Happy New Year fellow fashion addicts (hope you are not too hung over whilst reading this ha!)
At the beginning of a new decade I feel this is a good time to reflect on two of the most influential people (I feel) in the past 10 years.
I have many style idols, the list is ever growing. However, there are two icons that resonate the most and they are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I remember going to the hairdresser and getting my hair cut like them after I had watched 'Passport to Paris' and I have grown up constantly obsessing over their amazing natuaral style. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea and I know I could never pull off some of their hobo-chic looks, but I cannot deny my true adoration for them! I have their book Influence and it was fascinating; they are two girls/moguls that have made a living (a very good one at that) doing things that they love and are truely passionate about.
The mini moguls have to brands Elizabeth and James and The Row; I am yet to be privaleged enough to own a piece from either but it's on my 'To Buy...' list. I love the effortlessness of their style and can only begin to dream about what their wardrobe must look like. I love the parisienne chic look of Ashley and the thrown together hobo/boho chic look of Mary Kate and their general originality/uniqueness.
Style.com too share my view that they have had a tremendous impact on the fashion industry this decade: http://www.style.com/stylefile/2009/12/what-would-the-00s-have-been-without-the-olsens/
Here are just a few of my favourite Olsen images (this took ALOT of whittling down):