Olivia Culpo—American actress, model, Miss USA titleholder, and TV presenter—first came to our attention during Paris Fashion Week last year. She took to the City of Light's streets in a series of great outfits, this double-suede look from Vanessa Seward being a particular favourite. Her look, often honed to perfection by celebrity stylist Jennifer Mazur (who also looks after the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio and Olivia Munn), has matured, and we like what we see.
Since this chic highpoint, we've had eyes all over her red carpet moments, Instagram updates and paparazzi shots: We've witnessed a master class in making a maxi dress look modern and thought long and hard about how to enliven classic tailoring when heading to work. Yes, no matter what trend or fashion item Olivia Culpo chooses to tackle, her approach is unfalteringly glossy and distinctly uptown.
It's this polish that we've come to enjoy the most, especially amid a sea of the more popular dressed-down looks of late (yes, we're talking about the tracksuit). And although we love the Brit pack for their eccentricity and artful mastery of scruffiness, sometimes it's nice to have a fresh style leader who can help you nail that all-important job interview ensemble or aid the smartening-up process come wedding season. That's where native New Yorker Miss Culpo comes in.
Go through the gallery to see some of our favourite Olivia Culpo fashion moments—plus, you can shop directly from her looks.
On Olivia Culpo: Victoria Beckham x Target shirt and trousers; Saint Laurent Sac de Jour (£1890).
On Olivia Culpo: Alexander McQueen cape; Nicholas Kirkwood Maeva Embellished Stretch-Suede Over-The-Knee Boots (£995); Aspinal of London The Mini Trunk Clutch in Monochrome Mix (£450).
On Olivia Culpo: Chanel bag.
On Olivia Culpo: Giuseppe Zanotti boots.
On Olivia Culpo: Alexis top.