Warm Autumn


Hat - Oasap // Playsuit - All Saints // Cropped Biker Jacket - All Saints // Clutch Bag - c/o My A La Mode // The Claw Necklace - c/o Aloha Helsinki // Jeffrey Campbell Boots - Office // Gold Rings - Romwe // Jade Ring - Vintage // Midi Rings - Aliexpress


It has to be said; before i say anything about my outfit, we have to talk about my envelope clutch. As you all know i am a bit of a DIY obsessor. I love making and customising my clothes & accessories but most of all i love finding new and exciting, quirky pieces to style in my looks. Being creative is important; whether it's styling clothes or making something, but most of all being unique. Being a fellow painter it's say to say i died a little inside when i seen these clutches on Etsy. Being a 'all things hippy' lover, i was drawn to the tie dye effect, that Alison paints by hand onto sheets of canvas. Every item is hand painted by herself and is truly a work of art. For me this envelope clutch is perfect for the autumn months and the warm colours i'd be styling it up with in my future outfits. It's a great design to clash patterns with. I've styled it with my silk printed All Saints jumpsuit, gold jewellery and Jeffrey Campbell Litas; which compliments the colour in the heel perfectly. Is it wrong to be in love with your own outfit ? ha.



About My A La Mode

How My A La Mode got started? 
I have always had a passion for unique one of a kind items that truly represent the person wearing them. I am a firm believer in being true to yourself and not conforming to the norm. I went to school for fashion design and after graduating I worked for a custom clothing company selling men and women's suits. I learned a lot about sales and it really challenged me daily. At the end of the day- a free spirited, lover of travel/bohemian wasn't meant to sell suits. So I took the leap of faith to pursue my own business and voile My A La Mode was born!

When did you launch the company?
I officially launched in february 2013, but really wasn't able to contribute and make it successful until I quit my other job, which I did July of 2013.

What is the biggest inspiration for your products?
I am constantly inspired!! I'll have dreams of new designs and immediately wake up to start the design process. I take a lot of inspiration from travel. Traveling and meeting new people from all walks of life is by far my number one passion. I rarely focus on current trends or am inspired by them, but sometimes I will see something "trendy" and it will inspire me to create something that ultimately looks completely different. I love using bright and vibrant colors!! I hand paint all of my items because I love to create my own patterns and i'm not limited to any one design.

Anything else you want people to know?
 I have huge plans for My A La Mode and I’m really passionate about making the world a better place. I’ve been very lucky to have traveled a lot and have done mission trips to some countries that really need help. My goal is to utilize My A La Mode to make life better for those that are less fortunate. As we grow I will expand production and hire artisans from countries with struggling economies. I will of course pay them for their work but additionally I want to give a portion of my proceeds back to the families of the people who support me there. This is something I’m really excited to do! Of course I want my business to be successful but if I can do that while also improving the life a person, a family or (hopefully) an entire community, it would complete my mission in business and life!

Interview with Allison Howington,
Designer & Owner of My A La Mode 


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12 comments:

  1. So in love with your jumpsuit it's gorge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl3b7dDBLpo
    S xx

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  2. Great outfit!
    I love your shoes!


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  3. Lovely outfit! The clutch is gorgeous and I love the autumnal colours of the playsuit! :)
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  4. I'm in love with this outfit! That playsuit make you look SO tall and slim that it is amazing! Perfect outfit and that clutch really is so quirky and cool! :)

    xoxo

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  5. You look amazing as usual !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  6. Hello from Spain: I like your outfit. Nice hat. We keep in touch.

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  7. Your look is awesome, as always! Loved the outfit, the accesories, the shoes... <3

    Claudia

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  8. You really rock that playsuit!

    The clutch is so cute.

    Hmm maybe...

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  9. This jumpsuit is SO fun, love the print!

    Xo, Hannah

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  10. Cool look <3 love it!
    xx

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Rachael Dobbins
North East fashion blogger with a boho edge.
Floral crown maker, Bumble bee lover, Hippy at heart.
Forever dreaming of the seventies
Any products which have been sent to me for reviewing purposes, will be clearly marked with c/o