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February 4, 2011 3:29 PM


Stacey Bendet Taps Fashionable Friends

Actress Katie Cassidy is taking on a new role this week -- that of Alice + Olivia guest editor....

Actress Katie Cassidy is taking on a new role this week -- that of Alice + Olivia guest editor. Best recognized for her role as evil schemer Juliet (who wore her clothes with the tags still attached) on "Gossip Girl," Cassidy is the latest in a slew of bold-faced names to share a few covetable items on the brand's bi-weekly 4AM Finds series.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Katie Cassidy.JPGIn her quest to grow her profile on social media, designer Stacey Bendet introduced the posts as a way to showcase some of her favorite things. From Kombucha to leather couches, a rather racy Valentine's Day gift suggestion and pieces from her Alice + Olivia collection, the items chosen always invoke a certain quirkiness. "[4AM Finds] really started out as a hobby," said the designer. "I am always making little collages and selections of furniture. I love accessories and am always vintage shopping, especially online."

So far, the brand's choice of names has been rather eclectic, and previous guest editors include Moby, Olivia Munn, DJ Mia Moretti, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, and editor Amy Fine Collins. "Guest editors are all friends who I think I have great style or a great perspective. I always love Moby's taste in furniture and architecture. Mia Moretti is just absolutely downtown cool and Jack Dorsey can give tech and gadget advice like no other," said Bendet.

Next up on 4AM Finds is "Classy" author and ubiquitous NYC party guy, Derek Blasberg. Stay tuned to see who else shares their 4AM Finds.

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