AO x The Beatles Event
Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography
I had the best time hosting the launch of The Beatles Capsule Collection at Alice + Olivia last week!!! Nothing makes me happier than being able to meet and style so many of my friends, followers, and Instagram friends IRL (In Real life). Instagram has become such an incredible platform for me to get to connect with so many people from around the world, but there is nothing quite like having the ability to connect IRL with the people you admire and speak to through social media. With that said, I will be continuing to host #GetStyledByKate events for the brands I love to work with!
This Alice + Olivia event was extra special because of The Beatles collection launch, and because of my co-host Brandon Victor Dixon. Both Brandon and I are very involved in the arts, so being able to host an event with someone I so look up to was extremely exciting and humbling.
A little inspiration behind the launch by Ann Binlot at Forbes
"Now, in a time when the U.S. — and the world — seems more divided than ever, fashion designer Stacey Bendet decided to pay homage to both The Beatles, "Come Together" and a number of the band's other songs through the AO X The Beatles capsule collection for fashion label Alice + Olivia.
“It is truly a moment in time when the world needs to ‘come together.’” said Bendet. “The Beatles songs, their lyrics, their messaging is so right right now and their music has always inspired me so it has been an honor to do this collaboration!”
The collection marks the first time that The Beatles have partnered on a capsule collection with a womenswear brand and was released to coincide with the broadcast premiere on PBS of the Grammy Award-winning Beatles documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years.
The 13-piece collection comes in a number of bright and fun pieces with the titles of some of The Beatles’s most iconic songs. The AO X The Beatles Clyde dress is a shift dress with a Warhol-esque print of the fab four on the front. The AO X The Beatles Palmer Appliqué Tee comes with a red heart with “Can’t Buy Me Love” emblazoned on the front. The AO X The Beatles Charline Oversized Military Jacket has a patch that says “Let it Be” on the corner. For those who want to rock The Beatles with their eveningwear, there’s the colorful AO X The Beatles Ursula Embellished Gown Skirt. Fans of the seminal Abbey Road photo of Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison immortalized as they cross the famous London street will adore the AO X The Beatles Mani Embroidered Dress. Or for something a little more simple, there’s the AO X The Beatles Eloise Appliqué button-down denim shirt with the phrase “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on it. If you’d rather carry a little something of The Beatles with you, there are two clutches: one says “All You Need Is Love” on black over a red heart, while the other depicts a bright yellow sun with the obvious “Here Comes the Sun” on it.
The collection — which, according to the Alice + Olivia website, was “inspired by love” — will retail between $195-$1,295. The products will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet retail stores across the U.S., Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan as well as on www.aliceandolivia.com. "