As a style-setting model and business woman, we never miss an opportunity to glean a little sartorial wisdom from Olivia Palermo.
As a style-setting model and business woman, we never miss an opportunity to glean a little sartorial wisdom from Olivia Palermo. So when the fashion darling hosted a night of shopping at Piperlime's SoHo store, we took some time out to chat Cannes glamour, Summer essentials, and even fashion regrets. As usual, there are plenty of style lessons to be had from a sit-down with the ever-chic Olivia — just keep reading.
POPSUGAR: You were just in Cannes where we saw you in a sexier Roberto Cavalli look. It seemed like a bit of a departure for you — what inspired your look?
Olivia Palermo: The Cavallis were sponsoring amfAR and I wanted to pull in on the Cavalli look, and sometimes it's kind of nice to mix it up, look a little sexier.
PS: Have you been to Cannes before?
OP: Yes, I was there a few years ago with Johannes [Huebl], so it was nice to come back and be there for amfAR.
PS: Does your boyfriend Johannes ever offer input on what you're wearing?
OP: We get dressed separately, and that's it. We meet at the door. On occasion, if I ask for an opinion, he'll give it to me [laughs].
PS: You have a knack for styling and have become a source of fashion inspiration for women. When did you first fall in love with fashion?
OP: Fashion has always been in my life, thanks to my mother and my aunt growing up. I think as I became an adult, my style evolved, and my love of fashion evolved even more. Growing up as a kid, school sports, there are other priorities. In my late teens and early 20s, it really started to evolve.
Olivia talks favourite fashion moments, trends she just won't try, and more after the break.