Style icon Olivia Palermo hopes to 'explore' Ireland with model husband Johannes
Published 09/10/2015 | 14:44
As a woman who has made a living from being well dressed, it was only a matter of time before style icon Olivia Palermo branched out into beauty.
The City star turned fashion muse and FROW staple is in Dublin as part of her role with Ciate London, celebrating their new makeup range at Brown Thomas.
Having previously Ireland in 2012, Olivia is no strange rot our shores, nor is her husband, German model Johannes Huebl, who studied at King's Hospital, Palmerstown for two years (he was scouted in Dublin at the age of 17).
"I will come back, hopefully with my husband and explore a little bit. He wanted to come and explore, but he had to take after Mr Butler (their Maltese Terrier)," she told Independent Style.
Discussing her new 11-piece range, including palettes and pencils, Palermo said her greatest style influence is her mother Lynn - so much so that she named her red nail polish, Hutch, after her.
And practicality is key with the former reality star's range, which comes in luxurious black and gold packaging, indicative of the style star's attention to detail.
"I've always wanted to be in the beauty industry and see how that worked," she said.
"There's only so much you can put into your handbag. We wanted to combine that and you weren't dragging along 10 different products and that you had one you can rely on."
As for her international icon status, the down-to-earth fashionista said she would always be "properly dressed" in any career.
"I dress for myself and I dress for my environment. Whether I was in this industry or any other industry, I would be properly dressed," she said.
"That's how I was before I was in the public eye so I don't see why it would change. My mother raised me not to leave the house until you're fully dressed because you don't know where your day takes you."
For her whirlwind trip to the capital, Olivia took advantage of the department store's luxury labels in a floral Preen dress and red Christian Louboutin strappy heels. She doesn't have a weakness for Irish designers yet though.
"I'm looking forward to shopping downstairs this afternoon," she said.
Olivia will be meeting customers at Brown Thomas on Saturday, October 10 from 12-3pm. The first 200 customers who purchase from the Olivia Palermo X Ciate London range will have the chance for an exclusive meet and greet with the star.