{ alice + olivia } fall 2011

lately, there’s been a lot of haute talk bandied around the interwebs about man repelling ~ and while i am certainly a proponent of dressing for fashion over fornication, there’s still something to be said for the kinds of clothes that gentleman enjoy. and i don’t mean naughtily-little-bitty numbers, but unapologetically pretty, figure-flattering frocks ~ the likes of which alice & olivia churns out consistently and (seemingly!) effortlessly every season. here are a few of my favorite moments from their recent presentation at the plaza hotel:

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10955116532345730478 RASPBERRY JAM

    Love those boots in the third pic!

    They look amazing!



  • http://www.doorknobsanddaiquiris.com Doorknobs And Daiquiris

    What a great color story and mix of textures in that second photo and as far as the collection goes… definitely a "man magnet." Beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07123583203601488166 Steffys Pros and Cons

    yes, i agree. while it is fun to wear things men hate, it is also awesome to dress up in a cute little number– a vintage dress or even a conservative jackie o type of dress, and to feel really attractive. i love the lace heels, although could never actually walk in them!

    please make sure to enter my giveaway: http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com/2011/02/steffys-pros-and-cons-first-giveaway.html

    <3 steffy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    these pictures are so amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526932894195288411 Karolina

    U love the heels on the third photo!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 Absolutely Mrs. K

    The textures and patterns are so rich and voluptuous. Although it’s a clash between so many fabrics it looks like a complete look, everything matches so well together. Rich fabrics are not easy to wear, but they look stunning and they are just gorgeous. No question about that. The color pallet is very interesting to me, I cannot; the colors are earthy and neutral but not dull (probably because of the shiny fabric). The lace shoes are my favorite, the remind me of a little bag by Dior. Have a stylish time in Milan and welcome to Europe.

  • http://www.whatdialike.blogspot.com whatdialike

    lovely pictures

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Very lady like!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07677610185912578841 Catherine

    Ooo I love the silvery sweater to the left in the last photo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03067773719903771283 Betsy

    Being from the south, I couldn't agree with you more.. Dressing to me isn't about repelling men, but looking sophisticated and a little lady-like. Thank you for bringing attention to A&O;, they've always been one of my favorite designers.

  • http://wordbyjessie.com/ wordbyjessie.com

    i ADORE those shoes. they are so different than anything i have ever seen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12162767420720205994 Hooked on Shoes

    Those boots are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazingg!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11114925411100664440 Galipette.

    I agree! There's nothing wrong with looking pretty & feminine~ in fact, I'm a big proponent of it. Love the cat eye & matte lip with the clothing. Reminds me a little of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, no?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08109699563405609074 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    Alice + Olivia is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10223210030892886698 Emijaa Jaaemil

    I couldn't agree with you more – I think a real man can recognize style and sophistication when they see it… I would feel flirty and feminine in any one of those outfits!!

    Sex appeal and beauty comes from within no matter what you have on!




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04657422824565425948 MrJeffery

    i like all of these looks. nice attention to detail.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02580025394178952681 mirjam schuurkamp

    wow GREAT

    thanks for commenting doll.

    i have a new outfit post, maybe you can check?

    xo model from holland.

    everyday a new post.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02580025394178952681 mirjam schuurkamp

    wow GREAT

    thanks for commenting doll.

    i have a new outfit post, maybe you can check?

    xo model from holland.

    everyday a new post.

  • http://screencapitalist.tumblr.com/ Ingrid

    This post kind of rubbed me the wrong way. You are very talented, take some great pictures and post concise commentary but there's no need to put down the man repeller and even less need to dress for one (a man) – idk, if your style is much more feminine and simple than not i think that's fine but why can't it be that way because you prefer it?

    I'm getting pretty philosophical for a late thurs morning when I haven't had so much as a drop of coffee but normally you come off as a smart, self aware lady and one that does what she wants, because she wants to do it. Would be a shame to see that change.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00827453200642137410 Libbie

    "Fashion over fornication"…love it!

    And yes, those boots are amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00318383433523384334 Higgenbottom

    such exquisite textures! it was all i could do to resist the urge to reach out and touch my computer screen. and i agree with you, man repelling is a wonderful art form, but i know if i wore anything from alice & olivia, my boyfriend would love it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07243582126965746675 Francheska

    I'm sure you get this everyday but you are identical to Jessica Stroup!!!!! That's a compliment :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    I agree. I think that sensuality should not be lost in clothing, no matter how masculine the look. That's part of what makes it so alluring.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10461338750509409179 CHLOE and JESSICA

    ok these shots are stunning..im in love with the hair and makeup! trying it out now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07431886068122136937 RX-SZ

    I need those booties in my life!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07046016333291848619 TheChambrayCountess

    I need those booties and I am strangely drawn to those leather pants…Love the photos!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    though i adore the repelling and the great satire of the man repeller, here here for unadulterated beauty and elegance.


  • http://fashionwashere.wordpress.com/ fashiontulip

    Wow…so u were there too!? so mad i didnt see you. I love ur blog and would have loved to get a pic with you. Congrats on the NY best dressed list too! You deserve it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00036015844103923196 Keri

    I love the menswear inspired tailoring of their pants paired with the sparkle and shine of the tops and dresses. But when did we stop dressing for ourselves?! Putting on an outfit that you feel confident and sexy in is going to appeal more to a man than the actual outfit in my opinion. Love the new alice + olivia collection!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03600803645063472366 Sylvia

    omg these textures are killer! love it!

    i wander, i wonder

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17417359922321449206 Chelsea Rae

    It's really nice to hear your comments on the whole man-repelling craze. I thought I was the only one who just wanted to feel pretty and girlie no matter who's looking. Alice + Olvia, really does to a great job with feminine pieces, even when they are giving menswear a bit of a nod.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17401533651275034786 Maca

    Boots are jummy!! :))


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Well, hello there lovely lace boots. And all the conservative necklines too. The Alice + Olivia collection honors the lady like in menswear by keeping a demure, cover-all look.

    much love.

  • http://twirlyskirts.wordpress.com/ twirlyskirts

    WOW those lacy booties are so adorable! I want them now! I do find that most things I feel attract men's attention are figure-flattering!

    I seriously cannot get enough of your blog


  • http://www.garmentcare.com/blog fashionsdirtylaundry

    I'm loving these photos– nice angles!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Love these looks, so lady-like glam!

    Xoxo-Kelli K

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04066223369849842681 JWK


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15292751794260341682 Adrianna Traxler

    I love the idea of belting a sweater with a skirt, for such a girly look. Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    This stuff is really beautiful, I wish I could get my hands on something!! hopefully in the future :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12867910473114994883 koast to koast

    um…. give me those booties!!!!!

    xo kelsey and kayti

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    love those shoes! the texture and color just make it amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10943173247436131779 Rococo

    I absolutely love those boots! All these outfits are really glamorous and feminine :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16746832117478394961 CoutureJunkie

    The collection is absolutely amazing and I'm in love with those lace boots.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11417537912283451971 THE GLAMOURAI:

    just popping in to reiterate that I LOVE THE MAN REPELLER!!! she is amazing, and a friend. i just think it's nice to remember that all sorts of perspectives make fashion (and personal style) interesting ~ even men's!

    ultimately though, we should always dress in the way that makes US most happy!!! sometimes that means pretty dresses, sometimes that means leopard print suspenders.


  • Anonymous

    let's dress so that when we look in the mirror, we cant wait to go out in the world and show off!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00380620298898601965 BespokeRose

    Those boots are too sexy


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11422649332950302734 carolyn

    alice and olivia were one of my fave NYFW shows! these pics are great – i had only seen the ones on style.com when i did a post about it too. thanks for sharing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04205969868460813332 sarah

    very chic, loving the textures and the shoes are gorgeous..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18030666430145771679 Marissa at Style Cusp

    A&O;'s collection never ceases to amaze me! It is always the perfect blend of girly chic and boyish fun.


  • Kelley

    I love all the pretty sparkles! But the second photo comes across as a little man repellent to me :P

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17294153223637475104 Francesca Felix

    those shoes are beautiful!! the lace.. so amazing


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03620689201161990201 Laurita P

    i'm with you. eff man-repelling.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17006848588053906730 Steven
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09749027762662012409 Joy

    Simply gorgeous details there. LOVE.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    These looks are so romantic. And I LOVE the booties– I hope someone makes a knock off version that I can actually afford!
    La Petite Marmoset

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    love the booties and the outfit coming right after (4th one? the one in red?)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10903778646449739085 LadyFLASHBACK

    just posted about half of this collection on my blog-I LOVE IT!

    these real, up close and personal photos are stellar-thanks for sharing

    jess s//ladyflashback.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00950123284698606074 Death By Shoe

    Thos white boots are fantastic! The man repelling items are always the ones I seem to love the most. Today I put on a pair of high waisted mega flares and my hubby goes "those are in style again? you have 80's bum!" hahaha.


  • Anonymous

    These clothes are beautiful, to be sure. However, I'm disturbed by your obvious disrespect for Leandra. There's no need for that. There is ample room for both points of view, both types of "costumery."
    I hate it when women think that they can only get ahead by disrespecting one another. Very sad. I would have expected better from you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11417537912283451971 THE GLAMOURAI:

    @ Anonymous 11:54: Leandra is actually a friend of mine, and I know that she knows no disrespect was implied or intended by this post. Her blog has become such a great catchphrase for a certain type of style, and I simply referenced it as a way to juxtapose another type.


  • http://therealmeangirl.com MG

    This post made me depressed because it reminded me of the days when I was rolling in dough and owned whatever A&O; my little heart desired. UUUGGHHH. However, I will regain my former economic standing, even if that means copious amounts of credit card debt.

  • Anonymous

    sooo over the man repelling schtick, it started out so funny but now it is just a fame chasing girl trying too hard to conform with fashion with the irony missing.
    Love Alice and Olivia and those boots are to die for

  • http://www.dukefashion.org/blog/ Lauren

    This is so cute! For more ideas check out http://www.dukefashion.org/blog/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06121298928930115780 2Anchor

    Ugh, I love A+O so much…it's an obsession! I wish I could own all the lines.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00625789250352636581 Rossella

    wow i love all these looks

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12334534876030512803 Caramelista

    Looooove the boots!

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  • http://www.ragsandredbottoms.com Sonia Baines

    I loveeeeeeeeeeee those boots…those boots were made to walk all over a man with hahaha! http://ragsandredbottoms.com/?p=97(Check my shoe game out at my blog)I love your blog and have been following for some time now. Keep it up girlie! :)

  • http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/ The Bohemienne

    The clothes from this show look amazing–I can't wait to see all these pieces when they hit stores.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359361617617808742 maverick diva
  • http://choicesmultiple.blogspot.com/ choicesmultiple

    So many nice clothes. Beautiful fabrics, textures, colors, jewellery. Uncroyable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18348615049146067554 LAS

    omg, those lace booties are AMAZING!!!! i need to find out how to buy these asap. xo lauren


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04497948628629995575 Peroxide Blonde

    What?!?!!! How is this not man repelling??? Men like tiny shorts and T-shirts, fullstop. Haha fantastic clothing though…..

    Peroxide Blonde

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14083047463374914124 angelica b.

    laced ankle boots are insane!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01307122996884903806 Raiyan Enchaviz

    OMG! I love those white ankle boots. Where could I shop ankle boots like those? BTW, I'm Raiyanenchaviz, aspiring fashion designer and a newbie blogger too. I really like your blog specially this post and count me in if there's a new post.see yah!