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Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen
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Feb 24, 2009

it was ok
Read in June, 2009

It's fun to peruse...but not a cover to cover, to be sure. A little self-indulgent, but it's the Olsen twins. Given their life story, I'd say they've turned out surprisingly well. Fashion is clearly their thing, and a form of art, expression and their "serious" factor. While it's easy to brush aside as another substance-lacking component, it suffices. Jackie Kennedy apparently spent 121,000 in 1961 on a wardrobe. To put that in perspective, JFK's salary as President was 100,000. If Jackie's "style" equals grace and her European poise and love of culture, why can't the Olsen twins make it their serious factor?

The book got a bit self-indulgent. I could do without the self-promoting question forms filled out by each twin, and I don't care much about the "things Mary Kate" loves collages, but the idea of an Olsen interviewing style icons and designers is actually pretty cool.

Oh, and their obviously young--but you knew that. Mary Kate wants to be a wise woman like Lauren Hutton. Godspeed, MK, godspeed.
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02/24/2009 page 130
47.79% "Christy got this for my birthday...the one with MK on the cover."
05/30/2016 marked as: read

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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine guilty...pleasure.
um...i've been wanting to read this too.

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