When you first meet Alison, you’re immediately struck by her huge smile and the way she greets everyone like an old friend. It’s actually impossible not to feel like she’s your friend when she starts recommending pieces for you based on what she’s currently loving and what she thinks would look ah-mazing on you. Naturally she’s right. Somewhere between working on a Master’s degree at NYU and being part of the Union Square Journelle team, Alison travels pretty much everywhere (last seen in one of our favorite Southern cities, Charleston, South Carolina), climbs waterfalls in Togo and has become one of the go-to girls when it comes to suspender + garter wisdom. Yep, she’s a Journelle through + through.