Olivia Munn Gives Us A Lesson In Borrowing From The Boys

The folks over at The Coveteur love playing to our voyeuristic side, and each week, the OG closet invaders will let us peek into the designer-laden digs of their — and our! — favorite tastemakers. Just one warning: The lust-worthy displays may cause an undying impulse to hang your jewels on your kitchen sink’s faucet. Now, let the swooning begin!
Allow us to destroy any pre-existing notions you may (or may not) have about actress Olivia Munn. Did you know that in high school she wore a lot of men’s clothing (think: baggy pants and T-shirts)? We know, how could she ever try and disguise that MAXIM cover-worthy bod? Or how about her super secret Star Wars obsession? Munn owns one of 120 (#120 to be exact!) life-size Yodas used in the original Lucas-famed flick. “It is one of my two prized possessions and if there was a fire, he'd be one of the first things I take!” she confessed.
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And her hidden talent? Beat-boxing.
After watching Munn religiously on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for, like, ever, we were pretty thrilled to see her transition into Sloan on The Newsroom; thanks, Sorkin! And for the girl who is typically playing the whole “hot-girl-next-door” (see: Magic Mike and any FHM-like men’s magazine), Munn couldn’t be better at redefining her role and giving the critics a run for their money. Plus, we love a girl with sense of humor, who’s not afraid to get all flirty for the cam and sing “Channing All Over Your Tatum.”
When we popped by Munn’s pad (along with our lovely friends at ELLE magazine), we weren’t exactly sure what kind of treasures we would find. From Wildfox Tees to vintage 1970s Hermès bags, Munn threw us for a loop with her well-edited wardrobe of unexpected surprises. Though she opted for a denim-on-denim Candian tuxedo, there was a vintage Halston, one-piece bathing moment in there, too. You can take the bikini out of the hot girl, but you can’t take the hot girl out of the bikini!
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"I'm constantly reorganizing my closet to change with my lifestyle. I'll have everything organized and then I'll go through a procrastination phase where I wait to the last minute to pack. Then, in my panicked rush, I make a mess of my closet. It gets really bad if it goes right into a busy work schedule for me because then it doesn't get re-organized for a long time and just gets worse. But, for the most part I like to organize by color and then by style." All: Various Designers
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"There are many things I would hate to part with: my CHANEL purses, my vintage 1970s Hermès purse, my grandmother's jewelry, Lanvin boots...just to name a few." Jewelry: Various Designers
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"I would describe my style as changing based on whatever mood I'm in. But for the most part, I like things tailored and classic. I try to switch it up every now and then but I feel like I fail, or more importantly I just don't feel comfortable." Dress: Jason Wu; Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
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"I've been wearing red lips a lot lately and L'Oreal lip glosses are my new favorite. They have really great, beautiful colors and they stay on forever."

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"I love these Armani Exchange wedges and didn't realize they'd become one of the pairs I'd wear the most." Bag: Coach; Heels: Sole Society; Wedges: Armani Exchange
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"A good shoe can be worn all night comfortably and make your legs look long." Shoes: Sole Society
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"If my shoes could talk, they'd say, 'She showed us such love for the first two days, then she wore us in the rain and on New York streets and let all of her friends borrow us and we need help. Save us!'" Shoes: Sole Society
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"I wore men's clothing a lot in high school because I wanted to hide behind baggy pants and T-shirts. When I moved from Japan to Oklahoma at 16 I tried to go more preppy to fit in. I ditched my skater clothes but I just ended up looking like some weird girl desperately trying to fit in. The kids in school would be wearing sweater vests from Gap, but we couldn't afford brand new clothes so I would borrow my grandmother's linty, moth-eaten sweater vests and not realize how much of a sore thumb I looked like."
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Shoes: Jimmy Choo
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Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
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"There were 120 life-size Yodas in the original Star Wars that they used in big group scenes so they wouldn't have to animate him into the wide shots. The studio Gentle Giant made them and they had number 120 and they gave it to me. It is one of my two prized possessions and if there was a fire, he'd be one of the first things I'd take. I keep him in my fireplace room and I feel like he's there holding court. I love him." Shoes: Christian Louboutin
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"My favorite place I've traveled to is Kyoto, Japan, where Geishas still exist and you can go through castles designed with Ninja alarm systems. It's old school Japan and there's nothing else like it in the world." Orange Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
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"Many regrettable red carpet moments. And, I'd rather not name any as to prevent you from finding the pictures and running them alongside this interview."

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Shoes: Christian Louboutin
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"Before I got my part in The Newsroom I was offered some other shows and wasn't sure whether or not I should take them or wait, seeing as I still had to do the audition for The Newsroom. I was working on The Daily Show at the time and was really stressed out about what the right thing was for me to do. I didn't grow up with a lot of money, so saying no to that kind of guaranteed money was really confusing, and I didn't know what the right thing was to do. So, I asked Jon Stewart and he asked me two simple questions: 'If you take one of these shows and you don't wait for Sorkin, will you regret it?' And I said yes. And then he asked, 'If you don't take one of these shows and you don't end up getting Sorkin, will you regret it?' And I said no. And he said, 'Well that's your answer.' And, so I held out just hoping I would get an audition. When I finally got it I told Jon and he said, 'See! When you bet on yourself and you win, you win big!' He's the best mentor/big brother I could ever ask for." Shoes: Alaïa
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"The best part of my job is being able to fulfill my childhood dream." Shirts: Tucker
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Sunglasses: Various Designers
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"In Asian culture elephants are good luck. I love them and they're such wonderful animals. I am active in the fight to free all animals from the abuse they endure in circuses." Sunglasses: Wildfox
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