Born and raised in Boston, ALEXANDRA MANDELKORN was destined to make her mark in the fashion industry. From a young age, she was found sewing clothes for her barbies and dolls, and creating her own costumes for talent shows and plays. Despite this early interest in fashion, Alexandra went to college to study music and become an opera singer. However, the development of nodes pushed her from the path of music and made her realize the primary reason she enjoyed being on stage in the first place – the costumes.
After 10 years in the industry, it is her background in costume design and art history that enables her to assemble looks that are stylistically cohesive and convey a story. Alexandra sees her clients as characters and thinks of each outfit as a trait she would like to highlight or portray. It is this and her tendency to push boundaries that allows her clients to stand out among others. Alexandra’s unique take on style and tailoring helps her bring forth the different personas and traits of her clients to life through fashion.
Just as she is attracted to bold pieces, Alexandra is drawn to bold women. Thus, it is no surprise that she draws inspiration from women like Nina Simone, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo and which ultimately helped her land clients like Janelle Monae, Kate Nash, Natasha Bedingfield, Marielle Scott, Anabel Englund, Fiona Grey and more. In addition, she has worked as the fashion director at Galore for four years and she’s worked as the costume designer for independent films like The Crash. Alexandra’s ability to look past trends and disrupt traditional ideas of fashion make her a much sought-after stylist in the industry.
Alexandra currently resides in Los Angeles, California.