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It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure. - Coco Chanel -

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A friend of mine told me once that my company presentation needed to tell a story. Saying that Adriana Allen was an “independent, fashion company” might be appropriate for a medium or large business, but not for an artist. He advised me to tell MY story. I appreciated his idea, but never put it in practice as I find it extremely difficult to talk about myself. There is something about my creations, however, that I do need to share since I consider it a proof of the strength of mind over body, and the power of creation over everything else. Every item I create is a victory over an unforgiving disease that has the nasty habit of crippling and destroying…

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  • Born on April 23
  • Joined November 20, 2009

About

It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure. - Coco Chanel -

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A friend of mine told me once that my company presentation needed to tell a story. Saying that Adriana Allen was an “independent, fashion company” might be appropriate for a medium or large business, but not for an artist. He advised me to tell MY story. I appreciated his idea, but never put it in practice as I find it extremely difficult to talk about myself. There is something about my creations, however, that I do need to share since I consider it a proof of the strength of mind over body, and the power of creation over everything else. Every item I create is a victory over an unforgiving disease that has the nasty habit of crippling and destroying the joints it affects: arthritis. I have suffered from it for almost 30 years. It affected me at an age so young doctors did not dare diagnose it since it made no sense in a child. When it hit, it hit hard. I never gave into it. I decided to ignore it, which has not been easy since it had paralyzed me at one point in my life and now it is close to claiming my hands. Every piece I create reminds me of this fact, but the disease cannot stop me from doing what I love. And if you too like my work then it is worth the while.

You can visit my website at www.adrianaallen.com

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