Melinda Gale

Real Life In Raleigh

ALICE + OLIVIA Festival-Themed See-Now Buy-Now Runway Show

Last month, I was invited to check out ALICE + OLIVIA's festival-themed See-Now-Buy-Now runway show at NeueHouse in Hollywood. After seeing a bit of the collection and the celebs that would be in attendance (Emily Ratajkowski, Kourtney Kardashian -- just to name a few), I knew I had to invite my partner in crime, Shelby! When we arrived, we were immediately handed champagne to start the night off right. 

The entire space was so beautifully decorated. I wanted to find whoever was in charge and beg them to come back to my apartment and replicate the scene. 

This was the first ever See-Now-Buy-Now runway show for alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, in partnership with Neiman Marcus. I love the idea of a See-Now-Buy-Now runway show because it makes the fashion so much more accessible for us "normal" folks!

I absolutely fell madly, deeply in LOVE with this dress!! Is it weird that when I saw it, I immediately thought "Could I make that my wedding dress?!"

That night, alice + olivia released a limited edition collaboration with world-renowned band, the Grateful Dead, to consumers just in time for Coachella. 

The Grateful Dead  x alice + olivia collection debuted at the fashion show, both on the runway at Bendet’s See-Now Buy-Now and online at aliceandolivia.com. The capsule features a collection of 9 ready-to-wear and accessories items all created in the designer’s take on the iconic dancing bear print. 

Stacey Bendet, CEO & Creative Director of alice + olivia

Stacey Bendet, CEO & Creative Director of alice + olivia

Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus and Stacey Bendet, CEO & Creative Director of alice + olivia

Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus and Stacey Bendet, CEO & Creative Director of alice + olivia

All in all, Shelby and I had an amazing night sipping champagne, looking at beautiful fashion and rubbing elbows with a few of our favorite celebs! As if I didn't already love alice+olivia enough, they made a massive fan out of me that night!