Olivia Palermo glams up for the October issue of InStyle UK wearing a floral-print Christian Dior dress styled with DSquared2 sunnies and a Chanel ring on the cover.

Damon Baker captures the 26-year-old socialite-front-rower-model-brand-ambassador-blogger-designer wearing a selection of other floral pieces by Antonio Berardi, McQ Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana.

Olivia dishes about everything from not wanting to be compared to Kim Kardashian, her future business plans, the floral-theme photoshoot and looking her best at all times.

To read the feature in full, see the October issue of InStyle out now.

On not wanting to be compared to Kim Kardashian: “Whatever she’s done, it’s worked, but I do things differently. I’m in fashion. I’m in New York. I’m in London. And I’m in the rest of Europe. She’s LA… Our careers are very different.”

On always looking her best: “I like walking out of the house feeling fully pulled together. It doesn’t matter if there’s someone standing outside my apartment or not. I couldn’t care less. I like getting dressed for me and not them.”

On her floral-themed photo shoot: “This season you’re definitely seeing floral back in trend. Not only have we seen it on the spring runways but we’re also seeing it in fall which is nice and refreshing.”

Credit: Damon Baker/InStyle UK