Get the look: Must-mimic

Published: September 18, 2012

You can always rely on 26-year-old American socialite and actor Olivia Palermo to look effortlessly cool — and she made no exception during New York Fashion week. Olivia stayed elegant in a black draped maxi skirt and structured military jacket with sexy high heels — not overly complicated, chic dressing that could seamlessly go from day to night.

Make-up 

Olivia kept her make-up fresh, clean and understated and let her eclectic fashion sense do all the talking.  A thick line of liquid liner topped off with thick layers of mascara should get your peepers looking big and enticing. Finish off with a warm peach blush for a healthy glow, and MAC’s Hug Me lip shade (Rs1,700) for a barely there tinge.

Hair 

Olivia left her shoulder length honey brown locks open, with the ends curled to give a soft and natural look. To get this look, rub a few drops of anti-frizz serum into wet hair and blow dry it straight with a big round brush. With a small round brush, wrap the ends of your hair into a tight roll and blow dry for about two minutes per section.  Add some hair spray to the ends to keep your curls rocking all night!

Accessories 

Olivia jazzed up her outfit with a statement gold ring and funky gold bangles, a tan croc clutch and skinny belt. Get your chunky accessories from Accesorize (around Rs3,000) or Zainab Market for cheaper options. Visit Debenhams to view an interesting collection of faux snakeskin clutches (for Rs4,000 a piece) or browse through the racks of Mantra for a cheaper option. A skinny belt can cost you anywhere between Rs500 to Rs1,500 depending on where you shop.

Outfit

The model-cum-actor rocked the event wearing a vintage jacket and top with a Rachel Zoe skirt. Hit Mango for a similar shirt (around Rs2,500) and jacket (around Rs4,000) and Mantra for a maxi skirt (around Rs3,000).

Shoes

We absolutely love Olivia’s yummy Nine West ankle-strap heels that are adding just the right amount of height to her frame. Check out Charles and Keith (around Rs5,000) for a similar pair or splurge a little at Nine West itself (Rs9,000).

Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2012.

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