10 Things to Know About Olivia Palermo

I can’t stop clicking through these outfits, either


Pandora Sykes interviewed Olivia Palermo for The Edit, Net-a-Porter’s magazine, and to say it was a dream is an understatement. You see, I am — rather quietly — a huge Olivia Palermo fan. You get used to rubbing elbows with all sorts of people in this industry, especially during fashion week, to the point that few have the capability to faze you. When I am in a situation that involves Olivia Palermo, however (like a “hello”), I have to actively remind myself to not stare at her face for too long. She is just one of those people to me; I can’t help it. I love her.

And because of that, I was thankful (if not hungry) for the below list of important Olivia Palermo facts.

1. Growing up, she had a learning disability (not specified in the article) that led her to create her own support system.

2. She is the face of three brands: Aerin, Max&Co. and Banana Republic. She is the digital face of Piaget and is also a stylist, brand consultant, philanthropist and the founder oliviapalermo.com.

3. She exercises six days a week for 75 minutes with the Tracy Anderson Method, no matter what. “If I have to leave at 6am, I’ll workout before,” she told Pandora Sykes.

4. Fans follow her into the bathroom.

5. Olivia wore a navy, balloon-sleeve Burberry knit; black leather Paige pants; Roger Vivier satin buckled sneakers and lots of vintage gold jewelry to be interviewed. (Now Sykes and I both want to wear a navy, balloon-sleeve Burberry knit; black leather Paige pants; Roger Vivier satin buckled sneakers and lots of vintage gold jewelry.)

6. On her wedding day, she wore a three-piece outfit by Carolina Herrera: cream, ostrich-feathered cashmere sweater; white shorts and a front-split tulle skirt – “in lieu of a princess dress,” wrote Sykes. “I wanted something low-key” was Palermo’s explanation.

7. Her fans were surprised by this.

8. She doesn’t wear a wedding ring, just her yellow-diamond engagement ring.

9. She has a Maltese terrier named Mr Butler.

10. She lives in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

All of this is well and good. But none of this tells me what she smells like???

Olivia Palmero wears top, skirt and sandals by Prada, bracelets and watch by Piaget and socks stylist’s own. Photographed by Driu + Tiago for The EDIT, NET...

Photos by Driu + Tiago for The Edit by Net-a-Porter.

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  • Abby

    I don’t know what it is but she gives me really strong “untrustworthy” vibes. Maybe because I was just the right age when The City came out and she was the sort of villain of that show?

    • Amelia Diamond

      She talks about that in this interview (and the TLDR is basically that it’s fabricated) but my friend works at oliviapalermo.com and LOVES her. Few times I’ve met her she’s sweet, too!

      • Leandra Medine

        Amelia is her no.1 fan, and it never fails to surprise me!

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    • Tess

      I think she just has a normal case of RBF, which makes her seem a little aloof and sour. But I’m so happy to hear she’s lovely, because she is truly an incredible dresser/stylist, and I can love her without and reservations!

  • cindy kazanjian

    I understand being private and guarded but this was a non-interview. Not much learned other than her fashion sense and other superficial information.

    • Pandora Sykes

      Well, as I explain in the intro – she wouldn’t give me any spicy stuff!

  • Ashley

    She looks like if Blair had become a princess but in a storyline that made sense.

    • Lil

      Her&her husband are like Blair&Nate but irl! 🙂

  • Julia

    Is it just me or does anyone else want there to be a tiny thumbnail photo of said celeb showing “what they wore to the interview” that is inevitably described in every. single. interview. piece. ever. #whatiwouldgive

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      • Leandra Medine

        co sign

  • am4

    Apparently she smells like Guerlain Idylle or Jo Malone Orange Blossom –
    OF COURSE she wears tasteful florals… https://celebrityfragranceguide.com/what-perfume-does-she-wear/olivia-palermo

  • Kelly

    I pretty much love everything she wears. Including that wedding look.

  • Alexandra Seebeck

    I’ve loved her since I watched her on The City while I was in high school. While I was interning for a magazine two years ago, they did a fashion feature on her that I could not attend because I had a midterm the same day as the shoot. I remember the editor telling me it was better off that I couldn’t go and meet her because it would “completely dissuade and ruin your views of her.”

  • Tess

    Olivia Palermo is proof that dressing oneself can really be an artform.

  • Pandora Sykes

    Ahhhhh thanks Amelia! XX

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      email me 4 more OP details

  • I already know everything about her from the city! JK :p xx


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  • Bee

    Ugh, I love her so much. Her wedding look was an inspiration.