Mar 28, 2019
Jennifer welcomes to the podcast costume designer, fashion guru, and proud mother of three, Allyson Fanger. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Allyson became obsessed with fashion and design at a young age. By age six, she was creating alternative creative outfits for her Barbie dolls out of any fabric scraps she scavenged from her mother’s sewing table. After getting her education and traveling to Southeast Asia, Allyson returned home to Minnesota where she began a career as a commercial stylist. With a few commercials under her belt, she headed West to Los Angeles and never looked back.
While in Los Angeles, Allyson merged her love of fashion and design with a natural talent for understanding character to build the foundation of a successful career in costume design. She is best known for her work on the popular Netflix series, Grace & Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Her other television credits include, The Fix, Nobodies, Hollywood Heights, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Melissa & Joey, and the feature film, Fun Mom Dinner. Now a three-time Emmy Nominee and three-time Costume Designers Guild Nominee, Allyson still considers her greatest achievement to be mothering her three entirely gorgeous daughters.
In this episode, Allyson talks openly about embracing motherhood and the joy of raising three daughters. As a working mother, Allyson talks about the importance of finding a harmony between work and family. Allyson has always made her children top priority and lets them know that on a daily basis. As Allyson puts it, she has truly immersed herself in ‘mom life.’ Allyson provides an inside look at her role as a costume designer, including how she manages to bring characters to life through the magic of wardrobe. Jennifer and Allyson share stories of raising their children and the joys that come from motherhood. Finally, Allyson talks about the incredible experience and memories she made while traveling the world with her family.
Full show notes: https://milfpodcast.com/40