Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen posed with their coveted CFDA award for best womenswear designers of the year at last night's big event in NYC. MK and Ashley won the statue for their work on The Row, and while accepting the honors on stage, Mary-Kate turned and thanked her twin, saying, "I'd like to thank you — you." Check out all the 2012 CFDA winners and behind-the-scenes details on Fashionologie, who was on the scene yesterday evening. Mad Men's Jessica Paré is making quite the splash on the fashion scene this Spring, and she was once again looking stunning as she presented Reed Krakoff with his accessories designer of the year award. Jessica was coming off a shocking Mad Med episode on Sunday night to lead into this weekend's season finale. As for the other Jessica at the CFDA show, Jessica Chastain was one of two ladies looking lovely in Prabal Gurung. Zoe Saldana's daring cutout black gown was the sexy to Chastain's sweet Prabal concoction. Check out tons of additional pictures from the event, and from there they were all off to let loose at the CFDA Awards afterparty!
The CFDA Awards take place this evening, and we can't wait to find out who takes home the coveted awards! Creatures of the Wind, Suno, and Altuzarra are the labels up for the Swarovski Designer of the Year Award, while style veterans Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row are contending for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Let us know who you think will win this year! On Allison McNamara: StyleMint.
For last night's Fresh Air Fund's Salute to American Heroes in NYC, sister duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen styled up two chic takes on cocktail attire in black and white, respectively. While both opted for dresses from their own The Row label, each took her own approach to outfitting standout evening ensembles. Mary-Kate stepped out in a kimono-style black sheath, complete with a sash at the waist. She played up the drama with a few strategic add-ons, like her emerald cocktail ring, jewel-drop earrings, and croc-embossed clutch, also by The Row. Meanwhile, Ashley played opposites in a fitted and textured white sheath, which she finished with slingback pointed-toe pumps and an armful of gold bangles. Each makes a case for dressing up classic cocktail attire with beautifully unique accessories. Feeling inspired? Shop our editors' picks to channel the same eclectic glamour.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen were together last night to attend the Fresh Air Fund's Spring Gala at NYC's Chelsea Piers. The Olsens were among the celebrities being honored by the organization, which raises funds to send underprivileged city kids to Summer camps upstate. Also receiving an award was NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. For the special occasion, Ashley paired her Manolos with a dress from The Row. Mary-Kate also repped their brand in a The Row frock.
The night of philanthropy followed an evening of fashion. Mary-Kate and Ashley, creative directors of the shoe company Superga, celebrated the opening of the company's first NYC store on Wednesday. Their many adventures out on the town come as news of Mary-Kate's new relationship emerges. Twenty-five-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen is dating Olivier Sarkozy, the 42-year-old half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
It's not every day that we see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen out, so it was a nice treat when the fashionable sisters showed up to an event in NYC last night. Ashley wore a white halter The Row dress with rosette detail cascading down the front, while Mary-Kate opted for a silky black dress also by The Row. But it was their fashion-forward accessories that really made their looks. We especially love Ashley's gold bracelets and antique rings and Mary-Kate's The Row crocodile bag and funky wedges. Zoom in on their accessories to draw inspiration, and then shop similar pieces to add pizzazz to your dress collection.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen linked up last night to celebrate the opening of a Superga store on NYC's Crosby Street. Along with Steve Madden, the Olsens are seeking to popularize the designs in the US. Mary-Kate and Ashley are creative directors of Superga, to which Madden owns the North American distribution rights. Both Mary-Kate and Ashley accessorized with Supergas last night. The girls were in a festive mood for multiple reasons. They're up for a womenswear designer of the year award at Monday's CFDA Awards thanks to their work for The Row. Also, Mary-Kate's apparently got a new love in her life. Twenty-five-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen is dating Olivier Sarkozy, the 42-year-old half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The new couple apparently spent Memorial Day weekend together in the Hamptons.
Ashley Olsen took a dip in the ocean during a recent vacation in Maui, Hawaii. The designer wore black bikini bottoms and a printed top while she smiled and enjoyed herself in the waves. The last time we saw Ashley, she was a little more bundled up to meet her pal Leelee Sobieski for lunch in NYC. Ashley didn't walk the red carpet at this month's Met Gala, but her twin sister, Mary-Kate, attended in a sleek custom-made gown from their line The Row. The duo appeared together on the cover of Elle UK in April, when they discussed their decision to quit acting to focus on their multiple fashion lines.
StyleMint's Spring must haves are out, and they were handpicked by the site's designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. If you get StyleMint's newsletters then you probably already saw what the girls wore for the photo shoot. Ashley continued her pared-down chic in a gray tee, ankle-crop skinny jeans, black pointy pumps, and a bevy of gold rings. Mary-Kate, who's usually dressed in more eclectic styles, also showed off her minimalistic side in a black blazer and casual striped pants from StyleMint, dressed up via black patent pumps and a gold cuff bracelet. With National Sibling Day being yesterday, what better time to re-create Mary-Kate and Ashley's cool-girl outfits? Shop similar pieces below, and to score Mary-Kate's exact Tribeca pants, sign up for StyleMint.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen divided to conquer NYC yesterday. Mary-Kate had her hands full as she left an office building and hopped into a car, and Ashley, who was wearing plaid TEXTILE Elizabeth and James pants, met up with pal Leelee Sobieski, who has a new show NYC 22 debuting soon, for lunch. The Olsens are hanging out in the Big Apple tending to their various fashion ventures. They're also among the many celebrities who love their animals on National Pets Day, which is today! Ashley's recently returned from a visit to LA, where she attended the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Precognito Gala in March. Both she and Mary-Kate just spoke about their jet-setting lives and the work they share in the April edition of Elle UK.
Ashley Olsen joined actors Emmy Rossum and Ben McKenzie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Precognito Gala last night. The preview event featured more than 650 original artworks from experienced and emerging contemporary artists. The museum encouraged guests to trust their instincts in selecting pieces, as each work was signed on the back and the artist's identity revealed only after making a purchase.
Ashley's becoming somewhat of an artist in her own area of design. Fashion's 2012 CFDA nominees were announced today with Ashley and Mary-Kate earning a nod for The Row in the womenswear designer of the year category. MK and Ashley will be in competition against their contemporary peers Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez when the winners are announced in June. Johnny Depp was also among the list of honorees and will be recognized with the fashion icon award.