It all came about when NYC native Stacey Bendet had the urge to find the perfect pair of trousers. Before she knew it, the quirky designer had created a stylishly retro and eclectic collection worn by the hottest New York scenesters.
Emirates Woman explores the creative life of the founder and designer of Alice + Olivia.
60 SECONDS WITH STACEY
Describe the Alice + Olivia girl:
Cool, creative and beautiful inside and out.
Complete this sentence. Every girl shouldn’t be without
Quote of the week:
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” Katherine Hepburn.
Your fail-safe rules of style?
Be yourself! Or be someone else, but make sure it’s a full look
Who styles your amazing hair?
I either do it myself or I get Danielle Priano or Anthony Cole to come round for a hair visit.
Who’s on your beauty speed dial? Jen Myles for make-up and Christine Chin for facials.
Favourite NYC hangout?
Our office, it’s filled with the most amazing women.
What celebrity would fit the Alice + Olivia brand?
I don’t think there’s really one person that fits the Alice + Olivia description, I like to try and design for every woman.
Give us a run down of a typical Stacey Bendet day: I don’t think anything about me is typical.
It’s been a long day in the showroom, what do you perk yourself up with? A margarita.
What music is playing while you work? Depends on my mood, anything from jazz to 1970s rock to 1980s punk. I like to mix it up,
What, in your opinion, is the biggest misconception about looking good? I think people forget that feeling good is as important as looking good. Although a pretty dress never hurt anyone.
What do you love about New York? Everything! The energy, the eclectic-ness and the feeling that every street offers new inspiration and new things to discover.