Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Celebrate Their 26th Birthday - Here's Their Style Evolution

13 June 2012 by

Haven't Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen come far? From child stars to kiddie merchandise zillionaires to proper respected fashion designers, you can't help but admire their bizniz savvy. And considering today is their 26th birthday (yep, we feel seriously old), what better excuse to celebrate their style evolution?

Our commemorative gallery begins back in 1993 when the twins first came into our lives as diddy telly stars who stole the Full House show. Weren't they CUTE with their matching fringes and stick-on 'mom' tattoos?

Cut to today and the formidable duo have gained style icon status thanks to their bonkers 'homeless' wardrobes, which consist of oversized sunnies, flowing maxi skirts, Balenciaga handbags, shaggy hair and Starbucks cups.

The pocket-sized pair are bona fide designers now too. They have not one but THREE fashion labels to their name, creating collections for The Row, Elizabeth & James and tween label Olsenboye. All the lines sprung from the girl’s love of fashion and a desire to create pieces that they would actually wear – The Row, for instance, was founded because Ashley says, 'I was a shopper. I felt that basic luxury was missing'.

In fact, it was just last week that the Olsens were scooping up the Womenswear Designer of the Year accolade at the CFDA Awards, beating off the top-notch likes of Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. See? The once-child-actors are now officially fashion industry stalwarts.

So in celebration of Olsen Day, let's take a trip through their finest fashion moments - there are some right shockers so ENJOY!


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