Once upon a time, I was fairly obsessed with the Olsen twins and found them the epitome of fresh, young style. (And the hair…my God, the hair!) Then they enrolled at NYU, and soon they embraced trash-can chic, and before we knew it, everything went downhill.
Several years later, they’ve evolved way beyond the Boho thing, praise Jesus, but their style is still a bit…interesting. Here they are at the Elle Style Awards on Monday in London: Ashley, on the left, is in Lanvin; Mary-Kate, meanwhile, is wearing Christian Lacroix. It’s only fitting they’re wearing such creative ensembles, since they were presented with the style icon award, and they’ve not looked age-appropriate since they were about 15.
But still…they’re always so posey and self-possessed. Watching them on the red carpet is exhausting. I dream of a day when the two gals can just relax, take a deep breath and have fun, no aggressive fashion statements necessary.
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