Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Twins Win Big

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home top prize at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards last night.  Their collection, The Row, won the Womenswear Designer of the Year award.  I haven't been able to afford any items from The Row, but I do like the style they create and sell since the line began.  

I was a big fan of their book Influence that was published in 2008.  I think these two have made such wise decisions transitioning 1) into adulthood from child actors and 2) into the fashion world from television.  I don't know much about their parents or how they were raised, but they definitely had some helpful mentoring along the way to have made such a name for themselves all the while staying out of the negative press for the most part.  I'm always very skeptical of the 'actress turned fashion designer' title change, however, there are a few women out there that I really do think actually spend time with the design team creating their line and not just sticking a label on the garments.  Mary-Kate and Ashley definitely run their company and their fashion lines.  

Although I will say I wish they smiled more in pictures so that's why I like the below image so much.

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