The Olsens: Some of our memories are 'shared'
March 24th, 2011
07:39 PM ET

The Olsens: Some of our memories are 'shared'

Child stars turned designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have had a lifetime of memorable moments together — even when they're apart.

"Some of our memories are shared," Mary-Kate explains in Vogue magazine. "We don't know what actually happened to whom. One of us was stung by a bee, but we can't remember who, because we both felt it."

They both also felt the call to transition from "Full House" into fashion design. "We had a collection with Walmart at 12, which was the upper tier of the tween market. It was before celebrity designers," says Ashley. Adds Mary-Kate, "And we were really designing it. It would be jeans, a bit bohemian, or with a little blazer. It was really fashion-forward."

Today, their acclaimed collections include the luxury line The Row, the contemporary Elizabeth and James, and Olsenboye, their teen label for JCPenney. Not surprisingly, the sisters' success in the fashion world has left them with little desire to return to acting full time.

"I am so proud of what we did," Ashley says of their earlier TV and film work. "We made kids smile every day. But we had done the most we could do."

Now, the duo are looking toward the future and want to help nurture other aspiring artists.

"I want to run a studio," Ashley says. "I'd probably like to manage other people on their brands. It could be an artist. A young designer. It could be an existing brand."

Adds Mary-Kate, "The thing about us is we think big. Huge."


soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Bill & Ted

    sorry dudes, we meant once a week. Later!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill & Ted

    Dude, they look okay, but we like girls we're not gonna break with bodaciously vigorous activity, you know! Girls that eat more than onc a week.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DJ

    The Olsen twins are hot and always have been. Any guy who doesn't think so is most likely "pitching for the other side" if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

    March 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rufus Leroy Washington

    I know one of their "shared memories" is with me that night we played "hide the python"! It takes 4 hands to handle this whopper!

    March 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Son

    i'd take 'em on.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Head Diva In Charge

    It's kinda great to see child stars NOT in rehab. But they could use a cookie.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ashke

    Gotta admit, at least the nose job makes telling them apart simple.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. RJ

    Kudos to the Olsen Twins! Very smart to have a business plan like this one. Not really sure why there are so many ridiculous comments about their looks. What does that have to do with anything. Maybe those commenting are just insecure and jealous. Great job Ashley and Mary Kate! And yes you did make kids smile everyday :)

    March 25, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. OMG

    They both look like an anorexic pug dog. Those bulging eyes are not attractive. And it only gets worse the older they get. Dog Catcher......

    March 25, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bill & Ted

    Superhiro: dude you beat us to it! if Ashley does a bong hit, whose eyes get red and who gets the munchies?

    March 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Karen Carpenter

    As you know I couldn't sell my home due to a lack of a kitchen.I hope Mary-Kate has a nice kitchen in case she decides to sale... .

    March 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superhiro

    I wonder if Mary Kate also gets high when Ashley does coke?

    March 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sack full of butt brownies for you

      Conversely if one consumes a butt brownie does the other one also taste the yummy goodness?

      March 25, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |

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