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Creepy-amazing megamultimillion dollar moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have just added a new line to their resumes: Paparazzi photographers. Think about it: They’re small, quiet, elusive and have a penchant for wearing cloaks. It makes perfect sense.
Juding by her interview in this month’s Vogue Italia, there aren’t many things that celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper actually likes. In fact they’re pretty much limited to Beyoncé and the personal style of homeless people in California. Lil Kim’s okay too. Oh, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line The Row, kinda but not really. At least, she thinks they’re good at ripping off other designers.
We’ve all acted as fools in love — but foolish enough to drop $55,000 on a knapsack for our beau’s birthday? Never. Unless it was on Lady Gaga’s dime, of course. This said, we don’t blame Mother Monster for dropping some serious dough on a gift for her boyfriend Taylor Kinney’s birthday, because for one, we’re not blind, and second, that’s practically pocket change for Miss #2 on Fortune’s Most Powerful Celebrities List, who boasts an $80 million payroll. So now that we’ve voluntarily given Gaga a free pass to shower her adonis boyfriend with gifts to the tune of numbers-that-make-us-cringe, let’s take a closer look at the backpack in question.
The Olsen twins love them some backpacks. Remember the alligator one that sold out last year? Well, they’ve now designed a second iteration that, if hawked on eBay, could feed a small family for a year.
The CFDA Awards are the fashion world’s version of the Oscars, which means there are winners and losers and lots of red carpet action. Who walked away with Trovas?
For a brief moment this fall, it looked like anklets were going to be the next big thing. The Olsens sported them at various fashion shows, as did the kickass Princess Sirivannavari. We can’t say we’ve seen a lot of ankle adornment since, but just in case you want to help make
fetch anklets happen, grab yourself one of the $4,000 Ileana Makri for The Row pieces!
This is the week Fashion Month ended! Karl Lagerfeld took us under the sea and said crazy things, Anderson Cooper was mad about the Olsens‘ $34,000 backpack, and Anna Wintour brushed off Kanye. Also, WILLOW SMITH IS BACK.
Last night, Anderson Cooper dedicated his Ridiculist segment to the Olsen twins’ $34,000 alligator backpack for their luxury brand The Row. And while it doesn’t take a particularly attuned moral barometer to realize that the making and buying of a $34,000 alligator backpack is absurd, there were a few other problems with Cooper’s diatribe that we can’t help but take issue with.
Sometimes you have to treat yourself to fancy things. You know, splurge some, live a little, etc. So, what should you do with that extra $30K or so you have lying around? Obviously you need to get yourself an exotic skin bag made by a celebrity designer. BUT WHICH ONE?! You have two feasible options. We will present both.
Leave it to the Olsens to make Toms the latest fetishized footwear. What started out as a simple canvas espadrille has expanded to include corduroy, sequins, and now even cashmere, thanks to a recent collaboration with Mary-Kate and Ashley.
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.
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.
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!
Today, the New York Times’ Eric Wilson reports on a trend that has been popping up all over men’s clothing departments: overpriced khakis. Well you know what I think? Cry me a river, guys. Girls have been paying upwards of $200 on jeans for years.
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.