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Let’s Swoon Over 10 Years of Olivia Palermo Outfits

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There are many elements of Charlotte D’Alessio’s life that read like a teenager’s fairy tale. Instagram didn’t exist when I was in high school, but I imagine I’d be pretty fascinated by the beautiful, leggy 17-year-old with more than 174,000 followers and a Wilhelmina Models contract, too. For the legions of aspiring Cool Teens™, D’Alessio, who has been modeling full-time for the last year, is living the dream — though her Cinderella story has been anything but conventional.

At Coachella in 2015, pictures of D’Alessio (above, right) and her friend, 18-year-old model Josie Canseco (left), flooded the Internet, winding up on places like the festival’s official Twitter and The Cobra Snake’s Instagram, among others. BuzzFeed spoke to D’Alessio soon after, resulting in a viral article that has since garnered 1,479,600 views. Wilhelmina reached out to D’Alessio from there, and the rest is history. In the 12 months since D’Alessio was discovered, the Canada native has landed a slew of commercial campaigns, left Beverly Hills High School to pursue homeschooling and launched a YouTube channel with her friend and fellow model, Abby Champion. And with a secret project in the works for this summer, I imagine that D’Alessio’s stake in the California modeling pantheon will only deepen.

On the eve of Coachella 2016’s first weekend, I hopped on the phone with D’Alessio to get caught up on the last year of her life, from her social media strategy to her dream campaign.

 

You obviously gained a lot of attention at Coachella last year. What can you tell me about your experience there?

I went with my friend Josie — it was my first year going — and we barely took photos. I think we took 10 photos, but people really responded to them. They ended up everywhere. I saw them on Facebook, and not just [from] friends, but random people posting them. And then The Weeknd and the Coachella Twitter reposted [one of their photos]. It was so surreal because I was just a normal girl from Canada who was going to Coachella. I had, like, 16,000 [Instagram] followers, and now it’s [174,000].

Coachella really got me started in modeling. Wilhelmina reached out to me from the [BuzzFeed] article — that’s how they saw me.

Fragrance is great, but it’s hard to write or read about because your computer screen isn’t scratch and sniff—also because I can’t talk about base notes or top notes without feeling like a fancy sommelier. I prefer to think of fragrance in terms of anthropology, which is much more fun. Have you ever thought about your personal fragrance history? Well, here’s mine.

 

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And when Wilhelmina reached out to you, how did you feel about going forward with the process?

Basically every single one of my friends in L.A. is a model, with Next or Wilhelmina or whatever it is. I was the non-model in the friend group because I wanted to go to UCLA. I didn’t have that much of an interest — well, I had an interest, but I didn’t think I would be successful so I didn’t really pursue it.

When they asked me to come in, I went with my dad because I was 16. I almost didn’t sign because I was so scared. But I’m happy I ended up signing with them, because they’ve been a really great agency. I had the contract in my room for two days — like, I was scared they were going to tell me to cut my hair or lose weight or something like that, but they’ve been so supportive. They never told me to change anything.

 

Fifth Grade: Tommy Boy

I’m not kidding, I won Tommy Boy after I aced a quiz contest in Sunday School. The ultimate bounty. If you find yourself deep in the attic of my parent’s house, and you pay close attention, you might be able to smell it.

 

Puberty: Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce

Don’t even pretend like you didn’t.

 

College: Kenzo Homme Sport

My college years were timed with the heyday of the Kenzo sweatshirt, so this was a very fancy scent to own. You can now buy it for $30 on Amazon.

 

I can look back at them like a tiny museum of me that smells really good—literally, because I still have them all. But enough about me and how (great) I smell. I want to know your fragrance history—tell me what scents you love and why you love them. Tell me when you wear them, and how you apply them, and why they’re special to you. Tell me everything.

 

—Brennan Kilbane

Photo via ITG.

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Poetry: Darkness

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Hurled I love yous
Strewn at walls,
Hope falls silent
Fatal falls.

Strike my words
And make them bleed
While I lie meaningless, cold
Idle
Fake.

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Writings: Something Magical

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Sitting on my bed at night, I loved how the moonlight lit up my notebook. I felt some glitter in the moonlight and touched it eagerly, moonlight was cool and lovely. There was something special which dragged me outta my bed. I closed my diary stepped out of my bed and walked towards the backyard barefooted. As I entered the backyard the cold grass crisped beneath my feet, cold dew drops soothed my mind and i felt a fresh wave inside my body which made me perfectly happy. I sat on the bench and started staring the sky which was like a crystal light. Lovely and enchanting.

The purple velvet of sky and silver lining of the moonlight worked perfectly together with a magical dust of star’s glitter sprinkled all over. It seemed as if fairies are having some royal event tonight..I was lost in this incredible night view when something sat on my nose it was like a little lantern that lit up my face in the dark night, i gently held it in my hand and gave that firefly a gentle blow that firefly flew up in the air and joined his fellow fireflies.. they were like small lanterns flying up in the air dancing beautifully. Different insect and bugs were creating sounds which together made a mellow lullaby.. I was moving my feet back and forth in amazement, I was in love with the night...

I was wondering why I never saw this heavenly view before. We are so busy with our robotic lives that we have no time to stop and stare for a while. God had created a beautiful world for us but no one has captured the enchantment of darkness and its eternally reigning queen; the night. Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature in fact it is full of people who have not the slightest notion of the character or the poetry of night and who have never even seen night. Yet to live thus, to know only artificial night, is as absurd and evil as to know only artificial day. Night is very beautiful  It is the true other half of the day’s tremendous wheel; no lights without meaning stab or trouble it; it is beauty, it is fulfillment, it is rest. Thin clouds float in these heavens, the Milky Way bridges earth and sky…

Night is a time when you can relax, think and wonder. It is not only about sleeping and dreaming but there is something more than that… Something magical.

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Writings: Happiness… What else?

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Happy people are those who find happiness in little things and celebrate them wholeheartedly. To them, life is like dessert, by pouring honey of their sweet emotions, sugar of their loveliness, chocolate of their sincerity, cream of their purity, and berries of their livelihood they make this dessert happylicious.

Such people not only enjoy their life but also are a source of happiness for people around them by spreading smiles on everyone’s face. We don’t need to go far in search of happiness, in fact happiness is scattered everywhere around us.

We can call it our bad luck that even after picking up diamonds around us, we crave for stars up in the sky. Whereas happy people neither hunt diamonds nor crave for stars, they simply pickup an ordinary rock and paint them as beautifully as they can. When people see these painted rocks, they admire the efforts of happy people, moreover, wish they could do the same too.

These people remain happy because they never dream about fantasies, instead they create beauty in facts. Complaining about adversities of life isn’t their habit. Instead, they convert adversity into prosperityThey’re equipped with a very strong weapon, which is, undoubtedly, ‘that killer of a smile.’

Enjoying rain, making paper boats,
feeling raindrops upon your face, staring at the clouds drifting by,
praising dawn and dusk,
watching that one tree in your background as raindrops trickle down from one leaf to another,
dancing in the moonlight,
waiting for the rainbow to appear,
taking deep breath in cool breeze,
feeling the fragrance of rain,
splashing your feet in puddles with your friends,
playing with snow,
gazing at green mountains,
and walking in the sea.

What else do you need?

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