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alice + olivia

Kerry Pieri, senior digital editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is another one of my favorite Fashion Week style stars. I love a girl who is not afraid to smile and have fun with fashion. Kerry really has a flair for making trends her own. Her version of dressed-down chic includes sleek cuts, neutral separates and killer boots. You’re a girl after my own heart, Kerry!

Crystal Nicodemus


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Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Wrap Skirts | Black Wedge Platform Booties

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Vince Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Wrap Skirt | BCBGeneration Wedge Bootie

Pernille is a returning favorite to our blog. I am always on the lookout for this stunning Dane and her ever-inspiring style. Pernille is a master at mixing textures and making casual styles look high-end. Today’s outfit is a creative play on fabrics and balance. The sheer skirt gives us a peek at her tall boots, which are super popular right now. As usual, Pernille nailed it!

xo, Crystal Nicodemus


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Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Blue Maxi Skirts | Tall Red Boots

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Joie Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Sheer Skirt | Jeffrey Campbell Suede Boot

That’s right—more white! Everyone at Fashion Week is obsessed with all-white looks and Abigail is no exception. While her black leather accessories and heavy chain give this look an urban edge, the clean palette feels modern and minimal. The crop top is practically a requirement at Fashion Week and I love this long-sleeve version, which pairs perfectly with Abigail’s slim midi skirt.

Crystal Nicodemus


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Long-Sleeve White Crop Tops | Black Leather Bucket Bags | Strappy Black Heels

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Alice + Olivia Crop Top | Alexander Wang Bucket Bag | Topshop Strappy Sandal

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including Donna Karan New York, Lela Rose, rag & bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, and Alice + Olivia.

NYC energy at Donna Karan New York: Looking to her eternal muse, the designer incorporated touches of the city’s signature vibrancy into her classic feminine silhouettes. Milliner of the moment, Stephen Jones added a touch of whimsy with his trademark chapeaus.


February 11, 2014

Runway Rundown: Alice + Olivia

Stacey Bendet says Alice + Olivia fall 2014 “is about sexiness and fantasy—luxury and decadence in a wearable way.” Designs were inspired by a poem:

Follow me through the forest deep;
Wrapped in a veil of enchanting mist, beneath the purple glow of a glimmering moon;
In our castle keep, keep safe your heart as you find all you desire.

Sharp tailoring and dreamy prints were combined with a vintage Victorian charm to capture Stacey’s point of view on free-spirited decadence.

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Miss Mosha is a fashion editor, so it’s no surprise that she has mastered the art of winter layering. Texture is such a huge trend this season, and Mosha is hitting all the major points: shearling, leather, and wool. Adding a simple belt keeps the look slim and chic.


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Printed & Patterned Sweaters | Leather Leggings | Military-Inspired Shoes

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Haute Hippie Camo Sweater | Alice + Olivia Leather Leggings | Sam Edelman Boot

Alice + Olivia ‘Dina’ Pump (Online Only)

Walking into a presentation for Alice + Olivia during New York Fashion Week is much like entering a one-of-a-kind aesthetic experience. The imaginative world of Stacey Bendet envelops you, allowing the colorful textures and architectural shapes of her designs to converge into an installation of art. In celebration of Art Basel invading the shores and streets of Miami Beach, today through December 8, we asked the avid collector of culture to shed some light on the many artful objects of her affection.

THE THREAD: What first motivated you to begin building a collection of art?
STACEY BENDET: Art is really inspiration for me. I started casually collecting things when I was younger. Each year I’ll buy one or two pieces that are really special to me because of the artist, or because of the collaboration we’re doing, or just because I’m really inspired by their work. It’s a range of things. I have a table in my office by artist Liana Yaroslavsky, who creates beautiful, unique pieces from antique chandeliers. Also I collect, obviously, paintings and other things too, sculptures, all different kinds of stuff.


November 29, 2013

Top 10 Black Friday Deals

The craziest shopping day of the year is finally here! Check out The Thread‘s top 10 Black Friday deals below, then shop the full array.
Raga Animal-Print SweaterVince Camuto Gold Cuff

Raga Animal Pattern Pullover | Vince Camuto Cutout Cuff


We arrived at Alice + Olivia‘s spring presentation craving ultra feminine, decadent dresses, and left more than satiated. Creative director Stacey Bendet knows her girl: a young, carefree sophisticate who gets giddy over ruffles, lace and and beadwork. Bendet turned up the glamour this season with a prep-meets-pretty vibe, anchored on a palette of neutrals sprinkled with pastels. As always, the accessories were a big highlight—think minimalist white heels and vibrant beaded clutches.

Mary O’Regan

I know, I know, you guys have already seen several images of Kelly and Aimee this week. But how can I not snap them?! These two blogger buds always look amazing.

Kelly’s New York chic and Aimee’s L.A. cool perfectly complement one another. Today’s outfits are all about layers and urban femininity (and Aimee’s amazing studded boots!). Thanks for the inspiration, lovelies!

xo, Crystal

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Spring Trend: Aqua Hue Dresses | Colorful Handbags | Studded Shoes

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Alice + Olivia Dress | Tory Burch Satchel | Dolce Vita Bootie