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27 December 2009

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Long story short: I’ve been quite enamored with Olivia Palermo since I decided that procrastinating whilst watching “The City” would be the perfect distraction in preventing the inevitable feeling of guilt for avoiding summer homework assignments. For the record, I usually am good with staying away from silly reality TV shows – and yes, I did just call them silly – that are typically a waste of valuable time that could otherwise be spent doing far more beneficial things; say, blogging here and there. Before you lovelies go about calling me a hypocrite for watching “The City” and “The Rachel Zoe Project”, I only watch those for any potentially helpful content about the fashion industry and/or if I am absolutely dying of boredom. The latter usually comes about during midterm/finals season. I am quite the angelic student, non?

Read enamored as a girlish crush on Olivia’s style. I don’t quite care for her, per say, especially with her manipulative and snobbish ways working for Elle. Working for Elle magazine is no right of hers – it is a privilege! Yet as much as I despise that attitude she possesses, I cannot help but adore her for her immaculately impeccable style. Never a hair out of place, Louboutin-red nails polished to perfection, and always a fresh face forward.

Well her hair is a little too put together for my taste – only simply because perfection to a t often seems a bit contrived, and when so meticulously curled with an incredible power outfit, the effect is overkill. Effortlessness darlings! And balance! I sometimes have the urge to muss her hair up just a tad…

But back to her style and makeup. (I digress much too often.) I love that her face is always fresh and glowing with dewiness – a thick line of black liquid liner (sans the wing), long (but not voluminous!) lashes, dewy peachy-pink cheeks (looks like Springsheen blusher by MAC), and a natural gloss shows that minimal is more when it comes to everyday looks.

Every outfit Miss Palermo has ever worn needs not a description; they are self-explanatory. I love her mixing and matching of pieces – unexpected ensembles that produce an air of unpretentious sophistication. I love that it isn’t too matchy-matchy (which I have a tendency to do), and it combines classics with the trendy, and affordable with the luxurious.

I suppose I strive for that. And to own everything in her closet.


La C.

P.S.: Maintenant, I’ve been craving for a faux fur vest of sorts! My hunt for one last night was rather unsuccessful – too furry, too big, too scary, too Where the Wild Things Are… Suggestions?

P.P.S: I failed to mention her penchant for picking out the perfect accessories.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. 27 December 2009 7:10 am

    She looks so pretty!


  2. 27 December 2009 7:58 am

    she’s gorgeous! always flawless and perfect. i love her “upper east side” style (L)

  3. Mackenzie permalink
    27 December 2009 1:39 pm

    Express has a wonderful faux fur vest and its at a wonderful price too. I just wish it came in a leopard print instead of just brown! here’s the link:

  4. 27 December 2009 2:50 pm

    for the records: I’m in love with the city too but I think that Olivia is better in the pics that in the video. Her style though is perfetct and the apartment she has in the show is so cute!!!!

  5. 27 December 2009 3:06 pm

    i steer clear of and therefore am terribly clueless about the shows you mentioned above, although friends of mine are always telling me, “you should watch ‘the city’! you’re into fashion, you’d love it!” all i know of olivia palermo i’ve seen on blogs, and i suppose her style is pleasant enough, but for some reason i never thought to delve deeper. in the way of faux fur vests, though, oak has a decent one for the type of price that makes me want to test out the trend myself:

  6. 27 December 2009 3:48 pm

    I adore her style. It’s like she always wears the perfect outfit and it always looks effortless!

  7. 27 December 2009 4:10 pm

    I love Olivia’s style. She always manages to look so polished and fabulous.

  8. 27 December 2009 6:38 pm

    I totally agree with u, I am in love with her style, but at least her personality as it is shown in the City, well, not so good at all 🙂
    Loved the post

  9. 28 December 2009 1:57 am

    In a word– Gorgeous!

  10. 28 December 2009 2:35 am

    I love her style too as much as I don’t like her personality. She’s really beautiful and have you seen her boyfriend?! He’s flawlessly handsome! xoxoxoxxo

  11. 28 December 2009 2:20 pm

    Her style is perfection!


  12. 28 December 2009 4:22 pm

    Doll try at Zara they have a black vest it’s quite long but I adore.Or why don’t you try vintage shops you might find what you want there.

  13. 28 December 2009 4:33 pm

    She is fabulous- I would give my right arm for her clothes! haha

  14. Dee permalink
    29 December 2009 3:05 am

    As beautiful & chic as she is, her personality makes her so ugly.

    • 29 December 2009 3:06 am

      @Dee: Agreed. It’s such a waste; she has an eagle eye for accessories & styling (at least on herself, that is) that could be branched out into something bigger. But that personality & attitude of hers is quite terrible.

  15. 29 December 2009 8:27 am

    she looks so pretty!

  16. 29 December 2009 9:17 pm

    Hi couturier, I also barely see any tv apart from *The City and *Rachel Zoe Project, actually I see the episodes online where I can pause to study the looks better. 🙂

    Olivia Palermo as become since the first season of *The City a fashion inspiration for me, almost an obsession.


    • 30 December 2009 12:02 am

      @ChicLady: Same! I prefer to watch things online because I can pause (for green tea re-fills & little snack breaks!) to closely study & take note of fashion & style featured on the show. It’s fantastic, really.

  17. 30 December 2009 3:54 pm

    So love her style! definitely want to raid her closet too!
    her attitude is annoying and snotty, but thank god her outfits don’t actually talk!

  18. 30 December 2009 5:52 pm

    love her style
    she just looks gorgeous

  19. 30 December 2009 7:07 pm

    Sometimes I feel guilty for liking her style. She might be catty, but she knows how to dress herself, at least.
    I’m also the same way, I watch pretty much every fashion-themed show on TV, no matter how corny/crappy, for little bits of information and inspiration.
    Your blog is a delightful read as always,
    xoxo Mo
    Happy holidays

  20. 4 January 2010 3:35 pm

    She is always spot on and 100% put together. I’m jealous!

  21. 5 January 2010 8:33 pm

    hi dear. hope your christmas was great. and that youre beginning of 2010 has been good. i love this outfit. take care xx

  22. 8 January 2010 7:55 pm

    I like everything! The animal cluth, the bracelet, tregging, loose sweet and the fauFur… waw!

  23. 12 January 2010 3:59 pm

    She’s only a fashion icon to me. I love her look, I love her beauty on the outside, but I dislike her as a role model!

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