About

Hello there!

My name is Alison and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm a lawyer by profession but in my spare time, I find myself preoccupied with my other "passions" in life: makeup, shopping/fashion, and food. Since I do prefer to keep my work and personal life private, alison*elle has become a means for me to document these more frivolous pursuits.

I founded this blog in 2010 as a creative escape from the academic rigours of law school. However, what started as a way for me to document my nail polish collection soon became a space that incorporated my favourite elements of blogging into one place, from product reviews and outfit posts to my life as a Vancouverite and the new restaurants and places I discover here. After all, I have always been that go-to in my friend circle for advice and recommendations. So now just think of me as your own online friend and resource!


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