The Alice + Olivia show is always laid back, creative and held in their store right by all the action at Bryant Park. As well, the designer, Stacey Bendet, has many famous friends. For her Spring show, I not only rubbed elbows with Mena Suvari, we talked A+O, Fashion Week and summertime. As for the clothes, they were definitively feminine with ethereal and menswear touches; here's what Mena had to say about it:
How would you describe Alice + Olivia?
"She’s very easy, comfortable and sexy; she captures every style, something for everyone. I’ve known her since she started the company, she’s one of my very good friends, so I‘ve seen her grow and expand. She’s really talented and a smart businesswoman. I love her clothes."
How did you select this dress?
"She sent it to me. She knows what I like. It’s mod and chic, comfortable, easy to wear — it’s fun, it’s different. I love her mix of textures and colors. I love that dress with the tie; it’s different."
What other shows are you planning on attending during Fashion Week?
Tonight is the Prada party, and Rebecca Taylor later in the week and G Star.
What was you favorite thing about last Summer?
I love visiting and laying by the beach.
To see some of my favorite looks from the Alice + Olivia show,