At 25, the Olsen twins have achieved more than many of us can hope to achieve in our lifetimes.
Having worked since they were babies on the set of Full House, their unmistakable spark has sent them skyrocketing through the entertainment, fashion and business industries.
The twins sat down for an interview with the UK’s Telegraph Magazine and the result is a compelling and endearing peek into their lives as fashion moguls.
With a bevvy of labels under their belt including the much coveted “The Row” , “Elizabeth and James” and “Olsenboye”. Their latest venture is StyleMint, where users answer an online quiz to determine their style profile, and are then emailed suggestions of Olsen-designed T-shirts, which they can buy for $29.99 (US residents only at this point).
Some highlights from the interview:
On their childhood:
‘They never forced anything on us,’ Ashley says. ‘And it’s not like we were going on auditions or anything. Everything was just a natural progression – I mean, not natural, but… natural to us. There was no hunger, never a goal to get into anything,’ Mary-Kate adds. ‘It was just part of our life, we never knew anything else. Work, school, then after-school activities – the basketball team, soccer, volleyball.’
On learning the business:
‘We were always involved in the conversation,’ Mary-Kate says. ‘We worked so much that they wanted to make sure that we knew exactly what was happening and why – and our opinions mattered.’
On having Chanel custom tailored at 14, and the beginnings of their love for fashion:
‘We loved it!’ Ashley says. ‘We’d go through racks and racks of clothes, and hours of fittings. When you cut something down that small, it has to be precise. So we’ve always been really interested in fit. And over the years we’ve become more educated in fabrics and make, and appreciating those small details. That’s where we start from now, always – what feels right.’
The full interview is really worth the read which you can check out HERE.