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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, tiny fashion moguls and former television stars, sat down with Net-a-Porter to discuss their fashion line The Row recently. The magazine runs down all the facts we know about the twins—they're fraternal, have two siblings (older brother Trent, little sister Elizabeth) and two step-siblings, and were born and raised in California. There are other facts that may be rote to Olsen uberfans but were news to us: Ashley is one inch taller than the five foot tall Mary-Kate; Ashley is a leftie and Mary-Kate is a rightie.
Ashley explains what they're trying to do with their quiet luxury line. "If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you."
The twins wear their clothing throughout the shoot, and this being a magazine attached to an e-commerce site, readers can click through to shop everything they see. The selection includes a chunky-knit wool and cashmere sweater ($1,390), a silk-satin and jacquard coat ($3,750) and a wool-blend blazer ($1,325). They're pieces that are meant to look fabulous but also not make an ostentatious statement. Ashley said, "Anonymity is a word we talk about all the time, in life and in clothes."
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