They went from adorable television stars to fashionistas, and now Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen share details about their fashion careers in the latest issue of Net-a-Porter”s The Edit.
While donning ensembles from their brand The Row for the Miguel Riveriego-shot spread, the 27-year-old former child actresses chat about their love for fashion and how they manage to avoid the paparazzi.
Check out a few highlights from the Olsen sisters interview below. For more, be sure to visit The Edit!
On The Row:
We saw a space in the market. We knew there wasn”t another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you,”
On becoming famous so young:
“We were nine months old when we started, so fame has always been part of our lives. There wasn”t any weirdness where we decided that we want to be famous. Then as we got older, we were very fortunate that we could hire and work with amazing people who want to protect us.”
On dealing with the shutterbugs:
“There is a threshold in New York, and once you pass that and are considered a New Yorker, they leave you alone. But we”re at the office every day, then home or out for dinner, so there aren”t the opportunities for them to take pictures. For the most part you try and avoid it… [I do] at least.”
On fashion and career:
“We were designing clothes for ourselves as we were so petite. So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”