my husband is like, ‘i don’t understand why we can’t go away for august,’ and i’m like, ‘because it’s the worst month of my life.’

stacey bendet on fashion week prep (is it september 14 yet?)

(Source: New York Post)

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on saturday, jm and i scurried over to the alice + olivia store on madison avenue to ring in the location’s one year anniversary with pink booze, candy, and shopping—because why would you say no to any of those things? while we browsed the racks, i suggested to my beauty blogger friend that we pick our favorite pieces for review. she chose this dress (mod and kinda tomboyish) and i chose that dress (super vintage-y).

…and thus, bloggergate 2012: alice + olivia was born.

my hope is that i can force jm and other pals to continue this series in the future, taking on other stores and showing off the best their latest collections have to offer. also, this is the perfect excuse to show off my ridiculously pale biker’s calves.

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clear your schedules: this saturday, alice + olivia will be hosting a shopping event to celebrate the one year anniversary of its madison avenue location. expect cocktails and makeovers by make up forever. drunk shopping is my jam, so you can bet i’ll be there. 

clear your schedules: this saturday, alice + olivia will be hosting a shopping event to celebrate the one year anniversary of its madison avenue location. expect cocktails and makeovers by make up forever. drunk shopping is my jam, so you can bet i’ll be there. 

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more than a little obsessed with these eight looks (though there were so many to choose from—this collection is huge) from alice + olivia summer 2012. it’s possibly because i lack an overly feminine personal style, but i was particularly drawn to stacey bendet’s more neutral pieces, though her pastels were just as wearable. basically, what i’m really saying is that i would wear the bejeezus out of everything.

also, can we talk about how adorable that pink-haired model is? #girlcrush

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the alice + olivia spring 2012 collection, part 2

   

   

 

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.

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the alice + olivia spring 2012 collection, part 1

 

 

   

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?

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today, i visited the alice + olivia studio to preview the very extensive spring 2012 collection. tomorrow, i will show you my favorite parts of it. all in two day’s work.

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alice + olivia, the stacy bendet-designed brand most known for its flirty frocks, has added its very first footwear collection for spring 2011.  “the spring shoes are like candy,” said bendet. yes, they are quite colorful, but the lookbook doesn’t do the shoes justice — you can barely see them beneath the spring line’s maxi skirts and wide-leg pants!

having launched just yesterday, the heels are sold exclusively on shopbop and prices range from $195 to $245, but only four styles were available as of this afternoon.

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the alice + olivia fall 2011 collection

 

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.).

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so, alice + olivia has collaborated with m.a.c. on a limited edition line of cosmetics, which includes an acid green-colored lipgloss. this comes at a funny time because i scoffed at something similar at victoria’s secret a few days ago and, it’s weird, i kinda like it now. this is proof that it only takes a few days for my opinion [about anything, including an acid green-colored lipgloss] to change.

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