alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is fast becoming one of my favorite brands. There’s something about the fun, flirty, feminine pieces that call out to me and say “wear me to a party”. These are clothes for an uptown girl about town and the festive atmosphere at the Plaza was the perfect setting to show these party frocks and luxurious separates. While rose petals were strewn about and champagne and chocolates were passed around, models posed in an abundance of glitz in many forms: beading, sequins, lace, lamé and furs. A performance by burlesque dancer Hazel Honeysuckle, a DJ set by Mia Moretti and a performances by Erika Spring and violinist Caitlin Moe made the evening an over the top extravaganza.
I didn’t see anything that I didn’t want to wear. There were very elegant dresses that had a bit of 1920s flapper mixed with 1940s femme fatale mixed with 1970s siren. My favorite touches included lace (love!) and fur stoles worn over one shoulder – and in one case draped across the torso and under a belt – so chic! The floral hair pieces and chunky heels added to the festiveness of the looks. Some of the looks were more casual and you could really see the 1970s influence there – jumpsuits, trousers and overcoats and a palette of burgandy and burnt orange brought images of Charlie’s Angels to mind.
This presentation was definitely one of my favorites – and the box of Godiva chocolates I received didn’t sway my decision – I swear! It was a nice touch for a Valentine’s Day presentation and I wouldn’t be surprised if uptown girls are wearing these looks next Valentine’s Day out on the town.
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