Olivia Palermo (born February 28, 1986) is a former cast member on the MTV reality television series The City. The daughter of a Connecticut real estate developer named Douglas Palermo, Palermo came to New York to attend the New School. She has been noted as a former socialite and has graced the cover of New York Magazine as the It-Girl in 2007. Palermo was born in New York and was raised between New York City and Connecticut. Growing up as an athlete, Palermo participated in sports such as ice hockey, skiing, lacrosse and tennis. She studied abroad in Paris before returning to New York to complete her undergraduate degree in Communications Studies at The New School. Palermo made her debut on the New York social scene when famed social photographer, Patrick McMullan began snapping pictures of her at events about town. She has since been featured in magazines including Vogue, Harperís Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, Life & Style and Ok! Weekly. Palermo worked in the public relations department for fashion label Diane von FŁrstenberg in their New York City office. Since then, she switched jobs to work at Elle Magazine. Palermo was a cast member on The City alongside Whitney Port. The show documented their lives along with other cast members in New York City. The series debuted on December 29, 2008. New York Post's Page Six reported that Palermo was granted $12,000 per episode.
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Olivia Palermo seen on Dec 29 2012 in St. Barts. Olivia Palermo was caught by the paparazzi enjoying a holiday with fiancť Johannes Huebl in St. Barts on December 29, and did her best to go about her day without succumbing to the madness of the multiple photographers surrounding her. For her beachside ensemble, Olivia wore a black bikini with a bandeau top (for a similar look with a little extra pizazz, check out Water Glamour's Elevate Top with Malibu Bottom in Black) under an exotic printed kaftan (for similar options, check out similar pieces by Lotta Stensson including the Glitter Animal Maxi Kaftan and the Batik Poncho in White and Black. From there, Olivia toted a woven bag, wore a pair of black sunglasses, and carried a chic pair of sandals (try Dolce Vita's Banks Shoes in Black) for her day at the beach. Is this warm weathered look one that you would rock during a tropical getaway, everyone? While in St. Barts, the couple were also spotted sunbathing alongside nudists at a nude beach... but decided to stay in their swimsuits. According to Us Weekly: "The couple, however, decided not to strip down to their birthday suits and join the nudists that surrounded them. Instead, Palermo styled a strapless orange-and-pink bikini, while Huebl worked on his tan in pink striped swim trunks. For even more privacy, 'The City' star's man positioned a beach umbrella in the sand. And before Palermo left the beach, she covered herself up even more in a floral sundress." Oh, to life the life of Olivia Palermo. Must be nice!
Olivia Palermo seen on Nov 07 2012 in Liverpool, England. Olivia Palermo was on hand for the opening of Harvey Nichols' new beauty emporium, Beauty Bazaar, that was held in Liverpool, England on November 7. Olivia had the honors of cutting the ribbon at the event, officially opening the chic new shopping destination. For her grand opening outfit, Olivia started with a chic pair of leather pants (like Joe's Jeans' Leather Pant in Black) and paired them with a black and grey long sleeve top (try Michael Stars' V Neck Pullover in Charcoal) under a fashion forward white jacket (get the look with Shin Choi's Wendy Jacket in White). From there, Olivia chose a pair of electric blue heels, a gold watch, pearl stud earrings, and a chunky gold bracelet (like Ben Amun's Large Gold Chain Link Bracelet in Gold) that she paired with her gold Cartier Love Bracelet. What are your thoughts on Olivia's look here, readers - yay or nay? According to the Telegraph, the opening of the Beauty Bazaar was quite the spectacle! "This is 22,000 square feet of white, glitzy space entirely devoted to beauty, split over three floors. Essentially you'll find a souped-up beauty hall on the ground floor, where Tom Ford takes the prime spot (of course) and all the other greats including Nars, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone and Creme de la Mer are found. Go up to the first floor and you'll find the bustling treatment area for hair, nails, brows and lashes - and of course the obligatory post-pampering Champagne bar. The second floor is dominated by treatment rooms for tanning by James Read, waxing by Strip and even a medi-spa led by Mr Karidis." Wow! Olivia did have a chance to speak out while at the opening, and had this to say: "It's fantastic. All the girls coming in look so happy. They make everything so tough and cool in London - I love that messy hair." Sounds like such a fun day!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 28 2012 in Paris, France. Olivia Palermo was seen posing for photographers as she arrived at the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week on September 28, keeping her look feminine and fun in shades of navy and black. For her ensemble, Olivia donned an adorable black mini dress (for two options with similar silhouettes, try either Free People's Flirt For You Dress in Black or Shin Choi's Tammy Dress in Black) under a navy coat with black leather accents (for another super cute little jacket, check out Free People's Vegan Leather Jacket in Black), and then added on a navy fur handbag and a classic pair of black pointed toe pumps. A cherry red manicure and a silver cuff (like Jessica Elliot's Open Clover Cuff in Sterling Silver) completed OP's look. Is this one of your favorites on the stunning socialite, everyone? Olivia recently chatted with Page Six about her previous time on a reality show - remember when she was on "The City"? - saying: "I think from the beginning of my career, being in television, that was completely ó it was just ridiculous, it was not me at all. It was a learning experience. Thatís how I always put it. Iím very happy in the career Iím in now, and thatís the end of the matter." I guess there you have it!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 18 2012 in London, England. Olivia Palermo was photographed attending the Mulberry show at London Fashion Week yesterday, September 18, taking a moment to pose for the street style photographers before heading into the show. For her ensemble, OP paired colored skinny jeans (for two pairs in a similar hue, try either James Jeans' Brushed Twill Legging in Rose Wine or Kasil Workshop's Benetar Skinny in Rose Thorn) with a knit sweater (for an option that's more in the orange color family, check out Luc by Lucy's Kylie Crop Sweater in Tangerine) and a pair of color blocked heels. Naturally, Olivia toted a Mulberry bag (for a unique option in a soft, neutral hue, check out Oryany's Purse in Petal) at the show, and then finished off her look with minimal accessories - save for a cuff on her right wrist and a watch on her left - and pretty, rosy makeup. What's your feeling on this look for Olivia, everyone - is it a hit or a miss? While it seems that Olivia is always chatting with press about her personal style, she's at it once again... telling InStyle that she "dresses for me." According to Palermo: "I get up every morning and I get dressed and I like getting dressed. I like walking out of the house feeling fully pulled together. It doesn't matter if there's [a photographer] standing outside my apartment or not. I couldn't care less. I like getting dressed for me and not them." When confronted with comparisons to Kim Kardashian (a fellow gal who got her start on a reality show and now has a mini-fashion empire), Olivia says: "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 LAÖ Our careers are very different. Hers is very much entertainment and working with different brands; and mine is more working on the editorial fashion side, incorporating the luxury market and the modelling aspect of brands." Do you agree with Olivia's thoughts, everyone?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jun 01 2012 in New York, NY. It seems as though the paparazzi always manage to get shots of Olivia Palermo chatting on her phone while taking her dog Mr. Butler for a walk, as the stylish socialite was photographed for the second time recently in NYC on June 1. This time around, Olivia opted for a basic black long sleeve top (try either Splendid's V Neck Long Sleeve Top in Black or Free People's Floral Seamless Long Sleeve in Black) that she paired with an oversized silver cuff (get the look with Satya Jewelry's Medium Silver Woven Cuff) and a flowy, sheer skirt (for an option that's not as sheer yet still exudes the same breezy vibe, try Vintage Havana's Tie Dye Hi Lo Skirt in Navy/White). A pair of black shades and ballet flats completed Liv's look. The fashionista recently chatted with Chic Outlet Shopping about her latest style tips, and dished on the latest trends and how she plans on incorporating them into her look. When it comes to her latest "must have," Olivia said that it is a "white blazer. It gives everything a luxe feel. I wear mine with everything from jeans to silk dresses." When asked about the metallic trend, Olivia said: "To wear the metallic trend in a subtle way, a thin gold belt offsets an outfit perfectly. I wear one to add shape to a dress, or paired with tailored trousers." What about neon and brights for spring? "A quirky trend this spring/summer is bright prints, which are everywhere. A great way to wear this trend is with printed trousers," says Olivia. What are your thoughts on Olivia's latest tips, everyone?
Olivia Palermo seen on May 17 2012 in New York, NY. The always pretty and polished Olivia Palermo was photographed in NYC on May 17, chatting on her phone while taking her dog Mr. Butler for a walk on a sunny day. Olivia wore a pair of leather shorts (get the leather look with a pair of coated jean shorts, such as Bleulab's Reversible Shortcut/Curve Short in Carbon) paired with a slouchy sweater (take your pick between Brandy Melville's Anna Loose Knit in Seafoam and Acrobat's Long Sleeve Open Knit Sweater in Marshmallow), and then slipped into a cute pair of low heels and toted a textural tan bag. A pair of simple sunglasses and a gold cuff (try Jessica Elliot's Open Clover Cuff in Vermeil) finished off the stylish socialite's ensemble. What are your feelings about this outfit, everyone - yay or nay? Olivia recently graced the pages of Vogue Italia for a beautiful editorial spread, and the accompanying article attempted to give a bit of Olivia's history to readers. "The Palermo phenomenon originated in 2006, when she was paparazzied by the omnipresent Patrick McMullan at a charity event in New York. She is fresh, delightful, chic, and also has a good pedigree (her father works in real estate, her mother is an interior designer, she did an internship at Vogue when she was younger), she lives between Connecticut and the Big Apple and went to the best schools without ever gaining her degree; in short, she is perfect to enter the throng of socialites." For those of you wondering about Olivia's background, there you have it!
Olivia Palermo seen on Apr 04 2012 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo looked stylish as always as she attended the New York premiere of HBO's "Girls," which was hosted by The Cinema Society and was held at the School of Visual Arts Theater on April 4. For her red carpet look, Olivia dressed up a pair of light wash skinny jeans (like Earnest Sewn's Audrey in Bianca) with a white button up (try Zoa's Double Faced Classic Shirt in White and style it like Olivia did - one side tucked in and the other out) and sequined jacket. Gold Hawk's Hollywood Jacket in Military Blue is similar in a darker shade, while Fifteen-Twenty's Sequin Top in Stone is a great option for all-over sparkle. From there, Olivia accessorized with a blue cross body bag and a stack of bangles, and then slipped into a pair of multi-colored satin pumps. What are your thoughts of this look for Olivia, everyone? Yay or nay? The stylish socialite recently discussed her love of magazines with IrishTimes.com, saying: "I come from a magazine background, so I look at everything and anything because different markets have different looks all over the world and their magazines have very different layouts and approaches. I am a big supporter of British fashion and British Vogue is one of my favorite magazines." I've always wondered how "real" her position at Elle was on "The City"!
Olivia Palermo seen on Mar 27 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Olivia Palermo took a moment to smile and wave for photogs as she visits Kildare Village in Dublin, Ireland on March 27, indulging in a bit of retail therapy as she checked out the area's designer boutiques. For her Irish ensemble, Olivia paired coated black leggings (like Bleulab's Reversible Detour Legging in Granite Coated Black) with a simple black tee (try Free People's Rib Long Sleeve Tee in Black), and then topped it off with a chic white blazer. For an option that's a bit flowier than Olivia's, check out Zoa's Draped Collar Jacket in White. From there, Olivia wore a pair of snake print heels and a stack of gold bangles (like Calico Juno Designs' Bracelet 28 in Gold). What is your take on OP's outfit here, friends? The stylish socialite recently talked fashion and style with IrishTimes.com, and when she was asked what inspired her style, she replied: "I look at old movies from the í40s for inspiration. I dress for myself and think it is important to look polished. Italian men are always impeccably dressed. It is not acceptable to walk out of the house in sweatpants." While it must have been hard for her to choose, Olivia also answered the question of what is her favorite look, saying: "An oversize manís cashmere sweater over little ballet pumps. Fashion is so accessible to everybody now and people are more interested - I hope a more covered-up look catches on. More designers and buyers are coming back to a ladylike look." Interesting!
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 29 2012 in Paris, France. Photographed at the Rochas fashion show at Paris Fashion Week on February 29, Olivia Palermo looked absolutely ravishing in an all-black ensemble. Before heading to her (of course) front row seat, Olivia took the time to smile and pose for the lingering photogs. For her Rochas ensemble, Olivia donned a sweet silk dress (both Jenny Han's satin Low V Neck Dress in Black and Kirribilla's silk Natalia Dress in Black are similar to Olivia's dress) under a classic black blazer (opt for Elizabet & James' Cate Blazer in Black), and then added on a wraparound gold bracelet (try Ettika's Leather Knot and Faceted Metal Bead 3x Wrap in Tan) and a pair of black Christian Louboutin heels to finish off her look. Are you a fan of this ensemble, friends? Olivia was in attendance of the show because it was recently announced that she is the face of Rochas' upcoming fragrance. Olivia told WWD: "I am so excited to be working with Rochas. While Rochas has ingrained French roots, I think every woman can get the sense of joie de vivre and confidence in their style that the Parisians emanate. I always like to be a bit more fashion-forward and playful in my style choices when I visit Paris." Sounds like a perfect fit to me!
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 14 2012 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo stopped by "The Ever Changing Face Of Beauty" W Magazine Opening Reception that was held in NYC on February 14, looking chic as always in an all-black ensemble. Olivia paired black pants (get the look with Rich & Skinny's Legacy Coated Pant in Tar) with a sheer black top with ruffled accents (for something similar, try either Free People's Georgette Sheer Top in Black or Indah's Angel Wing Cover in Black) and a pair of black Charlotte Olympia heels. From there, OP accessorized with a black feather bag and an ornate gold cuff (check out Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Crystal Worn Gold Bracelet). What are your thoughts on this look for Olivia, everyone? The former "City" star recently chatted about her experiences at New York Fashion Week thus far, but didn't divulge which show was her favorite (for the time being, at least). Says Olivia: "Iím not gonna [choose my favorite show] until the week is over. Obviously being in the Tibi family is nice. Iím obsessed with everything that she does. Peter Som is always one of my favorites. And Mischa who designs for Noonoo, the new label, and sheís fantastic. And sheís definitely brought her British aesthetic to clothing in New York which is nice. Iím a big supporter of British fashion." Olivia is always so well versed when it comes to fashion!
Olivia Palermo seen on Nov 26 2011 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo was photographed leaving lunch at Sant Ambroeus in NYC on November 26 with her boyfriend Johannes Huebl and none other than Valentino! You can spot the legendary fashion designer in the photo on the right. Oh, just another day for Olivia, strolling around the NYC streets with a fashion icon and her model boyfriend. Rough life! For her tres chic lunch, Olivia wore a pair of rose colored leggings (get colored, coated look with a pair similar to Olivia's in a different hue, Bleulab's Reversible Curve Legging in Kelly Green, or go for a deep and vibrant color that's perfect for fall with Paige Premium Denim's Legging Pant in Scarlet) with a wool peacoat (try Suzabelle's Muse Wool Coat in Charcoal) and a pair of Stubbs & Wootton slippers. A red tote (try Julie K Handbags' Jacqui Tote in Red Cobra) and a pair of cat eye sunglasses polished off OP's outfit. Thoughts, everyone? For those of you who were fans of "The City," you might find it interesting that Olivia's on-camera competition at Elle, Louise Roe, is praising the fashionable socialite. Says Louise: "[Olivia and I] did a shoot together and she arrived at 5:30am looking amazing. She does effortless chic well." I can't say that I disagree!
Olivia Palermo seen on Oct 20 2011 in Fidenza, Italy. Olivia Palermo was photographed attending the opening of The Talent Store in the luxury outlet hotspot Fidenza Village in Italy on October 20, accompanied by Vogue Italia Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani. In usual Olivia fashion, the former "City" star mixed prints, patterns, and textures for a look that was uniquely her own. Starting with a sheer printed Markus Lupfer maxi skirt (Hard Tail's Jersey Maxi Skirt in Pink is similar yet a bit more casual), Olivia wore a vibrantly printed Tibi blouse (check out Twinkle by Wenlan's The Bold Tee in Skydiver/Rust and Diane von Furstenberg's Billow Top in Dark) under a black fur vest (ditch the fur in favor of Chaudry's Sweater Vest in Black). From there, OP accessorized with lace-up Jimmy Choo stilettos, a dainty gold watch, and a thin magenta waist belt. Sleek, glossy locks and pink cheeks completed Olivia's ensemble. What do you think, perfectly quirky or a bit overboard? While the main draw when it comes to Olivia is definitely her style, she regularly speaks out about her favorite picks and latest finds. Now, she's dishing on her accessory and bag collection. Says Olivia: "Accessories are the perfect way polish off a look. It's the details that are special. The bag I use most would be my VBH Brera double zip bag. It's a perfect everyday bag. In addition to that I have a collection of statement bags and those that are simple. My Hermes clutch, for instance, is an easy way to polish off a look with one of my favorite things." New Hermes clutch? Must be nice!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 30 2011 in Paris, France. Stepping out for the Christian Dior Spring 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week on September 30, Olivia Palermo opted for a sheer, slightly Gothic and totally chic look that's a bit of an edgy department for the usually more demure starlet. By pairing a sheer, layered dress with a crimson Dior tote, black boots, oversized cat eye sunglasses, and a statement making pair of jade Bochic earrings and matching cuff, Olivia's look was definitely apropos for the Parisian fashion show. If you're interested in incorporating some sheer black sexiness into your wardrobe, check out the following options available on CoutureCandy: Kimberly Taylor's Crinkled T-Shirt in Black, Akiko's Chiffon Tie Top in Black, and Nicole Miller's Black Sheath Dress. Then, for a bold red bag a la Olivia's, try Julie K Handbags' Laura in Red Cobra. What are your thoughts on this look for Olivia, everyone? Are you liking the fashion risk she took, or do you prefer her regular ladies-who-lunch style? While I recently reported that Olivia's blog is on the way, the fashionista is now revealing new details about her latest project. She says: "I'll be doing some posts and I have a wonderful team of writers that I'm working with. They're definitely going to be touching on a little bit of Fashion Week here in New York and overseas as well. I like it because youíre able to be more creative and have your focus, so itís great." But what about this supposed fashion line that she's allegedly had in the works for quite some time? OP dishes: "I think [it will happen] at some point. Right now I have so much going on, but it's something I want to do in the future. It's just a matter of when." I'd say she should strike while the iron's hot!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 17 2011 in London, England. Olivia Palermo was photographed stepping out for the Jaeger London show at London Fashion Week on September 17, smiling before heading into the show that was held at the BFC showspace at Somerset House. As usual, Olivia made a style statement, this time mixing masculine and feminine elements in a single look. She started by pairing a Reiss white blazer with black embellishments (check out Yoana Baraschi's Tux Knit Blazer in Milk) with a frilly Jaeger blouse (for an ultra-feminine blouse that's perfect for the upcoming fall months, try Joie's Newbury Blouse in Caviar Print), and then slipped into a sheer black Elizabeth and James maxi skirt (get the look with a bit more coverage by choosing Great China Wall's Butterfly Long Skirt in Black) and a chunky pair of Charlotte Olympia heels. On the accessories front, OP wore a pair of oversized sunglasses while toting a bright blue clutch (get a pop of color with Julie K Handbags' Brit Cobra Clutch in Teal), and looked to keep her jewelry to a minimum. Are you a fan of this look for Olivia, everyone - or is there too much going on here for your liking? For those of you who are fans of Miss Palermo, you might be pleased to hear that she has some exciting projects in the works. Says Olivia: "I'm launching a blog this month. I pushed it back a little bit to make sure itís just perfect; so it will launch at the end of this month for sure. Weíre just working out the dates right now but Iím really, really excited. Itís going to be more focused on my influences throughout my travels and also a little bit of beauty and fashion pictures [of items] that you can buy now. It has a little bit of everything. But I do love fashion and I have a great appreciation for it so to be able to share some style tips is always cool." Any of you excited to check this out?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 18 2011 in New York, NY. Attending the New York City premiere of Friends with Benefits at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 18, Olivia Palermo was her usual stylish self as she posed for photographers on the black carpet. Starting with an Ella Moss printed maxi skirt (for something similar, check out Ella Moss' Romany Long Skirt in Thyme or Indah's Maxi Wrap Skirt in Sea/Violet), Olivia then wore a classic white button up blouse (like Miilla's Contrast Button Shirt in White) with her favorite gold Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up heels - she also wore them to the Giambattista Valli's A/W 2011 Couture back on July 5. Accessory wise, Olivia was pretty low-key on this outing, opting for only a maroon leather tote, stud earrings, and a beaded bracelet (such as Satya Jewelry's Brightness Within Bracelet in Citrine). Is this outfit one of your favorites of Olivia's, everyone? While the former "City" starlet did announce that she was going to be returning to reality TV with her own show in the near future, the comparisons between her on-screen nemesis Whitney Port are still continuing. When asked whether Olivia was more stylish than her in an interview with Grazia Daily recently, Whitney said: "Olivia is more stylish, for sure. I mean, even in general she is one of the most stylish girls out there. She has a really great eye!" That's nice of Whitney to say given that Olivia wasn't always the nicest (to put it kindly) to her on the show, do you agree with this statement?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 05 2011 in Paris, France. Currently in Paris for the haute couture fashion shows at Paris Fashion Week, Olivia Palermo sat front row for Giambattista Valli's A/W 2011 Couture presentation earlier today, July 5. Looking like a stylish ray of sunshine, Olivia chose an affordable frock from Topshop as the central point of her ensemble. From there, the Accessory Queen did not disappoint, rocking a fierce collection of jewels and accessories for her front row appearance. In addition to her sunny dress, OP added Ann Taylor's Skinny Woven Belt, two layered Mawi necklaces, gold Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up heels, and Charlotte Olympia's Pandora Plexiglass Clutch. For an outfit inspired by Olivia, start with a vibrant yellow dress, such as Boulee's whimsical Olsen Tented Dress in Yellow Print and a pair of complementary heels. Jewelry wise, try layering two statement necklaces, such as Amy DiGregorio's Lagoon Bridge Necklace in Multi with Amrita Singh's Chalchi Necklace in Black. For the final touches, a bold gold cuff (like Kara by Kara Ross' Honeycomb Pony Hair Cuff in Animal Print), a large jewel ring, and a bold red manicure. Voila! Instant socialite chic. Are you diggin' Olivia's outfit here, and how she mixed high and low? She does seem to have a knack for this!
Olivia Palermo seen on Jun 21 2011 in New York, NY. Stepping out for a screening of The Ledge at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema in NYC on June 21, Olivia Palermo must have taken into account the fact that she was attending a screening at a theatre called Sunshine Cinema when selecting her sunny Victoria Beckham shift dress. Remember, this was the dress that Victoria herself wore back in November? Who do you think wore this vibrant frock better, OP or VB? In addition to her tangerine dress, Olivia added on her favorite Sondra Roberts Rose Clutch and Charlotte Olympia's Bebel Leopard Print Heels. To emulate Olivia's color blocked look, try Indah's Butterfly Wing Mini in Black for something with a similar - if a bit more relaxed - silhouette, or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's similar-in-hue Classic Slip in Orange. Accessory wise, slip on an oversized gold cuff, like Robyn Rhodes' Vicki Cuff in Gold, and tote a bright fuchsia clutch, such as Julie K Handbags' Brooke Croc Clutch in Fuchsia. StyleBistro definitely had something to say about this look, as they seemed to be in LOVE. "Popular socialite and model Olivia Palermo showed off her fashion-forward style by creating a color block trend onto red carpet. She was looking extremely gorgeous in a 3/4 sleeve crew neck shift dress with pockets and curved black piping from Victoria Beckham Spring 2011 collection. This gorgeous star opted for flawless makeup but went for more dramatic and glamorous eyes." Are you as enamored with OP's ensemble here?
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 22 2011 in London, England. Keeping up her reputation as a world traveling fashionista, Olivia Palermo was photographed sitting front row at Emilio De La Morena's Autumn/Winter 2011 show at London Fashion Week on February 22. For her ensemble, Olivia started with one of her favorite pair of shoes, Charlotte Olympia Alice Leopard print booties, and then slipped into a pair of leather leggings (get a leather-less pair that has the added cool of zippers and pockets with David Lerner's Side Zip Pocket Legging in Black) and a luxe rust colored silk blouse. For two similar options here on CoutureCandy, check out Bailey 44's Bowie Blonde Top in Crimson, which is a similar shade to Olivia's, or Joie's pretty printed Rio Top in Navy. From there, Olivia kept her hair sleek and makeup minimal, opting only for a cherry red manicure and a statement gold ring (like Amrita Singh's Ava Ring in Gold. What are your thoughts on OP's front row 'fit, everyone? In other Olivia news, the former "City" star spoke out to Bellasugar about her beauty routine, and although she doesn't reveal much (i.e. her favorite, go-to products), she does dish about how she loves her lips! She says: "For going day to night, I add a little bit of liner and deepen my shadow. However, I actually don't wear anything on my lips. I really like the shade of my lips and can't seem to find a shade I like better, so I usually just go bare!" Interesting! Come to think of it, Olivia usually is lipstick free... I don't know if I can recall a time I've seen her with a bold lip!
Olivia Palermo seen on Jan 15 2011 in Milan, Italy. Olivia Palermo made an appearance at the Ermenegildo Zegna Milan Fashion Week Menswear A/W 2011 show that was held in Milan, Italy on January 15, and is definitely embracing the vibrant color trend for spring! For her outfit, Olivia wore a Agnona Fall 2010 tangerine blazer that she paired with checkered trousers and her trusty vintage Hermes clutch. She finished things off with a gold watch and a pair of yellow Kurt Geiger heels. I love the way that Olivia color coordinates her looks in a way that doesn't seem too matchy-match... take note Paris Hilton. You might notice that the checks in her pants are orange and brown, and perfectly complement her tank and jacket. This is no coincidence. For a similar outfit to Olivia's, I'd suggest starting with a vibrant jacket, such as Betsey Johnson's Flounce Jacket in Multi - then again, going with a classic blazer (similar to Tart's Peyton Blazer in Black) is always a classic choice. From there, pair with a chic pair of trousers, such as Tag Jeans' Century City Trouser in Charcoal, and slip into a bright pair of stilettos. The finishing touch can be Inge Christopher's Armadillo Trapezoid Clutch in Bronze, it's similar to Olivia's with an added dose of exotic sparkle. Is this color coordinated yet rainbow bright trend one that you're going to be taking for a test drive come spring?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jan 04 2011 in St. Barts. Taking a luxurious holiday in St. Barts, Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebl were photographed frolicking on the beach on January 2 and January 4. Of course, Olivia is always the fashionista and chose vibrant patterned maxi dresses and cover ups for her St. Barts ensemble. On the left, OP wore a yellow, green and orange maxi dress with a pair of gold flip flops and a pair of cat eye sunglasses, and then wrapped herself in an exotic throw. On the right, Olivia strolled the beach wearing a flowy red, orange, and tan cover up and the same stylish sunnies. For a selection of gorgeous maxi dresses and cover ups here on CoutureCandy, take a look at V i X Swimwear's Adri Aqua Tunic, Bejeweled's Bandeau Maxi Dress in Hot Pink, Boulee's Bo Strapless Long Dress in Garden, or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Strapless Long Dress in Pansy. Which St. Barts look of Olivia's was your favorite, readers? For those of you who are fans of the former "City" starlet, you'll be pleased to learn that Olivia is getting her own show. But what will Olivia do on reality TV without spewing passive aggressive remarks at Erin and Whitney? Why, launch a clothing line, of course! Reports say: "Olivia's reality show will follow her every move as she ó wait for it ó launches her own clothing line." Who out there will be tuning in?
Olivia Palermo seen on Dec 13 2010 in New York, NY. Former "The City" star Olivia Palermo made an appearance at the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of the film Blue Valentine at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC on December 13, flashing a smile for the photogs as she made her way down the red carpet. For her premiere ensemble, Olivia started with an olive green blouse (try Gold Hawk's Cowl Tie Tee in Dusty Grey) and a pair of leather leggings (get the look with Shirimiri's PVC Legging in Black), and then topped things off with a fur trimmed coat (get a similar cozy coat with Hard Tail's Fleece Fur Collar Jacket in Black, or emulate the draped front of Olivia's jacket with Luc by Lucy's Drape Front Military Jacket in Field Green). A pair of lace up black booties, a metal cuff and a bright red manicure (how festive!) completed her look. Are you feeling OP's outfit on this occasion, readers? For those of you who are fans of Olivia, you'll be pleased to know that she's revealed that she will be returning to TV in the near future. Olivia reveals on Elle.com: "Iím currently working on a TV project, my own show." Don't give too much away, Olivia - ha! New York Magazine's The Cut blog goes on to say: "Further details are scanty, but she's currently bopping around shilling clothes for Mango with her boyfriend, Johannes Huebl, so we'll undoubtedly hear plenty more about it soon." Will any of you be tuning in?
Olivia Palermo seen on Nov 22 2010 in New York, NY. Always one to attend a fancy soiree, Olivia Palermo showed up for the premiere of I Love You Phillip Morris hosted by The Cinema Society and DeLeon Tequila at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC on November 22. Staying true to her polished sense of personal style, Olivia picked an all black ensemble for her look. Starting with a tailored tuxedo blazer (check out either Jenny Han's Leg of Mutton Tux Blazer in Black or Alexander Wang's Fine Felt Blazer in Black), Oliva then added on an of-the-moment lace top (like Love and Happiness' Lace Shirt in Black) and a pair of black jeggings (add in an exotic element with Shirimiri's Snake Print Legging in Black). From there, OP accessorized with a pair of green and gold loafers, a snakeskin clutch, and a statement cocktail ring. What are you feeling about Olivia's outfit here everyone - liking it or loathing it? In other Olivia news, she is speaking out about how she plans to make her time in the spotlight worthwhile. Says Olivia, "You need to have a long-term plan. You can't look at it like a deer in the headlights and only think about being in the moment. From the very first day I decided to start all of this I thought, "This has to be lasting. How is this going to work in 15 years?" That's how I look at it." Very true! She continues, "I am the furthest thing from a bitch. [The City] was a scripted reality show. I was just playing a part. I don't like to say that it was all due to editing but I think editing does a very interesting thing." Have your opinions of Olivia changed since reading this, friends?
Olivia Palermo seen on Oct 21 2010 in New York, NY. The always stylish Olivia Palermo was a lady who lunches in NYC on October 21, as she stopped off for a quick bite with a galpal before an afternoon of shopping and running errands. For her ensemble, Olivia started with a black turtleneck sweater under what appears to be either a black blazer with fur panels, or a black fur vest over another blazer. Which do you think it is, readers? From there, Olivia slipped into her favorite leather pants (she was just spotted wearing them the day before while shopping in the Meatpacking District) and a pair of cute red and beige ballet flats. She completed her look with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, her gold Rolex watch, a vintage Hermes clutch, and a chunky bangle on her right wrist. To get an Olivia-inspired outfit, try going furless and pairing Walter's Allover Leather Sequin Vest in Black with Bejeweled's Metallic Legging in Black, and then accessorize with Anna Beck's Raja Large Gold Rectangle Shapes Cuff and tote a crocodile clutch, like Jalda's Croc Original Clutch in Chocolate. Thoughts about Olivia's look here, readers? Is this an outfit you would ever consider trying in real life? If you're a fan of MTV's "The City," I'm sure you've heard that the Whitney Port-fronted "reality" show has gotten the axe and won't be returning for another season. Olivia has spoken out about her thoughts on the the show being canceled, and said: "You know what, I've kind of moved on. It's been a wonderful time for me because I've been able to focus on a lot of other projects that I didn't have time for. Hopefully I'll be releasing a few things in the spring." However, when she spoke to Us Weekly about this, she still hadn't been contacted by the network with the news. "That's apparently what's happened [the show was canceled], but I haven't heard anything official." Will any of you miss "The City"?
Olivia Palermo seen on Oct 20 2010 in New York, NY. Stepping out for a day of retail therapy, Olivia Palermo was photographed doing some shopping at 25 Park in NYC's Meatpacking District on October 20. For her shopping ensemble, Olivia started with a pair of luxe leather leggings (fake it with Bejeweled's Metallic Legging in Black) and wore them with a cozy looking black turtle neck sweater (check out CO2 Cashmere's Turtleneck with Open Back in Black) and what appears to be a black leather vest with cargo pockets (check out similar jackets like BB Dakota's Washed Leather Moto Jacket in Black or Rich & Skinny's Sargent Pepper Jacket in Dark Mist). From there, Olivia accessorized with a pair of leopard print booties, a dusty rose bag and a pair of super cute retro sunglasses. I'm loving Olivia's chic chopped bob, too! What are your thoughts about Olivia's ensemble here, readers? Is her look working for you? Style destination Fabsugar recently interviewed OP and got her to dish about her beauty favorites. The reporter says that Olivia told her that "all of her skincare comes from her Dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross and that she never leaves the house without SPF cream on her face. Baby powder is a staple in her makeup bag, as it keeps her feeling fresh all of the time, and when she needs to go from day to night, she simply layers on a darker shade of eye shadow to dress up her beauty look." When it comes to makeup, the journalist reported that "Olivia confesses to using YSL concealer topped with Vaseline on her lips, a couple layers of Guerlain mascara, black powder eyeliner and a sheer foundation." Concealer and Vaseline on her lips? Have any of you ladies ever tried this combo on your pucker?
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 30 2010 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo was photographed arriving at the Make Up For Ever launch at Sephora Soho in NYC on September 30, varying between her haughty red carpet facial expression and her approachable and sweet street smile. Olivia's outfit consisted of an intricate silk skirt (for another striking silhouette, try Walter's Patchwork Striped Skirt in Gold) paired with a textural sparkling tank (try Yvette Mandell's Sequin Tank in Black), a midnight blue studded belt, and a sheer cropped jacket (Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter is a cute option if you're looking for a cropped coat) that provided its own level of glitz. The finishing touches to OP's look were black lace booties, a few cocktail rings, and a metallic clutch (like Inge Christopher's Scarlett Amazon Clutch in Gold/Silver). Are you a fan of Olivia's ensemble here, everyone, or is her style getting a bit too predictable for you? While Olivia has tried her hand at modeling a few times in the past, it seems that she has become a fan of the industry and is now starring in Mango's new campaign, alongside her boyfriend Johannes Huebl. Olivia tells Vogue UK: "I was [shy working with Johannes] at first, it was really embarrassing - but then I remembered it was just him and I could just be normal - so then it was really fun." So will Olivia's dainty mug be plastered on Mango billboards all over the country? She says, ""I don't know about that but I'm really pleased to have done it." Of course she's pleased... it's more exposure for her!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 13 2010 in New York, NY. Hitting up as many fashion shows as she could, "The City" star Olivia Palermo was photographed in the front row of Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2011 runway show at NYFW on September 13. Choosing a dainty patterned dress (take a peek at three similar options on CoutureCandy - Sue Wong's Petal Ribbon Cocktail Dress in Platinum, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Mesh Top Dress in Black/Grey, and Jenny Han's Drop Waist Long Sleeve Dress in White) underneath a bold graphic cardigan (get the look with Ella Moss' Tompson Cardigan in Black), Olivia then slipped into a pair of suede booties and toted a black leather handbag. Of course, a few statement rings completed her look. Are you a fan of this outfit on OP, and what are your thoughts of her newly shortened hairstyle here? Olivia is speaking out about her time on "The City," and how the show has pretty much nothing to do with reality. Says Palermo, "It is absolutely not reality. This is a business decision. I can learn from it. It adds entertainment value. I know my focus. I have a long-term plan, so I don't get stuck in the moment. I want to act, model, try it all. Designing a collection will come in time." She sounds like she has quite the game plan!
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 07 2010 in New York, NY. Taking time out of her busy schedule to attend Fashion's Night Out: The Show that was held at Lincoln Center in NYC last night, September 7, Olivia Palermo was undoubtedly getting excited for the real deal - Fashion's Night Out that's coming up this Friday. Dressed in a flirty floral frock (take a peek at two flowery numbers here on CoutureCandy, such as Luc by Lucy's One Shoulder Summer Dress in Floral Print or Wish's Secret Zip Dress in Floral Print) along with metallic peeptoe heels and a ruffled purple clutch (get a striking purple hue with Antoinette Lee Designs' Dolcita Clutch in Purple). Olivia finished her look of with stud earrings, a big gold flower ring (very similar to Moss Mills' Milla Ring in Gold), and a cherry red manicure and pedicure. What are your thoughts on OP's outfit here, everyone - is this one of your favorites of her numerous stylish choices? A media alert went out about Olivia's participation at the show, that read: "Last night Olivia Palermo joined Alexandre Birman at Vogueís Fashion Night Out: The Show in New York City. Alexandre Birman exclusive designs were featured on the runway during the ďJazz Age CoolĒ and ďGrand FinaleĒ segments of the show. Shoes inspired by the roaring twenties were presented to be Alexandre Birmanís newest creation for the fall season. Olivia Palermo showed off her Alexandre Birman peeptoe python pumps with an Omai Now or Never Dress." Do you think it was necessary for a release to go about that basically just described Olivia's outfit?
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 01 2010 in New York, NY. The always stylish Olivia Palermo was spotted strolling through NYC on a sunny summer's day with boyfriend Johannes Huebl, politely smiling and waving for the paparazzi. Side note... it's like Birkin central today on CoutureCandy! First Lindsay Lohan, and now Olivia. I know Birkin's are always popular among the fashionista celeb crowd - especially a certain Mrs. Victoria Beckham - but is it just me or does it seem like we've been seeing them pop up on the arms of Hollywood more and more lately? For her summertime style, Olivia started with a military-inspired cargo dress (try one of Da-Nang's offerings, such as the Cargo Button-Up Dress in White or the Drawstring Dress in Bronze) that she paired with red-tipped ballet flats, her camel colored Birkin, a gold watch and an oversized gold bracelet (check out either Jessica Elliot's Open Clover Cuff in Vermeil or Anna Beck's Java Diamond Studded Large Cuff in Gold). Any of you inspired to emulate Olivia's ensemble here, readers? In other Olivia news, her "The City" co-star Whitney Port has spoken out recently about her opinion of Olivia's "work ethic." Says Whitney, "Olivia and I have never really been the best of friends. Olivia's one of those people who doesn't care about anybody but herself. That's why it's not so surprising because she doesn't want to help anybody else out. She's only out for herself. So, if I expected something different from her, then maybe I would have been more hurt, but it's like the same old thing with her." Wow - thoughts?
Olivia Palermo seen on Aug 19 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo - always a fan of attending high profile events - was photographed at the launch of Originals by Timex at Henri Bendel in NYC on August 19, alongside fellow stylish ladies Kelly Rutherford and Jamie Lynn Sigler. For her outfit, Olivia paired a printed skirt (Luc by Lucy's simple Lace Leni Skirt in White has a similar floaty silhouette, while RaMona LaRue's Alicia Skirt in Black Giraffe utilizes the exotic animal print aspect of Olivia's skirt) with a feminine lace blouse (I love the look of Jenny Han's Pyramid Button Blouse in Chain Print) and brown lace up peeptoe heels. For the finishing touches, OP toted a brown crocodile clutch (try Jalda's Croc Original Clutch in Chocolate) and wore a watch - I hope it's a Timex! Given her experience of failing to wear GUESS? to an Elle and GUESS? event on "The City," I wouldn't put it past her! While she's dabbled in modeling in the past, it looks as though clothing line Hogan thinks Olivia has model potential. The brand features Olivia in their Fall 2010 ad campaign, which you can check out here. What are your thoughts of Olivia's model aspirations?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 09 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Another day, another red carpet event! Olivia Palermo seems to be set on hitting up every event at every fashion week, as she attended the couture shows in Paris and is now in Berlin, Germany for the Mercedes Benz Spring 2011 presentations. Olivia showed up for Michalskyís Style Nite Event on July 9, and happily posed for photographers with boyfriend Johannes Huebl before posing for a few solo shots. For her ensemble, Olivia paired a Michalsky polka dot chiffon dress (get a similar look with Single Dress' Asymmetric Long Sleeve Dress in Black/Nude) with Chrissie Morris for Michalsky snakeskin sandals and a Sondra Roberts pink clutch (get a pop of pink with Linea Pelle Collection's Dylan Disco Clutch in Pink). Pretty accessories like a knotted rope belt, a gold cuff (like Anna Beck's Java Studded Medium Cuff in Gold) and a typical Olivia statement necklace (check out Amrita Singh's Eva Necklace in Gold/Gunmetal) completed her look. What are your thoughts on Olivia's look here, one of her best or just so-so? Olivia has become pretty well known for her keen sense of style, and is dishing about everything from her favorite designers to what she thinks of her style. Of her favorite designer, she says: "I love everyone such as classic designers Valentino and Diane von Furstenberg for their consistent look over the years, while I find inspiration in the modernity of younger designers such as Marchesa and Frank Tell." How she defines her style? She says, "Street meets chic: it's all about wearing clothes that look good and you wear. I think so many people get caught up in the trends and forget that they are wearing the clothes, not the other way around." Very true!
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 07 2010 in Paris, France. Keeping the fashion photographers quite busy this week, reality starlet Olivia Palermo was spotted attending the Elie Saab F/W 2010 Haute Couture Show on July 7, which was held at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, France. Olivia sure is living it up while in Paris for Fashion Week, as she hit up the Armani Prive Couture show with boyfriend Johannes Huebl the night before. Must be nice! For her Elie Saab ensemble, Olivia paired a flowy long sleeved purple leopard print dress (take a walk on the wild side with Sue Wong's Cheetah Print Beaded Dress in Gold or opt for Single Dress' beautiful Cross Over Dress in Purple) with a large leopard belt, pretty nude heels and a huge gold flower ring on her left hand. She finished things off with a neutral sequined clutch (try either Inge Christopher's Scarlett Amazon Clutch in Gold/Silver or Moyna Handbags' Sequin Clutch in Gold/Pewter). Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this Olivia look, everyone! While I'm not sure if she should have doubled up on the leopard with that belt, I think she looks really pretty here overall. That's not what they thought over at Gather! Their fashion blogger pretty much tore Olivia part for this one, declaring it "Olivia Palermo's Paris Fashion Blunder." That's kind of harsh, no? They say: "All could have been fine (except for the dress) if they were seen in another life, with other outfits, but together, the outfit was just a mess." But that's not all! They continue, "The dressÖ I just canít get over how awful that dress is. I canít think of an occasion that dress would be appropriate for. It has a 60ís Go Go dress meets 70ís Bridesmaid dress vibe to it. I want to look away, because itís so bad. But, itís so bad that I just keep looking." Majorly harsh! I actually like the dress, but what are your thoughts? Is this look as awful as the writer at Gather thinks it is?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 01 2010 in New York, NY. The always stylish Olivia Palermo was photographed dashing into a waiting car in NYC on July 1, taking the quick second to wave at the photographers before rushing off to her next fabulous location. Olivia kept it classic and simple in her black knit dress, and for two cool options on CoutureCandy, try Isabel Lu's Zip Shoulder Mini in Black or BB Dakota's Dakota Fringe Dress in Black. When it came to the accessories, OP belted her frock and slipped into a pair of metallic silver flats (try Gwyneth Shoes' Cassandra Ballerina in Metallic) in addition to wearing a dainty gold watch and chunky gold cuff (like Anna Beck's Java Studded Medium Cuff in Gold). What are your thoughts on OP's look here - are you into it or have you seen better? In case you haven't heard, Olivia is teaming up with the London Matches Freda label, and is speaking out about the collaboration. Says Olivia, "It all started when a friend mentioned that Tom and Ruth Chapman were looking for someone to represent Freda (designed by Joanna Sykes). The idea was to film a two a half minute film directed by Kate Elson, the twin sister of model Karen Elson. We had dinner and chatted and the rest, as they say, is history." You can check out the film here. Olivia has always been fond of London, saying: "I love the fact that everyone in London is expressive through their clothes in different styles. Some might argue that New Yorkers are chic, but they are chic in a similar way with minimal differences. In London, you can walk down the same street and see someone wearing an outrageous outfit such as pattern on pattern or a bright neon look paired with a contrasting neon - it just makes sense." What are your thoughts on Olivia's video look book for Freda, do you think she can cut it as a model?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jun 23 2010 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo was back to her polished best - after an uncharacteristically casual sighting while filming "The City" on June 16 - as she attended the opening of The Ferrari Store in NYC on June 23. For her summertime soiree ensemble, Olivia started with a pair of classic black shorts (try Walter's Sandwashed Short in Black) and a white button-down blouse (like Splendid's Silky Shirt in White), and then worked in her favorite Mulberry Neely Messenger Bag (get the look with Zambos & Siega's Mansfield Bag in Stone) and a pair of black stilettos. A crimson manicure and a pair of diamond studs (check out Jacquie Aiche's Herkimer Stud Earring in Gold) completed OP's look. What are your thoughts, readers - are you impressed with Olivia's look here? When Olivia was recently in London for Fashion Week, she spoke to several press outlets about the show that she stars in on MTV, "The City," giving her take on how "real" the show is. Says Olivia, "You know, it's a reality show and there's an entertainment value to it, so my job is to entertain the audience." Hmmm, is Olivia insinuating that she's not that much of a spoiled princess in real life and only acts that way when the cameras are rolling? Not sure if I buy it - the diva behavior seems to come way too easily to her!
Olivia Palermo seen on Jun 16 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo was spotted strolling through NYC on June 16 as the show's cameras rolled, and I have to say - this is the most casual I think I've ever seen Olivia! When my eyes panned down at her outfit, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that she wasn't wearing skyscraping platforms. Instead, Olivia opted for a luxe yet casual pair of Lanvin cap-toe leather sneakers. This totally doesn't seem like it's Olivia's style to me, but maybe I'm just not used to it. At least she's experimenting! For the rest of her ensemble, she paired a basic white tank (like T by Alexander Wang's Classic Pocket Tank in White) under a structured black blazer (check out Tt Collection's Dylan in Black), along with army green jeggings (similar to 7 for All Mankind's Gwenevere in Olive), black shades and a major gold bracelet (like Anna Beck's Java Studded Medium Cuff in Gold). The finishing touch to her 'fit? Why, a Redbull and a tan Hermes Birkin bag, of course! What are your thoughts about Olivia's outfit here, readers? This is obviously the most relaxed we've ever seen her - do you think she's pulling it off or do you prefer OP when she's dressed to the nines?
Olivia Palermo seen on May 06 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo walked the red carpet of the Operation Smile Annual Gala in NYC on May 6, as she attended the lavish fete with her beau Johannes Huebl. The always impeccably dressed Olivia donned a one-shouldered tiered white dress, and if you are smitten with Olivia's look, check out Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's similarly tiered Three Tiered Dress in White, or for the one-shoulder look, Black Halo's Jane Sheath in White is beautiful. From there, she chose a pair of patent pumps (get a lighter look with Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Pump in Taupe Patent) with a studded gold bangle (just like CC Skye's Spike Love Bracelet in Gold) and a unique purple feathered bag. I'm not sure if I'm feelin' the bag... although I do appreciate the pop of color that it brings to an otherwise muted ensemble. What are your feelings, readers? I know that a lot of you are fans of "The City," so what did you think of this week's episode? I always turn to New York Magazine's "The Cut Blog's" recap of the show after I watch it, their take is always dead-on and so hilarious. As you saw, Olivia's boss at Elle, the amazing Joe Zee, has often lauded her praises for her ability of picking out jewelry. To this, "The Cut" says: "Become a useful part of the organization that employs you. Don't do nothing but play with jewelry. Magazines do not employ people because the only thing they can do well is pick out jewelry. Is picking out jewelry even something one can be great at? It's picking out jewelry. Erin tells Joe, who thinks this is a spectacular strength of Olivia's, that picking out a necklace is not enough. And she's right." So true, and so funny. I totally agree, although the supermodel strut that Olivia does down the Elle hallway is priceless and they should keep her "employed" there for that act alone!
Olivia Palermo seen on Apr 29 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo attended DKMS' 4th Annual Gala Linked Against Leukemia at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 29, in NYC and Olivia's "City" co-stars Whitney Port and Roxy Olin were also present. For her gala ensemble, Olivia chose Prabal Gurung's Spring 2010 one-shouldered white gown with ostrich feather detailing and a black bow (for another one-shouldered option, check out Black Halo's Jane Sheath in White) along with a pair of black satin heels and a statement yellow clutch (try Moyna Handbags' Satin Clutch with Swarovski Crystals in Yellow). OP finished up her look with an oversized cocktail ring (like CC Skye's Blossom Ring in Black), a bright red manicure, and a few layered bracelets (get the look with Ettika's Layered Tennis Bracelet in Multi). Do you like this look on Olivia, or is it a little much? I think she looks beautiful in the dress, I just think that since the dress does make such a statement, she might have kept the other elements minimal i.e. omitting the yellow clutch. Thoughts, readers? For those of you who caught this week's premiere of "The City" on MTV, you saw that Olivia and Elle co-worker slash arch nemesis Erin tried to make nice. While the attempt seemed a little forced and fake, Erin did open up to New York Magazine about regretting some of the things she's said to Olivia in the past. Says Erin: "Hindsight is always 20/20 and the majority of the time I wish I could go back and change what I said or at least phrase it a bit differently." But that's what makes Olivia and Erin's dysfunctional relationship so fun to watch!
Olivia Palermo seen on Apr 12 2010 in New York, NY. Olivia Palermo made an appearance at the 2010 Tribeca Ball in NYC on April 12, taking the time to smile and pose for photographers as she made her way inside. For her ensemble, Olivia chose a printed Rachel Roy Fall 2010 chiffon dress, along with a feathered clutch and strappy black stilettos. For printed dresses that exude a similar vibe as OP's, check out Ella Moss' Willow Chiffon Dress in Latte, Single's Stitched Bust Dress in Black, or KEEMiA's Elise Belted Dress in Cheetah. With a sophisticated updo and a pair of dazzling diamond earrings, Olivia completed her look with an OTT oversized starburst cocktail ring (like Allison Daniel Designs' Big Fat Mamma Ring in Gold - love that name!). What are your thoughts on this dress and the look as a whole on Olivia - is it a bit "mumsy" for your taste, or do you think she looks chic? With "The City" set to premiere shortly, Us Weekly released their review of this upcoming season, and said: "'The Hills' may be fading away, but clothing designer Whitney Port - along with her ambitious rival, 'Elle' editor Olivia Palermo - is just getting the drama started in this spinoff. Season two picks up with Port furiously prepping for the debut of her line at NYC's Fashion Week. While that setup has become way too played out on reality TV, it's easy to root for the wide-eyed yet admirably low-key star -- especially when she clashes with the ultracompetitive Palermo, a mesmerizing personality who gives this show serious sizzle." I definitely think that Olivia makes this show - what about you?
Olivia Palermo seen on Apr 05 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" beauty Olivia Palermo was photographed at a screening of "Paper Man" sponsored by the Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on April 5 in NYC, alongside model boyfriend Johannes Huebl. Pretty and polished for the event, Olivia chose a white skirt from Topshop (try Shumaq's Demi Skirt in White) and paired it with a delicate, sheer blouse (check out Karen Zambos' Carmen Top in Ivory) and black patent Topshop heels. Accessory wise, Olivia donned an oversized cocktail ring (similar to Allison Daniel Designs' Jet Daisy Framed Oval Ring) and toted along an Alexa Mulberry clutch (for something similar, check out Zambos & Siega's Peggy Clutch in Stone). Olivia proves yet again she is an expert at mixing and matching high and low, as her Topshop pieces look right at home with this enviable clutch. What are your thoughts on the look here? Do you think this is something you might wear to a stylish soiree? Olivia is definitely one to watch in the fashion world, and it seems that British Vogue has taken notice. Olivia is going to be a personal-style blogger for the mag for a month! Per New York Magazine, "Each month British Vogue gets a famous fashion scenester to share pictures of what they wear every day for a month. It's a fun way for them to convince us they really dress up and look perfect every day." Wait... I thought Olivia "worked" at Elle on "The City"? How can she cheat on them with a competing mag??
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 16 2010 in New York, NY. Socialite and star of "The City" Olivia Palermo was spotted posing for photographers before she took her front row seat at the Tibi Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Promenade at Bryant Park on February 16 in NYC, looking polished and pretty as always. Olivia is giving us her spin on menswear chic here, starting with a pair of ultra wide leg trousers (check out Habitual Jeans' Madix Trouser in Gravel for a more tailored look) along with a silky blouse (try Gold Hawk's Beaded Abstract Top in Taupe) and blazer (check out Isabel Lu's Exposed Zipper Jacket in Grey). Accessory wise, who knows what shoes OP's wearing under those wide leg pants of hers, but her huge statement necklace is really an eye-catcher. She completed her look with soft pink makeup and a gold watch (try TKO Orlogi's Venezia Watch in Steel Gold). What are your thoughts on Olivia's look here, readers - do you like it when she steps into the menswear world, or do you prefer her a bit more girlie, like when she stepped out in Manhattan back in September? A fashionista at heart, it's no surprise to see Olivia turning up at so many NYFW shows. The show she's most excited for? "I have Rachel Roy tomorrow, which I'm looking forward to. She's a very dear friend of mine," she says. "I really am loving the colors we're seeing on the runways this year, I really like the grays, the greens [I think I'll be wearing them]." I bet she will!
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 11 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" star and socialite Olivia Palermo was spotted making an appearance at the Ports 1961 Fall 2010 runway show inside New York's Bryant Park tents on February 11, stopping to pose for a quick photograph before taking her front row seat. Interestingly, Olivia's "City" co-star Whitney Port was seen taking a seat behind Olivia, seated instead in the second row. Hmm, I wonder if this was being filmed and if the "seating drama" will be featured on the upcoming season of the show? For her runway-ready look, OP chose a plaid shirt (check out Rails' Kendra Plaid Shirt in Red for a similar option) - was February 11 the unofficial day of the plaid shirt? Kate Bosworth was also seen sporting one on the same day! Olivia tucked her plaid into a pair of high waisted grey shorts (check out Johnson's Suella Sailor Short in Grey), and covered up with a very Olivia-trademark metallic knit sweater (take a look at Tricia Fix's Brown Rose Cardigan for a funky alternative). She finished off her look with a pair of opaque black tights, black patent leather pumps and a white leather tote bag (similar to Lesa Wallace Handbags' Donna Carry All in White). What are your thoughts on Olivia's outfit here, readers? I like it, but I kind of feel like it's a random mish-mosh of pieces that don't really seem to go very well together. Thoughts? While Olivia may have the looks and physique of a supermodel, she put her beauty to use as she modeled in Naomi Campbellís Fashion For Relief Haiti NYC 2010 Fashion Show. Donning a black embellished mini dress and oversized bangle (check out a picture of Olivia on the runway here) - I think she definitely pulls off the look. She has the sultry expression down cold!
Olivia Palermo seen on Feb 04 2010 in New York, NY. "The City" vixen Olivia Palermo made an appearance at the Guess by Marciano and ELLE event benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation held in NYC on February 4, looking confident and stylish as usual. For her ensemble, Olivia started with a black silk blouse (try Blaque Label's Silk Pleated Top in Black) under an olive green silk jacket (get the look in a silvery-blue shade with Isabel Lu's Exposed Zipper Jacket in Grey), and then paired them with a lacy leopard skirt (check out Tt Collection's Sabrina Skirt in Cream) and black tights. Her black shoes aren't visible at all on the black carpet! Accessory wise, OP grabbed a brown croc clutch (get the look with Jalda's Croc Original Clutch in Chocolate) and piled on the jewelry, from a diamond starburst necklace to rings and a bracelet. What are your thoughts on Olivia's outfit selection here, readers - is this a look you would attempt to emulate? Olivia recently opened up to Elle (big surprise) about her relationship with male model Johannes Huebl, saying: "I think that we grow together. I think that Iím constantly learning, and weíre both eager to learn about not only each other, but our interests." Mr. Huebl added in: "I agree, I learn much more about her world, and I try to sneak her into what I did before, and where I come from." They sound cute together!
Olivia Palermo seen on Oct 06 2009 in New York, NY. From one Olivia to another! "The City" star Olivia Palermo was spotted posing for photogs as she arrived at the PIX11 Morning News Show in New York on October 6 looking ladylike as always - I just wish she would work on her posture a bit! That picture on the left is positively hunched. For her morning show look, Olivia got creative with her ensemble, as she paired a longsleeve dusty rose dress (similar to Rachel Pally's Ramona Dress in Ash) under what seems to be a tweed corset top that she then belted (like Rough Roses' Leather Strap Belt in Black) and wore with an assortment of silver chain necklaces. For the rest of her outfit, OP toted a satin coat inside of a large tote (check out Carla Mancini's unique Whipstitched Tote in Taupe), and then picked a single stunning oversized gold ring (try Allison Daniel Designs' hilariously named Big Fat Mamma Ring in Gold). The finishing touches to her look were her curled, shiny locks and a demure pink pucker. What are your thoughts on Olivia's look here everyone, do you think she pulls it off? For those of you who are fans of Olivia's show "The City," you will be pleased to know that she hasn't lost any of her confidence (read: prickliness) that garnered her fans and haters in the first season. In fact, NY Magazine declares in an article, "Whitney Is Still a Pushover and Olivia Is Still Mean on "The City."' The mag says, "Olivia wears weird short shorts, lives in Tribeca, and doesn't seek to embitter America by moving like Whitney (that we know of). Olivia has a new job at Elle, where her boss Joe Zee isn't around enough to see how incompetent she is, while her other boss Erin refuses to put up with her bitchitude, stealing our hearts like a first true love!" What a hilarious assessment! What are your thoughts readers, do you agree with the mag's thoughts? And have you tuned in yourselves at all this season?
Olivia Palermo seen on Sep 05 2009 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo was spotted strolling around in downtown Manhattan with boyfriend Johannes Huebl during the afternoon hours on Saturday, September 5, and I have to say, Olivia is fast becoming one of my favorite fashionistas. Even when she goes for a casual look, she gets it so right. Olivia always adds an extra touch that takes her outfits to the next level, and I am bumping her up to the top of my list of ones to watch. Starting with a pair of metallic silver brogues (love, love, LOVE!), Olivia paired a white mini skirt (like Joe's Jeans' Ollie Skirt in White) with a simple, finely striped t-shirt (check out the dainty stripes in Splendid's Striped Jersey V-Neck Tee in Lilac, or for a tank top version, peep Rails' Deanna Striped Tank in Navy/White) and an oversized, light brown Chloe hobo bag (may I suggest Carla Mancini's Hobo Bag with Front Lock in Tan). Olivia completed her look with a few key accessories, starting with a yellow gold watch, a pair of enviable shades, and a midnight blue manicure. Seems that she's made the switch from summer to fall polish colors! While Olivia tends to stay out of the press when she has downtime in between seasons of "The City," I'm sure that once the series begins again, fans of the show will have no shortage of Olivia gossip to dish about. This season will chronicle Olivia working at her new job at Elle Magazine, and if you have checked out the trailer, you'll see that OP is already butting heads with Elle's Public Relations Director, Eric Kaplan. Sheesh, I will give this to the girl - she definitely has a personality that shakes things up!
Olivia Palermo seen on Aug 26 2009 in New York, NY. "The City" castmember Olivia Palermo made an appearance at Diesel's "Only the Brave" Concert, which was held at Capitale in Chinatown, NYC, last night, August 26, going for a sort of edgy-nautical look as she posed on the red carpet. Olivia chose a sailor-inspired red and white striped frock (for more casual striped options on CoutureCandy, check out Ella Moss' Laurel Dress in Mediterranean or James Perse's Stripe Drop Dress in Charcoal) that she paired with a white collared button-up (try James Perse's Button Down Shirt in White) that was accented by a navy silk bow and chunky chain necklace. For the rest of her look, Palermo chose an enviable black Chanel clutch (check out Zambos and Siega's Peggy Clutch in Black for a more wallet-friendly option), a silver braided bracelet (very similar to Accessories & Beyond's Braided Leather Bracelet with Magnet Clasp in Silver) and simple black ankle booties. She completed her look with a sophisticated, pulled-back hairstyle, a red manicure, and studded jewel earrings. What are your thoughts on Olivia's look everyone - do you love it or do you hate it? I can see the comments going either way on this one. Unlike some of her MTV contemporaries, Olivia tends to do a pretty good job of staying out of the headlines, and focusing on her current internship at Elle. It has just been announced that both the new season of "The Hills" and "The City" will premiere on MTV on September 29, and I'm sure many of you are anxious to catch the latest goings-on of Whitney, Olivia, Audrina, Lo, and the rest. Who out there can't wait for the new seasons to begin?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 28 2009 in New York, NY. The stunning Olivia Palermo was spotted making an appearance at the NYC premiere of the new film Adam, held at the AMC Loews 19th Street East Theatre on July 28. For her classy look, Olivia started with a black draped dress (check out similar options, like Generra's Cowl Neck Belted Dress in Black or Rachel Pally's similarly draped Fortuna Dress in Black, or for a more simple choice, try Splendid's Racer Dress in Black) with a grey-violet silk jacket, strappy black stilettos, a sequined clutch with chain detail (I like Julie K Handbags' Jessica Foldover Clutch in Night Exotic), and a firetruck red mani/pedi. What are your thoughts on OP's look here - are you a fan of her style? Personally, this girl can do no wrong in my eyes. For news on Olivia's personal life, it seems that she is still going strong with her boyfriend, German-born model Johannes Huebl. Introduced by New York socialite Daniel Benedict, the two have seemed to really hit it off, as Palermo has taken Huebl as her date to many a social function. While everyone knows that Olivia is sometimes shunned by NYC's premier socialite Tinsley Mortimer, might this coupling of two beautiful people be what it takes for her to finally be accepted into the upper-crust of New York elite? What do you think, readers?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 18 2009 in Miami, FL. "The City" star Olivia Palermo was spotted all over Miami recently, in town for Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim, and was seen looking extra chic on July 18. For her sizzling summertime look, Olivia started with a pair of high-waisted black shorts (similar to Rails' Mila Short in Black) and tucked in a vibrant, printed blouse (try the similar silhouettes of Black Halo's Mischa Top in Print or Cake Couture's Florida-appropriate Lanai Square Neck Blouse in Cream Multi), and then kept her accessories and jewelry luxe and edgy. For her choice of handbag, Olivia grabbed a bright yellow clutch with chain detail (peep the similar hue of Antoinette Lee Designs' Dolcita Clutch in Yellow), and then paired a chain bracelet with an ornate necklace and large silver earrings. I'm ready for your two cents, readers - do you think Olivia knocked it out of the park on this one, or was it a foul? Staying true to her socialite reputation, Olivia made sure she was quite busy while in Miami, attending the Mara Hoffman show first, held at the Beachway at The Raleigh, and then checked out the Extra Life Lycra 2010 Fashion Show held at the Cabana Grande. Then the fashionista proved loyal to her employer, and was seen checking out an Elle-hosted after party held at the W South Beach. Such a busy girl! Earlier that day, Olivia was photographed filming a scene for her hit show with Whitney Port, as the girls were spotted grabbing a bite to eat in the sun. What do you think, is Olivia's often-lauded style overrated, or are you diggin' her?
Olivia Palermo seen on Jul 08 2009 in New York, NY. "The City" star Olivia Palermo was spotted looking ultra chic while running errands in the West Village of NYC yesterday afternoon, July 8, with a hand placed oh-so-nonchalantly in her right skirt pocket while the other held tightly to her BlackBerry. I am really feeling this outfit on OP - she is definitely a very beautiful girl and has chosen a very beautiful outfit for her day out and about in the city. Starting with a breathtaking oversized jeweled bib necklace (can you imaging how much that must weigh??), Olivia paired a nautical navy and white striped tee (try Rails' similar tank version, the Deanna Striped Tank in Navy / White) with a navy pocket skirt (Joe's Jeans' Ollie Skirt in White is a lighter option that is pretty much the perfect skirt for these hot summertime months) and black lace-up stilettos. Next, Olivia chose a multi-tiered nude coat (Walter's Structured Trench Coat in Khaki is equally as beautiful) and then accessorized with a petite gold watch, black sunnies, a huge cocktail ring (check out Femme Metale Jewelry's Snake Shell Ring in Pink), and a light grey bag with heavy metal silver accents. What are your thoughts, readers - are you as in love with Olivia's sophisticated and chic look as I am? While Olivia will be hard at work and focusing on her job at Elle Magazine for the upcoming season of "The City," a source tells Page Six that Olivia will be working in the magazine's publicity department. For those of you out there who are anxiously awaiting the second season of MTV's hit reality show, I told you a while back in an entry about Whitney that the network is intent on "spicing" the show up this season, and to do so, are bringing in a few new party girls to liven up the joint. Who out there will be tuning in?