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Olivia Palermo: Fashion career was coincidence

Olivia Palermo admits she "fell into fashion".

The star is considered a style icon and has appeared of the covers of a range of high fashion magazines. Olivia - who has also been a guest judge on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model and Project Runway - insists she never set out for a career in the clothing industry.

"I fell into fashion," she told UK magazine InStyle.

"I was really into sports as a kid, especially ice hockey. There were never any female commentators and I always wanted to be one."

Now she can't get enough of fashion. Olivia is a big fan of one major UK retailer in particular.

"I'm obsessed with Topshop," she said.

"Time flies when I'm in there. I'll pop in for 15 minutes and be gone for hours. I wore a pair of their floral pants to the Topshop Unique show which were really fun. Johannes [Huebl, Olivia's boyfriend] also introduced me to Reiss a few years ago; the clothes are gorgeously simple and chic."

Olivia rose to fame in the reality show The City, a spin-off to MTV's The Hills. She signed up to the series as she wanted to pursue acting.

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