ALEJANDRA ALBARRAN MALAROKA ESTUDIO2.28 / Mexico

Photographer / Luciola
Instagram @arteluciola
www.luciola.com.mx
Stylists / Lucía Bosch and Mónica De Haro
Instagram @monideharo @lucia_bosch

Alejandra Albarran

Designer and founder of Malaroka and Estudio 2.28, Mexico.

INSTAGRAM @velvetforme
WEB PAGE  http://www.estudio228.com/
http://www.malaroka.com/
BLOG www.velvetforme.tumblr.com

PICK ONE

Delfina Delettrez or Repossi  I love both
Pink or Blue Pink
Alaia or Givenchy  Givenchy
Short or long hair  Short

FAVORITES

Designer Alber Elbaz, I had the luck to get to meet him and I admire his work so much!
New upcoming designer Alexander Wang
Favorite spot  NY
Dessert  Scones from a place called La Lorena in Mexico City
Guilty pleasure  Dark Chocolate with sea salt
Blog  Retail Design Blog and The Sartorialist
Perfume  Stella McCartney Peony
Book  I love Latin-American literature, Carlos Fuentes, Saramago, and García Márquez are among my favorite writers
Piece from your closet  Any of my leather jackets
Boutique worth stopping by  In Mexico Bloom, and in NYC I always visit Love Adorned

Alejandra Albarrán, head designer for the jewelry brand Malaroka, and for Estudio 2.28 interiors, has an extraordinary gift when it comes to designing. She started her journey as a fashion designer at Alessa Casati, a fashion forward brand she started with her business partner Sofía Casares.

After taking a break from Alessa Casati, her eagerness to create art and be part of the creative process motivated Ale to return to the fashion business. “I realized that Mexico was missing a very cool, edgy and different fine jewelry line,” she said. “That’s when I decided to create Malaroka – it’s a brand that offers unique fine jewelry that’s always hand in hand with the top trends.”

The oldest piece inside her closet is a pair of sunglasses she has owned since she was 14 years old. She considers her style a bit contemporary with a rocker twist. She loves to mix textures and add layers. Ale always goes for neutral colors and leather is a must on her wardrobe. A Givenchy bag is currently on her wish list. When it comes to fashion she is a true icon – her Instagram selfies are constantly a reference by fashionistas.

“I love to create something from nothing,” she said. “The design process is what I truly enjoy the most. I love the part where an idea is becoming a reality and the result exceeds my expectations.” Even though checking mails, doing trend analysis and running two businesses at the same time are her everyday routine; her biggest achievement is her family.

Creating is her passion and design is her talent. The Fancy Archive is happy to echo Ale’s extraordinary taste in interior design and remarkable ability to craft wearable art.

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Valentino flats
Illesteva sunglasses
A.L.C. Cannon Leather Cropped Top
Malaroka Ring and Feather Earcuff
Estudio 2.28 Chair