AVENUE September 2014

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n the modern-day fairy tale world of New York, Cinderella’s pumpkin becomes a taxi, glass slippers are red-soled Louboutins; and you are well-advised to arrive before midnight. Otherwise, you’re bound to miss your (working) prince. Those were our thoughts as we teamed up exclusively with Alice +Olivia CEO and creative director Stacey Bendet to photograph her fairy tale inspired Fall 2014 collection. According to Bendet, “Sometimes I think my life in New York is one giant fairy tale; every day, I walk into my office playing dress-up, designing clothes and being with people I love.” Each of our models portrays a special character who is both dear to our hearts and to the real life fantasy that is Manhattan. The big apple is the forbidden fruit that we all savor, so let’s fall into the narrative of happily ever after with our visual fantasy of once upon a time . . . SEPTEMBER 2013 • AVENUE MAGAZINE | 87

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