Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen posed with their coveted CFDA award for best womenswear designers of the year at last night's big event in NYC. MK and Ashley won the statue for their work on The Row, and while accepting the honors on stage, Mary-Kate turned and thanked her twin, saying, "I'd like to thank you — you." Check out all the 2012 CFDA winners and behind-the-scenes details on Fashionologie, who was on the scene yesterday evening. Mad Men's Jessica Paré is making quite the splash on the fashion scene this Spring, and she was once again looking stunning as she presented Reed Krakoff with his accessories designer of the year award. Jessica was coming off a shocking Mad Med episode on Sunday night to lead into this weekend's season finale. As for the other Jessica at the CFDA show, Jessica Chastain was one of two ladies looking lovely in Prabal Gurung. Zoe Saldana's daring cutout black gown was the sexy to Chastain's sweet Prabal concoction. Check out tons of additional pictures from the event, and from there they were all off to let loose at the CFDA Awards afterparty!
Ashley Olsen joined actors Emmy Rossum and Ben McKenzie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Precognito Gala last night. The preview event featured more than 650 original artworks from experienced and emerging contemporary artists. The museum encouraged guests to trust their instincts in selecting pieces, as each work was signed on the back and the artist's identity revealed only after making a purchase.
Ashley's becoming somewhat of an artist in her own area of design. Fashion's 2012 CFDA nominees were announced today with Ashley and Mary-Kate earning a nod for The Row in the womenswear designer of the year category. MK and Ashley will be in competition against their contemporary peers Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez when the winners are announced in June. Johnny Depp was also among the list of honorees and will be recognized with the fashion icon award.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the latest celebrities at Fashion Week as they watched the J. Mendel show in NYC this afternoon. They kicked off the stylish events at QVC's presentation last week, when they joined Camila Alves and Olivia Palermo in the front row. Mary-Kate and Ashley were the ones in the spotlight on Monday morning, though, since they showed their latest The Row collection to a select group of press at Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle hotel. The stylish fun wraps up tomorrow, but there's still plenty of action, so make sure to check out FabSugar's NYFW coverage.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stepped out in NYC this morning for an exclusive JCPenney event held at Pier 57. The designers dressed in shades of black and gray, with each sister carrying one of their own luxury handbags from The Row. They were on hand to support their lower-priced brand, Olsenboye, which is sold exclusively at JCPenney.
Today's event brought out a fashionable crowd, with Charlotte Ronson. Diane von Furstenburg, and Nicole Miller also on hand. JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson was the star of the gathering, though, taking the stage to share JCP's new pricing strategy. It seems fans of Mary-Kate and Ashley's Olsenboye can look forward to picking up items at lower prices in future seasons, but they're taking the opposite approach when it comes to The Row considering the astronomical cost of their $39,000 alligator backpack.
This year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, and Victoria Beckham have outdone themselves in the celebrity designer category, and we have some pretty amazing clothes and accessories to show for it. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's trio of design endeavors — Elizabeth & James, The Row, and StyleMint — prove that they don't just dress well, they can create stylish wardrobes for others, too. Nicole Richie's bohemian-cool brands House of Harlow and Winter Kate catered to our hippie-chic style sensibility. Rachel Zoe made it known that her celebrity designer chops are on par with her stylist status. As for those sophisticated sheaths we've been spotting on everyone from Eva Longoria to Olivia Palermo, that's all Victoria Beckham's doing. It's up to you to decide who deserves top celeb designer billing, so vote now!
Ashley Olsen showed support for her former Full House costar, Bob Saget, at the annual Cool Comedy — Hot Cuisine for Scleroderma Research Foundation event in NYC last night. Bob, who lost his sister to the disease, hosted the charity evening, which featured performances from comedians Seth Meyers, Colin Quinn, and Jeff Ross. Mary-Kate wasn't on hand for the fundraiser this year, but she and Ashley did their part to help out by donating tickets to a The Row fashion show for the live auction. Also up for grabs was the chance to see the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is being taped tomorrow. We'll be at the annual runway extravaganza, though the full sexy soiree won't air until the end of the month.
Rising star Elizabeth Olsen had her two older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley on either side to celebrate her Nylon magazine cover in NYC last night. The trio of Olsen girls posed together and chatted at their table during the event. Elizabeth is on the November issue cover, which showcases just one of her recent photo shoots, since she's also included in the Elle Women in Hollywood issue with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. Mary-Kate and Ashley are back in Manhattan after a trip to Paris Fashion Week where they showed their Row handbag collection and checked out the runways including Kanye West's first-ever show. Now that it's October, MK and Ashley's focus has shifted to Halloween, and the Olsen twins donned a series of silly costumes for their latest Style Mint video. Lizzie, meanwhile, is still making the festival rounds for Martha Marcy May Marlene with the Lincoln Center premiere coming up next week.
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!