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Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2011

10 Jan

Another season, another plethora of designer collections to sift though. January signals the time of the pre-fall collections – that peculiar in-between season that’s not quite cold weather wear, not quite summer silhouettes – and what better way to kick things off than with the über-girly lineup from Stacey Bendet? I always look forward to the latest from Alice + Olivia, and this season’s collection is the sartorial epitome of the girly, playful, glam mood I’ve been in lately.

Bendet’s collection starts off with a perfectly flouncy above-the-knee dress draped in black tulle, just whetting our appetites for the delicious playwear that follows. Weaving back and forth between night and day looks, the collection is a gold mine of elegant staples and glamorous stand-out pieces that are absolutely irresistible – I’ll take one of each, please! Black lace minis, nude blouses, perfectly tailored trousers and even fur-trimmed jackets were all part of the lineup, making it a go-to for any social outing on our calendars this year. Bendet brilliantly incorporates beautiful colors and eye-catching prints into her looks, adding just the right amount of kitsch to stay unexpected and exciting. And who can resist a bit – or an abundance – of sparkle for a fabulous night out?

With its prohibition-era-meets-twenty-first-century vibe, Bendet’s pre-fall collection is one I simply can’t get enough of. I can’t wait to see these playful looks on trendsetters around the globe, come September!

*Photo Credit: Style.com

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