“Style – all those who have it share one thing: originality.”
– Diana Vreeland
My passion for styling shines brightly in more places than you realize. I’ve shared my fashion sensibilities for achieving effortless chicness in media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, FabFitFun, Type F, and Examiner.com. You can see my work gracing celebrity shoulders like Jesse McCartney, Lauren Bowles, Arianny Celeste, Chelesea Kane, James Maslow, Oona Chaplin, Augie Duke, Lilian Garcia, Cody Longo and Brooklyn Jai at the Hollywood’s hottest red carpet events. My fashion visions have come to life in countless editorials (EnVie, Vogue Italia, Glamoholic, Bello, Pure Dope, Sexee, Fashion Couture, Luxxy, Coco, and Prysm Magazine), prints (Boostcase and Brittney Palmer’s yearly calendars, to name a few), music videos, buzz feed commercials, advertisement campaigns and independent films. Needless to say, I have the best job in the world.
Born and raised in New York, I credit my love for fashion to a city upbringing and kinship style icon, my grandmother. After graduating with a fashion merchandising and management degree, my career jumpstarted by working for Target (accomplishments included opening a flagship NY store and working with international designers), then designing for industry big names, such as Fragments, Coach and Talbots. Once I achieved in-house fashion experience, I made a rapidly successful transition to television and film. My skills and resourcefulness immediately led jobs on Mercy and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, where I had the opportunity to work with Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan.
Since relocating to Los Angeles, my work can be seen on Happily Divorced with Fran Drescher, In Time with Justin Timberlake, Kanye West’s World Throne Tour, X-Men First Class, New Girl, and much more. A member of both the Motion Picture Costumes Local 705 and Design Guild 892, I live in Toluca Lake with my husband, Justin, and two fashionable cats, Dolce and Ferragamo. When I’m not working, I continue to exercise devotion to my field by scouring the hottest trends all over Los Angeles and New York.
Throughout all of my fashion ventures, I’ve discovered one thing: Confidence is your best accessory.
NOTES FROM LAUREN: - Although I love the insight to Ali's NYC upbringing and grandmother, I feel like a quote about iconic style right off the bat says a lot more. I integrated the other sentence into the body of her bio. - I switched her bio to first person for consistency. Since her blog posts are in first person, it only makes sense for that perspective to stay in tact when readers click to find out more about her. - The New York Times coverage is a big deal, so I moved that to the front to immediately grab the reader's attention and establish credibility. - Basic copy editing and grammatical clean up (removing ampersands, switching up sentence varieties, etc.) - What kind of work did Ali do for Target? Might want to specify. - I removed any references to dates/years - we don't want to distract readers from the parts of her career that truly matter. - Unless it's absolutely necessary, I think it's smart to leave the costume assistant part out of the bio. I'd rather leave it vague to amp it up.