(Source: New York Post)
let’s face it: alice + olivia knows how to make a party dress. bat mitzvahs, proms, holiday parties…stacey bendet gets what we girls want in a fun, flirty frock. her spring 2012 collection is proof of this. (try not to be blown away by how huge this line is.) i had the pleasure of stopping by the showroom yesterday morning and was walked through the many pieces that make up what i hope they don’t mind my stealing for two seasons from now. yes, that was a run-on sentence. i was just so blown away by the prints, texture, light shades to bright colors, the eras touched upon by such a range of styles; any female could find something she liked in the mix.
also interesting? alice + olivia is one of the only high-end labels to include a “career”-focused line. this translates to wearable, toss-on-with-anything neutral pieces that can be easily work in any work environment, from casual to conservative.
since i’m a big fan of “preserving the mystery,” i won’t be showing you the clothes of alice + olivia’s spring collection just yet. rather, here is a glimpse of the footwear and accessories. gone are the days of the payless collaboration; in its place are sky-high platform wedges and brightly-patterned sandals. just looking at them has my ankles hurting, but maybe—just maybe—if i wore them i’d be a normal height.
there were also belts and scarfs fit to punch up any drab outfit. you like?
WHAT ARE THOSE SHOES DOING? STOP IT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
let me preface this post by saying that i have never been to the plaza hotel. hell, visiting has never been a thought in my mind, probably because i am more pabst blue ribbon than moët chandon. but regardless, i went to attend the alice + olivia show. models were strewn about the second floor, sipping champagne and enjoying their flirty, girly garb. and it was signature alice + olivia style: sequins, faux fur trim and metallic detail.
and the burlesque dancer didn’t hurt (didn’t see nipple, though. kind of a let down.).