|The designer, Stacey Bendet for Alice + Olivia|
The warehouse space at the Highline Stages was transformed into a shabby chic space complete with Marie Antoinette style furniture, oriental rugs, one extravagant chandelier and musical instruments hanging from the rafters.
The models were decked out in every possible embellishment you could think of: feathers? check! crystals? check! leather? check! studs? check! pony hair? check! animal print? check! For most, that may seem overkill but for me I say, "Bring it on!" The designer's inspiration was drawn from street style. During a time when street style is so BIG, why not make it bigger?! This was her take on fantasy street style: what she would wear if she really could wear anything and go anywhere. I say, "Bravo!" As I'm known for wearing things not because of the occasion but rather because of my mood, why not wear quilted leather wedge boots with stud details to walk down the street?!? I was in sartorial heaven to say the least. For those of you not so smitten by the over-done, I say take one item and make it your statement, pairing it with basics.
|My personal favorite look. Feather peplum wins my heart every day!|
|Ravishing beauties at the show.|
|An up close look at the Stace Face Pump available in red or green side details…AKA my birthday present this year.|
The A+O team debuted their legwear collaboration with Pretty Polly. The nude and black swirl tights were my fave! I hate to see you go, but I LOVE to watch you leave...
|AH-MAZING legwear debuted at the presentation.|
As I begrudgingly headed out the door to trek back uptown in the frigid weather towards Lincoln Center, the A + O girls knew just what to do to cheer me up! A goodie bag filled with Alice + Olivia for Stila liquid eyeliner that stays on FOREVER, Moroccanoil for the locks, red nail polish and Polar Seltzer water was just the pick-me-up I needed to finish my fashion packed day.
A+O didn’t disappoint and I cannot wait to get my well-manicured hands on these looks! Do you spy anything that will be making a jump into your fall wardrobe?