Today I had my last magazine interview with Megan Arterberry writer for North County Woman Magazine, yes my last. I am retiring from bridal gown designing and will move on. What am I going to do? Is what Megan ask me. I am going back to school to get another degree in BSHS/MA in Psychology and Concealing in MFT. I will be working with families and children in MFT therapy. My goal is to work with needed people here in America and all over the world. I have a few years to go, but will post my work on the Blog.
I have mentor students for 16 years and that was the best part of my job. Dana Dixon was my last intern from Palomar College Fashion Department, she is a amazing student and she is a person that will go very far in life. I will be posting her card she wrote me later on the next Blog.
I will continue to mentor students through my Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Blog. The web. site will remain up and the last bridal collection called Vintage Chic, which I designed back in 2009. It took a while for buyers to get use to Vintage Style Bridal Gowns, but I am glad you all finally caught up, I am talking about the store lead buyers for department stores and boutiques, which I have to say, the buyers in New York laughed at my Vintage Bridal Collection in 2010, Allyson your crazy no one wants a Vintage style gown, I do remember one buyer at the New York Couture show said to me.
Yes I was hurt, but, I am use to being rejected, in this business, you just keep designing students because its a part of your heart and your heart tells you the future. And like I always say to fashion students, even a textile wants to be something….
Thank You to all the brides I have designed gowns for in the last 16 years, I love you all.
And most of all, I want to thank Amir my darling husband, for giving me your love and support and your magic.
Gene Nocon my mentor and friend and my father who saw life as a adventure.
Amir 1960 to 2006
Gene Nocon 1946 to 2011
Jack Simon 1921 to 2010
I posted a few pictures of the Allyson Simone Bridal Collections for Megan Arterberry – Writer to take off the Blog and use the Pictures for her assignment.
Please help yourself Magan and Thank You for such a lovely interview and it was nice to meet Brittany Blain Event/Wedding Director.
All the photos are from different Photographers and Magazines:
Luna Photo – Diana Konrad – Brett Rose – Ceremony Magazine – San Diego Style Weddings – LA Fashion Magazine – Gene Nocon – Player Magazine in Las Vegas – Town and Country – Modern Bride – KUSI News – Style Me Pretty – 100 layer Cake – Manhatten Brides – Kitano Show – Celebrity Style Weddings – Waldrof Astoria Couture Show – Wedding Channel – The Knot – Union Tribune – San Diego Downtown News, Perfect Wedding Guide – Wedding Belles – Instyle Weddings – and so many more…….
Which Ever Picture You Take Please Credit The Photographers Work, Thank You to all the Fashion Media, if it was not for Media my work would have not been published, Thank You so much.