Elle B. Mambetov: Out Of Prison and Dominating The Modest Fashion World!

Elle B Mambetov shares her incredible comeback story on PBS’s American Portrait, her new fashion line of modest clothing, and how COVID19 has affected the fashion industry!

Bryant Santos

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 15th, 2020 9:20pm pst

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ABTV Quarantine With The Stars: Elle B. Mambetov

Elle B. Mambetov spent two years in a federal prison after her and her fashion business were defrauded by her former best friend. Now, Elle is making an incredible comeback through sharing her story on PBS’ American Portrait, and gearing up to drop a new collection of modest fashion on a virtual runway.

In today’s trying times, Elle joked that the best way she’s keeping herself from going crazy is by driving her team crazy! Elle shared that it’s been a busy time with the upcoming launch of her new line and with creativity sparking at any given moment, she’s thankful to have such a supportive team to help in the process.

When she’s not lovingly stressing her team out, Elle is also living for a good face mask to unwind and destress from all the craziness of being a fashion designer.

Elle shared that creativity can come to her at the drop of a hat, but unfortunately that creative light was almost put out for good, when she suffered the traumatic experience of being jailed after being defrauded by a former friend.

“It was very heartbreaking. It was very traumatizing. For me, it stole that creativity.”


As she’s now trying to move forward in her career and her life, Elle is excited about all the amazing projects she’s working on in many facets of the entertainment industry. Elle is set to appear on PBS’s American Portrait, where she’ll be sharing her incredible story and how she’s coming back and moving forward from that point in her life.

Elle is also getting ready to launch a new line of modest clothing through an incredible endeavor with a 3-D artist, who will virtually design her fashion line. Elle will be hosting a virtual fashion show, due to COVID19 affecting her ability to launch her line in person as she would have hoped. This virtual fashion show will be supporting several worthy causes during this crisis that has shaken up Elle’s launch and the fashion industry as a whole.

However, there’s still light at the end of the tunnel as Elle is also preparing to open the doors of her luxury boutique at the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. More light for Elle comes in the form of her religion as she converted to the Islam faith and is using her passion for fashion to bring more fun and colorful clothing to Muslim culture.

“What I’m excited for people to see in this collection is the fact that there are a lot of pieces you probably would never think to buy for modest fashion. I want to bring people into fashion. I want to show them how they can layer, how they can put different pieces together to create the look that they really want and still feel comfortable and still feel like themselves.”


We here at AfterBuzz can not wait to see this incredible new line and how Elle will be executing this virtual fashion show. If you want to keep up with Elle and her groundbreaking modest fashion designs, follow her on Instagram @ellebzhou. If you loved this article, share it with a friend and be sure to catch Elle’s full interview for AfterBuzz Tv’s Quarantine With The Stars.

About The Author:

Bryant Santos is a Social Media Manager and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for fashion and television. As a host for AfterBuzz TV, Bryant loves to bring you all the juiciest news and gossip about your favorite TV shows and celebs. Bryant brings his bubbly personality, quick wit, and an insightful LGBT perspective to many AfterShows including wrestling, teen dramas, sci-fi/fantasy, and more!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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