“I’d love to get Michelle Obama in The Row. The simple suits and things. It’s all made in America, so why not?”
– Ashley Olsen isn’t satisfied with just Charlize Theron and Jessica Biel wearing her fashions on their backs. Ashley has her sights set on a bigger fish — the first lady! Michelle Obama isn’t above wearing an emerging designer, so Ashley just might get her wish. [StyleWatch] Keep reading »
Mary-Kate Olsen blasted her “Full House” childhood in a new interview with Marie Claire, saying she and twin sister Ashley Olsen were “little performance monkeys.” MK, who has scarcely talked to the press since she was publicly connected to the death of her friend Heath Ledger in 2007, told the magazine, “I would never wish my upbringing on anyone … I look at old photos of me, and I don’t feel connected to them at all.” Apparently, the feeling is mutual. Her sister Ashley also told Marie Claire, “I look at Britney and I’m surprised I didn’t end up like her.” (Sorry, Brit.)
Quite sad to think that all those cheesy made-for-VHS movies made them billionaires, but it hasn’t made them happy.
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Whoa there, Mary-Kate and Ashley! What’s up with the Rainbow Brite attack? We’re not sure why the Olsens are going around with these cherry red and neon yellow locks, but it definitely brings us back to our teenage years when changing your hair color was the only form of rebellion your parents couldn’t truly hate you for. (Not that that stopped us from getting stupid tattoos and piercings.) Back in middle school, my friends and I would streak our hair with Kool-Aid, preferring to highlight in red a single hanging lock near the front of the face. Problem was, we became so addicted to Kool-Aid color that it sometimes temporarily turned our hair gray from over-dying. On the more extreme end, I once came home from a trip to see my sister in L.A. with a head full of cherry-red hair, courtesy of Manic Panic.
Have any hilarious hair dye stories? Share them in the comments after the jump! We’ll re-post the three most embarrassing/naive/unfortunate anecdotes in a post later this week! [Stylelist] Keep reading »
We’re fans of most of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s forays into fashion. The Row makes us drool, Elizabeth & James consistently offers cool stuff at not-horrific prices, and we’ve even come to appreciate Mary-Kate’s particular brand of boho/hobo chic. Even so, we can’t get behind the glasses they’re launching in November. They look like the ugly child of Coke bottle glasses and aviators, and we can’t imagine them having many friends on the playground. The lenses are too light, the frames are super heavy, and the shape of the aviators is just a touch off. We’re not in love with the cat-eye style either, but we can see them looking decent and appropriately retro with the right outfit and face. Thoughts? [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Ashley Olsen beats us to the question at last night’s opening of “Lend Me A Tenor” (starring Ashley’s beau, Justin Bartha). [NYC, 4/4/10] Keep reading »
As kids, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played one person — Michelle Tanner — on the TV show “Full House,” so it was a given that they’d dress identically back then. But these days, the sisters have perfected the art of coordinating outfits so they look similar but still distinctive. At JCPenney’s spring fashion show Tuesday night (left), the Olsens both put on short, belted dresses in dark colors. Last month, they attended the Elle Style Awards in London (right) sporting fur jackets on top of short dresses with long tulle overlays. The two probably figure they’ll be photographed together and might as well look good together, which isn’t that much different from calling up your friends before a night out to plan what you’re wearing. Do you coordinate outfits with friends so you’ll complement one another? Keep reading »
Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?
Fashion police, show us your badges. Ashley Olsen showed up to the Art of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles in this stunning Alexander McQueen gown and Manolo Blahnik heels. While the “experts” on the Fashion Police at E! consider this ultra bang on-trend look a fashion faux pas, we think she looks devilishly chic. Dark, raspberry lips are so in right now, and look especially fresh and elegant when paired with peachy-nude frocks. We think she hit the mark in this getup. Keep reading »
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are selling their new clothing line for JC Penney, olsenboye, out of an ice cream truck parked in Union Square on a rainy, cold October morning. I don’t get it, but what the hell do I know? [New York City, 10/28/09] Keep reading »
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have a long way since their days of cheap-o Wal-Mart fashions. And were it not for the serious success of their high-style line, The Row, the news that they’re now designing a juniors line for JCPenney might have been laughed off as lame mall trash. There’s little info on this JCPenney collaboration other than that the range will be called Olsenboy (menswear inspired, perhaps?). Sadly, a “juniors” line would mean that in order to fit into the styles, we’d either have to bring our 14-year-old selves back form the past, or lose some 100 pounds. Target, can you please sign these ladies up for a project? [NY Mag]
There’s also some highbrow news for the Olsens—this week the twins were inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), joining talents like Alexander Wang and Jason Wu. Well done. [NBC's The Thread Blog] Keep reading »
Last night I showed up at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, to witness Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan and designers Isaac Mizrahi and Ashley Olsen participate in a panel discussion on the future of women’s fashion led by Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive.
With the economy stuck in a recession for more than a year now, the fashion industry has had to make some adjustments and even start new initiatives, like last month’s Fashion’s Night Out, to get people interested in spending again. So, what do these insiders think about where fashion is and where it’s going? Keep reading to hear what they had to say. Keep reading »