Which three words best describe your look?
Polished, effortless, elegant
What is your earliest fashion memory?
Memories of my mother and aunt and how each had their individual style of dressing.
The AERIN Fall collection includes shoes, handbags and scarves—what is your favorite thing about a Fall wardrobe?
For a Fall wardrobe, I love using neutral color palettes and incorporating suede textures.
You have such an easy relationship with and understanding of fashion, whether it is street style or red carpet—what is your secret to being camera ready, whether you are popping out for coffee or attending a big event?
Always add that extra polish and do not be restricted to one specific style—dress for what’s appropriate.
I love the way you find a versatile classic piece and dress it in different ways—for example the beautiful camel Max Mara Atelier coat with fur panel I saw you wearing earlier this year. Do you have any favorite pieces in your wardrobe you always reach for?
I am lucky enough to have a wonderful wardrobe but some of my most treasured pieces would be a pair of double zip leather pants from Paige and my vintage Valentino handbags.
Who are your ultimate fashion icons, from the past and present?
I look up to so many women in and out of the industry, but some that I have always held in esteem are Diane von Furstenberg and Carolina Herrera. I feel as though they were pioneers for a certain type of woman in the market and have done so much for emerging talent ever since.
I’m a huge fan of Instagram, and love the perfect mix of design, beauty, travel and fun in yours. Do you have any favorite Instagram accounts?
Where in the world is your favorite place to be in the Fall and why?
Paris—the weather is perfect and the city is full of inspiration.
We shot the Fall campaign at one of my favorite NYC florists, Zeze Flowers. You took a flower arranging class with florist Sandra de Ovando. What’s the most useful skill she taught you about arranging flowers?
Throughout the years I have learned my own craft to arranging flowers but when it comes to cutting Hydrangea stems, Ovando taught me a unique technique to preserve the blossoms.
Olivia Palermo is pictured with the AERIN Velvet Cocktail Clutch