Can’t make it to NYC for Fashion Week? Don’t worry, OK!’s got you covered! Yesterday we headed over to check out Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet’s presentation for a sneak peek at the designer’s spring collection and loved every minute!
WHAT: Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring/ Summer 2011 Presentation
WHEN: Sept. 14, 2010
WHO: Elisabeth Moss, Nicky Hilton, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Bensimon, Tinsley Mortimer, Julia Jones, Johnny Weir, Katie Cassidy, Jenn Proske, Denise Richards, Shantel VanSanten and Nina Garcia
FASHION: a+o did it again! Stacey Bendet always makes incredible party clothes and she did not disappoint. The shoes were high with platforms, polka dots and glitter. Flower prints, sequins and ruffles were also all over the looks. Although dresses were prevalent, Stacey Bendet did not forget pants- a standout being orange wide-legged trousers paired with a tiny tube tops straight out of the 1970s.
BEAUTY: The best part about the beauty? The nails! Some of the models sported blue nails with white polka dots which gave them even of a more whimsical feel. Models also showed bright red lips and high buns. Some even had hair that looked like it was inspired by Princess Leia herself!
COLOR/OVERHEARD: A party is not a party without drinks! This a+o bash had four different specialty cocktails by HPNOTIQ including one named Blueberry Kisses! Cobra Starship had a special DJ set where they played great songs including Miike Snow’s “Animal.” Music was also provided by Amanda Blank and The Pierces and Caitlin Moe & Mia Moretti.
Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship was very excited to get his picture taken with Elisabeth Moss, who was all about fashion at the party. “Yes, yes this is alice + olivia,” she told OK! when asked about her outfit. She is a huge fan, since this was her only fashion week event! Elisabeth was also seen enjoying the Mint Bar and stocking up on Peppermint Altoids! She told OK!, “I actually really love her as a designer. I’ve known her for years, I’ve worn her for years, I love that you can walk into her store and find a party dress and buy it in like 20 minutes.”
Nicky Hilton also agreed. She refused to talk about her famous sister, but did explain her love for alice + olivia, telling OK!, ” I love all of her short dresses and skirts. Everything’s sparkly, sequined, they’re showstoppers!”
By Rachel Levine