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Alice And Olivia – Spring Summer 2014

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In 2002 the American designer Stacey Bendet started the Alice and Olivia brand based on a pair of great fitting pants. Over the years and the seasons the brand has developed and is now known for it’s colourful pants as well as feminine dresses, skirts and blazers.

When I saw the new Spring-Summer 2014 collection I immediately wanted every single piece in my wardrobe!! Bendet described the Alice and Olivia collection as ‘Preppy meets pretty’ and there is clearly a sporty influence as we see girly cocktail dresses with athletic touches to give them a contemporary twist.

I love the blend of delicate jackets with skater skirts. Pristine polo shirts matched with full ball gown skirts in block colours. Loose lace pants and sharp tailored collars. The whole collection is super commercial, a factor some designers try to avoid but Bendet embraces.

Be prepared for clean whites and pops of pastel colours in yellows, mints and dusty pinks. Put a sporty crop together with a maxi skirt or mix charming lace pieces with a tailored blazer. Why not be daring and wear a backless dress for effortless sex appeal.

If you want a modern look of ladylike innocences but with an edge then Alice and Olivia is for you.

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