Hiii! :) I’m Alanna Doherty and I started my blog in the Spring of 2015 to share my love for style and hair! Most importantly, I wanted to give myself the opportunity to define my own standards of beauty. After modeling for a few years in Barbados, I started to conform to the western definitions of beauty, which were expected during bookings, and lost an unhealthy amount of weight. During my recovery, I knew that the only way for me to hold on to my love of fashion and to strive to be healthy and confident in my body was to create a platform where I made the rules.
I’m a graduate of Rutgers University – New Brunswick, where I studied Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Digital Communication, Information and Media. I grew up in Barbados after moving from New Jersey when I was 5 years old and lived there with my parents and my two siblings until I moved back to New Jersey for my senior year of high school. After Rutgers, my plan is to go to graduate school to study Marketing and/or PR and eventually create my own company as an extension of my blog.
For my senior capstone project in my minor, I am creating another mini blog on AlannaNicolex.com, which will look at the ways in which social media platforms and blogs have altered the communication in the fashion industry and propelled the fast fashion revolution. To read it, hover over the “Fashion and Digital Community” tab in the menu!
Be fearlessly authentic.