"Valerie is the model of a good entrepreneur. She is that rare combination of someone with good business sense, creative thinking, ambition, focus and lots of positive energy. She throws herself into new projects and designing new products. She develops fresh marketing strategies and never stops thinking of contemporary ideas or how to improve on existing programs. She is busy with her boutique, but still takes the time to give back to the community.
I first met Valerie at Community Helping Schools, one of the charity boards with which I am involved. She had several students from the University of Hawaii who were interning with her at her boutique in the Ala Moana Shopping Center and they chose Community Helping Schools (CHS) as their charity group. Valerie and her interns put on a fashion show for the benefit of CHS and the event was a tremendous success. She and her young ladies did such a fabulous job, we asked Valerie to join our CHS Board. Her yearly fashion show continues to be our most prosperous fundraiser.
It is such a pleasure knowing Valerie. Her enthusiasm is wonderfully contagious. She is truly an inspiration to young women everywhere."
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Vice President, Sales
"Valerie is an exceptional business woman and mentor to many. She possesses panache, kindness, grace and passion. Her positive attitude is infectious and her eye for detail exceptional. I have had many encounters with Valerie in both business partnerships and events. She is one woman whom I trust and admire. One of the amazing qualities that Valerie possesses is her eye for styling and making women feel confident and professional. Valerie is a role-model for all women and she is creative, innovative and not afraid to take risks. Her social media branding and positioning is one of the best in retail."
Pacific Edge Magazine
Las Vegas Bound Magazine
"Valerie Joseph is an inspiring and creative business owner of POSHd with an extraordinary ability to inspire and motivate clients with her infectious energy and passion for life. She is a great mentor, inspires women, and shares her keen sense of wardrobe styling to bring the best out of her customers. She challenges women to step out of their comfort zone and dress for success.
Valerie's proactive community-mindedness in projects like "Small Business Saturday" and monumental efforts in community projects also is admirable."
"It has been such a treasure to know and work with Valerie Joseph -Hawaii’s very own Fashionista! She exemplifies all that women throughout the generations aspire to be. Her kind heart, generosity, live out loud and empowered personality is nothing but infectious. gathering women for the purpose of educating & equipping them to look and feel confident has been her agenda. Her spirit shouts limitless possibilities!
Valerie has allowed me to see beyond my personal sphere and has inspired to be more driven, taking risks, and to invest in my personal dreams. She has literally brought color into my life!"
"With the variety of events that I attend all year long from my own shows, press appearances, Galas and business panels, I know I can always count on Valerie Joseph for her on point styling advice & unique options to wear from her boutique Poshd. She celebrates being a woman at every stage of life most recently helping me look fresh and put together during this pregnancy."
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Winning
"Valerie is not just an entrepreneur and a stylist she is a friend and life guide. Utilizing her skills, passion and expertise she has inspired and encouraged me to pursue my dreams, goals and to do it in style. When you feel good you also look good and she is a key component in helping me find my sense of style and purpose."
Lilikoi Ladies LLC
"Valerie is known as an “expert life-stylist,” which I would say is the perfect description of what she does. She not only helps style people, but she helps to shape their lives. Valerie has personally helped me with styles from every-day life to extravagant events such as the GRAMMYs. I am always confident that she will make me look and feel fabulous in my own skin. Valerie has also been a role model and mentor in my life since the day I met her. I admire her passion to give back to the community and the positive energy she puts into everything she pursues. As a business owner, Valerie is driven and hard-working. She is a strong and independent leader, but also collaborates with her POSHd/Valerie Joseph team effectively. She is also an extremely good friend and has supported me in every major life-decision I have made in all my years of knowing her. I seek guidance from Valerie both professionally and personally and trust her 200%."
"It has been an absolute blessing to be able to witness and experience Valerie Joseph’s gift and passion for helping women build confidence through fashion. Her energy and love of what she does is contagious and you can’t help but want to learn more from her each time she reveals something new. Not only have I learned so much from her about fashion, but also about perseverance and that even when you think you’ve poured your whole heart into something, that there is always more you can give."
Executive Director Miss Hawaii Jr, High School, Collegiate America pageant
"Valerie Joseph Miao has been an amazing wardrobe stylist, with her outstanding expertise & knowledge she became FAMES Hawaii's top presenter of how to Empower your Style."
Joni B Redick-Yundt
CEO/Founder of FAMES Hawaii,
502(c)3 non-profit Organization
Owner & Executive Director of Miss Paradise Hawaii, Miss Oahu & Waikiki Scholarship Pageant