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21 Questions with… Alice + Olivia Designer Stacey Bendet [NYFW Edition]

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Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet answers our quickfire questions as she prepares for her Fall 2014 show.

  1. The night before my presentation I will most likely… be nervous!
     
  2. The morning of my show I plan on… doing a long yoga practice.
     
  3. When it comes to managing stress… yoga is my go-to. And I love long bubble baths.
     
  4. What I'm most excited for Fall 2014 is… statement coats!
     
  5. For me, Fall 2014 is all about… luxury, rich color, novelty, metallics and brocades.
     
  6. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing the most is… over-the-knee suede boots, thanks polar vortex!
     
  7. When I'm at work, I love wearing… anything from a tutu to a ball gown! I change at least twice a day.
     
  8. The most treasured item in my closet is… my mother's wedding dress, designed by Fred Leighton in the 70s.
     
  9. My beauty essentials are… Stila Stay All Day lipstick.
     
  10. My fashion week must-haves include… a lot of caffeine.
     
  11. When I'm looking to get inspired I… play with colors.
     
  12. I could never travel without… a big fur coat.
     
  13. The one electronic I can't live without is… um, my iPhone.
     
  14. If my days had one extra hour I'd… cuddle longer in bed with my babies every morning. I guess that would also require them sleeping past 5:30 a.m.
     
  15. The last thing I Googled was… how to make Rice Krispie cake pops.
     
  16. I'm dying to splurge on… a trip to Villa Tre Ville in Positano or a piece of Maria Pergay furniture. Toss up.
     
  17. My guilty pleasure is… vintage shopping. I am a complete hoarder.
     
  18. I couldn't survive Fashion Week without… big sunglasses and vitamin shots!
     
  19. I will always be excited about NYFW because… of the amazing energy it brings to the city, it’s always exciting no matter how many times I experience it.
     
  20. When it comes to picking models… I love an interesting face and a soulfulness to the eyes. We do presentations so it’s really important for the girls to have personality.
     
  21. As soon as my show is over, I plan to… take a trip to Paris with my mom and [daughter] Eloise!

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