Vanessa was born and raised in San Jose, California, before moving south to get her film degree at San Diego State University. In 2005, Vanessa went to work as a wardrobe stylist for prime time television series such as Fashion House, American Heiress and The Ex List with the likes of Bo Derek, Morgan Fairchild, Tipi Hedren, Joe Manganiello, Mini Anden and Annalynne McCord. Her most recent project is The Last Ship with Eric Dane and Rhona Mitra.
These days Vanessa is the number one catalogue stylist in San Diego. She is the head stylist for San Diego Hat Company, Femme de Cupcakes, and Rangoni Footwear.
Vanessa also styles for film, editorials and commercials, as well as private clients. In addition, Vanessa is a fashion writer for various publications, including her own acclaimed fashion blog, V-Style.
Vanessa has been a fashion expert on Wealth TV, Fox 5, San Diego Living and The E! Channel.