T he Piaget Possession movement now emcompasses Olivia Palermo's world. The New York-based socialite, who was announced as a style influencer by the luxury Swiss brand this month, was given the opportunity to direct her own photoshoot complete with the Piaget Possession rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Here, Buro 24/7 Middle East discovers what Palermo thinks of the collection, who inspires her and why dreams are important...

Do you pick the jewellery or the outfit first?
Jewellery can really elevate an outfit. I select jewellery after I am dressed as the final touch to complete my look. With the right piece, you can make a simple outfit stand out. It adds a lot of personality.

Do you remember when you first fell in love with jewellery?
My love of jewellery started at an early age. I remember watching my mum and my aunt get ready and they both had beautiful vintage collections. I also enjoyed going to the antique road shows, trade shows and action houses where I was able to see beautiful vintage pieces.

The Piaget Possession ethos is: "Turn, and the world is yours". How does this sentence resonate with you?
To me this means keep reaching for your dreams and you can make them a reality. 

Olivia Palermo for Piaget Possession

What gives you the energy to always keep moving forward?
My family and friends keep me pretty encouraged and humble at the same time. Spending time with them is precious and regenerating.  

But you have such a distinct stye. What is your definition of an independent woman?
An independent woman is completely self reliant. She can accomplish anything based on her own talent and dedication.

What inspires you?
I travel a lot, and throughout my travels I encounter so many different people and get to experience many different cultures. My travel experiences inspire me.

Can you name three women who inspired you?
My mum, my aunt and Barbara, my right hand woman. And all of the stylish women I see on the streets of cities such as London, NYC, Japan and Paris.

Where is your favourite place to spot new trends? 
Definitely Tokyo, Japan.

Olivia Palermo for Piaget Possession

What do you like most about the Possession collection?
The versatility of the Piaget Possession collection is admirable. It's very playful and I can have a lot of fun dressing the pieces up or down. 

What are your best tips on how to style the Possession collection?
I love the Possession bangles, stacking them is very chic. You can wear them with jeans and then turn them into the perfect accessory with a dress and heels. 

Olivia Palermo for Piaget Possession

The Piaget Possession collection is available in all Piaget flagship stores across the Middle East now.