I have loads of things and people that inspire me. That’s why I’m going to reveal every now and then one of them starting with a true New York based fashionista ‘Olivia Palermo’. I used to be a big fan of ‘The Hills’ (I know :-)) and although Lauren Conrad was my favorite character, I was really upset when Whitney Port left the show and starred in a show of her own called ‘The City’. It needs to be said ‘The City’ was nothing in comparison with ‘The Hills’, but I got to know Olivia Palermo (born 28 February 1986). She wasn’t really the sweetest girl in the show, but what a hell of a good taste she had and still has.
After only two seasons, the show was removed, but the reality star quickly became an American socialite and a respected fashion blogger. She realized a bunch of projects on a very short term and her career got an incredible boost. In 2009, she was signed to Wilhelmina Models. She appeared on covers of magazines such as Elle Mexico and Tatler. She also modeled for autumn/winter 2010 campaigns by Mango and Hogan.
In 2010, she launched a jewelry line with Roberta Freymann and became the face of the Mediterraneo collection by Spanish jewelry firm Carrera y Carrera. In 2011, Palermo designed a shoe for charity for Stuart Weitzman, became a guest editor for Piperlime.com and appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway Season 9. In October 2011, Palermo launched her personal website (www.oliviapalermo.com). She also appeared as a guest judge on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Later in 2012, the New York Post revealed Olivia as the best dressed New Yorker of Page Six.
Olivia was recently named the brand ambassador of the 2013 Maasai Project for Pikolinos. Pikolinos supports the endangered Kenyan tribe, Maasai, with a better quality of life. Furthermore, Palermo was named as Chadstone’s first spring/summer 2013 ‘Icon of Style’ and appeared at their ‘Icons of Style’ Spring Summer runway show in Melbourne on August 29, 2013 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Palermo).
I really like her, because of her classy, flawless and feminine style. Sometimes fashionistas combine the strangest things. I need to think of Leandra Medine or Ulyana Sergeenko. Olivia will not do this. What she wears is certainly not boring, but also not eccentric. Even though it is not always what I would wear, her combinations are always perfectly in balance. I also like her hair styles a lot. These are often a source of inspiration. She’s thinking of starting her own fashion line. Really, I can’t wait. Hopefully she will take in count my budget and that of many other women. 😉