During the Cold War nurturing grandmothers would knit the children warm mittens, hats and scarves. With their cozy homemade gifts, traditional leather satchels and saddle shoes, the children walked themselves to school. The ridged society of that time period continued to maintain the stone demeanor, although a spark, a fire, a spunk was interwoven among that young generation. This is the platform by which Alba Prat has designed a line of straight laced suits adorned with hyper color called Neon Old School. The message taps into this historic moment whereas, “The collection shows the tension between the controlled, very correct behavior of children at school and their conflicting inner rebellious character.”

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.