THERE aren’t many trends the Olsen twins pull off that aren’t religiously copied by their legion of die-hard fans across the globe.
Hundreds of sites are dedicated to their daily style, at the burst of a paparazzi flashbulb the stylish duo are papped as they leave their house or work branding signature oversized shades, unkempt locks and the super-size-me Starbucks takeaway coffee cups.
These shots spawn millions of hits and subsequently, squillions of copycat trendsetters mimicking their every move.
Leading a life before the lens since birth, there’s no way of escaping the incessant and ever-hungry media spotlight, which means there are looks that are captured when the girls aren’t even trying to be stylish.
The fact that their personal style is even emulated at all, is even a mystery to the twins themselves.
But it was the `homeless chic’ style in particular that sparked the most mimicry of them all, with high street retailers ripping off the trend and labeling the layered up bum look as fashion’s hottest trend.
And faster than you can click a mouse, the look went viral, well come to think of it, what Olsen trend hasn’t?
All of a sudden girls were waking up with bedhead and leaving it unwashed and uncombed in loose waves a la MK, brandishing black larger than life frames, sporting oversized layers, torn jeans, washout clothes, and shuffling along their local sidewalk.
And now it seems, the twins have defended the look they sparked, quoted in an interview recently as merely `being cold’ on their way to school.
According to Harpers Bazaar Australia online, the period to which she refers was when the girls were papped going to and from NYU wearing numerous layers, prompting the “homeless chic” trend.
When asked about this, Ashley says: “That moment for us was us waking up, going to school and not wanting anyone to take our picture. Kind of a piece of protection.” Adds Mary-Kate: “For me, it was so cold, like the wind chill. How could you not put on 20 things when you’re going from Los Angeles to walking through the snow?”
Head to their website here to read their thoughts on fashion, privacy and becoming accidental icons.
It’s good to see more recent photos of the girls on Terry Richardson’s diary however looking a little more chic and glam, in line with their high end designer fashion brand, The Row. daaaahlink!