When we first found out Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were to create a shoe line with Steve Madden, we were elated with the thought of buying funky footwear at an affordable price. We like the Victorian meets dominatrix style, seen left, but the prices are far from desirable. The collection is set to retail from $195 to $500, which is unusually high since Steve Madden offerings typically range from $70 to $250. The line is slated to hit high-end stores in March; are you still interested in their shoes?
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Start saving money — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's jewelry line is due to hit stores in September. The Robert Lee Morris for Elizabeth and James collection will consist of over 80 gold and silver pieces. Staying true to their unique style (see Mary-Kate's little bedecked hands below), look forward to seeing abstract earrings, necklaces, metal cuffs, and rings embellished with crosses and daggers along with beading.
Commenting on the collaborative collection, Ashley states, "We liked the idea of having playful elements along with timeless and ageless pieces. The symbols are attachable and you can take the jewelry and make it your own. There are solid silver and gold pieces to wear forever and comfort pieces that you'll put on and wear everywhere."
The pieces will retail from $65 to $700, and be sold at Intermix stores nationwide, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, and On Pedder. The dynamic duo have also hinted to an upcoming shoe and bag collection. The suspense is killing me.
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Heidi Klum’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Connection Supermodel Heidi Klum has worn every designer label imaginable on and off the runway, but the Project Runway host understandably takes interest in up-and-coming designers — and the Olsens are no exception. While attending designer friend Philipp Plein’s “Metal Rock Couture” fashion show in Spain, Heidi opted to wear a sequin dress and long black blazer from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s contemporary line Elizabeth and James.0 Comments
What guts Carrie Underwood has to wear a dress that cool girl Mary-Kate Olsen both designed and wore. The Elizabeth and James sequin dress was originally worn by Mary-Kate back in September at New York Fashion Week. The country singer wore it recently also while in NYC. Who do you think wore it better?
MK & Ashley Olsen Hit Up NYC Gallery Retail mecca Intermix played host to the Elizabeth and James designers when they showed off the latest looks from their spring collection at New York City's Moti Hasson gallery. Jane Siskin, middle, is one of partners of L'Koral Industries, which works with the twins on their latest venture. Wish I was there...0 Comments
Mary-Kate and Ashley Hit Up Neiman Marcus The Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus hosted an intimate soiree to debut Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new contemporary line, Elizabeth and James. Preferred customers were the first to get their hands on gorgeous frocks, jackets and tops from the much-anticipated collection. Lucky ducks!0 Comments
Starting today and running through Sunday (October 5-7), Neiman Marcus is holding its 2007 Hip Event at all U.S. locations. It's Neiman's annual ode to contemporary wear, so Phillip Lim is unveiling an exclusive 3.1 Phillip Lim capsule collection for the occasion! Also stocked and ready for the taking are Sienna Miller's Twenty8Twelve line and Mary Kate and Ashley's Elizabeth and James collection.
Here's the dope part: if you end up spending $450, you automatically score some free bootie (get your head out of the gutter!): a 3.1 Phillip Lim black tote containing swag from 17 designers, including Marc by Marc Jacobs and Bobbi Brown. If you don't spend $450, print out this coupon and bring it to Neiman Marcus for a "deluxe-sized beauty treat." Either way, you win — and isn't it officially Fall shopping time anyway?