alice + olivia and Jose Cuervo team up for a colorful, margarita-inspired capsule collection
What do you get when alice + olivia and Jose Cuervo join forces? Oh, only the most refreshing and whimsical rooftop party ever.
Stacey Bendet of alice + olivia celebrated the launch of her new summer beach accessories collection with the tequila brand at Mr. Purple in New York City on Thursday night, with appearances by Vanessa Hudgens, Arielle Nachmani (A.K.A. Something Navy) and music by The Dolls.
"I'm such a summer margarita girl," Bendet told AOL Lifestyle at the soirée. "We always do little margarita events in our office, and [Jose Cuervo] came to us, and they were like, 'Do you want to do anything?' and I was like, 'Of course!'"
See photos from the event above.
The capsule collection features a range of items inspired by the vivid colors and nine fruity flavors of Authentic Jose Cuervo Margaritas, including monochromatic jacquard silk paisley-printed beach kaftans in three colors, a customized version of the classic Staceface Towel and a contemporary update of the classic straw beach bag. Shop the collection here.
Now, if you've ever been to an alice + olivia presentation, you know that walking into one feels like you're entering a magical movie set -- and Thursday's celebration was no exception. After all, guests sipping on Jose Cuervo margaritas were among a bed, a bottle-filled bathtub, swing bench and a swimming pool filled with swan floats and strawberries.
"I like to tell stories. To me, every delivery I do, every piece of clothing I make, has a story behind it. When you do a presentation or a party like this, you get to story tell. It is like a movie set."
"My theme was sort of making it summer boudoir," the designer continued. "Sort of like you're having a margarita in your sexy outdoor bedroom."
Mission accomplished, Stace.