Olivia Palermo's Fashion Week Round-Up

Olivia Palermo

Yigal Azrouel: Wednesday, Sept. 5

Yigal's collections are always quite chic. He had several great pieces, one which was a high-waisted pencil skirt covered in gold sequins. It felt like you were under a shimmering ray of light. This is the perfect piece for your closet if you're looking for something sophisticated. I'm very much into jump suits these days and he had one that really caught my eye. It was grey and white, which thought would be the perfect outfit for spring and I loved it. The crowd that came to support were mostly editors and writers from Vogue, Style.com and the New York Times. Also there were Byrdie Bell and Emma Snowdon Jones. I can't wait to see what he does next season.

Douglas Hannant: Thursday, Sept. 6

It was one of my more quiet days during Fashion Week. I only had a few shows to go to and that was great, as I need to prepare for school. Douglas Hannant, who I am a big supporter of, provided a very cool atmosphere. Each season Douglas always comes up with these new locations. He clearly puts a lot of thought into creating an environment which shows off his collection. As I walked onto the rooftop of the Hudson Hotel on 58th street I thought I had left New York for a minute and entered what seemed to be a garden party in Tuscany. After finding my seat, next to the talented stylist Ann Caruso and the ever charming Susan Shin, the show began. All of the sudden the third look struck me with such excitement. It was an ivory micro-sequin tweed suit. The pants were high-waisted, and if you are looking for that elongated look, than this it it. Next came a cream high-waisted pencil skirt that had this bubble overlay; absolutely dreamy and would be great with a simple tank or white T-shirt. I think sometimes you need to combine different styles to create one successful look. The last outfit I think was my favorite: a lavender strapless chiffon dress with multi-vertical pleating. Totally bohemian. Can't wait for spring.

Ports 1961: Friday, Sept. 7

My day started bright and early at 9 a.m. for one of my favorite designers, Ports 1961. Tia, the designer of Ports, drew in quite a crowd this morning -- everyone from Ivanka Trump, Vogue's Virginia Smith, Q Magazine's Elizabeth Meigher to fashion writer Merle Ginsberg. There was a group of mini dresses with ruffled neck collars and one-shoulder straps. The capri pants paired with a trench was the icing on the cake. The collection was filled with rich colors. As the last look hit the runway, all I could dream of was going to Africa and being on a safari. Watching the show really brought me there -- even if it was in New York.

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