Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sat side by side earlier today at J. Mendel's show during New York Fashion Week. The designing duo are winding down a hectic few days that included supporting their Olsenboye collection at JCPenny's FNO bash and debuting their latest designs from The Row. Also in attendance at today's event was new mom Selma Blair, whom Ashley greeted with a big hug. While MKO and Ashley are busy with Fashion Week, their younger sister, Elizabeth, made her own style statement at the Toronto Film Festival. Elizabeth, the star of the independent film Martha Marcy May Marlene, wowed at her red-carpet premiere in a floral Erdem gown. However, for Elizabeth's October GQ spread, she wore just a lace bra and silk pajamas.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen looked chic in black blazers as they walked the pink carpet at JCPenney in NYC early this evening. The mass retailer's Fashion's Night Out event, cohosted by People StyleWatch, is one of dozens happening in the Big Apple and across the United States tonight as Fashion Week kicks into full gear. The designers took a brief break to swing by the party, as they prep for their line The Row to show tomorrow. The sisters' high-end collection is just one of several stylish endeavors they're pursuing. In addition to recently launching Stylemint and a collaboration with TOMS, their contemporary collections Elizabeth + James and TEXTILE: Elizabeth + James continue to be successful. Ashley and Mary-Kate aren't the only celebrities-turned-designers who will be presenting their latest creations during Fashion Week — Victoria Beckham is also on the East Coast with baby Harper, as she gets ready to unveil her latest self-titled collection. Be sure to stay tuned to PopSugar, FabSugar and Fashionologie for the latest dispatches on all the runway shows, street style, and parties!
We're fascinated by the Olsens: two incredibly cute twins who have grown up to become wildly successful entrepreneurs, respected fashion designers, and modern-day style icons, and they've only just turned 25. Today we're digging this adorable video for StyleMint, the Olsens' new subscription-based shopping site. The site, which offers members products designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley, features new tees each month, and now, the sisters are launching a contest to see who is most t-worthy. Submit a video showing how you wear your favorite tee (StyleMint or not), and Mary-Kate and Ashley will pick one winner on Sept. 6. The prize? A year-long membership to StyleMint, which means 12 specially designed tees. To get inspired, check out the twins' own video, which shows a silly, fun-loving side we've not seen since the Full House days.
Ready to submit your own video? Visit StyleMint's Facebook page by Aug. 31 to share your own T moment, and you may get picked by Mary-Kate and Ashley!
From their early acting start on Full House, to their fast selling clothing brands including The Row, Elizabeth and James, and Olsenboye, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have created an entertainment and fashion empire. In honor of these famous sisters’ 25th birthday on June 13, here are 25 reasons why we love the Olsens' incredible style. On Allison: Tibi dress
Tomorrow, June 13th, marks the day two fashionistas — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — entered this world 25 years ago. And we're glad they did! We can't imagine life without their distinctive, covetable style. While Mary-Kate stays true to her bohemian-chic style roots — rocking oversize printed dresses, tons of jewelry, and John Lennon-style sunnies — Ashley makes the most of her minimalist polish; nobody can kill a white button-down or Calvin Klein sheath dress like her. They're entrepreneurs, respected designers, and true style stars; and on Monday they turn a mere 25. They've accomplished so much already, it's hard to believe they're only four years beyond the legal drinking age. Let's all wish our favorite twins a happy 25th by checking out their most interesting and innovative outfits through the years.
Source: Happy 25th, Mary-Kate & Ashley!
Last night's CFDA awards were, as expected, a gorgeous event. Like the Met Gala, this is fashion's night to really dress up, and supermodels and celebs showed up in some of our favorite outfits of the year. Anderson Cooper hosted the annual show, and the big winners this year were Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler for womenswear designers of the year. Other favorite names included a win for Alexander Wang in accessories, and Lady Gaga for fashion icon of the year. Trends from the night included a sea of red gowns, thanks to Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Alessandra Ambrosio, suiting by Kirsten Dunst and Leelee Sobieski, and shine thanks to Naomi Watts, Karolina Kurkova, and Mary-Kate Olsen. See a list of the nominees and winners below, but don't miss our slideshow, which has all the most fashionable highlights from one of the most fashionable nights of the year.
CFDA AWARDS 2011: Nominees and Winners
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs
The winner: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Accessory Designer of the Year
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Reed Krakoff
The winner: Alexander Wang
Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent
Womenswear Nominees: Prabal Gurung, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, Joseph Altuzarra
Womenswear Winner: Prabal Gurung
Accessories Nominees: Jason Wu, Eddie Borgo, Pamela Love, Alejandro Ingelmo
Accessories Winner: Eddie Borgo
Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs
The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards were a colorful affair at the Lincoln Center in NYC last night. The evening honored designers from Alexander Wang to Proenza Schouler — check out the full list of CFDA Fashion Awards winners on Fashionologie. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen earned their first nomination for The Row, though it was Prabal Gurung that took home the Swarovski award for womenswear. MK and Ashley were both decked out in their own line when it came to dresses and bags, with Mary-Kate adding a Chanel jacket to complete the look. Jessica Alba was summery in Diane von Furstenberg while both Miranda Kerr and Ashley Greene looked fabulous in Michael Kors.
Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington both wore custom Calvin Klein collections and Alessandra Ambrosio was decked out in Prabal Gurung. The supermodel twittered her excitement when Gurung took home the honors. Kirsten Dunst kept things classically tailored in a Patrik Ervell tuxedo. Lady Gaga sported a bright green wig and some insanely high heels while heading in to be recognized during the show for her fashion icon status. Anderson Cooper played host for the evening and was joined by some other stylish men, including Kanye West and Gerard Butler.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined Diane von Furstenberg yesterday for the CFDA's biannual membership meeting held at DvF's studios. The girls are longtime members of the designer organization, though they were nominated for their first award from the CFDA just a few months ago. Mary-Kate and Ashley are in the Big Apple focusing on their fashion endeavors while their little sister, Elizabeth Olsen, appeared at the Cannes Film Festival. Lizzy showed support for her siblings by sporting two outfits from The Row to press appearances on behalf of her film Martha Marcy May Marlene. Her gown and flat sandals combo is already starting trends while other Olsen fans are wanting to try Lizzy's unique hairstyles.
Ashley Olsen didn't wear her own design to the Met Gala, instead opting for a piece of black and cream vintage Christian Dior couture with billowing sleeves and a huge slit up the side. To make the design a little more understated, she kept her hair in a simple updo and wore natural-looking makeup. Wearing vintage Dior sounds like a dream, but do you think it looked good on Ashley?Vote on all of our Met Gala polls here!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continued their streak of bold and beautiful red carpet arrivals at the Tribeca Film Festival's opening soiree last night. They were joined by Twilight's Anna Kendrick, who has been appointed to the judging panel at this year's competition. Many stars are expected in the Big Apple in the upcoming week to debut their films and other work. First up, Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman will showcase the Bang Bang Club tonight followed by Orlando Bloom's The Good Doctor tomorrow. Rachel Bilson left LA earlier this week with her on-again boyfriend Hayden Christensen as she gears up to showcase the Karl Lagerfeld-directed ice cream commercial we saw them filming in Paris last month. We'll be reporting from the events, so be sure to follow PopSugar on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the latest news and photos from the festival.