Olivia asks strangers for perspectives and travels internet wormholes collecting data. She’s a trend marketer and reporter. How did she get into the business of predicting the future? Although Olivia has a Political Science degree, she chose fashion over running for office as her transport for change. Through apprenticeships she lands design gig after gig and notices her ability to spot trends sets her apart. This skill is driven by her fascination with everything and being able to connect the dots. Olivia satisfies this thirst by focusing on trend forecasting and giving herself the license to cover the influence of any industry, including her social and environmental passions.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I once found a NYC studio apartment for $600/month, because I subleased it from a ballerina mime street performer who kept the pad for a stray cat she adopted. I had to feed the cat. Her name was Princess.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Getting into an industry without going to school for it. Also, empowering others to do the same.
How do you define cool?
Anything that rethinks the connotations associated with it and flips that on its head.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Realizing that everyone has something interesting about their perspective. It keeps your mind open and on the pulse of the zeitgeist.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
It's library is DEEP
What is your favorite trend?
People giving a sh*t
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Make it relevant and visually appealing.
How do you reset to be creative?
DANCING to techno
What inspires or excites you?
Predict something awesome for 2020?
clothing made without seamstresses (and I'm not talking about togas)