OLIVELA Q&A
Style. Conscious

Stacey Bendet

CEO and Creative Director, Alice + Olivia
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My daily ritual includes …
I practice Ashtanga yoga every morning…I’ve been doing it for 15 years.
I am grateful for, but I often take for granted...
Sleep! I have three children and it rarely happens. I am also truly grateful every day for my three beautiful daughters. They are my everything.
I wish more people could feel...
Positivity! I try to start every day thinking of something positive, something I’m happy about, something I am proud of myself for accomplishing.
My favorite way to give includes …
The alice + olivia call to action committee! We call it our AO Community, and we create ways to raise money whenever there is a cause. We recently did Communi-T T-shirts for Global Fund For Women and we have our Good Jean that donates proceeds to the GOOD+ Foundation.
If I could walk in someone else’s path, it would have to be ...
Michelle Obama. She did so much to empower women and also to make the nation healthier through her Let’s Move! Campaign.
The easiest way to connect with others is …
Social media. It truly keeps people globally connected. I stay in touch with so many people I would not have regular contact with through Facebook and Instagram (@aliceandolivia).
When I think sustainability, I imagine …
A world where NYC restaurants have to deliver in biodegradable containers. The amount of plastic lunch containers we throw out in our office alone kills me. I am trying to encourage some local restaurants and delivery apps to only use sustainable containers.
The intention I set for myself and for my company...
When I think about the message I want to tell in my life, it is really about making people’s lives better. I want to make women feel their best however/whenever I can. I really believe that a great outfit can change a woman's world because it can change how she sees herself and how she feels about herself. It gives her a new confidence, so I hope that every day I am giving back.
My golden rule is …
Never say I can't.
My personal passion is…
Being a mom and being a strong role model to my three girls…and young women. You can have it all.
One cause I wish everyone knew about…
I am passionate about the arts, children, and female empowerment. As a brand we are very supportive of Global Fund For Women. We just launched our Communi-T initiative with them. Fifty percent of net proceeds of each tee sold will support economic female empowerment around the world.
My biggest truth is ...
“Believe in yourself! You make anything happen if you set your mind to it.”
— Stacey Benet, Alice + Olivia
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