The RBI Angels are huge fans of the timelessly stylish & elegant Olivia Palmero, to us she is a modern day Audrey Hepburn.
This is what we think Olivia would choose from the Rachel Bates Collections .....
In 2009, the beautiful American Socialite Olivia Palermo, came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series, “The City.” The programme documented the personal and professional lives of Whitney Port and her friends.
Olivia is the daughter of real estate developer Douglas E. Palermo, who is of Southern Italian descent, and interior designer Lynn Hutchings. Quite clearly her chic and elegant style in everything she touches is genetic.
But Olivia Palermo isn't just an actress. She's also a model, an editor and the amazing entrepreneur behind the project OliviaPalermo.com. She's a designer's muse, a social media guru - with over 700,000 followers on Facebook and over 2 million on Instagram, while also being the wife of German model, Johannes Huebl.
Olivia is a keen collaborator, an attribute that she has in common with Rachel and to date she has forged collaborations with Aspinal of London, Aquazzura, Baublebar, Ciate and Westward Leaning.
Rachel and the RBI Angels certainly share Olivia's passion for colour & florals and we think she would absolutely adore Rachel's Lace Cap Hydrangea Crystal Collection, in particular the Isadora & Cristobelle Champagne Coups, the Tallulah Tipple Glasses, The Genevieve Glasses and last but not least, the incredible Antoinette Champagne Cooler that easily holds 6 bottles of Champagne Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose at a time.
Olivia designed her New York home with her mother Lynn Hutchings who is a partner in the interior design firm Hutchings-Lyle. The style of her home reflects every young city girls’ dream, mixing vintage with art deco and modern, elegant, sophisticated furnishings. A neutral background accessorised with numerous colourful items, including enviable and collectable designer pieces, such as a stunning orange Hermes tray in her living room.
Her Manhattan home would certainly do justice to showcase our, Giobagnara leather goods, Rachel's Botanical scented candle & hand painted Limoges Peacock China. We also think a Peacock Rug or wall panel, a Helene Bed perhaps, maybe a dash of cashmere from Rachel’s new collection & some of our wonderful book stacks, to accessorise her book shelves & coffee tables. (Rachel's extended cashmere collection and books stacks will be launching on the website very soon).
It is clear to see that Olivia’s home furnishings are also a reflection of her own personal style when you watch Inside the Wardrobe of Olivia Palermo a video interview with Bay Garnett of VOGUE. This was recorded in partnership with Vestiaire Collective and The Crosby Street Hotel NYC Part of Kit Kemps fabulous portfolio of Hotels. It clearly showcases Olivia's love of all things beautiful and stylish and highlights her passion for colour throughout her elegant clothing, shoe and accessory wardrobe favorites. It reveals the ingredients that make up her impeccable wardrobe. She suggests her staple everyday favorite is Tibi and she wears at least one piece of Tibi within her ensemble every day. With her couture favorites Valentino, Dior and Emilia Wickstead. The RBI Angels could not agree more.
Rachel has long been a fan and subscriber to Vestiaire Collective, a must for all style conscious souls out there. Rachel’s daily wardrobe staples include, a good supply of crisp white cotton shirts, quality Jeans, Hermes silk scarves, shawls, leather goods and accessories, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Missoni knits, select CH Carolina Herrera, Max Mara, Peter Pilotto & Marni dresses. Tailored blazers, jackets & coats are a must, quality costume jewellery and pearls and a collection of vintage pieces and accessories. Her couture favorites include Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Erdem, Simone Rocha, Etro, Missoni, Emilo Pucci, Caroline Herrera, Emilia Wickstead & Giambattista Valli and last but by no means least, Rachel's all time favourite, Oscar de la Renta.
Rachel pictured wearing Marni with her trusty pup @RBIArabella during London Design Week – March 2016 at her Chelsea Harbour Botanical Pop Up Boutique.
Rachel pictured wearing Oscar de la Renta during a photo shoot – August 2015
Olivia clearly has a passion for perfection, detail, colour & creating her own unique and special look, whether it be through her wardrobe, her website or her home. All traits we subscribe to at www.rachelbatesinteriors.com.