Every good reality show needs its villain, and Olivia Palermo is doing a wonderful job of filling those shoes in this clip from “The City,” courtesy of our good friends at the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. Now that she’s working for Elle.com instead of as an accessories editor, Olivia intends to blacklist Whitney Port’s new line, Whitney Eve, from the site — despite Erin Kaplan‘s suggestions.

Olivia says that the line is unfocused. “There’s not like a theme, it’s sort of all over the place,” she says. We’re sure that Olivia has a great eye for fashion, but when we saw the Whitney Eve line on the runway in the April 27 episode, it looked consistent to us! Plus, there’s no way that Olivia knows better than Kelly Cutrone.

Whitney may get a break from Elle.com after all, though. Later on in the episode, Whitney learns that Elle Magazine nominated her to be included in another site’s feature on emerging designers. “I wonder if Olivia has anything to do with it? That’s super nice of her,” Whitney gushes. We’re pretty sure that it wasn’t Olivia’s doing, though. This one has Erin written all over it.

“The only issue now is that you owe Olivia a favor,” Whitney’s friend Roxy Olin says. We’re sure Olivia will be happy to collect — whether she had anything to do with Whitney’s big break or not.

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