Greetings everyone, I’m Alison!I was born and raised in Connecticut – the tiny little box of a state right next door to New York.“Extravagant”,“innovative”,“weird”,“fun” and “colorful”are just a few words that have been used to describe me, so I decided to sample a taste of west coast fashion in 2006. That’s when I traveled across the country to study fashion design atFIDMin Los Angeles, where I lived for four amazing years. Once I graduated I rapidly began to grow my network while coordinating fashion shows, interning with theMargaret Maldonado Agency, as well as working closely with many PR firms, showrooms, designers and other industry professionals.
I have been a fashion stylist and designer since 2009, although I should note that currently my work as a designer is used for photoshoots, artistic purposes, custom made pieces for my own wardrobe, as well as for others by request. My decision to expand my work as a stylist and designer, by incorporating in-depth articles was prompted by my passion for writing, which began when I was 6 years old; I enjoyed re-creating my own versions of short stories and fairytales.
The name for my site, “Cloudsugar Style”, was originally part of an inside jokeformed between me and one particular friend. Inspired by nature, shape, texture, materials and colors, I focus primarily on self expression, aesthetics and movement. Clouds in the sky are the only place where I have the ability to watch a couture gown slowly evolve into the Eiffel Tower, and then gradually assume the shape of a swan all in less than 30 minutes. Moreover, at the end of the day they morph into a natural display of beautiful color combinations.
While I have wardrobed a mixed bag of models, celebrities, and public figures, everything I piece together comes from my own inspirations, and self-expression, ultimately telling a dynamic and compelling story.