OLSENS by Jennifer Costanzo | fashion columnist
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California. Before the Olsen twins embarked on their fashion endeavors they were well known for their acting careers. Their acting debut as Michelle Tanner on Full House made the Olsen twins famous before they were even talking. Throughout their adolescent years, the twins continued acting in numerous films, eventually taking over and owning their own company Dualstar when they turned eighteen. Despite their similarities in appearance, they are not identical twins. However, their similar interest in the fashion industry led them to where they are today. As the Olsen twins matured, they expressed a greater interest in fashion rather than film and began conveying this love of fashion through their own personal styles. The Olsen twins soon became fashion icons, especially Mary-Kate with her signature â€œhomelessâ€? look which consisted of oversized sunglasses, boots, loose sweaters and flowing skirts, mixing high and low end pieces.