You Should Know: Stacey Bendet

by Christie Grimm · August 29, 2016

There is no such thing as an off day for Stacey Bendet. Somehow, either by gypsy magic or friendly woodland creatures who went to cosmetology school, she always looks like this. Literally, there's a 90% chance she just woke up like this. The groovy-chic inspiration for any and all weekend outfits, Stacey's style isn't just enviable, it's genetic. Just pop in to her East Hampton store and get styled by her daughter Eloise and you'll see.

Name: Stacey Bendet
Occupation: Designer + CEO of alice + olivia
Place of Birth: NYC
Instagram / Twitter: @aliceandolivia
Zodiac Sign: Libra

My motto is: What you decide to wear each morning is your own personal art each day.

What do you actually do? Designer, mommy, occasional haikuist… I mostly design beautiful clothes although I feel like these days that also includes doing a whole lot of instgramming. 

5 Favorite Hamptons Places: Alice + olivia stores!  Moby’s restaurant, The Monogram Shop EH, My friend margaret loeb’s yoga shala, Second Nature Market EH, Wyeth vintage.

The craziest thing I've done out East is… went swimming in the ocean with my sister in a white silk gown, took off the soaked gown and went to walk into our weekend house but walked into the wrong house naked. This was clearly pre-mom status days.

Best kept Hamptons secret? The great vintage furniture shops!

If you had one day left out East, what would you do? Spend it with my three beautiful ladies and my husband at our house or playing on the beach in EH or Montauk…. Do ashtanga yoga with some of my yoga friends who are out on weekends….and have dinner with a bunch of friends at someone’s house or at Moby’s in amagansett….

Who should we know? In the hamptons? Well, if you are in one of my stores you want to know my daughter Eloise who loves to hang out in the EH one and help style everyone trying on clothes!