Bruce Weber, Vogue


Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are finally all grown up, even though they still stand five-foot-nothing tall. That's okay though, because Vogue popped them on stilts in a photo shoot for their April issue where the twins tout their line, The Row.

The pair aren't shy about their business successes. In fact, they're ready to defend their place in the fashion hierarchy at a moment's notice.

"Dualstar started when we were six. And we had a collection with Walmart at twelve, which was the upper tier of the tween market. It was before celebrity designers," Ashley says in her interview with the mag.

An Ashley thought rarely comes without a soundbite from Mary Kate. "And we were really designing it," the other Olsen adds. "It would be jeans, a bit bohemian, or with a little blazer. It was really fashion-forward."

They're no longer Walmart darlings. The Row is now in top tier women's departments and sells for top tier prices.

Bruce Weber, Vogue

Their next extension, according to the mag, will be bags. One purse will have two compartments sandwiched together, with textured skin on one side, suede on the other. It will be called the Twin.

Escaping the acting world and entering fashion, leaving Los Angeles for New York, seems to be a relief to the pair.

"I am so proud of what we did. We made kids smile every day. But we had done the most we could do," Ashley tells the mag. "There was a fear," Mary-Kate adds, "but also, an exhale."

With television in the past, the twins have big plans.

"I want to run a studio," Ashley says. "I'd probably like to manage other people on their brands. It could be an artist. A young designer. It could be an existing brand."

"The thing about us," Mary-Kate adds, "is we think big. Huge."