Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Emergent Magazine

I was recently asked to do an interview with Emergent Magazine about alabakov.

Its very humbling and nice when magazines like this approach you. It shows that my hard work does actually get noticed!

Have a look at the interview here.....Im very happy!

Thanks Emergent xx

much love xx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Its released!

Ive been talking about it for SO long and now it has been released.

Head over to www.alabakov.com.au and check out the full S/S 10/11.

All piece handmade to order!

much love xx

Friday, October 8, 2010

Miu Miu who?

I know its meant to be top 5 friday but.......................

Miu Miu
Hideous collection.
What was she thinking?

much love xx

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lets skip autumn...

So I've made the decision to skip Autumn/Winter 2011 and prepare for a big Spring/Summer 11/12 collection.

A/W usually isnt a big selling season and for that reason I have decided not to proceed with it. I can do a lot more with S/S and therefore want to put more energy into it.

Although I'm yet to release 'Porcelain Lady' for this season, my brain is buzzing with ideas for S/S 11/12!

Just a sneak peak of where my inspiration is:

Cant wait to show you the progress!

much love xx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brownlow wrap up!

So the Brownlow has come and gone, and such a surprise it was this year!
I was very very impressed with most of the dresses and wanted to share my top 5 with you

Winner of the night:
Nadia Coppolino wearing Connie Simonetti

This dress ticked all the right boxes. It fit perfectly to her body and dropped in all the right places. The fabric was on trend and although completely hand beaded it wasn't too flashy. Her hair and makeup complemented the look and didn't age her. Its a perfect 'Black Tie' dress.

2nd Place:
Taylor Wilson wearing Baccini and Hill

Old school glamour always has a spot at 'Black Tie' events. The dress was proportionally correct and the minimal sequinned panel on the shoulders didn't overtake the look. The colour was on trend bringing the dress into a modern look. I do think her bag was far TOO big and looked out of place but minor details in an overall beautiful look. And a finger fringe may have been a better option!

3rd Place:
Kylie Brown in Lisa Ho

This dress is stunning. Very on trend and fashion forward with the colour and drape method. I'm not usually a fan of all things Lisa Ho, but this dress stood out as a winner for me. The colour matches Kylie's skin tone and the draped panels fell in the right places. The silhouette was feminine and didn't make her look like she was trying too hard.

4th Place:
Jesinta Campbell

Not a WAG in any sense. but a stunning dress. The emerald green was a standout on the Blue Carpet. Once again, fell in all the right place and didn't show too much skin. The ruffle was large and elegant. I would have gone for an 'up-do' hairstyle to show off the back of the dress, but that's a personal thing I guess!

5th Place:
Lauren O'Shannesey
(all photos courtesy of HeraldSun.com.au)

This dress was COMPLETELY overlooked which is such a pity. Her overall look was elegant and glamorous. The print was refreshing in a sea of solid colours. The purple/navy is a big trend coming thorough for next winter, but when the colours are used in a style such as this, it works. A big tick for hair and makeup too!

I did adore Ms Twigleys dress but think Aurelio Costarella has produced far better things then what she wore. The colour was a little off, but the hand pleated flowers along the hemline were stunning! Im sure she had a bit to say in the creation of the dress which is probably why it wasn't as beautiful as I hoped for!

Anyway, this is my wrap-up! What do you think? Was my top 5 your top 5?

much love

Monday, September 20, 2010

totally M.I.A

Life just happens, and when it does something has to give!
Unfortunately it always seems to be this blog.

I apologies and now I will start fresh...... again!!

I will be blogging 3-4 times a week.
Fridays will be my 'Top 5 List'. Not something new to all you blog lovers out there, but something which will keep this blog up to date!

So to start fresh, lets talk bout 'Porcelain Lady'
It is set to be released on October 1st. The entire collec
tion is something I am very proud of and cant wait to get it out there. Don't want to give too much away but lets just say its full of organza and silk's and completely feminine! Wont show all the pics, but just an updated one for you all!

much love xx

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Behind the scenes

When I plan all my photo shoots I always have a clear direction of how I want the photos to turn out. I decide on the hair, makeup, model, lighting, camera positioning, poses, colours and anything else you can think of!

It may be a little extreme, but I have such vivd images in my head, and to produce exactly what I want to see, I need to take control of everything.

I have a great team around me that understand how I work. My work ethic does not suit everyone, but luckily the people around me understand my slightly manic brain!

Here are some behind the scenes shots...enjoy!

much love xx