18.02.14

Olivia Palermo In Matthew Williamson – Creative London Party

Olivia Palermo In Matthew Williamson - Creative London Party

Rounding off a day of shows in London, Olivia Palermo joined the fashion pack at the Creative London Party held at Princess Diana’s former home, Spencer House, yesterday evening (February 17).

The ever flawless socialite wore an elegant midnight blue embroidered Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2014 jumpsuit.

Always one to experiment and put her own feminine quirk on a piece, Olivia layered a boat neck white shirt under the jumpsuit for a refreshing take on this new eveningwear staple.

The rolled sleeves give a cool nonchalance while her gold Jimmy Choo ‘Jane’ sandals add a hit of sparkle and shine.

Overall it’s a lovely, well-polished look and it’s great to see the jumpsuit given a new spin. I just wish she’d added a pop of colour to this star-studded evening. A pink lip would have complemented the navy perfectly, don’t you think?

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23.12.13 Best Of

Fashionista of 2013 – Olivia Palermo

Fashionista of 2013 – Olivia Palermo

Stylista, fashionista, accessory aficionada… Olivia Palermo has marched to the beat of her trendsetting style drum throughout the year, whether she’s on the red carpet or on the sidewalks of New York City.

More often than not, the socialite favours a signature boho-chic, ethnic-inspired approach matched with a feminine aesthetic, which is often manifested through a range of refined, yet relaxed, looks by London designers.

Her ensembles are never without an accessory (or five), as she always fluffs up her ensembles with plenty of accoutrements—think armloads of bangles, doorknocker necklaces, oversized shades, her go-to Aquazurra heels, and bold belts and handbags.

We’ve seen her in everything from Alexander Wang to Louis Vuittion, Tibi and Willow, with her embrace of the high-street quite evident, as well. Over the past year, she’s shown off outfits from ASOS, Topshop, Whistles and Zara.

Yet she is also not afraid to go bold with sultry Roberto Cavalli gowns such as those at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala and the Cannes Film Festival.

Whether she’s posing at a posh party, or on her best street-chic behaviour in off-duty looks that are perfectly put-together, or retaining her place as a front-row regular at Fashion Week, Olivia works the fashionista angle in more ways than one.

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20.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Braids

Hair Trend Spotting Braids 2
There’s no easier way to enhance your everyday hairstyle. Whether it’s a ponytail or a quick fix to keeping your tresses out of your face, celebrities are obsessed this season with braids.

Katy Perry pulled off a lengthy braided ponytail at the 15th NRJ Music Awards. For a full braid like hers clip-in extensions are a must.

Solange Knowles loves wearing box plaits, and she should, because they look great on her. To get this side swept style let the ends unravel freely.

Olivia Palermo, the braid connoisseur, wore two braids with her chignon at the 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards. The key to this look is using minimal product to achieve the ladylike softness.

Zoe Saldana’s braid is perfectly (un) done. For the effortless chic look curl hair first and tie a black ribbon on the tip of the loosely braided coils.

Is it just the celebrities, or are you obsessed with braids this season too?

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11.12.13

Dennis Basso Madison Avenue Store Opening

Dennis Basso Madison Avenue Store Opening

Stars gathered to celebrate the new Dennis Basso store on Madison Avenue in New York City yesterday evening. With the temperatures dipping outside, the designer couldn’t have picked a better moment to showcase his furs.

Debra Messing: The actress looks very content in her green mink coat, which she wore over a grey embellished cocktail dress which featured an on-trend sheer hem.

Brooke Shields: Sporting wavy locks, the actress opted to wear one of the designer’s embellished LBDs, which also featured a sheer hemline. Simple black pumps and silver jewels completed her look.

Olivia Palermo: While everyone else opted for a glam embellished frock, Olivia – as usual – marched to the beat of her own drum, wearing jeans and a black top, to which she added a Dennis Basso mink coat. Some of you haven’t been too enamoured with her red carpet choices lately, so how does this one fare?

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Olivia Palermo In Burberry Prorsum – ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Special New York Screening

Olivia Palermo In Burberry Prorsum - ‘Mandela Long Walk To Freedom’ Special New York Screening

Olivia Palermo attended a special screening of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City last night.

The socialite showed faint signs of finally coming back to her styling senses, although it’s not totally clear if she’s ready to resume her role of “consummately well-dressed.”

In true Olivia fashion, she dressed in a mix of patterns and textures, wearing a black-buttoned trench coat with a patterned collar over a black, sequin-covered Burberry Prorsum Resort 2014 skirt and black cardigan with white buttons.

A quirky black-and-silver flower necklace, black boots, and her go-to dewy makeup and middle-parted hair completed the look.

Is this outfit a reflection of the Olivia we know and love — or is she still doing a little too much and too little all at once?

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22.11.13

Olivia Palermo In Whistles – 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards

Olivia Palermo In Whistles - 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards

Olivia Palermo was back to her best at the 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards held at the French Ambassador’s residence in Madrid, Spain yesterday evening following a brief visit to Tokyo for Furla.

The socialite proved that high street can look just as good as high end, wearing a Whistles forest-green top with a chiffon yoke and sleeves and a sequined body with a matching skirt with a banded waist.

Supporting Stuart Weitzman, who was honoured on the night, she complemented her look with Stuart Weitzman ‘Pipenouveau’ animal-print pumps and a gold cabochon-stoned clutch.

Sporting another braided ‘do, she completed her look with kohl-rimmed eyes and a dark-pink lip.

Is she slowing winning you back?

Olivia Palermo Whistles SHC

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Stuart Weitzman ‘Pipenouveau’ Pumps
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