Badass Babe of the Week: Allison Irving

Allison is a teacher's assistant with a degree in Early Childhood Care. She is working towards eventually having a daycare classroom of her own for age 12-18 months or 18 months- 2.9 years because everything is new and exciting to them and they keep you on your toes. Ally is also a Cosplay Queen who is constantly posting photos of her adaptations of characters- especially Once Upon a Time/ Disney. Her other favorite fandoms include Pokémon, Labyrinth, Full Metal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, Legend of Zelda, Inuyasha, Harry Potter, Firefly, and Mario. She really enjoys a well thought out villain. She also loves metal and classic rock (hell yeah).

Allison is one of the most endearing girls I have ever met. She has one of those completely bubbling, shining personalities that makes you feel good just to be around. One of the beauties of owning a small business is getting to know your customers, especially the repeat ones. I love every time she posts a new cosplay photo because I know how into character she gets. Her Elsa photoshoot is still one of my favorites because her free style (or as we call them "vogue") poses were so uniquely hers and dynamic and really how Elsa would act if she were captured in a photo studio in Manhattan. I cannot wait for the day that I hear she opens her own daycare where both the children and the teachers are encouraged to dress in cosplay to enhance their creativity during their developmental years instead of stifling it.

Thank you Allison for being the sweetest Badass Customer Babe of the Week, helping me out at NYCC, and always being ultra enthusiastic of my designs for your dresses!