Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I made the finals...!!

Was so thrilled to hear that I had made it into the finals for the "Leiela Lady Accolade" award as apart of the LMFF.

I was one of five chosen... woo hoo!

The brief was to design a dress the suited the Leiela design philosophy. I needed to send through sketches and supporting images.

So I am now in the process of making my dress up. The final is on March 21st and I cant wait for it!

I will be posting photos of the progress of the dress, without giving too much away of course! I will unveil it to my lovely bloggers on March 15th!

Wish me luck!

much love xx

My. Happiness.

A very quick post to introduce you to my little man....

This. Is. Maurice.

I. Heart. Him

much love xx

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Last November I was asked to be a guest speaker at the Creative Women's Circle meet.

It was such an amazing experience, and I am very grateful that Tess invited me along.

Its a great initiative that invites a different guest speaker along to discuss their own personal experiences in their chosen field. I spoke about being a young designer within the industry and the pros and cons of my business concept. I received some very kind feedback by those who attended so I was very pleased to say the least!

And so now I open up the invitation to you all. Below are the details.

don't forget to RSVP if you want to attend

much love xx

Friday, February 12, 2010


A very sad day in our little world today...
The industry just lost a little piece of brilliance...

images from style.com
RIP Alexander McQueen

Monday, February 8, 2010

And now... ME!

I am Stephanie Carello.

Designer, pattern-maker, sample machinist, grader, manufacturer and business woman.

Alabakov has moved from my imagination into the real world, and I cant describe the feeling.

There is still a long way for my little label to go... but watch this space!
We will be there very soon.

photo borrowed from www.misskish.com.au

much love xx

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So firstly let me introduce you to a very very dear friend of mine... Georja!
Isn't she just gorgeous! We met at Fashion School a few years ago and been friend since. Luckily for me she is a model! She is also working in the industry and doing a very good job of it!

So back to the clothes - i think they speak for themselves. High Summer calls for some relaxed pieces. Love the print and i worked base colours of black and white around it. Do you like..?

much love xx

Monday, February 1, 2010


The december collection would have to be the most representative of my own personal taste.
I adore the silhouette that brings out the "hourglass" of each woman. A perfect pencil stye dress can be worn to any occasion, and thats what I love so much about these dresses.

I have worn this dress soooo much! I absolutely LOVE the print.

much love xx