If New York is the city that doesn’t sleep, it’s no surprise the busy powerhouse model, actress, spokesperson and entrepreneur Olivia Palermo is a native. New York Post’s 2012’s “Best Dressed New Yorker” has graced the covers of Elle México and Marie Claire UK, faired as brand ambassador for Freda and Carrera y Carrera, charmed audiences in MTV’s The City, and influenced what’s en vogue with an assortment of fashion lines, including Nordstrom apparel Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28, a 25-piece BaubleBar jewellery collection, and a Ciaté makeup collection.
Uniquely enough, her heart is as big as her ambition. A regular at charity functions, where party photographer Patrick McMullan discovered her, from 2013–2014, she was brand ambassador for the Maasai Project for Pikolinos, improving the lives of the endangered Kenyan Maasai tribe. With Aspinal of London, she designed a limited edition handbag, giving all proceeds to nonprofit ADCAM to build a school in Africa. With a penchant for balancing high and low fashion, Palermo now runs OliviaPalermo.com, an award-winning fashion and lifestyle site. Taste this trendsetter’s favourite fashions that follow.
Palermo’s Favourite Things:
Gliding along the cutting edge of trendy and classic, Palermo’s look is all about razor-sharp pieces like a camel-hued sleeveless suede trench from the Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 collection. Accessories are a study in timeless chic: essentially feminine black and pink play in a seductive ankle cuff Francesco Russo sandal and simply structured Givenchy bag, her trusty companion for a day’s work. Flashy jewellery gives way to an understated Audemars Piguet watch that graces her wrist in delicate white and rose gold, while a subtle smoky eye comes courtesy of an Ciaté X Olivia Palermo eggplant eyeliner. Palermo’s penchant for the pretty comes through in her love of pink peonies, the perfect accent to her favourite Kelly Wearstler collection of whimsically dainty furnishings. Her favourite delicacies lean to the light: the perfect Caesar salad, followed by the ultimate French treat, the macaron. In destinations, the lady looks East to the serene beauty of Japan, the voyage accompanied by a sleek Rimowa suitcase.
Text by J.H. White & Kate Missine Translated by Tiantian
Produced and Edited by Many Ngom