Abbey begins her resume with a quote from Walt Disney, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
So wanting to reshape the fashion world into an industry that makes women feel empowered instead of giving them negative body images, fits the bill for impossible.
Abbey's line, Parodi Designs, is for not for a particular type of woman. It is for all women who are confident in themselves and who want to be bold, sexy and proud. Abbey believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful.
She describes her design aesthetic as somewhere between an artsy woman who lives in a big city, and women of every age, race and body type feeling comfortable in what they are wearing.
"It's about looking beautiful but always having an element of edge," she says.
Much of the eveningwear Abbey creates can verge on costume because of exaggerated silhouettes and weird fabrics she uses. See Sarah Jessica Parker's 2015 Met Gala look below as an excellent example.
"I shop in the upholstery section for vinyl, fake leathers and furs. Most recently people say my designs look like they belong in the romantic era."
Abbey says her Winter 2016 collection, Cosmos, will be very different from previous work. Expect to see bright colors and organic lines.
She is presenting her mini streetwear collection inspired by the stars at Fashion Gala Events 2nd Annual Fashion Show on Nov. 11. It is the second collection she is showing this season.
A month later, Abbey will graduate with a degree in textile and fashion design from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She tells me her small graduating class of seven operates as a team by offering friendly advice on each other's designs.
Abbey is grateful for the opportunity to receive her education close to family and friends.
"I am so lucky to have their love and support," she says. " I am so grateful for my mom and sister being so supportive of me following my dream."