Who is Alison?

This may be where I’m supposed to pour my heart and soul out to you, dear reader. The dreams I have long given up on, the aspirations that I still tragically cling to, what I ate last night. Well, I’m not that kind of girl, e-universe. I’m a little more practical than that, shall we say. Here’s what you really, really need to know about me (Alison Kelly, if the header and URL didn’t give it away already):

I love fashion. If I was more dramatic, I would say that “it’s my life.” The thing is, it’s not my life. I have a family I love, friends I adore, and I also enjoy eating, which leads to me exercising and not enjoying it. There’s a lot more to me, but those are the essentials. If you’re pressed for time and don’t have the opportunity to read the rest of my captivating story, those are the Cliff Notes. You’re ready to at least pass the test with a D-.

As for the rest of me, here’s my background. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and still live in the area. Yes, it’s hot here. I love it though, and a lot of that has to do with much of my family being around here. I come from a big family with three brothers and three sisters, as well as innumerable aunts, uncles, grandparents, and random people who probably would just show up at my house because they were hungry. We’re still close and that’s a big part of my life.

My mother is of Mexican heritage and my father’s family comes from England. Some would say that makes me “exotic”. I would say that showing that much interest in my heritage and acting as if I’m the result of some sort of multicultural science experiment designed to produce a “hot” girl is a little creepy. To each her own.

I said before that I love fashion, which is good because I’m a fashion journalist. I’ve written for magazines such as Vogue, Redbook, and websites like Polyvore.com. Right now, my main position is writing fashion columns for Emirates’ inflight magazine, but I continue to do freelance work for other publications and websites, so you’ll see me pop up everywhere from time to time as I keep moving forward in the industry.

My job requires me to travel a lot, which I have a real love/hate relationship with. I love being in other places, but kind of despise the act of actually getting there. Whoever comes up with the first device to be able to safely teleport human beings will have my gratitude. Actually, I don’t even care if it’s all that safe, if it saves me time and gets me to Paris without a terrible flight and a frisking from the TSA.

Thanks for coming to my blog! Come back often, I promise I don’t bite. And if I do, I promise I don’t have rabies.

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