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“It’s a little girls’ night dinner. I wanted to do something very local, neighborhood-y, French.”

This is how Stacey Bendet described the casual get-together she threw Wednesday night at Le Charlot. It was the opening of the Alice + Olivia store on Madison Avenue, and she had invited her downtown posse — Cleo Wade, Mia Moretti and Jenné Lombardo — to journey uptown.

This story first appeared in the June 27, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The downtowners brought out their best crop tops for the trek, as did Lauren Remington Platt, who traveled from her TriBeCa loft for the occasion.

“We went on a cropping mission at home,” Wade said, pointing to Moretti. “I cropped all of my vintage button-ups at home, too. We’ve been going…” “Crop crazy!” the two said simultaneously. How could they not go nuts? “We found a seamstress in our neighborhood that will crop anything for $10,” Moretti reasoned.

The DJ was sporting a peculiar hairdo for the night. She had a stylist come to her East Village apartment to do her hair and makeup, and gave her strict instructions: “I was like, ‘You know how there are the Miley two buns? I want to do five.” But she was satisfied with the end result. “[The stylist] was like, ‘You’re a mix between “Star Trek” and “Space Odyssey.” This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever done!’”

The young actress Margarita Levieva, sporting an enviable tan and a lacy tank dress, was also fluttering about looking like she was ready to hit the beach.

“I have a few months off” before shooting a new NBC show, “Allegiance,” in September, she said. “I was thinking of taking a project, but I think I might just relax before I go into a series. It’s summer in New York.”

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