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M.I.S.S. NYFW: alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation


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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5 Responses to “M.I.S.S. NYFW: alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation”

  1. jsica Jessica says:

    I am in love. I never paid attention too much to alice + olivia but these are gorgeous! Very classic and not too avant-garde.

  2. Mayette Mayette says:

    Fur, lace, and sequins galore?! YES PLEASE! I LOVE the timeless elegance and femininity of these pieces that also have an edgy flair to them. I especially adore the dress with the fur stole tucked beneath the gold belt and the sheer grey beaded dress!

  3. Sharon says:

    I’m a huge fan of alice + olivia! I absolutely love the sequins! It’s a look that’s so bold, that it may need time to warm up to them *pauses* . . .
    okay, warmed up!

    What would you ladies wear with sequined shoes? 😛

  4. Miss.Summer Miss.Summer says:

    LOVING the shoes. Viva La Platform!

  5. Truthfully, I have never liked alice + olivia. Until now! The white bustier + fox stole + belt combo is the best look, hands down. I would even pair the top half of that model’s outfit with some tight, high-waisted bell-bottoms. Well, ok, maybe I PERSONALLY wouldn’t – but I would make one of my skinny, non-Fupa-having friends wear said outfit.


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