Admired for years, treated by many as a fashion oracle, her hairstyles are always perfect down to the smallest detail, perfectly accentuating her figure and matching her beauty – Olivia Palermo, as she is referred to, definitely knows how to dress and has taken a strong position in the industry. We take a closer look at her and see when her career as a fashionista took off.
The Upper East Side and Entrepreneurial Parents: Olivia Palermo’s Childhood
Olivia Palermo was born in February 1986 in the United States to Douglas Palermo and Lynn Hutchings, a successful real estate developer and well-known interior decorator. She spent her childhood and teenage years on the Upper East Side of New York City and in Greenwitch, Connecticut. She went to the best schools and studied at a private university. She herself has never hidden the fact that behind her success is an influential dad. It is even said that Olivia Palermo served as a prototype for the role of Blair Waldorf from the cult series “Gossip Girl”.
Career breakthrough: MTV show
Palermo gained fame and recognition when she participated in the reality show “The City” (pronounced “Lights of Manhattan”), broadcast on MTV in 2009. Its aim was to show the struggle of New York it-girls. A large closet and a lot of clothes and accessories as well as an amazing sense of style helped Olivia to gain a lot of fans
Thanks to her popularity, she was hired in the PR department of designer Diane von Furstenberg and in the accessories department of “Elle” magazine. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also accepted into a modeling agency and has since appeared on the covers of the Spanish edition of “Elle” and the British “Marie Claire”.
She quickly became a fashion oracle and a designer working for Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Aquazzur, among others. She also expanded her portfolio with shoots for “Glamour”, “Vogue” and “Harper’s Bazaar”.
2011 – time for a blog
Taking advantage of her proverbial five minutes, in 2011 Olivia decided to start a lifestyle blog where she shared her fabulous hairstyles and the latest additions to the world’s brands, as well as her travels and everyday life. Now all this can be followed mainly on her profile on Instagram, where she has gathered almost 7 million followers. Palermo inspires, is not afraid of fashion experiments and perfectly combines colors, patterns and cuts, creating a perfect whole
What is Olivia Palermo’s style – what attracts us?
Over the years Olivia’s style has become even more distinct, refined and can be described in just three words – feminine smart casual. The influencer loves to emphasize her long and shapely legs and likes to wear mini dresses, elegant shorts, slim-fit pants and cigarette pants, but you will also find her in loose boyfriends or flowy maxi dresses. She also loves XXL sunglasses.
Moreover, she is fond of the creations and accessories of the biggest fashion designers and skillfully combines them with elements from chain stores. For example, to the iconic and luxurious Hermes bag she will wear ordinary jeans from Zara. She also has an uncanny ability to compose perfect outfits from seemingly incompatible clothes and accessories. She is even considered one of the best-dressed women in the world, a role model.
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