Sharing Genes was born in July 2015, weeks after Ally’s graduation from Providence College, when her New York summer fashion experience would be put on hold for just another year. After two inspiring summers with Zac Posen and Suno NY, as well as countless hours preparing for and attending NYFW, Ally had to find another outlet for her love of fashion while she spent the next year studying for her MBA. Upon graduation in 2016, Ally began working for design house Kaufman Franco, and has been there ever since, working in sales, merchandising and public relations.
In building this blog, Ally resulted back to her original mentor, her mother, Beth. The one that taught her that navy is a devil to match, white shoes will always be heinous, and the “sometimes, always, never” trick for buttoning blazers. Although much of her knowledge can be traced back to her mother and grandmother’s roots deep in Manhattan, Beth has also developed a keen sense of style from years in the retail industry at J. Crew.
Sharing Genes represents a collaboration between a mother and daughter who not only share genetic material, but also their jean wardrobe (skinny jeans.. not so much!). Beth and Ally hope you learn from their mistakes and share in their successes. They hope you join the family where the steamer is always hot, boys clothes aren’t off limits, and a well dressed day is a success for us all!