rnrnTeacup-sized designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have big plans for their designer clothing line the Row. So big, in fact, that they’re going to start with the White House. According to the twins, their high-end label would be perfect for Michelle Obama. Gushes Ashley, “I’d love to get Michelle Obama in the Row. The simple suits and things.” rnrnAs most people with the power of sight know, the Olsens are well-known for dressing like Janis Joplin and Cousin It on a bender (Historical note: this may have actually happened). We doubt Mary-Kate and Ashley have the same definition for the word “simple” — and, while we’re at it, the word “suit” — as the rest of America. However, the past few years have seen the twins make a glacially slow move away from Oscar the Grouch chic and toward a sleeker, albeit still bizarrely oversized, wardrobe. Perhaps Mary-Kate abd Ashley have been wearing such enormous frocks this entire time as a way to make a statement to the 5’10” FLOTUS. A statement like, “We refuse to make clothes that fit anyone beside you, Michelle; we don’t care how many car doors or street cleaners we must get caught before you buy them.”rnrnBut fit isn’t the only reason the First Lady should grab her AmEx and helicopter over to the mall. Says Ashley, “It’s all made in America, so why not?” Good point, Olsen #2! Unfortunately Mrs. Obama caught so much flack for flashing her bare arms after becoming First Lady, we can only imagine what FOX News would have to say if she showed up in a formal denim jumpsuit or a white satin fem-tuxedo. Rush Limbaugh would have a heart attack for days. [Photo: Getty Images]
You know how a “tornado watch” is less serious than a “tornado warning”? Well this story about Lea Michele‘s “drama” on the set of Glee sounds more like a “diva watch” than a “diva warning.” “She’s sweet, but she has her moments,” one daring anonymous source tells Us Magazine. “She has very clear ideas about what she wants to do and how she wants to look. I think she’s just Type-A, like her character.” Oh no, a Type-A…in Hollywood! “Lea acts like she’s better than the rest of the cast,” says another (burn!), “but the thing is, she legitimately is.” We always did wonder how the Broadway vets dealt with the truly autotune-dependent on that show.
Whether or not she’s reached terror level Shannen Doherty for the crew on Glee, Michele certainly seems to be owning her stardom. The singing sensation joined Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen at the launch of make-up artist Mark Townsend’s new launch party, with her sheer low-cut dress and black bra sticking out even among those fashionistas (though points to Ashley Olsen for looking like a grandma’s linen closet come to life). See what all these Type-A’s wore in the gallery below.
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With Sex And The City 2 less than a success, we’re not surprised Sarah Jessica Parker might to start to fade into the background—it’s not like anyone saw Did You Hear About The Morgans? either. Still, we never could have guessed she’s literally blend in with the scenery at the CFDA Fashion Awards last night, where her psychedelic purple Alexander McQueen dress merged with panels behind her on the carpet. Though SJP was on hand to bid farewell to the McQueen era, SATC2‘s failure (the film lost 60% of its audience the second week, dropping from #2 to #5) suggests she may be leaving along with it.
Among the other stars at Monday’s gala were Dakota Fanning, Naomi Campbell, Rachel Weisz, Brooke Shields, Ed Westwick, Michelle Trachtenberg and the Olsen twins. See what they wore in the gallery below.
June is just around the corner, which means hot temps, the occasional sunburn, and a major influx of movie releases. Many of us will beat the heat by noshing on some popcorn in a overly-air conditioned theater, but in the sea of blockbuster hopefuls, what’s worth our $12.50? What packs the heat, without causing pit stains? Considering the sex appeal of the stars, steaminess of the story, and cling of the wardrobe, we’re counting down a dozen flicks that’ll sizzle the summer months, from lukewarm to piping hot.
12. Sex and the City 2, May 27th: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis hit the Middle East in 5-inch heels, high-slitted designer dresses, and sparkly turbans. Beefcake and baby-less Aiden returns to tempt Mrs. Big.
The Olsen twins have always dressed like they were homeless, but for a while they went more glam and it was a welcome change. This week though there have been a couple of outfits that we’re labeling as fashion missteps that both Mary-Kate and sister Ashley Olsen have worn. Guys, these aren’t good looks. Ashley showed up to the Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Launch Party in a jumble of several blankets, a leather jacket and open-toed sandals. Luckily, the other celeb style represented at the soiree made up for it.
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Most would see the premiere of a low-profile indie movie like Holy Rollers (starring Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic teen caught in the drug racket) as a chance to dress casual, but Mary-Kate Olsen found the perfect opportunity to remind us why she’s (allegedly) a rising star in the world of fashion. Really, what says “flattering” and “fashion-forward” like a cheetah print top over baggy pants? It’s schlubby chic! Some might say she looks like David Lee Roth trying out for the Golden Girls, but those philistines don’t realize that “elderly ballroom dancer” will be the look in 2011. Find out what Ashley and everyone else wore in the gallery below.
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New York experienced some lovely weather this Easter, but judging from the shrouded trolls at Lend Me A Tenor‘s Broadway opening last night, you’d think it was as chilly as a Tim Burton movie. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen looked positively witchy at the musical’s premiere, with Mary-Kate wearing a massive black coat and both sporting see-through lace gowns and sunglasses. Thankfully, stars like Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis kept the shindig from going too goth. Get a closer glimpse at these stars (and more!) in the gallery below and let us know which twin’s look was least impressive in our FABLife poll.
Mary-Kate Olsen is single and loving it. A representative confirmed today that the fashion freak has split from boyfriend Nate Lowman. No reason has been given for the break, though between pregnancy rumors, engagement rumors and talk of Olsen getting close to Bradley Cooper, we’re impressed it lasted even this long.
The gossip mill, not taking long to put Olsen back on the market, has already hooked her up with Josh Hartnett at a BAFTA afterparty. “They were making out in a dark corridor of the party,” a source told People, though Olsen’s rep denied the claim. This wouldn’t be the first time Hartnett’s suffered an unfounded rumor in England—Hartnett won a libel suit against The Mirror after they claimed to have a surveillance video of the 30 Days Of Night actor getting freaky with a fan in a hotel library. Maybe he can score some cash off this rumor, too.
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Who’s the cute caterpillar, you ask? Why it’s Kate Hudson, heading off to the Burberry Prorsum show at London’s Fashion Week last night in a clinging green dress. The front row had plenty of glamorous ladies, including Elle Style’s Woman Of The Year Kristen Stewart—showing plenty of leg herself—Claire Danes and Mary-Kate Olsen. Sadly, we didn’t get an Angela Chase-Michelle Tanner ’90s ABC-TV reunion photo to go with the Angela Chase-Jordan Catalano reunion pic from the night before). See who wore what in the gallery below.