From dolls and direct-to-video movies to a $1 billion empire, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become more than pop culture icons — they can also be credited as extremely savvy businesswomen.
Arguably the most popular twins on the planet, these sisters are powerhouses that clearly cannot be stopped. Their imprint in particular within the fashion industry has resulted in a handful of clothing labels: The Row, Elizabeth and James (who also has one of my favorite Twitter accounts), Textile Elizabeth and James & Olsenboye, as well as the StyleMint line. Their successes even earned them a nomination for Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. (Check out this great article published a few months ago by Newsweek to learn more about their rise to fashion mogul-dom.)
As fashion megastars, it is slightly surprising that the girls had never landed a cover of Vogue. Thankfully, Ms. Wintour changed this by placing the girls on the cover of the Best Dressed issue, out on newsstands tomorrow (November 15).
Their infamous personal style receives swoons and critiques alike from the public. Ashley, recognized for her classic, sophisticated and polished looks, often contrasts her sister's style, as Mary-Kate often chooses edgier, eccentric pieces. Personally, I find them both to be two of the greatest style icons in Hollywood and always look forward to their street and red carpet looks.
To celebrate their Vogue honor, I've compiled a few of my favorite looks from Mary-Kate and Ashley from this year.
Credit for all photos: OlsensObsessive.net