OH WHAT A NIGHT!
What: Alice + Olivia by Stacy Bendet Trunk Show
Where: Urban Chic Georgetown Location on Wisconsin Ave
When: Friday May 29th, 6-8pm
Despite the pouring down rain many Washingtonian fashionistas stopped by the alice + olivia trunk show Friday night -it was top on our list. As we entered the store it was filled with not only shoppers but friendly staff, especially Lauren Yalich (PR) and Mariel (intern) eager to do everything they could to keep us comfortable. For guest, the tables were filled with smartwaer, vitamin water, pop rocks, blow pops, coconut topped brownies and cupcakes almost too cute to eat. As for the goody bags, we can't stop playing the trunk show cd with songs like Day and Night by Kid Cudi and MGMT's Electric Feel - its been on repeat all weekend.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NITE:
Of course the racks that surrounded us were a hit but we must say the HIGHLIGHT was chatting with owner of Urban Chic Lindsay Buscher -- not just a thriving small business owner but a true lover of fashion herself, how could you not be with the business she has created. Lindsay along with her sister, Courtney and employee Megan make the merchandise in Urban Chic happen by mixing their 3 very different styles - Courtney, the risk taker, Megan the prepster and Lindsay, a little bit of each balance things out minus the tunnel vision. For the last 4-5 years they have decided on every item together keeping every customer and every store in mind making for a very interesting dynamic and a very successful business (we could all take notes from Lindsay). Even though Lindsay claims fashion "isn't fun right now" (which we all can DITO thanks to the economy) as she is presented with a new challenge everyday to keep going -- we think she will continue to rise.
Lindsay's FASHION TIP: If you want to take your dressy frock down a notch - pair it was a blazer or a cardigan - which she did just perfectly wearing a Alice + Olivia sequin dress, Theory blazer and J.Crew heels)
WHAT MADE CUPCAKE'S LIST:
TRINA TUNIC DRESS IN LEOPARD BUTTER $297
TIE BACK STRAPLESS DRESS $352
SAGE DRESS WITH YELLOW BELT $396
POLKA DOT MINI DRESS $330
BELLA BEADED DRESS IN WHITE $550
PIPER BUTTON DOWN WITH NEON BUTTONS($176) PAIRED WITH CROPPED SKINNY JEANS ($242)
FRANCESCA FEATHER TRIM DRESS $440
A few things that weren't alice + olivia but worth noting:
Cynthia Vincent sandals $230
Gucci, Rayban & Carrera Sunglasses
Stay tuned for the new location of Urban Chic in Annapolis which plans on being the denim headquarters. We are looking forward to the denim in every size and every range - what more could we ask for.....
And please don't make us remind you again (even though we are) - check out LIVING CHIC - Urban Chic's new blog written by Tracy Long (pictured above) who looked Blake Lively ESQ in a ivory Alice + Olivia frock (Tank Dress with Full Skirt $440) and tan patent heels to die for - we couldn't help but snap a photo (or two)!
End note: For all the mommies out there dress your little girl to match with Alice + Olivia's kids line TOOOO cute for words!