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NYFW Spring 2012: Alice & Olivia, the Palm Springs Garden Party of Our Dreams

Mini-Cupcakes. Astroturf. White bird cages (sans birds). And, best of all, a shoe tree! It all added up to the perfect whimsical setting to take in Alice & Olivia’s ‘60s-inspired party frocks, sparkly showpieces (dying over the long v-neck sequin dress), gutsy stripes (check out those black and white pants!), darling florals and floaty chiffon confections. These are the kind of looks a socialite could wear poolside in Palm Springs and look like she stepped out of a Slim Aarons photo shoot circa 1964. Or, a cool city girl could style with a little edge (try adding a tough bootie or rocker jewelry) to make them look effortless and thoroughly modern. That’s one of the many, many things we love about Alice & Olivia: It can be as uptown or downtown as you want it to be. The young bright things in attendance—Michelle Trachtenberg, LeAnn Rimes, True Blood’s Rutina Wesley, and Kourtney Kardashian (followed around by a camera crew, of course)—would certainly all look incredible in these looks. We bet you will, too.

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Photo Credit: Fairchild Archive

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