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Alabakov designer Stephanie Carello

# 93 Floral Jacquard cupcake skirt $180

During fashion week I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful Melbourne based designers. It got me thinking about how great it would be to showcase some of the emerging talent we have here that may not be on the catwalk but is worthy of a mention.

So here I present to you the first in Lady Melbourne's Designer Series- Alabakov.
I spotted designer Stephanie Carello at a party wearing her cupcake skirt featured above and knew that I a/ had to talk to her and b/had to have the skirt.

Stephanie creates a capsule collection, releasing it on her website in the first week of each month. Once it is sold out, it's sold out, but it's a creative way for an emerging designer to get their stuff out there while keeping costs down.

Lady Melbourne readers are getting a sneak peak at her October and November collections as well that I predict will be sold out the minute they are up. If you want first dibs Stephanie recommends subscribing to her mailing list as members emailed the moment the collection is up.

You heard it here first!


What were you like as a child? Quiet and reserved.

If you could be in any music video, what would it be? Hmmm...Fat Boy Slim, Praise You.

Whats on your bedroom/work room walls? Sketches and images of Emma Watson. I adore her!

Did you always want to be a designer? Yes, born to be one!

Whats your favourite perfume? Dolce an Gabanna light blue

Do you remember the first piece of clothing you ever designed or made? A skirt for my Barbie to match a skirt I had!

Chocolate or vanilla? Are you crazy....chocolate!

Whats your earliest memory? Barbie coming to my birthday...

What do you hope for the label? That I can reach people who love to make fashion their own. To see my stuff down the catwalk will be an awesome experience

If I wasn't a designer I'd be.... a lawyer! Haha... That's why I'm a designer!!


If you would like to be featured in Lady Melbourne's Designer series simply send me an email to with photographs of your collection, a link to your website or online store and a brief bio.



heartofpearl ♡ said...

wow gorgeous desings and colours! i lv that cupcake skirt paired with pearls n top! the designer is so gorgeous too!

thanks for doing this, its always more interesting to find out more on Melbourne based desiners! x

Ms. B said...

Lovely designs and the designer is gorgeous herself!!!

Poppy said...

Wow, these designs are amazing, I especially love the cupcake skirt!

lulki said...

wow it all looks amazing!! cant wait for the next collection! xxx

peacetoall said...

Love the idea of a Melbourne designer series. The cupcake skirt is so adorable. How talented is she!

Miss Madeline said...

Wow! Great shapes, I love the cupcake skirt!

Anonymous said...

Heyyy she's like me in.. uh 5 or so years! Well more like I want to be her in 5 or less years. And being a Macrobian I also want to be a lawyer if not a designer.

The cupcake skirt is lovely.


Anonymous said...

And I wouldn't mind being featured either. Maybe I will send an email through!


FashionAddict said...

Beautiful! And if I wasn't a lawyer, I'd want to be an interior designer, LOL :)

Darrah said...

Wow, no wonder why you're always dressed in adorable clothing! You have the ingredients right in your backyard!

Rosie Unknown said...

Ok, I officially love this new series! great post!

beckyxoxo said...

wow love them ! great post ! :D

Fezinha said...

This is so great when you know exactly what you want to do when you're still a child. Though I like fashion, I'm a terrible drawer.

Love your blog, and i know that even if some brazilian girls don't comment here, they follow you every day =)

Tink in My Closet said...

She's an extremely talented designer.. I just adore the cupcake skirtx

Anonymous said...

I have that fabric! The Cupcake Skirt fabric, I mean. It was love at first sight. We're still together. I can't bear to cut it up to make anything from it.