"I dress for my­self Ev­ery­one should"

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Olivia Palermo is one of the few gures in fash­ion who has been able to shape-shi be­tween dras­ti­cally op­pos­ing per­sonas. Many re­gard her as a grounded tastemaker who takes a stream­lined Carolina Her­rera-like ap­proach to choos­ing looks, opt­ing for out ts that are more pol­ished than trendy. It is pre­cisely her ap­ti­tude for mix­ing Zara with Givenchy that lands her on the New York Post ’’s Page Six best- dressed lists. Yet Palermo is also con­sid­ered a for­mi­da­ble so­cialite, since the New York-born daugh­ter of a suc­cess­ful real es­tate de­vel­oper (dad) and in­te­rior de­signer (mom) reg­u­larly does the art/phil­an­thropic event rounds. In fact, she was rst dis­cov­ered as a woman-about-gown when pho­tog­ra­pher Pa­trick McMul­lan snapped her at a char­ity event. The bene ts of a priv­i­leged up­bring­ing helped Palermo snag an in­tern­ship at luxe party mag­a­zine Quest and earned her com­par­isons to Gos­sip Girl ’’s Queen Bee char­ac­ter, Blair Wal­dorf. In con­trast, there are Palermo’’s no­to­ri­ous ap­pear­ances on MTV’’s .--/ re­al­ity show The City, which, »

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