Olivia for FLARE Magazine

CLASS IN SESSION

Fashion darling OLIVIA PALERMO doesn’t just follow trends, she sets them. Here, she gives us her take on the season’s best—alongside handsome new husband Johannes Huebl—then schools JILLIAN VIEIRA on the art of style stardom

Shit. This is Olivia Palermo’s almost inaudible reaction as she knocks over a full cup of green tea on our table at the Crosby Hotel in New York City’s Soho neighbourhood. Hardly the response you’d expect from fashion’s most polished figure, a street-​style maven who’s made a career on flawless public appearances and front-​row photos. (Case in point: today she’s wearing an olive-​green Salvatore Ferragamo sweater, dark Paige skinny jeans and a fur-​trimmed silk printed scarf from the boutique at her favourite Paris hotel, Le Royal Monceau.) She delicately mops up the liquid, quickly gathering the composure befitting her socialite status. “I can be so clumsy,” Palermo says with a small smile.

You’d be hard-​pressed to find a weekly best-​dressed list that doesn’t include her: the flowy, floral-​printed Burberry Prorsum look from London Fashion Week, head-​to-​toe bordeaux outside Peter Copping’s last show for Nina Ricci, the fit-​to-​a-T Tibi blazer and denim shirt combo on the streets of NYC. Now, Palermo has parlayed this expertise into OliviaPalermo.com, an all-​encompassing fashion and lifestyle website with an editorial staff of nine…

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