Carolyn Murphy can’t believe she’s still walking in runway shows

Carolyn Murphy can’t quite believe she’s still walking in fashion shows after three decades in the industry.The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vo…

Carolyn Murphy can’t quite believe she’s still walking in fashion shows after three decades in the industry.

The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vogue and fronted the campaign for Calvin Klein’s perfume Contradiction.

Carolyn has remained in-demand ever since, and in a new interview for Porter magazine, admitted being cast in shows for the likes of Fendi, Off-White, and Isabel Marant during the fall/winter 2020 season earlier this year had been surprising to her.

“I hadn’t planned on doing shows. I’m 46, I thought I had retired from that!” she commented. “There was this sense of ‘What have I got to lose?’ It was all about having fun. I think the beauty of the industry, and the world, right now is the inclusivity. I think many years ago they wouldn’t have accepted a 46-year-old on the runway, and now it’s open to all age ranges, which is so nice.”

Carolyn went on to explain that she accepted an invitation from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to close one of their shows for The Row because they have been friends for such a long time.

“There’s such a sisterhood with the two of them. I really admire their intellect and design sense,” the blonde beauty gushed of the design duo.

Meanwhile, Carolyn also opened up about parenthood in a chat with new mum Ashley Graham as part of an Instagram Live series for Tiffany & Co. Sharing her best advice, the mother-of-one encouraged her pal to try and be present as much as possible.

“It goes down to the fact that (you should) cherish every single moment. We get so distracted with our careers and just stuff going on in life that even for a new mom, with all of those sleepless nights and feedings and diaper changes, just to cherish it,” she smiled.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s hairstylist spills secrets to their tousled waves

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s hairstylist has spilled the secrets to recreating their perfectly tousled waves.In a chat for The Zoe Report, the twins’ longtime stylist Mark Townsend discussed how to achieve their iconic long, loose waves while opening u…

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s hairstylist has spilled the secrets to recreating their perfectly tousled waves.

In a chat for The Zoe Report, the twins’ longtime stylist Mark Townsend discussed how to achieve their iconic long, loose waves while opening up about some of his favourite red carpet looks.

Mark insisted just two simple products are needed – saltwater and dry shampoo – in order to emulate Mary-Kate and Ashley’s signature hairstyle.

“Style-wise, all we ever use is saltwater and dry shampoo on their hair,” he explained, adding that he has previously used an entire bottle of saltwater on one of the famous sisters.

Mark also revealed that Mary-Kate is very particular about the use of hairpins, and has instructed him to never use more than five.

“Mary-Kate has a very strict rule that I’m only allowed to use five hairpins or less for an updo because she feels if we need more than five we’ve thought about it too much and it’s too done,” the hair pro shared, but noted that her unusual rule goes out of the window for events such as the Met Gala.

“I can do anything,” he quipped.

Elsewhere in the interview, Mark also opened up about the twins’ red carpet style and revealed that they will spend months preparing for some parties.

“There’s no stylist, no publicist, no borrowed jewellery, none of that. They start prepping for Met months and months beforehand. And they do almost all of their shopping at a vintage shop in Los Angeles called Lily et Cie, owned by Rita Watnick,” he added of The Row founders.

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Zoey Deutch used to make her own clothes

Zoey Deutch loved to make her own clothes when she was in school. The Zombieland: Double Tap actress revealed in an interview with her stylist Elizabeth Stewart for The Hollywood Reporter that she was very experimental with her style when she growing …

Zoey Deutch loved to make her own clothes when she was in school.

The Zombieland: Double Tap actress revealed in an interview with her stylist Elizabeth Stewart for The Hollywood Reporter that she was very experimental with her style when she growing up and would get creative with her old clothes to make new outfits because she wanted to look like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

“I love thrift shopping and making my own stuff and I was much more out there with it,” she shared. “I would like cut denim pants into like skirts ’cause I wanted to match Mary-Kate and Ashley and then I’d wear like lace thigh-highs (boots) and it, urgh, yeah, not good.”

While the 25-year-old describes her off-duty style as a mix between “grandma chic”, “Amish prairie girl” and a power-dressing lawyer, she is often seen in gorgeous gowns on the red carpet.

Stewart, who also works with the likes of Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain, and Cate Blanchett, considers the plunging yellow Fendi jumpsuit Deutch wore to the Golden Globes in January to be one of her favourite looks of the past year.

“We were deciding between red or orange or yellow and I went with the yellow,” the star said of the hue, while Stewart added, “The yellow was, to me, the magic touch.”

Zoey also shared that she was uncertain about wearing the Harry Winston diamond and sapphire necklace because it cost $3.6 million (£3 million).

“She had to convince me about the necklace ’cause it was very expensive,” she explained, before adding she got to keep the jumpsuit.

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Elizabeth Olsen struggles to be confident in feminine clothing

Elizabeth Olsen is trying to become more confident about expressing her femininity with fashion.In an interview with InStyle, the 30-year-old candidly shared that she was trying to overcome her aversion to typically female clothes, which can make her f…

Elizabeth Olsen is trying to become more confident about expressing her femininity with fashion.

In an interview with InStyle, the 30-year-old candidly shared that she was trying to overcome her aversion to typically female clothes, which can make her feel uncomfortable.

“Dresses make me feel a bit funny. I’m trying to get more confident with my feminine side. I just like everything to feel really easy and comfortable. Nothing fussy. I don’t like body-conscious clothing,” Elizabeth shared, adding that she describes her style as masculine and oversize.

“I feel very comfortable, but I don’t look sloppy. I look like I have a point of view and an opinion,” the Avengers: Endgame star stated.

Her perfect outfit is “oversize black cotton pants, a black button-up, and flats”, which is very similar to the style of her older sisters’ Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion line, The Row.

The twins launched their label in 2006 and debuted their menswear collection last year. Their pieces focus on chic tailoring, denim and knits.

Elsewhere in the interview, the actress discussed recently turning 30 and explained what she had learned as she gets older.

“I think I was always trying to distract myself from being still,” Elizabeth reflected. “I feel like I cared about self-improvement in high school and then, in college, I was trying to get too many things done and not being as present as I think I could have been.”

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Brandon Maxwell wins top prize at 2019 CFDA Awards

Brandon Maxwell scooped the prize for Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Monday night.The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as…

Brandon Maxwell scooped the prize for Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Monday night.

The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

And at a star-studded ceremony held at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, Maxwell collected his second CFDA award, having won the prize for Emerging Talent in 2016.

“To the nominees in this category, you cannot imagine what it feels like to be in your company for me,” he told the crowd. “It is an absolute pleasure…this is really once-in-a-lifetime; this is never going to happen to me again.”

Maxwell, 34, beat out the likes of Marc Jacobs, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Rosie Assoulin, and Sander Lak of Sies Marjan. In addition, he praised his peers and colleagues, making a point of honouring the dedicated workers in the fashion industry.

“I have worked for 10 years as a stylist before I started my company with almost every single person in this room,” he commented. “And I know that you’re kind people and you work hard, and we scrubbed off tonight and put on a suit but the other 364 days of the year we are trying to pay the light bill and make it happen.”

Meanwhile, Rick Owens, the 2017 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award recipient, was named Menswear Designer of the Year, edging out the likes of Mike Amiri of Amiri, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, and Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home Accessory Designer of the Year for The Row, with the twin sisters also receiving the same award last year, and Emily Adams Bode was named Emerging Designer of the Year for her label Bode.

In addition, there was a number of special awards – Jennifer Lopez was presented with the Fashion Icon prize by Tom Ford, Harold Koda bestowed Lynn Yaeger with the Media Award, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was recognised with the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, Carine Roitfeld won the Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert, Bob Mackie was presented with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Eileen Fisher was given the Positive Change Award.

The full list of winners from the 2019 CFDA Awards:

Womenswear Designer of the Year – Brandon Maxwell

Menswear Designer of the Year – Rick Owens

Accessory Designer of the Year – Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year – Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

The Positive Change Award – Eileen Fisher

The Founder’s Award – Carine Roitfeld

The Media Award – Lynn Yaeger

The Fashion Icon Award – Jennifer Lopez

The Board of Directors’ Tribute – Barbie

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Mackie

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen revive Elizabeth and James brand

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have revived their Elizabeth and James label with a new deal.The former child stars, who have won wide acclaim for the high-end brand The Row, launched an accompanying range named after two of their siblings in 2007.While hug…

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have revived their Elizabeth and James label with a new deal.

The former child stars, who have won wide acclaim for the high-end brand The Row, launched an accompanying range named after two of their siblings in 2007.

While hugely popular at its peak, falling sales caused the Olsens to hit pause on the venture late last year (18), however, they have now announced that they’re resurrecting the company with the help of executives at U.S. retailer Kohl’s.

“Our vision for Elizabeth and James is to deliver a lifestyle brand that offers women access to premium fashion at an affordable price without sacrificing quality and fit,” said Mary-Kate in a statement. “Kohl’s is the right partner to take our brand into a new era, while staying true to the high-quality, fashion-forward designs that our loyal brand enthusiasts expect from us. Leveraging Kohl’s extensive store network and digital platform will also allow us to reach a much larger audience than we have in the past and for this, we are particularly excited.”

The new Elizabeth and James brand will include apparel, handbags, accessories and beauty products, with the first of the revamped collections set to be available from the beginning of the holiday season. Elizabeth and James will continue to operate as an independent business, and Mary-Kate and Ashley are set to continue serving as creative directors, overseeing the Kohl’s design team and developing seasonal ranges.

“Kohl’s is doing a great job with innovation and thinking differently about omnichannel retail. We have always seen Elizabeth and James speaking to a much larger audience and this new business model with Kohl’s will allow us to achieve that,” added Ashley. “Mary-Kate and I are excited to work with them building out additional lifestyle categories and curating spaces that will bring a new shopping experience to our customer.”

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen bringing The Row to London

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are finally set to bring their brand The Row to London.The former child stars founded the luxury fashion house in 2006, with the name inspired by the famed menswear tailors of Savile Row in the British capital.Over the years,…

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are finally set to bring their brand The Row to London.

The former child stars founded the luxury fashion house in 2006, with the name inspired by the famed menswear tailors of Savile Row in the British capital.

Over the years, the Olsens have expanded their line to include womenswear, menswear, handbags, footwear, and eyewear, and now they have confirmed that they will be opening in London.

“We love curating; we love discovering new products and vintage pieces,” said Ashley in an interview with British Vogue, while Mary-Kate noted: “There’s still a lot of craft in London. There’s authenticity; there are a lot of artisans that are based there.”

Neither of the sisters gave details on when or where they plan to set up a store. However, they are likely to stick to their minimalist aesthetic wherever they choose to have a boutique and will undoubtedly continue to strive to have close relationships with their top customers.

“When we design, we’re designing for specific clients… we understand what their day looks like, how and when they travel,” shared Mary-Kate, with Ashley also commenting that they are often on a first-name basis with loyal shoppers. ” (We want to know) what they’re looking for at certain times of year, what events come up, their families.”

The twins will also take a hands-on role in setting up their new location, with the 32-year-olds often taking charge of merchandising in their New York and Los Angeles boutiques. And Mary-Kate is adamant that the secret to their success is hard work and collaboration.

“There is a lot of pressure we put on ourselves. I feel lucky that we have a great partnership and that we can rely on each other for support, because I can imagine it can be so lonely,” she smiled.

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The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen compare relationship to ‘a marriage’

The Row co-founder Ashley Olsen has compared her relationship with her twin sister Mary-Kate to “a marriage”.The former child actresses launched their luxury fashion brand in 2006 and have since gone on to build a reputation for sleek and sophisticated…

The Row co-founder Ashley Olsen has compared her relationship with her twin sister Mary-Kate to “a marriage”.

The former child actresses launched their luxury fashion brand in 2006 and have since gone on to build a reputation for sleek and sophisticated garments, with celebrity fans including Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid.

While Ashley and Mary-Kate have poured their hearts and souls into the company, they’ve now shared that they have their “ups and downs” as business partners from time to time.

“It’s been 32 years of learning how to communicate… (our relationship is like) a marriage and a partnership. We have had ups and downs…We do everything together,” said Ashley in an interview with WSJ Magazine, while Mary-Kate noted: “We came out of the womb doing that.”

During the interview, the 32-year-old fashion stars also divulged that they would be formally introducing a menswear collection into The Row boutiques after several years of experimenting with the idea.

The range will include fresh takes on the classic suit as well as coats, jackets, shirts, knitwear, and denim.

“It really was a passion project,” explained Mary-Kate of introducing a full men’s line. “It’s not like one day we wake up and say, ‘We’re going to grow this business, and we’re going to have a menswear collection.’ That’s not the way we look at it.”

Pieces will be manufactured in France, Italy and the U.S. and are set to hit shelves from October (18).

However, don’t expect to see any large-scale campaigns promoting the lines.

“We’re not product pushers,” Ashley added. “I don’t know if it’s because of the way we grew up – we just don’t like talking about ourselves or talking about what we’re doing …. It’s not really our approach.”

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The Olsen twins’ The Row to launch menswear collection

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion label The Row is launching a menswear collection. The new designs will be available later this year (18), according to a surprise press release which has handed out to major style news outlets on Monday (27Aug18). …

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion label The Row is launching a menswear collection.

The new designs will be available later this year (18), according to a surprise press release which has handed out to major style news outlets on Monday (27Aug18).

A spokesperson for the twins’ New York-based fashion house announced The Row’s latest offering will echo “the dedication to craftsmanship, exceptional fabrics and fine tailoring” already present in its womenswear and accessories collections, which scored Mary-Kate and Ashley a Accessory Designer of the Year honour at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in June.

Confirming the news in a statement, Ashley Olsen added: “We did one menswear capsule collection many years ago, and in 2016 launched a retail menswear capsule. It was imperative that we received our customers’ feedback and to approach this collection thoughtfully at our pace.”

The first official menswear collection has been a long time coming – the girls’ brand is named after Savile Row, an area of London famous for its bespoke tailoring for men.

The Row’s collection will largely feature modern takes on the classic suit design, while it will also feature coats, jackets, shirts, knitwear, and denim.

According to Fashionista, the tailored pieces will be made in Japan featuring traditional European hand-stitch techniques, while the shirts will be produced in France, the knitwear in Italy and the denim in the U.S.

“The Row’s womenswear began without doing any press during its conception, sold with select wholesale partners,” Mary-Kate Olsen adds. “It’s important for us to do the research. We want to be able to offer the menswear market those same core foundation pieces at a luxury level.”

The Row’s men’s collection will be available from October (18).

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Diane von Furstenberg to be honoured at 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards

Diane von Furstenberg is to be honoured at the 2018 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974 and is a keen advocate for women’s…

Diane von Furstenberg is to be honoured at the 2018 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.

The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974 and is a keen advocate for women’s rights.

Accordingly, she will be presented with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change for her role in promoting female empowerment at a ceremony to be held at the Brooklyn Museum on 4 June (18).

Other high-profile industry figures to be feted at the gala include designer Narciso Rodriguez, who will be bestowed with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Carolina Herrera, who will receive the Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert.

The International Award will be presented to Donatella Versace, and the Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard will go to Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue.

“The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards continue to honour those who have led the American fashion industry, and this year, we welcome designers who approach fashion in new ways,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA.

Meanwhile, Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen lead in the number of nominations for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Each received two nominations this year: Simons and Abloh for Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year for their work at Calvin Klein and Off-White respectively, and the Olsen twins for Womenswear and Accessory Designer of the Year for their brand The Row.

The complete list of 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year –

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Gabriela Hearst

Marc Jacobs

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year –

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

James Jebbia for Supreme

Thom Browne

Tom Ford

Accessory Designer of the Year –

Paul Andrew

Stuart Vevers for Coach

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Irene Neuwirth

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent –

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection

Aurora James for Brother Vellies

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

The Swarovski Award for Positive Change – Diane von Furstenberg

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award – Narciso Rodriguez

The Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert – Caroline Herrera

The Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard – Edward Enninful

The International Award – Donatella Versace

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