Since I was a young girl, I have grown up watching the Olsen Twins expand their now-monstrous empire. These fashion-forward trendsetting sisters have celebrated tons of success over the years with their own clothing lines, movies, t-shirt ecommerce sites, and so on. Their style is continuously changing and always catching the eyes of fashionistas around the world. Both women exude ageless individuality. Mary Kate is often labeled as edgy and bold, whereas Ashley is considered to be classic and elegant. Either way I have always admired them both for their fearlessness and creativity, never for their use of animal fur.
The Olsen’s most recent accomplishment was seen at the 2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. Mary-Kate and Ashley were named Womenswear Designers of the Year for their ultra-chic line The Row. Although this accomplishment called for a celebration, most of you may have heard it was short lived. Fans and critics alike discovered that one of The Row’s new pieces is a backpack made of animal fur! Fashion at the expense of animals is a controversial subject—and as for where I stand on the matter, I believe it should be avoided at all costs. It’s simply unnecessary (this is 2012, we don’t need animal fur to keep warm, people!) and heartbreaking. PETA supporters have been working hard to shine light on this topic, but amidst all the chaos, it’s hard not to stay loyal to this power duo that I’ve grown up idolizing. Hopefully this public humiliation will shake the Olsens up and encourage them to go furless in the future.
While unwinding from this media whirlwind I find myself focusing again on the gorgeous women the Olsens have become. I would rather show my support for the many things they have done right, rather than the few things they have done wrong. My attention is immediately redirected back to their look on the red carpet before the storm. My favorite components to their look were their sun kissed, flawless faces. A flawless foundation with the right amount of bronzer topped off with eyeliner and mascara gives the perfect appearance for a summer night out. An all-natural glow is what’s hot for summer and they received an A+ in my book. To carry out this look—and still have money left to splurge on handbag or two—I would use Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20 by Too Faced, followed by Manic Panic’s Hotta Chocolata Pressed Powder, a little brush of Cheek Duo-Pink Glow by Stila, Lip Cream-Bride to Be or Razzle Dazzle by GlamNatural and your favorite mascara. You will look like a natural sun goddess while promoting cruelty free living with these animal friendly products!
When all is said and done these sisters have lead lives most girls will only dream about. I congratulate them on their success and hope they are humbled by this uproar. I hope all women strive to be exceptional role models every day. Now have a great night out with these fun easy beauty tips and stay cool this summer!
Until next time, Grazie Belle Donne!
Check out the Olsen’s flawless look on Pop Sugar.