05.01.15

Olivia Palermo for Flare February 2015

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Olivia Palermo shares the love and lust-themed edition of Flare’s February 2015 issue with gorgeous hubby, model Johannes Huebl, for the which hits newsstands on Monday, January 13.

The socialite talks to the mag about everything from her take on social media at fashion shows to her long-term goal of owning a skiwear brand.

Perhaps styling is on the cards in Olivia’s future because when asked about head-to-runway looks, “How boring!” was her response.

This comes as no surprise considering Olivia is known for her artful signature mixing of high and low items and her keen eye for accessorizing.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On her friendship MO: “I’ve always been someone that enjoys being around my elders more than people my own age.”

On her fashion philosophy: “You can always see it’s my sense of style at the end of the day.”

On her famous custom-made Carolina Herrera wedding ensemble: “I’m very much a fashion person. It was like going to any other market appointment and finding something I liked.”

On her stint as a reality TV villain on ‘The City': “It was a learning experience that I got out of the way early.”

On the learning experience she got out of ‘The City': “Once the cameras were out and I could go home, I decided to stay and sit in on global marketing meetings and really build my education. I asked if I could join out of curiosity and being young and wanting to learn.”

On why she started her website, OliviaPalermo.com: “The industry has changed so much in the last 10 years, especially with the move to online. Between online evolving and e-commerce growing, it was the perfect time to start my website.”

On how she gets ahead in business: “Success is never missing a day of work.”

On her #1 pet peeve – people snapping photos front-row: “You’re not focusing in the same way if you weren’t snapping away. Designers have worked too hard for you to take 25 pictures. Beautiful ones will be up on Style.com anyway!”

On her love of new design talent: “We really try to give young designers a platform on OliviaPalermo.com, highlighting their work and showing our support.”

On her future plans for Olivia Palermo world domination: “We’re fortunate to get a fair amount of [collaboration] requests. We will continue with that, but at some point it’s important to have everything under our own brand. There’s a long-term plan to it all, but everything comes in stages.”

23.12.14 Best Of

Fashionista of 2014 – Olivia Palermo

Fashionista of 2014 – Olivia Palermo

If there’s anyone who personifies the word ‘fashionista,’ it has to be Olivia Palermo. So it’s only natural that the socialite has clenched the title yet again for 2014 after her win as Fashionista of 2013.

Jetsetting to all the major style capitals on the regular, she’s never far from a fashion gala or a front-row seat at Valentino, Christian Dior, Burberry Prorsum, and Marchesa shows, to name but a few.

Of course, her street style is on point too, as is a prerequisite for any fashionistas worth their salt, making Olivia’s closet the ultimate wish-list destination.

Her calling card may be boho-chic style, but she’s become a veritable chameleon, changing her fashion stripes on every occasion. She can just as easily wear an elegant gown as she can a grass-green, retro-inspired Valentino coat and shorts combo. She has even offered her own spin on prairie-girl-chic, artfully pairing a vintage brown leather skirt and crisp Ann Taylor white button-down shirt.

Yet what really makes Olivia’s style significant is her ability to impart her own interesting twist on every single one of her looks, often embellished with punchy accessories.

She really is a sort of master mixologist, creatively combining pieces and garnishing them with a bold clutch here, a snazzy shoe there, and always a dash of statement jewelry for good measure.

Runner Up: Solange Knowles

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22.12.14

Olivia Palermo In Gerard Darel & Tibi – Nacho Figueras And St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Celebrate The Holiday Season

Olivia Palermo In Gerard Darel & Tibi - Nacho Figueras And St Regis Hotels & Resorts Celebrate The Holiday Season

Olivia Palermo attended Nacho Figueras and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Celebrate the Holiday Season held at the St. Regis on Saturday (December 13) in New York City.

Looking as stylish as ever, the socialite donned winter whites, selecting a chunky-knit Gerard Darel sweater. The look became even more interesting with the colourful knit scarf wrapped around her shoulders.

I love the fluid lines and dynamic shape of Olivia’s Tibi cloqué midi skirt with its flared hemline, which makes for an exciting statement piece.

Simple black Jimmy Choo ‘Toni’ leather over-the-knee boots rounded out this luxe winter look.

Are there too many statements being made here or does the look work in perfect harmony?

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Tibi Fluted Cloqué SkirtNet-A-Porter.com
Jimmy Choo Toni leather over-The-Knee BootsSaks.com

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11.12.14

Valentino New York Sala Bianca 945 Event

Valentino New York Sala Bianca 945 Event

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli hosted their first Valentino Haute Couture show in New York City on Wednesday (December 10).

The one-off special show, which was an homage to the designer’s famous 1968 white collection, was in celebration of Valentino’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, attracting many celebrity guests who are all big fans of the brand.

Emma Roberts: The young actress instantly caught my eye in her uber-sweet Valentino sugary pink frock with flared cuffs and a multicoloured floral collar. While I love the contrasting mauve Valentino clutch, the Valentino taupe pumps don’t work for me.

Padma Lakshmi: The TV host never fails to provide a jaw-dropping moment, this time wearing a super-sweet Valentino orange-hued mini dress amped up with a pair of sexy black over-the-knee boots.

Karolina Kurkova: I was charmed by the statuesque beauty, who was serving up lace and colourful florals. Her bold, intricate look was enhanced with red pumps, which matched her glossy lips, and a hot-pink clutch. She can do no wrong.

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Olivia Palermo In Emilia Wickstead – 2014 British Fashion Awards

Olivia Palermo In Emilia Wickstead - 2014 British Fashion Awards

Olivia Palermo attended the 2014 British Fashion Awards, held at the London Coliseum in London, England on Monday (December 1).

The socialite dressed in an Emilia Wickstead Spring 2015 front-slit ball skirt, which she opted to pair with a black sparkly shirt as opposed to the runway’s ivory bodysuit.

If it weren’t for the ill-placed, saggy pocket detailing on the top and the wrinkles on the wraparound skirt’s hemline, I would have been more drawn to this look. The lemon-meringue hue is tantalizing, after all.

Olivia topped it off with a smoky eye and straight, centre-parted locks, with her star accessory a striped statement clutch.

You may remember that this same Emilia Wickstead skirt was worn by Jena Malone for ‘‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ London premiere. I’m still in love with the energy Jena brought to her interpretation of the look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

17.11.14

Dita von Teese, Dianna Agron, Olivia Palermo & Emily Van Camp Attend The House Of Herrera Gala

Dita von Teese, Dianna Agron, Olivia Palermo & Emily Van Camp Attend The House Of Herrera Gala

Carolina Herrera presented the House Of Herrera gala held at Universidad Del Claustro De Sor Juana on Friday (November 14) in Mexico City, Mexico which incorporated a runway show, with plenty of her favourite girls in attendance.

Dita von Teese: There are very rare occasions when Dita doesn’t wear black and those few occasions have coincidentally often involved a Caroline Herrera gown, like on this occasion where she donned a stunning white keyhole gown enriched with embroidered detailing on the shoulder.

Dianna Agron: Looking graceful and elegant as always, the ‘Glee’ star looked breathtaking wearing a Carolina Herrera black and red floral organza gown styled with a complementary fuchsia clutch. This look gave me chills, it’s that good.

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