A&O + GITBB = Happiness
Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet is LITERALLY the best clothing line and designer (well I think).
When I was in NYC back in 2013, I was at Bloomingdales shopping and I spotted a black, lace dress with leather cap sleeves. Immediately I was in love because it was such a sassy but sophisticated dress fit for a night out in the city. Ever since this little black dress I have adored Alice & Olivia (No I didn’t end up buying the dress – it was around $600 and I didn’t have that kind of spending money at the time).
Since spotting the dress and learning about the designer I have become (just a little) obsessed. Stacey Bendet started the brand because she desired to CREATE the perfect pair of pants and has since expanded into a full collection of clothes. Her story is really like no other because Bendet had no prior fashion training or experience.
Stacey, just fresh out of college, started working with Elliot Levine who had a few start-up clothing brands. She was bored sometimes and went to one of their pattern-makers because she was interested in making her own pair of pants. A black slim-fitting pair of pants was the result and Stacey was often stopped at parties, on the street, or just about anywhere for compliments on her pants. This sparked her inspiration for her clothing brand.
Her iconic symbol – the black punk eye makeup and red lip almost resembles a modern day Disney heroine. I think her symbol is a reflection of herself which represents her company perfectly since so much of her fashion incorporates an artistic side to it.
Her fashion style is always on point and up to date on the latest trends. Theirs a bit of a dramatic side to Alice and Olivia which brings out a sassy elegance in her clothing. From ready-to-wear to gorgeous gowns, Stacey Bendet has you covered.