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5 Minutes With: Olivia Martin

5 Minutes With: Olivia Martin
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She calls our Tuxedo Blazer and matching Cigarette Pants "90s Azzedine Alaïa meets Dorothy Draper," meet the Style & Interior Writer at Town & Country Magazine. From her Southern and Californian roots to her passion for her craft and travel, read more to see why Olivia Martin embodies #realityisextraordinary. 

What do you do?
I’m the Style & Interiors Writer at Town & Country Magazine.

What do you love about what you do?
It is endlessly creative, whether I am writing a story, styling a photoshoot, or traveling to different cities to scope out the latest designs. I also get to meet and talk with the most incredible people!

Where are you from?
I was born in Atlanta, but I grew up in San Francisco. I like to think I am equal parts Southern and Californian (only the best parts, of course).

English major at Auburn University with minors in Italian and environmental sustainability.


Favorite Americae items and why?
The Tuxedo Blazer with matching Cigarette Pants.

Head-to-toe prints are a bold, but classic look. It’s ‘90s Azzedine Alaïa meets Dorothy Draper and I’m here for it.

"It’s ‘90s Azzedine Alaïa meets Dorothy Draper and I’m here for it."

Who do you think embodies the Americae woman and why?
Young and fun, but worldly and not afraid to be playful with fashion.

Describe your style and why is it authentically you? 
Clean and architectural; never severe. I’m deeply inspired by the shape and function of Japanese and Scandinavian designs, but I’ve collected styling habits from all the places I’ve lived. It’s part Californian ease, part Southern femininity, and part New York polish (and hoops! Always hoops).

What drives you?
I consider it an enormous gift to be a writer in New York. I don’t want to waste a single drop of that opportunity.

What's on your bookshelf?
The Beautiful Fall, in honor of Karl Lagerfeld.

Next or favorite travel destination?
I’m headed to San Francisco in two weeks to get married!

What’s next?
I never know!

What's your personal motto or what message would you like to share with women?
Be kind, be kind, be kind. But also, smash the patriarchy.

Reality is extraordinary. You are too.

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