You are unique, so why would you want to look like anyone else? Introducing You Are Style, a celebration of people who buck trends and wear what they want. Our first subject is designer Stacey Bendet, who turned her spirited, one-of-a-kind style into the fashion label Alice + Olivia. Besides, anyone with a tutu collection gets our vote.
My Favorite Pieces
I love vintage one-piece jumpers and my most recent obsession is a vintage Lanvin necklace that I bought from one of my favorite vintage stores, Frock in New York City. I kind of go through a weekly obsession--a certain bracelet (cuffs by Erickson Beamon or Phillippe Audibert), a crazy cool shoe (I love my platforms!!! YSL did some fabulous boots this season), or even a basic tee (our Alice + Olivia mink feather t-shirts are beyond!).
My Style Heroines
Jane Birkin is a consistent favorite! My mom (Olivia) rocked [the bag] in the 70s, and I have some amazing pictures of her in gorgeous Halston gowns, but my favorite was her Fred Leighton-designed wedding dress which she wore over bell-bottom jeans!
Favorite Shopping Spots
Favorite Fall Find
YSL did some amazing costume jewelry this season!! Big chunky crystal rings and cool metal necklaces.