Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Style HQ: Inside Alice + Olivia's Whimsical Office

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    10

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    UPDATE: Lazy Sunday? Browse through A+O's perfectly girly office for a little creative inspiration. This story was originally published on January 3.

    When we think of Alice + Olivia, images of pastel shades, slimming wide-leg jeans, and embellished party dresses come to mind. But none of that could have prepared us for our visit to designer Stacey Bendet's new Meatpacking workspace. The ultra-femme label turns out its popular threads in a studio that displays an attitude and work ethic worthy of the brand's aesthetic. It's an office as bright and lively as a pair of Bendet's signature saturated denim (though A + O is so much more than the "just pants" line it began as). A growing brand, Alice + Olivia now covers every aspect of RTW including children's wear, and give-em-hell shoes that continue to impress the fashion-hungry.

    Though you could easily outfit your 9-to-5 wardrobe with Bendet's latest crop of threads, the designer's on-the-clock attire is anything but corporate. In fact, when we met up with the innovator, mom, and woman-about-town, she was sporting a ball gown and tiara in the office — just another day in the whimsical world of Alice + Olivia. So, come on and join us on an exclusive tour of all the magic. Just don't forget your sky-high heels and conquer-the-world attitude. Those are absolute work requirements around here.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

San Francisco

Fashion Rice Krispies Treats: Our New Instagram Obsession

One of our favorite childhood indulgences was the promise of a sticky Rice Krispies treat post dinner — it was the incentive to gobble up our greens. Fast-forward to present time, and not much has changed. But, instead of shoveling the marshmallow snacks into our mouths like the 4-foot fiends we once were, we're ogling read

10 SPF Products You Didn't Know You Needed

We know you guys are a smart bunch (and good-looking, too). So, we’ll spare you the long lecture on sun protection. After all, we know that you know that wearing sunscreen every day is the easiest and best way to prevent everything from photoaging to melanoma. And, because you're so sun-savvy, you undoubtedly load up on read