any major highlights?

2015 was a great year for me! I did a lot of interesting new projects, like launching my own clothing line which was one of my goals for the year, and it’s finally available on my website. I also did some great conferences for L’OREAL, it was my first time doing a conference and the feeling was amazing.

Doing tutorials and videos to start my YouTube channel was also great and I did a lot of styling too. I got the opportunity to work with a lot of great people like Latin Grammy winner Mariana Vega,  fitness guru Sascha Barboza, we worked together for her latest book, and my favourite girl radio and TV host Erika De La Vega. 

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What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

Love Yourself from Justin Bieber.

What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?

There are so many important elements for me, but shoes are a major must! Shoes can tell you so much about a guy’s style and personality.

1 tip to grow your Instagram account

It’s very important to know what your followers are expecting from you so you can cater to them. You need to get them used to expecting something specific from you so can attract more followers that are looking for what you have in your account.

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What fashion advice do you have for a man?

My fashion advice for guys would be to reflect your personality in your outfits, stay true to who you are and what you like. If you try too hard to have a certain style that doesn’t represent you, the result is very bad, you can look like you’re wearing a costume or trying to imitate someone.

What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

I can’t pick one! White loafers and sandals… those are the two main things I hate on guys.

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Worst dating experience you’ve had?

It was our first date and he said very casually and securely “I don’t use shampoo ever, and I use soap every three to five days”. That was it… first and last.

Any major plans for 2016?

So many plans for this year! I want my clothing line to grow and I want to start a menswear line. Also, I want to keep growing on my social media, and styling is always a big part of my plans.

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

David Beckham, he always makes a great job when it comes to fashion. His looks are always on point.

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