As you’ve probably gathered, my sartorial taste can be a little eclectic. While I lust after the grown-up glamour of Temperley London and covet 3.1 Phillip Lim’s modern cool I also have a SERIOUS weakness for all things adorable. Plaid minis, Peter Pan collars and picture pretty prints are guaranteed to get my pulse racing. The Pre Fall 2013 collection from Alice + Olivia combines all of the above and boy, do es it do it well.
I know “cuteness” isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and have long since given up force my all-black wearing, Alexander Wang loving housemate into anything resembling a blouse. But as knee high sock devotee myself, the mere sight of an oversized bow sends me weak at the knees and Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet serves up cuteness in spades. Think matchy matchy skirt suits, contrast collar shirting, graphic prints, bold colours and feminine silhouettes. It wouldn’t be an Alice + Olivia collection without a couple of killer frocks and the brand’s Pre Fall offerings include a darling drop waisted lace cocktail number and a fabulous floor sweeping red confection. That said, for me it’s the separates that really stand out this (pre) season. Namely plaid city shorts, boxy blazers and girly tailoring that boast Blair Waldorf worthy levels of Park Avenue Princess prep.
Love Ella. X