Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Olivia and Brad

Olivia and Brad

Olivia Palermo with her boyfriend aka the Golden Jew at Izzy Gold Rocks NYC in April. Photo courtesy of Guest of a Guest.

Olivia Palermo and Brad Leinhardt

Olivia Palermo at Izzy Gold Rocks

Olivia Palermo and Japanese Elle?

Olivia Palermo and Japanese Elle?

According to GoG, Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Brad Leinhardt, aka the Golden Jew, are going to appear on the cover of Japanese Elle magazine. Can't wait to see this.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Olivia Palermo and BFF Chessy Wilson

Mutual admiration society in full force. Olivia Palermo and Chessy Wilson are good friends!

Miss Mini Olivia Palermo

Source: Olivia Palermo and the Skimi

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Olivia Palermo @ Donna Karan

Olivia Palermo at the Donna Karan Launches Urban Zen Initiative (Launch Party) 05/15/2007. I love her Chanel bag!

Photo: Wireimage

Monday, May 14, 2007

Byrdie Bell Makes Fun of Olivia Palermo's Cankles

Byrdie Bell to Olivia Palermo:

"kinda looks like u have no shoes on or that ur tights are also shoes... or shoes are also tights... what will the "critics" say? lol"

Source: MySpace

Who is Olivia Palermo?

According to British newspaper The Independent:

Olivia Palermo wearing J. Mendel @ The Frick Collection and Museum of the City of New York Gala
Photo: Style.com

Age: 21

Who's the daddy? Olivia's mother is an interior decorator and her father is a real-estate developer.

Where's the money? Family money meant that Olivia was a shoo-in to the mercenary world of Manhattan society.

Interesting fabulousness: Short-lived reign as New York's new It-girl, now gets the sympathy vote for having been the subject of so much bitching.

Key look: Italian-American princess.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Olivia Palermo @ Operation Smile

Olivia Palermo at The Operation Smile 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala. (05/11/2007)

The dress is sensational.

Lookin' good except those shoes!

Bryant Park Beauty


Style.com Doesn't Like Olivia Palermo

Although Olivia Palermo is one of NYC's most photographed and most talked-about citizens as of late, super style web site Style.com failed to add her on the "people that matter" list.

Who is Padma Lakshmi-Rushdie?

Olivia Palermo's Jeans

Are those mom jeans or flares? She looks effortlessly cool either way.

Olivia Palermo at the New York Premiere of "The Hoax" (04/01/2007)

Photo: Retna

Olivia Palermo's 10,021-Megawatt Smile

Gene pool lottery winner or courtesy of Dr. Lisa Airan's super duper exclusive unknown-to-the-rest-of-the-world private dentistry practice? You decide.

Olivia Palermo at the New Yorker's for Children event (04/19/2007)

Photo: PMc

Olivia Palermo Likes To Watch Detectives

Olivia Palermo at the 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival "Watching the Detectives" After Party in New York City. (05/03/2007)

Photo: WireImage

SocialiteRank Scandal Goes Transatlantic

The SocialiteRank scandal featuring Olivia Palermo hits the British isles!

"Heiress Lydia Hearst made the top 20 on Socialite Rank website but Olivia Palermo was dismissed as a social climber."

- Sunday Telegraph (05/13/2007)

The Fug Girls Love Olivia Palermo

The fug girls said it best.

Source: Go Fug Yourself

Now, we don't really know Olivia Palermo from Phoebe Price (except in the sense that we know a lot less of Olivia's sacred ladymysteries, if you get my meaning). Maybe she's annoying. Maybe she doesn't shave her armpits. Maybe she stole your boyfriend. Maybe she's a rare gem who's been clawed and scratched at by the queen bees of the giant high-school cafeteria that is the New York social scene. We don't care, really. Because at the end of the day, she had the stones to show up at an event -- the Dressed to Kilt fashion show -- that was chock full of the e-mail's recipients and the people who no doubt gobbled up every written word about her supposed ignominy, and she didn't flinch.

If that had happened to me, I would have flinched. In fact, I would be locking myself in the bathroom and considering entering a convent, or at least not leaving the house for another five years. Because even when you deny something, and even if you're accurately denying it, people still view that as a cursory and obvious response and assume you probably did it anyway, and then there's Eyes of Judgment and lots of whispering. It's just the way this stuff works. And yet Ms. Palermo did not pull a Claudia Blaisdel from Dynasty and run back to her room and light Candles of Hate that eventually burned down the entire place. No, instead, Olivia showed up. She beamed and looked pretty, even if the dress seems a little off-the-rack and unflattering to her boobs. Points for effort. Plus she posed for photos and walked the runway with as much flair and poise as she could muster.

So what if the whole thing was a carefully choreographed PR gambit to earn her the kind of pity that turns into affection and a Phoenix-style rise from the social ashes. So what if it was just a misguided girl trying to get in with the In Crowd. Who cares if someone was out to get her and faked the whole thing. However you slice it, she's going to win, because she isn't burying her head in the sand, and stone-cold bitches like us are going to soften and say, "Well, you've gotta respect her moxie." Because we're easy, and the only thing we love more than a scandal is an underdog. Well, unless that underdog is going up against Joan Collins, in which case, we're betting on Joan every time. But until Joan decides to intervene here, we're content to give Olivia a pat on the back for not going on a boozy downward shame spiral.

Olivia Palermo: Gorgeous in Gray

Olivia Palermo surrounded by the Fords at the National Center for Learning Disabilities 30th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. (04/25/2007)

Source: NYSD

The Infamous Letter That Shot Olivia Palermo To Fame

Dear Ladies,

I know some of you maybe a bit surprised to receive an email from me, but I have been meaning to clear the air for quite some time and I ask that you bear with me, and do me the favor for reading this email. It took me a lot of courage to write this.

I know I have gotten off on the wrong foot with many of you and there may even be some of you that do not like me. But I feel that those feelings are more a creation of websites like socialiterank, rumors and gossip than they are to your own experiences. You all are a group of amazing, intelligent, beautiful, talented, well-rounded, kind and generous women and I would be honored to have the opportunity to start fresh with you all and hopefully one day, call you my friends.

So I thought if I could take the time to tell you what I am really like, not just what is written about me, than it may be a good start. I grew up in Connecticut, had a great high school experience, excelling in sports and academics. Now I am at the New School and I spend much of my time studying, working at Quest and not going out as much as people would lead you to believe.

I enjoy being charitable and am just getting started making a difference in our community. I know you are all extremely charitable and I would love to be allowed to participate in your various committees and organizations. If given the chance, I could do great work.

I can also be a great friend. I am trust-worthy, responsible and discreet. I like to laugh a lot but I am also a great shoulder to cry on. I can hang uptown and downtown with the best of them.

What I am looking for here is the opportunity to rectify anything I have done wrong, to make some friends, get on some great committees to help others.

I understand if you do not want to respond to this email, but I hope the next time that I see you at a benefit, a store opening or just passing your table at Waverly, you will give me a smile or maybe, just maybe, even say hello.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this, it means a lot.

Lots of Love,


P.S. I hope that you will do me the courtesy to not forward this email.

Source: SocialiteRank

Olivia Palermo: A Star On The Rise

Sharing a cover with top NYC socialites Tinsley Mortimer and Fabiola Beracasa on this week's New York magazine, Olivia Palermo is clearly a star in the making.

To quote:

"I may be a young girl," she told another socialite, "but behind every young girl is a powerful father."

Related: The Number-One Girl (by Isaiah Wilner)