You name it, Palermo has most likely done it; and done it with style. She has been a contributing editor for Vogue UK and Elle magazine, a model, a stylist, an actress, a judge on major TV programmes and a prominent philanthropist.
With the recent launch of her fashion, lifestyle and travel blog, Palermo now has one more thing to add her fashion résumé…Style Icon.
To get fashion, lifestyle and travel tips from Olivia Palermo and her team, visit her blog www.oliviapalermo.com
You have been a contributing editor for Vogue UK and Elle magazine and recently launched your own blog.
How would you describe the person you aim to reach with the content of your blog?
I hope that anyone who goes on my blog can take away a little something from it. It is a fashion site with a lifestyle element to it. My team and I try to highlight fashion, art and museum stories that interest me and it is something I would like to share with readers.
You are a model, a stylist, a blogger, a judge on TV programmes, an actress and a committed charity figure. What are you most passionate about and why?
I have a great passion for everything I do. My blog is very dear to me; it gives readers a chance to see what I like in today’s fashion.
What would you say is most challenging about being in the public eye and followed by paparazzi?
I am not a negative person and I do not look at things as a burden. It is a part of the business I am in, and I am fortunate that I do have privacy in my life. At the end of the day my fans put the biggest smile on my face and remind me how lucky I am.
Who do you look up to? Could you name an artist or a person who influences your work ethos?
My inspirations come from everywhere and everyday; whether it’s architecture, films, my travels and so forth. I have always had structure in my life and that rolls over into my work ethic. I have to give my parents credit for keeping a structured lifestyle during my childhood.
You have been a guest judge on Britain’s Next Top Model as well as Project Runaway and a guest editor at Pipelime.com. What is fashionable and trendy for you?
I love seeing stylish girls on the streets of London, Tokyo, Paris, New York, or wherever I may be; they are my inspiration. I admire the working girl that shows an interest in fashion and has innate style. Trends are always relevant. They are great to balance into everyday style, but it is important to have a personal style before anything!
What would you say is the most creative thing you have done lately?
I loved designing a shoe for Stuart Weitzman. I have always been a big supporter of his 50/50 boots and when he approached me to design and help raise money for a charity dear to him; I was pleased to be able to contribute. I have always tried to give back in some way, and that is something that everyone can do as well.
Is there another field or skill you would like to acquire/explore?
Styling, I have a fantastic time with it. There are such talented designers out there, for example: Matthew Williamson, Erdem and Christopher Bailey. It makes it more fun having a chance to do more creative styling using their designs.
What can we expect from you next?
Modelling. I shoot with many talented photographers, and shoot in fantastic locations around the world."