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Compare & Contrast: The Olsens vs. The Trainas

Compare & Contrast: The Olsens vs. The Trainas

Can it be that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have some fashion competition? Danielle Steel's daughters, Victoria and Vanessa Traina, are in the same social circles the Olsens are, and they have equally amazing wardrobes to match their jetsetter lifestyle. Basically, the Trainas are taller versions of the Olsens. Everything else — style, attitudes, famous friends — are pretty much the same. Let's compare and contrast . . .

The Olsens: Mary-Kate and Ashley's avant-garde wardrobes are one of the most coveted in the fashion world.

Style: Though very different from one another, both MK and Ashley have a fashion sense that is uniquely their own. MK takes more risks, while Ashley is more clean cut and chic. What they do share is their love for leather, fur, ruffles, turbans, dramatic heels, and all black.

Attitude: When is the last time you saw them smile really big? I can't remember either. The petite sisters are serious but not pompous.

Famous Friends: Among the long list of designer and celeb pals are Jenni Kayne, Selma Blair, Giambattista Valli, Christian Louboutin, Calvin Klein, and of course, the Traina sisters.

The Trainas: Sisters Victoria (left) and Vanessa (right) are the socialites of the century with closets full of unique designer duds and edgy accessories.

Style: Like the Olsens, the Traina sisters don't have much color in their closets. What they do have a lot of are simple and one-of-a-kind party frocks. Victoria's slick style is comparable to Ashley's, and Vanessa's disheveled vibe is similar to MK's.

Attitude: They too rarely smile in public. Instead, they're cordial and reserved.

Famous Friends: Ever the social butterflies, Vanessa and Victoria's social circle includes Jenni Kayne, Nicole Richie, Tom Ford, Rachel Zoe, Brandon Davis, Vanessa Getty, and of course, the Olsens.


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antibalas antibalas 8 years
The Olsens seem more approachable, considering a point someone up there made about how they maneuvered their business. I won't fault them for the roles they chose as kids cuz there really isn't much of a market for complex child characters. Style-wise, yes, they do take more risks, but sometimes they'd try a bit too hard. Granted, they don't seem to be as publicly "composed" as the Trainas, but they're hounded a lot more by the paparazzi.
phree2b phree2b 8 years
Double Trouble!
phree2b phree2b 8 years
Double Trouble!
rileycantina rileycantina 8 years
i went to school with the trainas. they deffo were divas-in-training. always had the money to buy the best clothes, handbags, etc. enviable, yes. friendly, no.
TFS TFS 8 years
lol the Olsens look like goths.
justmee889 justmee889 8 years
Ok..that's a bad pic of the olsens! hands down there more fashionable, they're way more famous and have more influence on the fashion world.
mcollazo mcollazo 8 years
I don't understand why there are so many haters on the twins. I have loved them from Full House and as far as I am concerned they have worked the hardest for what they have. Their fashion sense may not be agreeable with everyone but like some others have said they are fierce and take chances. I am obviously going with the Olsens!
xoLaxGirl1259 xoLaxGirl1259 8 years
LOVE the Olsens, hands down...
Fashion Fashion 8 years
MissLys — I know MK and Ashley have much better pictures but I wanted to find something that was comparable to what the Traina sisters were wearing; you know, to show their similarities in terms of fashion. xo.
talloolah talloolah 8 years
wow ive never even heard of the other sisters.
MissLys MissLys 8 years
-sigh- oh sugar. Was that really the only Olsen picture you had? If I had no idea who any of these girls were naturally, the Trainas would be my choice. But let's face it, no one can compete with MK & A. They're the definition of fierce.
magda_ooo magda_ooo 8 years
the trainas look better their looks are simple but cute,olsens look scary here
The Trainias look a little more refined, much more on my style level than the crazy Olsen twins.
Lelo1 Lelo1 8 years
Mary-kate and Ashley are love.(:
xpusoula xpusoula 8 years
you cant really compare them. the olsens worked hard for their sucess the trainas are in the postion they are in because of their mother.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I'd be happy to raid any of their closets!
lizzie_ttu lizzie_ttu 8 years
fleurfairy - it does mention they are Danielle Steel's daughter :)
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
I am so OVER the Olsens. As far as I am concerned, they have no talent and look like little martians.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 8 years
Olsens suck... Wearing fur is disgusting, and they wear A LOT of it.
Outatime Outatime 8 years
The Olsens look like they're dressing up for halloween.
jeanneelise jeanneelise 8 years
ok. really? you can't compare the two because they are in totally different categories. the olsens head a multi million dollar company and have their own fashion line...
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
is like I'm seeing double LOL, but I have to agree with AIMEEB, the Trainas are super polished.
kersalli kersalli 8 years
It all comes down to the definition of "fashion". I think the Olsens take risks, and the Trainas appear to be more safe. Although I don't always love what the Olsen's wear, they're miles more stylish in that they know who they are and they know what works for them.
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
Ditto to all previous comments regarding the Olsen's.
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