November 01, 2008

Olsens Influencial

Looking for a great coffee-table book than Influence might be the book for you, I use the word might because haven't had a chance to look at it yet but am highly curious. And by what I've read on the Internet this book by the Olsen tykes is actually pretty good. Influence is a collection of interviews that the Olsen twins have done with some of the most famous people in the fashion industry. Here's an excerpt with Karl Lagerfeld;
Ashley: We're five feet and one inch.
KL: Oh, I thought my office told me that you were four-foot eight or something. Not that it matters. What you need is a face. If you have a face you don't need height or a voice. Models know this;
that's why the good ones don't need to talk much. (from
I have to admit they're not my favourite fashionistas but they do come up with some great looks. And their Elizabeth and James line does consist of some fabulous pieces. Maybe I just have to get over their Full House image and cuteness to appreciate the powerhouse these twins have created over the years and truly recognize that they do have talent (atleast in the fashion realm). Since it is Saturday and I have a day off from work I will be heading over to the bookstore to check out Influence, looks like it might be on my Christmas wish-list. However, I will not be heading over to any of their book signings as you have to follow too many rules. As was the case at Barnes & Noble recently;
1) Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will be with us for a limited time. They will only be signing copies of their book,Influence. They will not be speaking, reading or taking questions.
2) Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will NOT sign any memorabilia or product other than Influence. There is a limit of one book per person, and your one book must be purchased here.
3) You will be directed to pay for your book upon entering the store and will be given a receipt for your purchase. Please keep your receipt. You will receive your book at the signing table.
4) Along with your receipt, you will be given a B&N wristband, and then directed to the event space on the 4th floor. You must have a receipt and a wristband to access the 4th floor.
5) Anyone approaching the signing table must have paid for the book and be wearing a B&N wristband. One person, one wristband, one book.
6) You will collect your signed book at the signing table. If you have paid for any additional copies, a staff member will provide you with those before you exit the space.
7) There is no photography allowed. You must put away your camera or cell phone before approaching the signing table. The authors will not pose for photos.
8) If you leave, or the authors leave, before you are able to collect a signed book, you may present your receipt to a cashier for either an unsigned book or a refund. (Refunds only issued within 14 days of receipt.)
9) There will be no extra signed copies available after the authors leave the store. They will not be able to sign for anyone who is not on line. No pre-orders.
Perhaps when you get suffocated with paps all the time this is the only recourse you have, alienating your fans though is not always a good idea. For more pics of the book Influence check out this blog, Olsens Anonymous.

Above, pics from the Elizabeth & James line.

(photocredits: fadedyouthblog, Amy Sussman/Getty Images, Razorbill; Getty Images, &


  1. Oh I like what they said as I am so darn short.

    but I don't have the kind of legs... LOL

    I am a lot older and shouldn't be so interested in them but the twins always grab my attention for some reason. I like their fashion sense, in a strange way.

  2. Hi Jojoba, I'm in my "very" early 30's & I think that's why I "try" not to like their style. However, they do have a certain look that I'm totally vibing.

  3. i want their legs, seriously. i always look at their legs the first thing when i see their pix... *_*


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