Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mary-Kate and Ashley

Yesterday, June 13th, was Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's birthday. I made a cake to celebrate.

It was a white cake with homemade chocolate frosting and fun little candies for decoration!

MK and A were my OBSESSION when I was young. Not much has changed, hence the cake.

I always had an interest in fashion, but they really inspired me and propelled my intense love for the sartorial world. Passport to Paris and Billboard Dad literally were life-changing.

Please tell me you remember their bra-strap dresses, fun barrettes, and beaded necklaces that spelled out their names.

Don't even get me started on their crossbody backpacks with sunglass holders on the front strap. I had an identical silver one from Gap. It was the greatest fashion find of my life.

Their layering techniques in this movie are still genius. And this was the start of their elaborate updos that were piecey, full of barrettes, and impossible to re-create. These updos were perfected in their cancelled-way-too-early show Two of a Kind.

Mary-Kate and Ashley are still my fashion icons, and my slight obsession hasn't quite faded yet. I think I would still be willing to sit on the floor of the Mall of America for eight hours waiting for them, only to burst into tears the moment they took the stage for an appearance.

Yes, this happened. It was the greatest day of my life.

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