Posts tagged ‘ashley olsen’

May 26, 2011

Style Icons, Haute Hobos or Both?

I admit, when I was younger I detested the Olsen twins. Like really, couldn’t stand to watch Full house because I always felt they bore a disturbingly close resemblance to Troll dolls.  Even just typing that out makes me shudder because its unnecessarily cruel.

Anyways fast forward a few years and I’ve become an avid fan of the Olsen’s sense of style.  Whether its grabbing a coffee (as they are wont to do often according to the paps), attending art gallery openings or working on their various (super successful) fashion lines The Row or Elizabeth and James they are always interestingly clad in outfits that totally inspire me.

Many of you will disagree and point out that they, in actuality, dress like hobos.  Haute hobos, but still, hobos nonetheless.

I suppose its the ‘devil may care’ attitude with which they throw their looks together that appeals to me.

So Cheers to you, MK & Ashley – may you continue to grace us with your messy locks, oversized bags, and of course, Starbucks.  For your everyday fix of MKA check out this fab blog.

(All images courtesy of Olsensanonymous.blogspot.com)

May 3, 2011

MET Gala – Top Picks

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala this year was dedicated to the late great Alexander McQueen.  Here are StylinMommy’s top picks (All photos courtesy of style.com)

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

I’ve always been a big fan of D.G for taking risks with her fashion and obvs. for her two-toned hairstyle (which, btw, I’ve decided to go ahead with once I get some babysitting lined up!)

Karen Elson in McQueen

Karen Elson is probably one of the only women in the world who could still pull off that bright fire engine red hair.

Natasha Poly in Alexander Wang

Just loving the simplicity and drape of this one. Great colour too, tho you’d think it would wash her out somehow it doesn’t.

Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane

As per usual, Alexa channels quirky and sexy all at once. This one’s a bit cheeky since she went pretty lowkey and short for such a gala.

Christina Ricci in Zac Posen

Normally not particularly a fan of Ricci but she brings the drama with a fetishistic black Posen gown.

Giselle wearing Alexander McQueen

You can always count on Giselle for some good ole fashion glam.  Having Tom Brady on your arm can’t hurt either 😉

Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior Couture

While I wasn’t super impressed by MK’s outfit, her twin radiated cool vintage class with this one.

Coco Rocha in Alexander McQueen

Our Canadian supermodel rocked a black grecian look complete with (swan?) feathers on the hips.

Jessica Stam wearing Tommy Hilfiger

Another Canadian, Jessica Stam, is pretty in a blush-toned strapless number.

Loved checking out all the outfits. Happy Tuesday!

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