Tina in Oscar de la Renta/Ashley in The Row
I attended a party for Ashley Olsen last week where she debuted the Fall collection of The Row, the ready to wear line she launched with twin Mary Kate last year. At the party, I introduced myself and was surprised at how open and friendly she was. We discussed her line and other fashion issues and she could not have been more sincere and warm. There were no false airs nor haughtiness from this adorable actress/mogul/fashion designer! After meeting her, I now understand her popularity and endurance in an industry that most do not last a few years in let alone a lifetime.
The Row is full of simple basics that every girl needs in her closet. Ashley said her idea was to create simple basics to mix and match with high end designer lines or to wear alone. I love that idea! I hate wearing the same designer from head to toe and always mix my Balenciaga and Chanel jackets with J. Brand jeans or leather pants and now I can incorporate pieces from The Row into my repertoire! There were so many things I wanted, a pair of slim cut Leather leggings cut with a patch on the back to give the bum a bit of lift, a reversible shearling coat (I tried it on and Ashley said I must get it, it was hot!), a bustier top and a slim cut skirt. Ashley herself was rockin’ a simple cashmere sweater and leather leggings from The Row with a pair of sky high platform Balenciaga boots that I wanted to steal from her. You must check out The Row at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman or at 4510 if you live in Dallas. Call Helen at 214-559-4510 to order!
Photos: Bag Snob.com and WWD