alimackin@gmail.com

Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

Posts by this author:

Gucci Fall 2019 A Gleeful Celebration With a Dark Foreboding Message

I think most people will agree we are living in trying times. Albeit, trying times that on the surface appear to be a paradox. We are told here in the U.S that the economy is booming, really? The only people who believe this are the government and the media. Speak to anyone on the ground and they say otherwise

Share:

Pre-loved Shopping in Brooklyn With My Parisian Niece

I sometimes feel like the super young generation is more “woke” then the rest of us. And I also feel like young people abroad are a bit more woke then their American counter-parts. Though sadly it seems instead of marching against climate change en

Share:

Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2019 For Lookbook Friday

Classic, clean, sporty are three words that come to mind when thinking of Polo by Ralph Lauren. And these elements are indeed the essential corner stones of the collection, however, there is also a free-spirited youthfulness and a freshness to the collection that breaths new life into the traditional fashion house.

Share:

Zara Leopard Print Blazer For Memorial Day Weekend

This past Memorial Day weekend was fun and relaxing. On Memorial Day itself I generally do not do too much and I certainly do not shop. This holiday is a day of remembrance and giving thanks to those that served.

Share:

DOEN Summer 2019 For Lookbook Friday

My regular readers know that I have been speaking as of late on the impact that our purchases have on the environment. For anyone who read Monday’s post knows that even buying high higher is fraught with ethical conflicts. It can seem over whelming and daunting

Share:

Consumer Burnout, Exploitation and the Dark Side of That Glowing Complexion.

Today’s post is not for the faint of heart. It seems we are living in a never ending cycle of bad news, corruption and exploitation. It can be easy and tempting to tune out. On the whole the U.S and…

Share:

Marni Pre-Fall 2019 For Lookbook Friday

Like a menagerie with a wild untamed allure and an underlying touch of darkness Marni’s collection for Pre-Fall 2019 is artfully unrestrained. Military influences can be seen but they are tempered by a free spirited sense of abandon and primordial…

Share:

A Pre-Loved OOTD Spring 2019

laid blazers are still trending so when I saw this one at a thrift store at a whopping $12.99 I snatched it up. I was shopping in an over-sized thrift store in the basement of a large flea market somewhere on Long Island.

Share:

Each X Other Resort 2019 For Lookbook Friday

Each x Other aims to combine art and fashion in to wearable garments that offer impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics with a street style aesthetic. And the resort collection for 2019 brings this mindset full circle while adding touches of…

Share:

The Baugette Bag, a 90’s It Girl Piece We All Need To …

Fanny packs and dad sneakers, two of the ugliest non-fashion statement making pieces became the go-to items the last couple seasons for any self-respecting fashionista who wanted up her chic factor. If anyone had told me five years ago said…

Share:

Zimmerman Spring/Summer 2019 for Lookbook Friday

Zimmermann is a favorite of mine. I am on a mission to one day own a Zimmerman garment. The uber feminine aesthetic and impeccable craftsmanship with luxurious fabrics, and delicate detailing is just irresistible.

Share:

Looking for Something?