New York Fashion Week is filled with stars! Michael Kors fans Zoe Saldana and Hilary Swank sat front row at designer’s runway show, and Elizabeth Olsen popped in to Elizabeth & James‘ presentation to support her sisters, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley—and the collection she helped name. Click through to see more stars at Fashion Week!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line Elizabeth and James will now offer handbags! The design duo created bags for their pricier luxury brand The Row, and now they’re set to launch an expansive collection for Elizabeth and James. Ranging in price from $125 to $625 dollars, the collection will include satchels, messenger bags, backpacks, as well as small leather goods made of luxe materials such as New Zealand lamb skin and soft Italian haircrow (as seen on the black drawstring back to the right). Get ready to shop the collection when it hits stores this July.
Plus, see the stars who love their designs!
Hart of Dixie airs tonight, and we have a sneak peek at the hottest looks from the show! For one scene, Rachel Bilson’s character Dr. Zoe Hart makes an entrance in an ivory embroidered silk top from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s Elizabeth and James line, which she toughens up with a leather Veda jacket and metal cap-toe Givenchy pumps. Score the blouse for $212 (down from $325) at revolveclothing.com, and shop the jacket for $990 at thisisveda.com. See more outfits in the gallery, and watch the show tonight at 9/8c on The CW.
Swarovski Elements has asked 15 celebs and designers to re-create limited-edition Gaia+Gino vases using Swarovski crystals, with all the results being auctioned off online to benefit Housing Works. The one-of-a-kind looks are all pretty incredible, though our favorite has got to be the design from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who donated their vase—dressed in a beaded collar jacket and tulle skirt—under their Elizabeth and James label. Other celebs designing for the cause include Bethenny Frankel, Tinsley Mortimer, and Carson Kressley (who, to be fair has some real design chops). Click through a gallery to see which vase you’d bid on!
Vases are available at shop.housingworks.org through December, 20th.
— Susannah Edelbaum
Fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a shopping site! Their venture, called StyleMint, was created in partnership with BeachMint, the same company behind Kate Bosworth’s monthly jewelry site, JewelMint. After taking a personality and style quiz, StyleMint will recommend purchase selections that the user can buy each month. The Row and Elizabeth & James designers will help design and merchandise the offerings, starting with a collection of women’s T-shirts retailing for $29.99. “With Stylemint.com, Ashley and I have created an online experience reflecting our love of style and allowing us to engage with our customers directly, which is an inspiring way for us to think and create as designers,” Mary-Kate Olsen told WWD. The monthly club launches in July, and future collections may include knits and sweaters. Sign up to receive a launch alert now at StyleMint.com.
Hollywood has once again descended on Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival, where insiders go for a sneak peek at the hottest new indie films, and we’re here on location to spot all the action. The fest is also a launching pad for the careers of rising stars, and this year industry insiders are talking about Elizabeth Olsen (shown). The younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen has breakout roles in two Sundance offerings, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. Of course, plenty of household names—including Liv Tyler, Katie Holmes, Zooey Deschanel and Demi Moore—are also on the lineup. More
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have just added sunglasses to their Elizabeth and James line. The two styles, which retail for $185, already have some famous fans: Heidi Klum has been spotted in the Hudson aviator (left), while Anne Hathaway was recently seen in the cat-eyed Fairfax (right). So you’d better shop fast if you want these star-approved shades. Find out what Ashley Olsen has to say about the glasses on page 94 of our December issue, on newsstands now!
Last night, stars joined shoppers for Fashion’s Night Out in New York City, where just about every stylish store lining Manhattan (and some of Brooklyn!) featured delicious cocktails, special deals and major celebrity guests. The Olsens judged a Karaoke competitions at Saks, Halle Berry and Jessica Alba kept things classic at Ralph Lauren, Heidi Klum embraced her motherly side at Destination Maternity, while Diane Kruger hung with pal Prabal Gurung (left). Click through our gallery now to find out who was where (and what they wore, of course!)
—Rachel Jacoby, with reporting by Betsy Fast, Christina Tapper and Betony Toht