Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween Ashley Olsen and Justin Bartha

Mary-Kate and Ashley

And there’s more good news: “We still have a meeting scheduled for June with DualStar Entertainment, which is the vehicle for teen stars Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen, and also for the Sprouse twins,” says Farrow. “The Olsen Twins would be great for either a live feature or an animated film. What people forget is that the Olsen Twins can sing, and in fact, they actually have a number of music CDs that have gone multi-platinum. And they have the deepest distribution channel in the world -- it’s called Wal-Mart. So we are awaiting this meeting with much anticipation and confidence. Something always seems to pop up out of nowhere.” 

A Phone Interview with Mary-Kate Olsen

Maybe fake interview

Next March, Actress cum-fashion designer, Mary-Kate Olsen will emerge from her couture and drug-fueled haze to star in a film called, Beastly. We like Mary-Kate because, unlike other child stars, she’s managed to stay relevant by carving out a successful career for herself in fashion. Although we question how hands-on Mary-Kate really is with her projects, it doesn’t actually matter because she’s chic, thin and completely out of her mind. We didn’t even try contacting her for an interview so we made one up.
Thought Catalog: Hey MK. Can I call you MK?
Mary-Kate Olsen: No.
TC: OK, Mary-Kate.  What are you doing right now?
MKO: I’m doing yoga in Soho and conceptualizing the summer line for The Row.
TC: What are you envisioning?
MKO:  I’m thinking “Lauren Hutton in space circa 1956.” With some fur.
TC: That’s brilliant.
MKO: I know. I’m an innovative person.
TC: So you’re starring in a new film with Vanessa Hudgens calledBeastlyand it’s essentially a modern-day retelling of Beauty and The Beast. I have to ask, Mary-Kate, were you high when you agreed to do this film? It seems a little beneath you.
MKO: I was sort of high, yes. But I also felt a connection to the material. At the time, I was dabbling in the black arts and casting spells on people.
TC: Like who?
MKO: John Stamos. So when this script came along and they asked me if I wanted to play a witch, I said yes because I was a witch at that moment.
TC: Tell me about a successful spell you did.
MKO: This one time, one of my Rodarte gowns ripped so I did a healing spell on the fabric. It didn’t really work but our personal tailor, Eduardo, fixed it. So in a way, it DID work, you know?
TC: No, I don’t. It just sounds like your tailor fixed it.
MKO: No. Eduardo clearly was under my spell and the magic was transferred into his hands.
TC: (Silence)
MKO: You obviously don’t get it. Next question.
TC: Lets rewind. So at the age of seven, you were co-owners of a production company called Dualstar. You were making 80 movies a year and starring in a TV show and recording albums. At the time, did you realize that you were being denied a childhood and thus, were going to end up insane?
MKO: Sort of. I was really out of it as a child. I just remember people asking me to dance and to jump and to cry and to smile. So I did and now I’m very rich.
TC: How rich?
MKO: Super rich. I’ve made $80,000 since this interview started.
TC: Can you even read? Sometimes you come off as borderline-retarded. No offense.
MKO: None taken, starshine. Yeah, I read. I read Joan Didion sometimes and I love our coffee table book, Influence.
TC: Sweet. So lets talk about your teen years. This is when you stopped eating, right?
MKO: Yeah. Seeing fat people just made me really nauseous. I felt bad for them and so I decided to transfer my sadness into starvation.
TC: You looked really scary at the New York Minute premiere.
MKO: Thank you.
TC: By the way, New York Minute? LOL, right?
MKO: Total LOL. That movie sucked but I got 10 million for it so whatevs.
TC: Then you went to rehab.
MKO: That was really mystical.
TC: But when you were released, you were still clearly anorexic.
MKO: Duh, it was a celebrity rehab. I got a massage every time I relapsed. Can you hold on a sec, precious? I’m doing downward facing dog right now.
TC: Uh, sure.
MKO: Sorry. I’m back. I just didn’t feel like talking to you for ten minutes.
TC: That’s fine, asshole. Lets talk about your involvement in The Row. What do you actually do?
MKO: I’m the “idea” person. I’ll be walking with Ashley and see a cloud and say “Wouldn’t that cloud make for a really chic leather jacket?”
TC: I don’t follow.
MKO: I’m inspired by everything. And I manifest those inspirations into reality.
TC: You’re so weird. You’re, like, a really weird person.
MKO: Geniuses are often misunderstood. I’m not surprised that plebeians like you think I’m strange.
TC: So what was the deal with your involvement in Heath Ledger’s death? That was bad publicity.
MKO: Look, Heath and I met at the Chateau Marmont one night and we became each other’s spiritual guides. He was a magical person. Magical. Magical. Magical.
TC: Okay.
MKO: Magical.
TC: Okay!
MKO: I got to go. You just brought up a lot of things. Things called emotions. Go see my movie, Beastly, okay?
TC: But it looks really bad.
MKO: True. OK, then don’t. Farewell, my warrior magical mystery interviewer man.
TC: Um, bye

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Olsens are low-key designers

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don't want their celebrity status to overshadow their clothing ranges so shy away from big runway productions.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don't want their celebrity status overshadowed their clothing ranges.
The 24-year-old twin siblings - who have been famous since they were babies - have become well-respected in the fashion industry thanks to their lines The Row, Elizabeth and James and Olsenboye, but have so far shied away from big runway productions because they want the focus to be on their clothes rather than them.
Ashley said: "We did it because we didn't want people to buy the clothes because it's us. We wanted the product to speak for itself.
We are in such a unique situation. People have been watching us since we were nine months old.
"We are in such a unique situation. People have been watching us since we were nine months old."
Ashley added to WWD: "I felt there was something missing from the marketplace. I was a shopper. I felt that basic luxury was missing. We started it very small, selling only to one store at a time, starting with Barneys New York. It was completely separate from Dualstar."
Mary-Kate added: "I wasn't as big a shopper. But I was horseback riding since I was six years old, so it was all about fit for me."

Dress Ashley and Mary-Kate. Nice!

I fear. Because Olsen Twins will go away. Can not help. If Olsen Twins go away as they died. I love twins. :(

Olsen Twins dislike Papparazzi


I want to take photo. But Ashley is grim. Then I was embarrassed 

The Olsens' Quiet Approach

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen had their fashion revelation in their teens. 

The two actresses were on a press tour of Canada, and at one event, they noticed a strange phenomenon. Hundreds of girls in their audience sported oversize sweaters, big sunglasses and Balenciaga handbags. They were, in short, replicas of the twin sisters, who have been in the entertainment spotlight since they were nine months old but, as teens, had developed their own distinct fashion style. 

The moment triggered the idea for The Row, which they launched in 2007 with the idea of creating a perfect T-shirt. Since then, the line has evolved into eveningwear, outerwear, knits, men’s wear and sunglasses, and they have since also launched the contemporary Elizabeth and James line and the junior and tween Olsenboye line at J.C. Penney. 

In the process, the duo have become role models for celebrities looking to start their own fashion lines. With the exception of Victoria Beckham, few celebrities have garnered the kind of respect from the fashion industry the Olsens have, and the 24-year-olds seem to be living and breathing fashion these days. 

And unlike other celebrity designers, they have so far shied away from massive runway productions and runway bows that would be splattered across tabloids a few days later. “We did it because we didn’t want people to buy the clothes because it’s us,” Ashley Olsen said. “We wanted the product to speak for itself. 

“We are in such a unique situation,” she added. “People have been watching us since we were nine months old.” 

“We were born into it,” Mary-Kate Olsen said. “It was never a choice or an option. For us, it was work.” 

The twins deliberately took a quieter approach. “I felt there was something missing from the marketplace,” Ashley Olsen recalled. “I was a shopper. I felt that basic luxury was missing. We started it very small, selling only to one store at a time, starting with Barneys New York. It was completely separate from Dualstar.” 

Dualstar is the company the Olsens formed in 1993, when they were six years old and stars of the hit sitcom “Full House.” It manages the sale of special videos and DVDs as well as an apparel collection for Wal-Mart. By the time they turned 18, though, they were ready to move their business, and their image, in a new direction. 

“We learned so much,” Ashley Olsen said. “The more control that we could have over the product, the more we wanted to support the product and the happier we’d be.” 

The Olsens took an unusual route. Unlike others who start at the designer tier and eventually dilute their brands to the mass level, they went in the reverse direction, making their names at Wal-Mart before building a designer brand at the Barneys tier. The sisters credit the journey with their own coming of age. In fact, The Row’s customer is now aged between 35 and 65, with 45 being the average. 

“When we were younger, we had more of a mass audience,” Mary-Kate Olsen said. “As we got older, we worked with things we wanted.” 

With The Row, they went after a minimal feel based on fabric and fit. 

“We manufacture everything in the U.S. and just started to work with Italy for knits,” Ashley Olsen said, adding there are a variety of reasons for this approach. “We want to save the Garment Center and keep people employed here. With a small brand like this, it also allows us more control.” 

“We can nurture the product more,” Mary-Kate Olsen added. 

Asked for their day-to-day routine, the Olsens rattled off a schedule that would make any major designer proud. “We are in the office by 9 a.m., depending on where we are in the season,” Ashley Olsen said. “Then we may have a financial call followed by a design meeting.” 

“And then an Elizabeth and James meeting,” Mary-Kate Olsen chimed in. 

“We meet with licensing partners, and right before the show, it’s not unusual for us to be in the office until 4 a.m.,” Ashley Olsen said. 

While Ashley Olsen is clearly more the fashionista of the two, Mary-Kate Olsen had her own design agenda. “I wasn’t as big a shopper,” she admitted. “But I was horseback riding since I was six years old, so it was all about fit for me.” 

From Dolce & Gabbana to Proenza Schouler, fashion has its share of design duos, and even if the Olsens take a different approach — at times they disagree on colors, Mary-Kate Olsen said — they still share a common goal. Both see their three lines expanding into full lifestyle brands, and, for The Row, they are planning to add handbags next fall, followed by shoes. “It would be a proper American luxury brand, made in America, with retail businesses and maybe collaborations with other brands,” Ashley Olsen said.