From the moment she hit the black tie social scene, Olivia Palermo has captivated everyone in media. Fashion editors, bloggers, pesky paparazzi and even Joan Rivers drool over and dissect every piece of her designer duds. After surviving the salacious and snarky website Socialite Rank and a reality TV stint on MTV’s The City, Palermo has gone on to become a muse, model and the most sought-after girl for every designer to dress from Manhattan to Milan. But Olivia’s style is all her own, as you can see from these photos shot exclusively for SCENE by her longtime boyfriend in their quaint neighborhood, Dumbo. Meet Olivia Palermo, 2012’s girl of the year.
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Who is the mysterious man-about-town who won the heart of America’s favorite “It” Girl/style icon/TV starlet Olivia Palermo? Meet the devastatingly dashing and handsome Johannes Huebl, who ditched a career in business, moved to New York to model for mega-labels like Cole Haan, Hugo Boss and Hogan, and quickly became a society favorite. We talk to Huebl about his low-key life with Palermo in Brooklyn (where paparazzi regularly snap the couple and their neighbor Anne Hathaway), his favorite New York hangouts and his next career move.
When we were children, we were obsessed with Faberge eggs. They represented the fanciest things in the world, and when our mother finally bought us a knockoff version of the Russian brand of the jewel-encrusted oeuvre (ours played Phantom of the Opera‘s “Music of the Night” when you opened it,) we were so thrilled we worshiped it until it accidentally broke it right before college.
So you can imagine our excitement as we wound our way up to Rockefeller Plaza’s rooftop–620 Loft & Garden– to celebrate the launch of the first Faberge flagship store on Madison Avenue.
(Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham)
Last night, The Standard Hotel opened up its top floor—both Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room—to toast to the success of Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow‘s new HBO series, Girls.