I would defiantly consider Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen some of my SHEroes. I love their style, I love the way they’ve never fed into fame and I absolutely love how dedicated they are to their businesses.
The twins nabbed the cover of the latest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine. In the issue the icons chat about fashion, fame, and the paps.
Check out some highlights from the article…
Ashley on their fashion line The Row: “We saw a space in the market. We knew there wasn’t another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you.”
Ashley on growing up in show business: “We were nine months old when we started, so fame has always been part of our lives. There wasn’t any weirdness where we decided that we want to be famous. Then as we got older, we were very fortunate that we could hire and work with amazing people who want to protect us.”
Ashley on the paps: “There is a threshold in New York, and once you pass that and are considered a New Yorker, they leave you alone. But we’re at the office every day, then home or out for dinner, so there aren’t the opportunities for them to take pictures. For the most part you try and avoid it… [I do] at least.”
Mary-Kate on their style: “We were designing clothes for ourselves as we we’re so petite. So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”