Olivia Palermo and Banana Republic are a perfect fit. The fashion blogger, model, and designer is one of the most popular influencers at the moment. She has a unique style that everyone can learn from.
Olivia and Banana Republic finally introduced their first collection together. It is a 70-piece line that includes all of the essentials for the upcoming cold weather. You will immediately recognize Palermo’s fine taste of fashion in all of the designs. They carry a soft military vibe, mixed with a lot of simplicity and femininity.
“The most important thing was taking the aesthetic and the heritage of the brand and bringing my own element to it. [The collection] puts a really great, fun touch on basics.”- Olivia told Vogue.
The amazing coats are the highlight of the collection. A huge standout is the long, warm, daring red coat, which is in the military style. The coat is decorated with eye-catching gold buttons and matched with chic black lace-up booties. This coat will be priced at $398.
Another classic design, that Olivia upgraded is the asymmetrical trench coat. The cream-colored trench is an all-timer, that Banana Republic sells almost every year. It will be available for $228. Palermo’s personal favorite is the outstanding jacquard jacket In the pictures you could see it paired with an elegant pleated maxi dress. You’ll be able to buy the coat for $348 and the maxi dress for $148.
Palermo became a global ambassador for the brand last fall. She is the first female ambassador of Banana Republic. Since last year they’ve had a very productive collaboration. The blogger gave monthly advice for shoppers, teaching them how to style their Banana Republic pieces. She has her own section on the brand’s website where she chooses and posts her favorite designs. Olivia attended a pop-up store in SoHo, where she personally talked with the customers and helped them with their styling.
For the CFDA Awards, that happened in May, the blogger chose a dress from the Fall 2017 Collection. Olivia gave everyone a sneak peek of the upcoming collection with the beautiful off-the-shoulder ruffled dress that will be available soon for $148. The Fall 2017 collection will be available both in stores and online starting from September 9. The price for the designs will range between $38 and $1,000.
Photo Credit: Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo
The online luxury shopping website Net-a-Porter and the French brand Chloé have a close relationship. They have collaborated on 5 collections so far. Their latest collection was celebrated with an exclusive party on Wednesday night. Many A-listers and Chloé girls were there to mark another successful collaboration.
The house party with a theme “An Evening Under the Stars” was held in a townhouse in Greenwich Village. The all-time favorite Chloé girls Olivia Palermo, Hilary Rhoda, Danielle Snyder, Casey Fremont and Clara McGregor attended the party. As expected most of the guests wore designs by the French brand. Dj Vashtie Kola entertained the guests as they sipped on their Aperol and vodka cocktails.
“How can we surprise and delight our customer and offer her something she can’t get anywhere else? We thought about the Chloé girl mixed with the Net-a-Porter woman, and what would really resonate while evoking the spirit of summer.”- said Alison Loehnis, Net-a-Porter’s director, in order to explain the purpose of the collection.
The exclusive capsule collection has 26 pieces and it is the biggest so far for Chloé and Net-a-Porter. The clothes are in a light, bohemian style, perfect for the hot summer days. The main inspiration for the line was Ibiza in the ‘70s. All of the designs are light and flowy, very modern and sophisticated. Some of the must-have dresses include a floral metallic one, a white chiffon one, and a cozy linen one. The accessories are just what we have expected, chic and boho-styled. The embroidered poncho is the go-to item for chilly summer days. The bags are very Chloé and unique at the same time.
There are also three new shoe styles. The bow-detailed leather sandals are available both in a flat and heeled version. Prices for the shoes range from $645 to $970.
“Ibiza and Pacha in the Seventies very much captures the brand’s bohemian spirit as well as the ‘feel good’ mood of the Balearic island. This capsule perfectly exemplifies Chloé’s feminine cool aesthetic and is our biggest and best yet,” Holly Russell, senior buyer at Net-a-Porter, told the Telegraph.
This is the first collection for Chloé’s new creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The promotional video titled “Come Away with Chloé” shows a major part of the exclusive collection and Julia Stegner stars in it. The designs are already available online on Net-a-Porter’s site.
Photo Courtesy: Net-a-Porter
Banana Republic started off this year with a bang, treating us to surprises aplenty. The label is, in fact, not only planning on leaving us in awe during the upcoming New York Fashion Week, but is also letting Olivia Palermo design an exclusive fall 2017 line.
After seasons of financial struggles, Banana Republic is rising up from the ashes hopefully becoming a shining phoenix again in 2017, with increasing sales and standout it-items. While for the increasing sales only time will tell how Banana Republic will make it through financially, for the inspiring items things are already sorted out.
By tapping Olivia Palermo as the very first Banana Republic woman ambassador earlier last September, the label already managed to turn Olivia Palermo’s iconicity and international endorsement into good sales, which was no small feat indeed. As we all know, whenever style icon Olivia Palermo touches something it automatically turns gold.
To further strengthen the partnership between Palermo and Banana Republic’s audience, the label has revealed that the it-girl-turned-designer is actually in the process of designing a fall 2017 capsule collection for Banana Republic that will be ready for purchase, under a see-now-buy-now formula, at September New York Fashion Week.
To let the anticipation grow and to simultaneously let us have a sneak peek of what Banana Republic’s 2017 is going to look like, on February 9, the label will celebrate its spring 2017 collection in various pop-up stores where customers will not only be able to shop Banana Republic’s spring proposals, but will also get a chance to meet Olivia Palermo herself.
During the whole month of February, Banana Republic will even host private previews of its fall 2017 line-ups, the Olivia Palermo x Banana Republic fall 2017 capsule collection included. If you cannot make it to any of these events, everything will of course be documented on Instagram at @Oliviapalermodotcom and on bananarepublic.com.
As for the design collaboration between Palermo and Banana Republic, according to Palermo’s website it was “a natural progression for the two design savvy brands”, with pieces embracing both Palermo’s signature boho style, and the label’s natural appeal for the contemporary woman.
“I am so honored to evolve my partnership with Banana Republic with such a personal approach to both our pop-ups and capsule collection,” Palermo stated in an official press note. “We’re a great team and it’s truly been such a collaborative approach that reflects the synergy between my style and the brand.”
It seems like 2017 will be synonymous with surprises, indeed!
Photo courtesy of @oliviapalermo
Olivia Palermo is often featured as Max Mara’s younger sister Max & Co.’s brand ambassador, as she perfectly encapsulates the label’s jocose yet high fashion spirit. For the Max & Co. spring 2017 ad campaign, the brand tapped Palermo once again, treating us to stylish outfits to show off next springtime.
By showcasing a preview of the Max & Co. spring 2017 collection via an ad campaign (that features Olivia Palermo, which is no small feat for sure, given her popularity), Max & Co. is really making us long for warmer and longer days, as well as for romantic nights out and late brunches with friends.
The first thing that catches our eye while browsing through the ad campaign’s pictures is that Max & Co.’s springtime is all about the Nineties and loungewear, with romantic lace embroideries going hand in hand with more elegant striped patterns. To top it all off, the Milan-based label refined each piece through a west coast-approved lens, which ultimately completes the collection with its signature fresh look.
As for the California-inspired side of the collection, Max & Co. took California’s naturally rich color palette and transposed it to its staples, including sky-blues, yellows (which remind us of both the desert and the sun), midnight blues, metallics, and greys, which in return leave enough room to play mix-and-matching whether we prefer channeling ton-sur-ton shades or bold contrasting patterns. As Palermo herself stated in her blog, the collection is “for everybody”.
When it comes to the Max & Co. must-have pieces, the label seems to be about to drop a highly versatile and wearable collection indeed. With striped camisoles and blazers being the lineup’s must-have staples and absolute protagonists, throughout the campaign Olivia Palermo sports equally intriguing garments, too, among which slip tops with lace detailing, pin-striped cropped trousers and maxi skirts are surely destined to fly off the shelves quickly.
The collection also features something for the everyday life, such as roomy tote bags and cozy backpacks in metallic silver, which are basically perfect for both a night out with friends, and a day spent at the office/university.
As for the looks Olivia Palermo is channeling throughout the campaign’s pictures, we bet next spring will be all about nude lipsticks, overall au naturel makeup looks, and naturally sun-kissed hair!
The Max & Co. spring 2017 collection will be available for purchase both online and in stores starting from December 20th, 2016.
Photos courtesy of Max & Co.
Olivia Palermo is one of the world’s leading trendsetters, and so we are not that surprised to see always new brands being excited to tap her as their brand ambassador. Among such labels, one of the latest is Max & Co.! Olivia Palermo is Max & Co.’s face for the Max & Co. fall/winter 2016-17 campaign, to the pleasure of those who were wondering when the It-girl would be back on track with her inspirational campaigns, ads and collaborations.
As for now, Olivia Palermo is actually going to have a super-busy year, with not only Max & Co., but also Banana Republic having tapped her as their global style ambassador.
Polished and always prone to experimenting with fashion, Olivia Palermo appears to be the best choice for Max &Co., as the Italian label’s FW 2016 collection is a well-served assortment of different fabrics, playful motifs and contrasting styles that got embodied by Olivia Palermo through five different stories.
The Olivia Palermo x Max & Co. FW 2016-17 ad campaign features five different pictures, one for each of the upcoming 5 months. All the shots perfectly match Palermo’s personality, exuding relaxed and motivational vibes we need to better embrace the upcoming autumnal months.
The first picture introduces us to Palermo’s Seventies-inspired style, with a delicate ruffled blouse paired with a thin scarf and billowy burgundy palazzo pants in velvet. A similar boho-chic style is pictured in the second photo, where the combination of a cozy sweater and elegant trousers gives us some cool casual-chic inspirations, for sure. A thin scarf makes its appearance here too, as we all know it is one of Palermo’s key pieces when it come to the colder months.
The third picture from the Max & Co. fall 2016 campaign reveals Palermo’s most elegant side, where she’s wearing a pair of burgundy knee-high boots, a handbag and a leather skirt effortlessly enhanced with a classic fluid shirt.
The forth picture brings some of Max & Co.’s signature lines back, with a checkered double-breasted cropped pea coat in burgundy, dusty pink and taupe dominating the scene. A mini A-line skirt creates an appealing contrast with the overall outfit, proving that one doesn’t necessarily need to pair a pea cot with slim-fitted staples to balance the figure.
Last but not least, the Olivia Palermo x Max & Co. fall 2016 campaign includes one of Palermo’s favorite pieces of all time: the poncho. Embroidered with vintage floral patterns, this Max & Co. poncho combines Palermo’s signature boho-chic style with more mysterious and fascinating oriental vibes, treating us to a must-have staple we got immediately obsessed with.
Photos courtesy of Max & Co.
Olivia Palermo’s Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection for Nordstrom is finally here, and a single look at it will cheerfully overwhelm you with cool, Seventies-inspired vibes! As we browse through the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 line-up, we can’t help but get instantly smitten by Olivia’s unique style mixture of nostalgic boho-chic vibes and more contemporary lines, the refined cuts of which greatly live up to the sophisticated Chelsea28 name.
When Olivia Palermo announced her fall 2016 four-part collaboration with Nordstrom’s label Chelsea28 earlier this year, those who love the It-girl’s edgy style began counting the days until autumn, as they knew the pieces were going to be too cool to handle. Unsurprisingly, the garments are cool and covetable indeed.
When combining different patterns together, Palermo particularly focused on rich colors, as she specifically wanted to embody all the things that come along with the fall season, namely new projects, new stages in life, and new perspectives and anticipations.
When asked by Harper’s Baazar about the inspiration behind the collection, Palermo explained she and those at Chelsea28 Studio “wanted to continue to play with styles that layer or mix and match easily according to your personal taste. We definitely continued with the 70’s feel of the spring collection but added fall colors and elements like tie necklines that you can play with in different ways to have a retro or modern feel”.
The collection thus plays with versatility and different attitudes, with pieces that not only explore all of the autumnal-inspired patterns and themes, but also different styles, such as more conventionally feminine, as well as more androgynous looks. Floor-length layered frocks get alternated with modernized pinstripe suits, while cropped billowy culottes get combined with uber-delicate butterfly-sleeve tunics and mannish Oxford shoes.
To further emphasize the duality of the collection, Olivia Palermo took the time to study and experiment with fabrics, often mixing them together trying to either lighten up or darken the overall outfits.
“Texture was also key. We loved pairing light, romantic elements like ruffles and lace with edgy leather or menswear-inspired tailored pieces. Materials like chiffon have a lot of movement and add an extra-pretty element to balance the menswear styles,” she continued.
As for the volumes, for this Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection she chose to greatly vary in style depending on the single outfit’s designed motif. While the casual-chic proposals got revamped with airy and cozy lines, often translated to bell-bottom jeans and blouses with plunging V-necklines, the more elegant staples feature sinuous lines that sensually hug the bodies, harmoniously baring large proportions of skin (unless worn with a plain white t-shirt underneath).
Palermo also adapted some of the pieces according to her signature style, so if you are looking for sharp, clean-cut lines and textured materials, this Chelsea 28 collection might be the right thing to check out.
The price tags of the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection pieces range from $79 to $499, and the line will be available for purchase at Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com starting from tomorrow, September 6th.
Photos courtesy of Nordstrom
Not that long time ago It-girl, model and designer Olivia Palermo unveiled her very first Chelsea28 collection for Nordstrom to the pleasure of those, who look up to the fashionista for some sources of inspiration for building up one-of-a-kind day-to-day looks. The collection arrived at the stores in February, and the 23 pieces it featured did not disappoint us. If you weren’t able to get your hand on any of those pieces, or you actually managed to but would really like to repeat the experience, rejoice! Olivia Palermo’s second Chelsea28 collection for Nordstrom is finally here! Available for purchase online and set to debut in bricks-and-mortar stores on May 9, Palermo’s second Chelsea28 line-up for summer 2016 is all about breezy staples and, of course, her signature ladylike aesthetics, reaffirming her passion for geometrical cuts and minimalistic modern style.
With price tags that range from $68 to $198, the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 summer 2016 collection focuses on ensembles that can be interchangeable indeed, and aim at being worn either to the office, university and for any other more formal occasion, or during a day/night out with a friend either in town or outdoors. Each piece preserves Palermo’s undisputed elegance, and features some of the summer 2016 hottest trends. The line-up could be described as all that this summer offers us in terms of fashion, and is filled with iconic must-haves.
The collection’s key pieces are the delicate shirtdresses, wide-leg cropped denim trousers, off-shoulder tops and, of course, mannish blazers, to which the designer added golden marine buttons and clean-cut hems. In general, the marine theme is strong in this collection, and brings in slightly sleek printed fabrics, loads of denim ensembles and light blue colors, which get at times interrupted by some delicate floral prints, suede fabrics and off-white hues.
Other must-haves include the universally flattering denim overalls with bell-bottom trousers, off-white wide-leg jumpsuits and tie-neck peasant midi frocks, which will satisfy both the most glamorous and hippy girls in you. Long, dark-green military vests create a good contrast with the line-up’s pencil and wrapped skirts, while bell skirts with pleats along with some thick midi A-line denim skirts function as the yin and yang of all gowns.
A long sleeveless long vest reminds us that this collection was designed by Olivia Palermo indeed, while some cute, yet ‘plain simple’ tank tops, along with a few equally cute Oxford shirts in cotton give us something to show off on a daily basis. Each one of the pieces is meant to be mixed and matched based off of your personal tastes, so if you are looking for some head-to-toe outfits checking out the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 collection at Nordstrom might definitely be the right thing to do now.
Photos courtesy of Olivia Palermo
Whenever Olivia Palermo joins forces with a jewelry brand, we all know we are in for a treat. It girl, fashion designer and model Palermo has recently posed for the newest Piaget Possession collection’s digital campaign, showcasing the line-up’s most refined and timeless-looking pieces.
Palermo is now a long-time jewelry designer and model (still vivid in our minds is the Olivia Palermo x BaubleBar Christmas 2015 ad campaign), and for this specific digital campaign Piaget chose her over the label’s official global brand ambassador Jessica Chastain (who, however, still starts in Piaget’s print ad campaigns). Separating the print and digital ad campaigns is one of the most common strategies used in the luxury fashion industry, as it multiplies the possibilities to share the product images with a wider audience. In this case, Piaget will probably reach those, who have always looked up to Palermo for some cool, yet always-elegant sources of style inspirations.
And surely sophisticated and elegant are all of the ensembles and jewelry pieces Palermo wears in the latest Piaget Possession collection’s digital campaign, which indeed shows beautiful Palermo sporting anything from rings to bangles, but also earrings and pendant necklaces. To better accentuate Piaget’s golden refinement and bright diamond pendants, Palermo takes advantage of the midnight blue and total black ensembles, creating a color-blocking motif that is a pure pleasure to watch (and definitely reminds us of one of Palermo’s most signature looks). When not highlighting the jewelry pieces with color-blocking motifs, Palermo has fun sporting a well-served play of contrasts by teaming uber-chic jewelry pieces with casual athleisure looks, proving us it is always the right time to show off a 14-carat gold ring even with casual ensembles.
Throughout the campaign, Palermo perfectly blends in her personal style with that of Piaget, creating some unique looks that inspire us to go jewelry shopping right away. Not for nothing, she definitely knows how to pair her jewelry designs, as her love for such little works of art began since a very young age. “My love of jewelry started at an early age. I remember watching my mom and my aunt get ready and they both had beautiful vintage collections. I also enjoyed going to the antique road shows, trade shows and action houses where I was able to see beautiful vintage pieces,” she declared while talking about Piaget’s digital ad campaign.
There is, however, still one thing that makes the campaign even more perfect, if that’s ever possible – the photographer. The eyes behind the camera were, in fact, those of Olivia Palermo’s husband, namely model and photographer Johannes Huebl (we now know the reason behind Palermo’s giggly eyes in most of the campaign pictures!)
Just in case you can’t make up your mind what piece to choose among the many Piaget designs, you can get inspired from the It girl, as Olivia Palermo does have her favorites: “I love the bangles, stacking them is very chic.”
Photos courtesy of Piaget
It’s just before the start of New York Fashion Week and we finally get to see the launch of Olivia Palermo’s Chelsea28 line with Nordstrom, looking better than we expected actually. Those prints, those colors, that undeniably fashionable flare to the classic cuts… we are in love! Plus, those of us with a shoe fetish, even a little, are already panting over those triple buckle T-bar red heels! Make sure to check Nordstrom.com to be the first to own these goodies in less than a week!
We are only a week away from the launch that is scheduled for February 8, the collaboration with Nordstrom’s in-house label Chelsea28 turning out to be a super deal. “It was important to start with life pieces, as I call them,” Palermo told Vogue. “Taking a great navy wide-leg pant, for example, and being able to restyle it.”
The collection includes 32 pieces that cover a full wardrobe really, from boho dresses to oxford fits that are a bit more on the masculine side, and lovely stylish daily wear jeans. Denim is an important part of one’s wardrobe and Palermo cannot seem to stress that enough. “It’s important to understand what a girl wants. And Nordstrom has a similar take on the New York woman—she’s a woman on a mission who knows what she’s looking for.”
This is a collection we have been looking forward to and have made mention of it late last year, on October 29th. The It girls are also playing in the proverbial sandbox these days, growing their power on the fashion territory. In this case, it is New York that is being conquered and we are more than happy to see Olivia Palermo hitting it big. She has done many collaborations before (Olivia Palermo x BaubleBar, just to name one), but it is the first with Nordstrom. The idea is to make really good pieces for accessible prices.
Palermo has a tendency to mix high and low fashions together, which makes for an interesting ensemble that redefines some borders. Designers who believe they should be able to be affordable for most all fans are few, but Palermo certainly falls into that list, giving us an opening price of just $68.
We have no idea if there will be future collaborations with Nordstrom as well, but the American socialite and reality show cast member from The City sure knows where she is heading. She might be 29 years old and newly married around two years back, but she is a lady with her life ahead of her and it appears she will definitely be making the best of it. We very much look forward to her collaborations with some even bigger designers and retailers, and perhaps a few other celebrities as well?
Photos courtesy of Olivia Palermo