I’m a fashion designer, a lover of handmade things, a girl who tends to obsess over clothing, hair and makeup, and food! Originally born and bred in the Midwest, I have since moved further out West with my husband Jedidiah, and we are having the best time hiking and enjoying the breathtaking scenery here. I never knew how wonderful living near the mountains could be, as I have previously lived my whole life in Iowa (and Chicago for a couple of those years).
I love all of the seasons, but autumn is by far my favorite! I adore the 1960’s, Hayley Mills, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Françoise Hardy, Britt Ekland and all those other gorgeous vintage gals. I would say my style is sort of a modern classic version of the ‘60s. I still read Nancy Drew books, even though I am considered much too old for children’s literature!
I simply adore Swedish design and especially love the idea of incorporating Swedish with vintage design. Maybe my obsession stems from my Swedish heritage (on my mom’s side), but they just really know how to do it right! Since moving to a house (although we are still renting) I have had plans to redecorate our home. I’m still in the planning stages, but repainting everything WHITE is on the top of my list! If you love Swedish/vintage design and have ideas or know of awesome blogs that fit into this category, feel free to send me a note!
I have my own clothing line called Anna Allen Clothing and I make all of my designs myself by hand. Soon I will make available my own sewing patterns for sale to other home sewers. Sewing your own clothing is such a fun and creative process. I cannot wait to be able to share my designs with you!
Finally, always feel free to email or comment! I changed my comment settings so I can reply directly to you, so it’s a lot easier for me to reply now. I LOVE comments! Also, I spend a lot of time over on Instagram, so head on over there if you are curious what I am up to!
Thank you for stopping by!