Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Style and the Unexpected Career Girl

By Melanie

I'm hooked on the MTV show The City. I'll admit it! I've been a loyal viewer since season 1. Last week was the season finale. And it was so good. I love the drama, the city, the fashion and the story lines, especially Olivia Palermo's story.

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Olivia without a doubt has the best style! She always looks so polished and put together whether she is dressed up for work, out on the town or having casual day. I love her fabulous shoes, designer threads and of course her new chocolate hair color!

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When the show first started although Olivia had fierce fashion sense, her attitude and her work ethic left a lot to be desired. She seemed to care less about impressing at work and more interested in sabotaging Whitney's clothing line.
But as the season unfolded her aloof behavior dissolved and she really stepped up her career game. Olivia definitely made a few mistakes but she also possessed a handful of great career girl moves, especially since she now secured herself the official position of the Elle.com girl!

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Olivia's good career moves: Career-minded fashionista.

1. Do what you love. She is obviously a fashion maven and a talented stylist. The jewelry and clothing she pulls for the Elle shoots are amazing!

2. Know your audience. During Olivia's speech to the Japanese Elle audience she spoke about how she thought Japanese women have a great sense of style, that that they incorporate trends while still keeping true to their individual style. This was a crowd pleaser and it seemed sincere.
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3. Take well-calculated risks that show how you're an asset. When Olivia asked to travel to Japan Elle for work her plan could have gone terribly wrong. But it ended up an amazing career move. She really made things happened and delivered results. Japan Elle loved her and this really showed Joe, her boss, she was valuable. Work it girl!

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4. Be Confident, self-assured and have a positive attitude. Even though Erin (pr director) was happy to point out Olivia's faults, she never let it shake her up. You should always be open to constructive criticism but also be confident in yourself and your abilities. Olivia always remained cool, calm and confident.

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5. Form strategic alliances. You can't go it alone in life. A support system is needed if you're going to be successful. Although she made a huge mistake by making Erin her enemy, she did make an effort to get on Joe's good side. She knows how to network and make great contacts in and out of the office.

6. Look the part. When you look good you feel good. When in doubt, always were a cute outfit :)

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Who knew that one could learn business savvy from this fashion star. Peep toe pumps and business - love it!

5 comments:

  1. Olivia always looks amazing!

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  2. Her style is undoubtedly out of this world fabulous! What do you think of her jewelry line?

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  3. Her style is undoubtedly out of this world fabulous! What do you think of her jewelry line?

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  4. I'm so in love with her style!

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