MARY KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN have come a long way from those days of playing little Michelle. The fashion icons have a line called ELIZABETH & JAMES....a far cry from the teeny bopper line that retails in Wal Mart. The sophisticated, high fashion and very impressive line features pieces that you would definitely see the twins in. I like when people produce lines of clothing that they would actually wear themselves. I can't stand it when someone puts out a line that is totally unrepresentative of what we see them in all the time....I'm not saying any names *starts with a K and ends with a Mora*. Anyhow, the line truly makes me want to place an order and start an "Elizabeth & James" section in my closet. As stated on the official site:
"Elizabeth and James brings a couture sensibility to the contemporary customer. Seeking to narrow the gap between designer and contemporary clothing, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen act as muses and co-designers on this new fashion label. Inspired by the mix of uptown and downtown, masculine and feminine, and casual and dressy, the Elizabeth and James collection is unique in the mixture of androgynous menswear inspired blazers and shirts with delicate mini-dresses, feminine detailing, sequins and unusual fabrics. Look to Elizabeth and James for fashion forward styles made effortless."
Below are some of my fav things from the line this and last season.
Charmeuse Sack Mini Dress Was $350.00 Now $209.00
Summer Twill Romper $350.00
Batwing-Sleeve Blouse $245.00
Sequin Net Dress Was $495.00 Now $319.00
James Feather Fringe Long Jacket $765.00
This particular piece has been spotted on budding fashion icon RIHANNA and just last night at the ESPY awards on fiance of CARMELO ANTHONY, LALA.
Also, staying with the feather theme, the Plume Feather Vest $595.00