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Alice + Olivia fall winter 2013

Come walk down the whimsical alleyways Stacey Bendet envisioned for Alice + Olivia fall winter 2013. Dubbed “Fantasy Street Style” Bendet took the presentation’s attendees on a magical ride into her Parisian world, with guests such as: Tinsley Mortimer, Katherine McPhee, AnnaSophia Robb, Chelsea Leyland, and Vanessa Hudgens. The great amounts of shimmer and decadence were slightly baroque, but without all the strictness, by letting the hemlines hit above the knee. By taking the heavy embroidery and lace looks into thigh-grazing territory, the season’s variety of textures were like a breath of fresh air.

Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet - Presentation - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

From the footwear- with its shaded moody faces-to the bags-such as a sweet chained miniature zebra bag-to the laced shoulders adoring a button-down, the Alice + Olivia girl is still smart, but with a sassy touch. In the Fall Winter collection, swirls of color added dimension to their deeper counterparts. A brocaded coat appeared iridescent in its floral fineness when put beside a deep olive wide-legged trouser.

Graphic prints walked away from typical minimalistic references, rather accentuating the more classic, layered fabrics such as furs, lace, lazer-cut leathers, and burned-out velvet. Think a crimson argyle sweater that was less prep and more punk when paired with the black-lined shawl and ankle boots. Bendet knows how to transition the more decadent fabrics into the nightlife, such as pairing full furs with metallic silver leggings. Or by trimming an elongated vest with thick embroidery, but sustaining the high-low silhouette when over a leg-baring short shift dress and slim knee-high boots. Shine allowed the pieces to enter the nightlife, whether it’s a bejeweled clutch, a shimmering lapeled jacket, or a gold vest. A turn into evening wear gowns was a lot less sweet, and much more seductress- but the transition was very seamless by shaping them in lace.  No wonder more familiar faces like Maggie Grace,Julie Henderson, Angela Simmons,  Becka Diamond, Cory Kennedy, Ellen Wong, Nell Diamond, Catt Sadler,  Chloe Bridges, Hesta Prynn,  Victoria Justice, Anna Chlumsky,  Zoe Lister Jones, Sarah Ramos, and Nichole Galicia came to check out the new alice + olivia goodies in store for fall

Cant wait to get your hands on the Alice  + Olivia looks ? Well open through Summer 2013, the brand’s new pop-up shop in SoHo will sport their hottest handbags alongside the Spring Summer fav’s. Stop by 72 Greene Street from Monday-Sat. 10am-7pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm to grab the eye-catching pieces before they are gone ! Written by Mary Anderson 



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