Women of Inspiration
A Passion for Fashion
Kristine Van Allen: A Passion for Fashion
When Kristine Van Allen opened her women's fashion boutique and pop-up venture, KVA Collections, she knew she was taking a leap of faith. It was 2010, and she was at a career crossroads. "At that point, I was working for the direct sales company Optionelle full-time, and when they closed, I started to think seriously about starting my own business," she explains. "It was a financial risk. There's always the question: if you build it, will they come?"