*Alice + Olivia designer, Stacey Bendet with her babe as the show begins.
Alice + Olivia knows how to throw a party, be it on the West Coast where I'm from or here on the East Coast. The A+O Spring/Summer 2013 presentation was THE talk of New York Fashion Week, and once you check out all the stills I got from the soiree, you'll understand why.
I couldn't get enough of Bendet's retro-rific creations...and yes, her collection literally inspired my newly made-up word!
Think Leave it to Beaver sexed up baby! At this point I'm expecting my much younger readers to be googling Leave it to Beaver...haaahaaa!
Enough talk...more eye candy please....
...in case you didn't notice all the gorgeous handbags, Alice + Olivia will be debuting their first collection this Spring and they are beyond exquisite. Here's an excerpt of their description:
"The Alice + Olivia handbag collection launches for Spring 2013 with three striking styles - the classic 'Olivia' bag in exotics skins, the 'D' for the woman on-the-go, and the 'See' for the uber, everyday bag."
But the handbags weren't the only exciting debut...Bendet has partnered with Magnum Ice Cream to create two limited edition mini skirts inspired by the mini ice cream bars. The skirts aptly named the "Classic" and the "Almond", are perfect sparkling representaions of the Alice + Olivia brand and will be available online and in stores beginning next week, retailing for $396. To learn more about this fun collab, check out
Meanwhile, here's an exclusive video I shot at the event so you can get an idea of how packed it was with fashionistas, editors, photographers and celebs all eager to get a glimpse at what's to come from the faboosh Stacey Bendet.
[ALL PHOTOS SEEN HERE WERE TAKEN BY VANESSA G. AND ARE THE PROPERTY OF SHOPPING, SAVING & SEQUINS]