Mary-Kate Olsen Does Elle

August 5, 2008 By:
Mary-Kate Olsen Does Elle

The only way to get an Olsen to talk is if you're talking fashion. Mary-Kate Olsen may be staying mum about her relationship with Heath, but she's opening up toElle UK about her relationship with her sister, her fashion line, and of course her signature style. Here are some highlights from the interview...

Mary-Kate on her style:
“I love playing dress up. I get inspired by old films, weird things. It could just be the person sitting across from me or it could be a full Victorian costume. What I find odd though is that a weekly [magazine] will come out describing my outfit as a fashion disaster, while the fashion industry actually respects what I wear.”

MK on her and her sister Ashley’s clothing lines, The Row and Elizabeth and James:
“I think more of my energy goes in to Elizabeth and James, [The Row is] Ashley’s baby.”

MK on her style icons:
“Edie Sedgwick and Brigitte Bardot.”

MK on what it takes to be a fashion designer:
“I have so much more respect for fashion designers now because it’s hard work and never ending. It’s not a movie. You can’t wrap it and go start something else.”