Fashion Stylist, On-Camera Host & Founder of Life, Styled.
After spending 12 years in fashion-centric New York City, Alison recently moved to the suburbs, a mere five minutes from where she grew up in Westfield, NJ. A life-long lover of all things fashion, Alison was initiated into the world of glitz by one grandmother (the one who added gold bows to all of her shirts…) and the world of glamour by the other (the one who wore couture suits to brunch…at the beach house…). As a child she played “jewelry store” for hours on end, teaching all of her “customers” what went with what. And although she graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English and started her career in luxury goods public relations & event planning, Alison always knew exactly what she wanted to do.
So over the years, she began helping people dress for parties and job interviews, and then started styling the look of those parties…as well as engagement rings, photo-shoots, and everything in-between. Soon, a full-blown fashion styling career had evolved, and Alison soon focused her efforts on styling complete wardrobes, event-specific looks, editorials and more. She founded the full-service styling company Life, Styled., and has been tapped as a style consultant to accessories companies, acts as an image consultant to everyone from industry personalities to rock bands, and has produced, styled & hosted fashion and charity events.
Alison spent two years writing the fashion column for the popular online magazine Running With Heels, and as a guest writer, Alison has covered NY Fashion Week for SecondCityStyle.com and trend reporting for WhatsWear.com. She has frequently been featured as the style expert on "Paltalk Presents: The Diana Falzone Show" & Cosmo Magazine's Sirius Satellite radio show "Cosmolicious," has appeared on FoxNews.com as an engagement ring stylist & pop culture expert, and has hosted promotional videos for Charles David Shoes as their NYC brand embassador. Also as an on-camera personality, Alison was the host of "Finish Me Off!" a make-over show on SheZoom.com and the co-host of the online talk-show "The Alison-Paul Show." In 2012, Alison started acting as the face of the fashion styling course at QC Style Academy, an online creative college, and can be seen in all of the course's instructional videos.
In 2008 Alison co-launched StyleWhipped.com, an online magazine for everything fashion, style, social scene, and culture in NYC, and quickly gained a dedicated readership. Relaunching in 2015 after a brief hiatus, Stylewhipped will now focus solely on fashion and beauty, with Alison remaining at the helm as EIC along with a new Managing Beauty Editor and some super-talented guest writers.
Alison is currently loving her big new house in NJ, where she lives with her amazing boyfriend Matthew (for whom she wears a tiny "M" around her neck), and incredibly spoiled shihtzu Lucy. At 4'11", Alison has been known to always (um, ALWAYS) have on 6-inch heels, loves insanely large sunglasses (even when it isn't so sunny...), and takes way too many pictures of her beautiful baby niece Everly Angel and Matthew's spectacular twins Jordan & Jayden.
You can follow Alison & Stylewhipped on Twitter at @stylewhipped, and on Instagram at ALISONSTYLEWHIPPED.
If you'd like to contact Alison about Stylewhipped or any styling needs, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Stephen Ciuccoli / Make-up: Holly Corsano