Ashley Olsen in Marie Claire September issue, 2009.
Over the years this editorial has always stood out to me. The countless moments searching the Olsen
twins style in Google and these images would always pop up every time. The more sophisticated and
girly one of the two is stripped down to a more natural state. Lounging around in undergarments, a
knitted jumper and a silk feather-trimmed dress/robe.
In the article, then twenty-three year old Ashley confesses that she thinks that "you're either born with a
sense of style or you're not. Either you care or you don't. And we (Mary Kate) love fashion. When we were going
to NYU, I think that was the first time we were aware of the power of our personal style. Not the power of it,
but the result of it." No, I'd say the power of it, Ashley! I don't think that there is a girl out there that doesn't wish
they were Mary Kate or Ashley and had access to their wardrobe. "Mary Kate and I don't think about fashion as
these clean, beautiful objects. We just kind of wear it and live in it" - and make it their own.
Photography: Mark Abrahams