Style by OLIVIA

Fash­ion It girl OLIVIA PALERMO talks her new line and the wardrobe sta­ples ev­ery woman should have

Chicago Sun-Times - - COVER STORY - By Chiara Milioulis

Olivia Palermo is the ul­ti­mate multi-hy­phen­ate: The 30-year-old New Yorker is a model (and, when she’s not in front of the cam­era, a fash­ion show front-row sta­ple); shoe, ac­ces­sory and beauty prod­uct de­signer; so­cial me­dia su­per­star (she has 3.2 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers); for­mer re­al­ity star; head of life­style web­site Olivi­a­; and a sea­soned reg­u­lar on the New York Post’s best-dressed list. The Con­necti­cut-born so­cialite — who grew up shad­ow­ing her aunt, a for­mer auc­tion­eer at the Doyle auc­tion house in New York City, and her mother, an an­tique jew­elry col­lec­tor— is also one half of fash­ion’s fa­vorite It cou­ple with her Ger­man model hus­band, Jo­hannes Huebl.

Last month, Palermo added a new mod­i­fier to her fash­ion reper­toire— that of ready-to-wear de­signer— when she launched an ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion for Nord­strom’s pri­vate la­bel, Chelsea28. The 32-piece line ex­udes Palermo’s unique taste, mix­ing clas­sic Amer­i­can tai­lor­ing, tinged with a ’70s vibe, with Parisian sim­plic­ity in flo­ral culottes, bur­gundy suede fringe minidresses, pin­stripe twin sets and crisp Ox­ford but­ton-downs.

Even Palermo’s con­ver­sa­tions are stud­ded with style. Here, we’ve culled nine fash­ion point­ers from our chat with the sar­to­rial icon.

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