“The collection is filled with print and texture and I truly wanted each piece of clothing to almost feel like its own piece of art. From Picasso inspired beaded shifts to bohemian draped Lola Schnabel printed dresses the collection is an art installation all on its own,” said Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia byStacey Bendet.
A whimsical color palette combines whites, blacks, cool lavender, coral and aqua tones with vibrant shades of sunset orange, canary yellow and umbrella blue. Dresses play a key role this spring as pleated silk chiffon handkerchief hemmed gowns stand out as much as sexy pencil dresses in bright solids and bold black and white graphic prints. Shirt dressing with 70s inspired halter necklines, button downs, Bermuda shorts and elegant, luxury pieces such as beaded sweatshirts, t-shirts and leather pieces adorn the collection.
Bringing playful and luxury pieces together, alice + olivia by Stacy Bendet, will make an excellent addition to the upcoming seasons.
SO CUTE! alice + olivia‘s Spring 2012 ad campaign featuring Chelsea Tyler, daughter of Steven Tyler? It’s also the brand’s first ever global ad campaign which was launched in conjunction with their 10 year anniversary. To celebrate this big occasion, they wanted to shine a spotlight on how the brand was born – the launch of Stacey Bendet’s PANTS! The campaign was shot by Greg Sorensen and under the creative direction of Stacey Bendet.
To hype up the release of the ad campaign, last week they launched a very fun and edgy campaign called “GET INTO OUR PANTS” – with guerrilla street teams distributing “Get Into Our Pants” branded product – matchbooks, bumper stickers, coffee sleeves, condoms and cocktail napkins all over the city – at the most popular coffee shops, hottest bars, top hotels and more. And now this morning the big reveal was at Times Square, which they’ve recreated the set of the campaign. Super cute, it’s like a slumber party at a friend’s house! So fun.
There comes a point when you (and I) can’t bear to wear 5- or 6-inch heels for even a minute longer—even if they are wedges. For that point, Neiman Marcus has teamed up with Keds, the classic sneaker label, on a pair of leopard-fur kicks that balance comfort with a bit of style. They’ll be available at Neiman Marcus stores NOW! With New York fashion week around the corner, they’re an affordable ($100) investment—perfect to slip on for the trek home after a long day of dashing between Lincoln Center and Milk Studios. Also, they are very similar to my Alice + Olivia Keds that I just blogged a couple of days ago. Super cute !!
I am in love with these Alice + Olivia Keds that I have recently purchased on Gilt.com. So much so, that I purchased two!! They are comfy and leopard print you can’t go wrong. They look great with a cute summer dress or little cut off shorts. Gilt.com is sold out and so is Keds.com. So, if you want your own, you can still catch them at Bloomingdales . They are on sale for $46.20!!! Get them while they last 🙂
Swoon! Stacey Bendet has done it again. I rang in Summer Solstice by ogling Alice + Olivia’s Resort 2012 lookbook and, of course, I’m smitten. In a departure from last season’s more romantic, girly ensembles, the Resort ’12 lookbook it all about retro silhouettes and saturated candy-colors that pack a punch. Mod dresses and maxi skirts are perfectly punctuated by wide-brimmed, divalicious hats, waists are defined by chunky belts, and funky plastic accessories complete the looks that all exude a modern play on the ’70s trend that’s oh, so popular. The purple jumpsuit definitely brings to mind sultry supermodel Veruscka, while the mini-mod dresses are Twiggy all the way. Perhaps what was most noticeable is the mix of black and white prints intermingling with the bold colors, which gives a sophisticated edge to this otherwise bright and playful collection. Sigh, I’m so ready to take these retro looks for a spin at the beach immediately…can you say summer vacation?