CFDA Awards Olsen Carpet: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen


You guys, MARY-KATE WENT BRUNETTE MY GOD THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN WHAT DOES THIS PORTEND? Or, in other words: thanks for making it extra easy for us to tell the two of you apart when you’re wearing sunglasses, kid. Also, NICE CAFTAN, other one.

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. Willow
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    I actually think I might be totally on board with both these outfits, but maybe I’ve just been Caftan’d out.

    Caftan Fatigue is a real thing.

  2. Sarah
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    WHY must they always pose with their boobs touching?!?!?!?!

    • Carol
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      I know … discomforting

      • TaraMisu
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        Oooo I was going to say they always pose knocking pelvises…. but boob touches works as well! What the hell?

        And just say no to caftans.

        • Jenn S.
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          I was going to ask this question too!! I don’t understand why they insist on posing this way?? Perhaps they like having their sides to the cameras so they look thinner? But why pelvis-to-pelvis/boob-to-boob, rather than back-to-back??

        • Jenny
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          I don’t get the weird boob touch pose either. They are already way thin- no need to try to look even smaller.

          Maybe it’s a twin thing…

    • fritanga
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      Exactly my thought. Is it the twin thing? Was this their in-vitro position so they’re compelled to re-create it over and over again? Why does one of them always have to wear a robe? Why do they always have those “slightly amused while sucking lemons” expressions? They baffle me.

      • em
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        I’m a twin, and I assure you my twin brother and I never pose(d) thusly. Ever. Or at all. Although, we aren’t child stars and my mother forbid anyone dressing us in anything even remotely similar. I love my mom.

      • Melanie
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        Seriously, they’re not conjoined! Why are they always squashed up against each other? Do they do that all the time, like when they’re watching TV?

      • fritanga
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        Sorry; you’re right – “in utero.” Still baffling.

    • Chance
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      thhhiiiissss

    • Cranky Old Batt
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      I should have read this before I spouted off. I agree.
      If there weren’t related it would just be “get a room!”
      As it is, its kind of gross.

    • Lillbet
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      I’m over it completely. They’re starting to look like a pair of Miss Havishams.

      • Lillbet
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        I’m over it completely. They’re starting to look like a pair of Miss Havishams. With a kinky twist.

    • shannon
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      my first thought! i guess it’s edgier than posing back-to-back, charlie’s angels style? or something? why can’t they just stand next to each other and maybe link arms or put a hand around a waist or on a shoulder? this also means people can only get a good picture if they are directly across from them. maybe that’s the point?

  3. Jasmine
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    Oh man. I totally am on board with the caftan. Like… unabashedly. I love it to death. It’s FABULOUS.

    The mistress of doom getup though… I kind of… like it? Which confuses me. I need a drink and to go home and watch “To Grandmother’s House We Go”.

  4. Lynne
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    I just feel so depressed looking at photos of these two. I have nothing but tabloid evidence to support this but I really think they’ve got damaged souls from having been sold into fame slavery as babies.

    Also, the tits together pose will never not be creepy.

    • Libby
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      Yeah, everything about their typical outfits screams “Don’t look at my body!”
      They don’t have to parade around an bandage dresses or shower curtain sheer skirts, but something that’s actually fitted would be nice.

  5. Edith
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    Strange to say it, but even that completely shapeless caftan looks better than MK’s haphazard half-assed black-on-black-with-black-and-more-black ensemble. I’d love to see Ashley in that color in something that fits, but even in it’s tented state, the color and the lines are better than MK’s mess.

  6. JJG
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    I like the dark hair! Totes suits her. Also, re: her demeanor at events, maybe she just isn’t an especially happy person and doesn’t feel the need to fake it. What’s so wrong with that? I’ll take that over duck lips.

  7. CJ
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    I actually like what MK is wearing, just not on her. I think it overwhelms her. But in theory I like it. It might look better on someone taller. I like the dark hair on her. Remember her hair at the Met Ball? Dude. It looked like my Barbie’s hair when I’d stick them in the pool and left them on the concrete to dry out.

    That color is pretty on Ashley! I just wish it had more of a shape? lol at the Bea Arthur comment.

  8. CJ
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    Actually better yet, her hair at the Met Ball looked like this: http://images.wikia.com/rugratseries/images/7/7b/Cynthia.gif

  9. fiatluxury
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    i’m always kind of dazzled by the Olsens and their weird fashion tomfoolery, but yes, that hair on MK is fab. I kind of feel like her face with that color scheme looks the way Jessica Biel wants to look, but never manages to. The ash-caftan is…er, a nice color, yes. I am much less opposed to hi-fashion caftans than I am to derelicte, which just makes them look so dumpy.

  10. Sandra
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    Did Mary-Kate steal the Queen’s handbag?

  11. Helen
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    I add my like to the general like of the dark hair on Mary-Kate. Too much fake tan on her face, IMO, but that isn’t a big deal as long as she doesn’t start doing it all the time (oh, God, she’s going to start doing it all the time, isn’t she).

    For both of them, well, hey, if you’re going to wear a blanket outside of the house, it might as well be a really nice, soft, silk satin blanket.

  12. gin_in_teacups
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    You know what? I love them. Them being A & MK themselves, and their wacked out outfits. If they wore normal clothes, I might love them less. But they just do how they do, and I’m on board with that.

    • kiki
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      Agreed. Even when they look insane, I still love them. They may be on another planet but it is one I’d like to visit and maybe even colonize.

  13. Joyce
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    I just want to know how Mary-Kate stole my Gramma’s purse. I bet there’s an embroidered hanky in there and everything.

  14. LMM
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    I think MK’s hair color makes her eyes look insane. In a good way. And also a spooky way. But mostly a good way.

    I like that they look happy here.

  15. nicola911
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    I want both of those handbags. Now.

  16. Gigi
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    I want that caftan. I will also require a fancy turban with diamond brooch and a martini. Too many Love Boat episodes in my brain for me to think I would look anything but fabulous.

  17. Rachael
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    Perhaps I’ve completely lost it, but I find these two charming. They are true to their own fashion identities — they want to wear baggie caftans, dammit, so that’s what they’re going to do. I love that. Ashley (is that the blonde one?) seems to be smiling a lot lately, and when those girls (I guess they’re women now, but they’re so waifish it’s hard to think of them as women) smile, they are both really, really pretty. It’s great to see at least one of them in a color, too.

    • Mrs. Ditter
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      Word. Thanks, Rachael.

      • megs283
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        I agree. I love their quirkiness and the grace that they’ve exhibited while spending their entire LIVES under the spotlight.

        That said…I love that Jessica mentioned Game of Thrones, because I’ve been thinking they’d make for great Targaryens. They sort of resemble our favorite Dothraki Khaleesi…

  18. Kit
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    I love that Ashley is smiling more lately. So great!

  19. Jenny
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    I’m totally gonna show my age here and say something my mom used to say.

    They are such pretty young girls- why do they want to cover up their figures? There will be PLENTY of time to dress like old ladies- when they are old ladies!! They should enjoy their youth!!

    There- finished channeling Mom…

    • elizabeth
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      channeling my mom also. That’s just what I was thinking, so young and pretty and could have anything they want, but just basically roll out in silk togas all the time !

  20. Cranky Old Batt
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    Does anyone else get a lez vibe from these two? Do they need to be touching each other so much so often?

    • Kit
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      Uhm… “lez vibe”? They’re SISTERS!!!!!! (and their respective romantic entanglements with men are well documented.)

      Also – EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  21. wordphreak
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    I can’t believe these two have a professional design business, let alone win awards for it. They’re the antithesis of fashion.

  22. Sarah L.
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    I am so on board with the smiling that I’m overlooking what they’re wearing. I think they both look more alive and homefull than they have in years (homefull = not homeless).

  23. Amy
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    Their posing bothers me too. It’s like they’re detachable Siamese twins. I can understand standing next to one another but it’s as if they’re metaphorically clinging to one another like life rafts – and even if they are uncomfortable in the spotlight, they’ve been doing this long enough to have been used to it by now.

  24. Miss Louise
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    I like the caftan, though I would look like a Christmas cracker in it. I think it’s very 70s cocktail party, and I actually appreciate the fact that these two dare to break the youth=mandatory tight clothes equation. I’m heartily sick of starlets in vag-flashing numbers. I think she’s actually got us talking more about her neat little figure by wearing this. The other outfit I don’t like – it looks thrown together, complete with slightly non-matching blacks. But I LOVE being able to tell them apart finally. I have been in awe for a while that the Fug girls could already do this.

  25. CJ
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    I LOVE Mary Kate’s earrings. And Ashley’s snake bracelet.

    What’s up with MK’s prune-y red hands?

  26. Rameisela
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    I really really don’t get these girls. I have no cooking clue what they trying to prove( I don’t think they do either) And they are in fashion!!!??? As I’d say in my language Bathuna aka Seriously!

  27. Glee
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    Their make-up and hair is great – in both cases. In other pictures from this event, you can see A full-on smile (which I haven’t seen since Full House) and MK make a really good attempt.

    As far as posing… It doesn’t feel weird/sexual/incestual as some have implied. Very insecure in the world, and attached to each other – yes.

    • Nancy
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      Maybe the pose is contractual? Their deal with the devil states that they must pose this way fairly frequently otherwise….

  28. Mare
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    When these two actually become old, they are going to be very, very scary. And wearing the very same clothes. Ms. and Ms. Habersham.

  29. Stephanie
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    It is THEIR clothing line– do they not make their clothing in their size?? Why must they always look like they raided some friend’s clothes who is 2 sizes bigger?

  30. pantsonfire
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    I love M-K’s hair that color. And these two always have the absolute best jewelry.
    I’m nearly to the point where I can’t even judge these two anymore. They are so editorial; I’m not sure that I get it, but I sort of just let it sink into my consciousness.
    I can see in Ashley’s caftan the seeds of some really great dresses; that fabric is heavenly and the drape of the dress really highlights that (though I hate the top part…sleeveless would be better). Not crazy about the extra flappy part, either.

  31. The Fugger
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    On one hand, I can make out that Mary-Kate has a waist. And Ashley is wearing color to an event.

    On the other hand, there can only be one Widow Longoria. Or one Dorothy Zbornak, for that matter.

    The posing is – yes – insecure, but we’ve already heavily documented the Very Understandable Olsen Insecurity Issues (I, for one, have never had a single countdown clock to when I became legal, let alone multiple), I’m gonna let that fly.

  32. Shiitake
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    My mother carries the same purses. She calls them pocketbooks. Mom would have to be dead to be found in a caftan though..

  33. Nancy
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    Mary Kate looks pretty as a brunette. And yes, now I can tell them apart!
    Ditto on the posing-like-they’re-girlfriends comments. I think that’s a widespread phenomenon. (But only among female models…) But it’s a little extra off-putting as (1) they’re siblings; and (2) I once worked with a guy in his 40s who counted down the days until they turned 18. Posing like this just feeds the icky fantasies of guys like this.
    The caftan is very blah.

  34. Caroleena Stantonova
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    They are Pod People.

  35. vandalfan
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    They will always be Lefty and Righty to me, interchangeable depending on how they are ordered. I assume they pose jay jay to jay jay because they have a contract with each other to make sure that they both get equal coverage in photos. You rarely see one alone, and if you get a single Olsen, the next snapshot is invariably her sis.

    The brunette hair color is nice, but both have stringy, straight, parted- in- the- middle styles, with sometimes a bun or ponytail. Dull, dull, and takes away from their beauty.

  36. lalala4
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    I adore the caftan. Beautiful colour, lovely fabric, hangs well, the cut and drape of the shoulder and neck is great. My only reservation is that I think it’s slightly too long in order to hide a really unfortunate shoe choice. At first I feared she was barefoot, but there’s definitely something yellowish and unseemly sneaking out down there.

  37. kiki
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    I really don’t understand everyone bagging (see what I did there) on MK’s purse. It’s a classic black handbag…what’s the issue?
    Their style is just…beyond. They look downright Parisian….and that is the highest compliment I could ever bestow.

  38. Sajorina
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    Surprisingly, I like both outfits! But, especially Ashley’s because of (OMG!) that gorgeous magenta!

  39. Ms.A
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    They dress like they’re 80 years old.
    Those handbags..WHY.

  40. lilah
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    BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGG!

  41. witjunkie
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    Mary-Kate just became Laurie Partridge! Give that girl a tambourine.

  42. Lily1214
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    The fact is they look better in this photo than they usually do. They usually look as if each should be holding a styrofoam cup.