allison turnley


personal attributes

Creative; Determined; Brave; Effective; Bold; Hardworking; Patient; Driven; Innovative; Persistent; Detailed.

work experience

2015 Allison relocates to the UK, and opens Wardrobe Works allowing her to continue to offer both training and styling to new markets both in the UK and East Africa through her Academy and Studio.

2014 Currently completing her degree in cultural and visual anthropology, Allison plans to combine her flair for fashion, costume and style with her passion for people to launch a specialized new advisory and consulting service. Aimed at film producers, agencies, marketers and brand managers seeking to ensure they factor in current global social and cultural sensitivities that also harness local style trends to successfully reach aspirational new segments in emerging markets.

2011 The Wardrobe Academy successfully launches their Fashion Retail & Personal Stylist course to meet the growing demand in fashion retail for in-house, residential training.

2009 Allison and her business partner, Alice Dunkley, open The Wardrobe Academy. Initially based in Cape Town. Allison’s Introduction to Fashion Styling quickly grows in popularity with students attending from as far afield as the UK, Nigeria and Kenya.

2008 Allison teamed up with Alice Dunkley at The Wardrobe Studio to meet the growing demand for personal stylists for men. Her optimism has been rewarded as reflected in an ever-growing A-list of local and international male clients and Corporates.

1994 Allison moves from a successful career in Fashion Retail to become a Wardrobe Stylist in the Film and Stills industry.