Ashley Olsen, Marie Claire Magazine

Marie Claire

After reading what Ashley Olsen had to say in September's Marie Claire, she may be the Gwyneth Paltrow of famous people designing clothes—you know, kind of self-important, privileged and a bit out-of-touch. Check it:

"Mary-Kate and I are very aware of trends and style, but at the end of the day, we don't even think twice about it."

Yep, the 23-year-old twins just can't help being so stylish and trendy, that's just the way they were born.

"I think you're either born with a sense of style or you're not. Either you care or you don't. And we love fashion. When we were going to NYU, I think that was the first time we were aware of the power of our personal style. Not the power of it, but the result of it."

It's probably not entirely her fault she's talking like this, especially when people like Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing says things about the twins like...

"They single-handedly brought the legging back into fashion." Hope Lindsay Lohan didn't hear that.

And finally, one last ridiculous quote from the nonacting twin. When asked what kind of woman Ashley imagines when designing her high-end label, The Row, she responds:

"She's a traveler. She's in Africa with a backpack. She also lives in Venice, and she has a place in New York. She doesn't let anything affect her choices. She just sees a clear road ahead."

And at the end of that road is a $300 T-shirt and $1700 motorcycle pants, perfect for backpacking through Africa. If you're Gwyneth Paltrow.

Truth is, being the new, younger Gwyneth really isn't the worst thing ever, especially when Ashley suggests the alternative: "I look at Britney, and I'm surprised I didn't end up like her." She's right, now where are Ash's weekly fashion newsletters?


Craving the real Gwyneth? All right, then, here she is with a chicken recipe.

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