written by: Connecticut & New York Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
When Ashley & Mary Kate was first introduced to us years ago on the popular tv show “FULL HOUSE” I can honestly say I wasn’t a big fan. But as the girl branched out and started to blossom into young adults I started to take noticed. Both girls have their own style, a style many has called rag dolls, homeless bag ladies, or bohemian chic. But I always called THE OLSEN GIRLS-STYLE ICONS. I have always been intrigued with what would they be photographed next. And when they came out with their own clothing line THE ROW, I knew I had to find the look book of the collection or better yet got to New York to shop at THE ROW. Their clothes do, in fact, stand on their own. They are sophisticated, elegant, versatile, understated. In a way, it’s a different tween act—idols to both goofy little girls and snotty fashion ladies. And for all their riches, it’s what they wanted.
In this month issue of Marie Claire, Ashley Olsen speaks candid about her personal style and what’s in her closet. I picked out my favorites but more can be viewed in the magazine or online
Inside Ashley Olsen’s Life — and Closet!
Jacket, price upon request, Southpaw Vintage NYC; dress, $775, The Row; bra and bottom, $215 each, Eres; shoes, $325, Calvin Klein Collection; watch necklace, price upon request, Fred Leighton; locket necklace, $1198, House of Lavande.
Dress, Olsen’s personal archive, The Row; shoes, $995, Christian Louboutin; blue brooch and top gold brooch, price upon request, Cartier; bottom gold brooch, $4500, Macklowe Gallery.
Dress, $670, bra, $230, Miu Miu; necklace, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels; watch and bracelet, price upon request, Macklowe Gallery.
Bra, $68, New York Vintage; bottoms, price upon request, Southpaw Vintage NYC; ring, price upon request, Fred Leighton.
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.