11/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

You Are Style: alice + olivia's Stacey Bendet

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.

Stacey Bendet Style

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

Anoushka in Paris (some of the best couture vintage you have ever seen!!), Opening Ceremony and The Way We Wore in L.A., and Frock and Curve in New York.

Favorite Fall Find

YSL did some amazing costume jewelry this season!! Big chunky crystal rings and cool metal necklaces.