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If we could have it our way, we’d wear our chunkiest sweater and favorite boots year round. Wouldn’t it be perfect if these easy-to-wear staples were in style, regardless of the season? Well, now they are, thanks to a handful of celebrity trendsetters. Pairing cold-weather pieces with lighter wear heightens your outfit from the traditional to the unexpected, effectively accomplishing the ever-so-difficult task of being stylish in the summer heat.
From matching capris and bucket hats to having their own successful, high fashion labels, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have come a long way in the fashion world — but have never relinquished their titles as trendsetters. These women are responsible for starting some of the most popular trends of our generation: scarves, Balenciaga, and fur, oh my! Here’s a look at five Olsen-inspired trends that have rocked the fashion world.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen won’t find out if they won the CFDA’s award for Emerging Talent until the ceremony next week, but the press they got in today’s issue of Women’s Wear Daily says it all. The industry paper dedicated no less than four articles to the duo, the best of which is a lengthy profile by Bridget Foley in which the sisters “wax rapturous” about Alexander McQueen and Foley waxes equally rapturous about the insanely awesome gifts they give each other.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen may be the former stars of one of the ’90s most beloved family sitcoms, the CEOs of multiple companies, and CFDA award winning designers, but they’re probably still best known for pioneering the granny chic trend that would go on to sweep the nation and forever change the way we layered. In a wide ranging interview with Style.com’s Dirk Standen, the pair finally reveal where that look came from.
We’re starting to get the idea that there’s nothing the Olsen twins can’t do in the world of fashion. Because just a few short years after carefully establishing a really successful fashion empire, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have announced they’re taking their show online. The twins announced today that they’re starting what is basically an Internet-based fashion of-the-month-club that will give its users a customizable shopping experience.
Lots of brands and individuals in the fashion industry have been quick to find ways to donate money to the people and institutions still reeling from the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan last month. But strength lies in numbers, which is why we’re especially excited by the way members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America have banded together to auction off over 100 fashion-filled lots and prizes, like front row seats at fashion shows and meetings with some of our favorite designers. All of the proceeds will go to benefit The Japan Society, and we’ve included some of our favorite lots in this post. The auction started on Charity Buzz yesterday and will close on April 28th. Which lots are you bidding on?
A bevy of stars, models, and bold-faced names stepped out for last night’s opening of “Le Compte Ory” at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. And while Claire Danes, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Raquel Zimmermann, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum, and Rebecca Hall already make for a competitive red carpet, the fact that every one of them was dressed by YSL makes the competition even closer.
Not only do the Olsens have seriously enviable style, they understand fashion on a level that completely floors us. Vogue clearly feels the same way, having published a glowing profile of the impressive duo in their April issue.
We love it when fashion people decide to do something for charity — especially those with the considerable resources to really make an impact. So when we heard that designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row would collaborate on a line of shoes for Tom’s, the charitable footwear company, we were pretty excited. That is, until we realized that the Olsen-approved espadrilles would cost twice as much as the original shoes.
Last night Women’s Wear Daily celebrated their 100th birthday at the oddly named WWD @ 100 Anniversary Gala. The fashion people were out in full force at Cipriani, though many struck a fairly casual note, eschewing gowns for pants and pumps for boots.
Ashley Olsen‘s new hair color is lovely, dark and deep. By which we mean totally full of meaning.
Last night, New York City celebrated the 2nd Annual
shopping event street party that is the Vogue and Anna Wintour-organized Fashion’s Night Out. And whether you were out, at home in your pajamas, or indifferent, we spent the night stomping around Manhattan and elbowing our way through the crowds to bring you everything we saw, heard, and, well, ate.
In their Harper’s Bazaar September interview, Mary-Kate and Ashley admitted that though they love their current clientele and take pride in the success of the brand, there is one woman they wish they could dress: Michelle Obama. And that got us thinking — who else would we love to see in The Row?
We cannot explain how excited we were when we received a press release detailing the launch of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen‘s flawless line, The Row’s new e-commerce site. Details — and a 15% off promo code, inside!
We here at Styleite are unapologetic dog people. From our fearless leader Verena‘s French bulldog Dumbo to contributor Hillary‘s toy poodle Roxie, we all love our four-legged friends to death. So it comes as no surprise to us that our favorite designers also love dogs. From Valentino’s pack of pugs to DVF’s adorable furball, these creatures are cuter than anything Erin Fetherston sends down the runway.
How could we have a section of the site that makes our favorite style stars compete against one another and not throw our favorite designer duo, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen into the mix? So let’s settle it now with this edition of Fashion Wars: Mary Kate vs. Ashley Olsen.
Like everyone else, we have a slight obsession with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. And by slight, we mean, major. Their personal style and their designs for Elizabeth & James and The Row constantly leave us wondering how the twins keep up with their sartorial coolness. Well apparently, they don’t…
When it comes to fashion frontrunners, we’re used to seeing our French, Italian, and Russian neighbors top the best-dressed list. But this Monday, the American style-setter will get to enjoy the fashion spotlight, as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala celebrates this year’s exhibition, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. In honor of this glorious recognition from the Met, Condé Nast and the CFDA, we’re revisiting some of America’s most notable fashion moments with our picks for the biggest style game changers in American history.
Celebrity brands come and go as quickly as last season’s Balmain blazers went out of style. A book could be written about the awful and often poorly-made garments some of these celebrities have put on the racks of respectable stores. Instead, we’d like to look on the bright side and thank those celebrities who have done it right — those who’s clothing lines could easily succeed without their name attached to it.