Bio

Hi everyone! Let me start by introducing myself to you. Je m’appelle Mel Stefou .

I was born and raised in fascinating Sydney, Australia. I spent my childhood and teenage years going back and forth from Sydney to the magnificent city of Istanbul.

As a teenager, I worked at our textile mill. It all started with cleaning the sewing machines. I was young and curious. Soon after, these machines started fascinating me, I was so intrigued by them, that I started sewing on the machines. Those years were so much fun. This is where my wealth of knowledge with fabric, sewing, colour analysis and everything else to do with fashion began.

Whilst in Sydney, in my university years I started part-time merchandising for some of Sydney’s top fashion brands such as Sportsgirl, Portmans & Country Road. These were the years I felt the most passionate about styling.

After completing my tertiary education in Sydney, I took on styling courses at Sydney’s famous FBI fashion college, a few years later continued, style consultancy at Istanbul Fashion College (Istanbul Moda Akademisi- IMA) in Istanbul.

My husband, being a music producer and facilitating International collaboration projects, gives me the chance to work and style world star celebrities. Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Mario Winans, Pitbull, Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Ty Dolla Sign, are just a few of the international artists I have worked with. At the moment I work with a fair share of Turkish celebrities, Edis Görgülü, Cansu Tosun and Kaan Gülsoy are some of them.

I currently serve as a style consultant, personal stylist, wardrobe stylist and personal shopper.

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Mel's graduatıon at IMA Fashıon Academy

“It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it”.