The Olsen Twins Are 27!

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Yes, dear readers, it is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s birthday. Not to go fan-girl on you guys, but we love ourselves an Olsen twin. And it’s likely that our morality index was shaped by the eight years we observed Michelle Tanner on Full House. And their business acumen! They went from peddling their own flesh and blood for less than a dollar to producing, and selling out of, a $34,000 backpack. It’s simultaneously hard for us to believe that they are already and only 27.

But what’s most impressive, really, is the amount of style they’ve managed to pack into less than three decades. These girls have navigated the ropes from tween icons to mainstream moguls to, most recently, the minimalist designers of choice for the upper crust. Nowadays, their daily ensembles so chicly toe the line between “I couldn’t look cooler” and “I might be a cat lady" (Ashley donned what can only be described as an orange aura to this year's Met Gala). So, in honor of their big day (conveniently also #TBT), we're looking back at the beachy waves [34], tank tops [21], matching metallic suits [11], and jet-set style (ahem, small round sunglasses [4]) that won us over from the very start.

This is really an opportunity to reacquaint yourselves with why you should never ever scramble eggs with a fork—thanks, Billboard Dad—how to solve a mystery with the Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley series, how to play matchmaker (and throw a stellar food fight) with It Takes Two, and how to make the most of the Witness Protection Program with Our Lips Are Sealed. Most of all, cop some style, because you know what, overalls are back. Until then, enjoy 53 of Mary-Kate and Ashley's best looks.

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  • http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk/ Anya

    I can not believe they are 27! I remember watching their films all the time as a kid. Especially Two of a Kind!

    http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

  • amalia

    An Olsen twins top shelf I think would be able to crash your server!
    I grew up watching them, praying to have a twin somewhere, wanting to be them. I really admire them, what they did with their lives especially Ashley and the fact that they dont expose themselves using social media and papparazzi is amazing. Please try this top shelf thing!

    p.s. sorry for my poor english

    kisses from Greece

  • http://bacardichaser.blogspot.de/ bacardi chaser

    haha I used to love them when I was like 10.

  • rjt

    Found one of their mystery VHS's at Goodwill yesterday for $1. I couldn't pass up such a steal! Haven't watched it yet, but rest assured I will- I actually watched How the West was Fun again fairly recently!

    • Claire

      I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes to get a little nostalgic once in awhile...recently I've been YouTubing old "Sister, Sister" episodes! They're just as good the second time around! ;)

  • http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/ Nomadic D.

    Amazing photos, seriously. Just clicked through every single one and loved every single second of it. But most importantly, "It’s simultaneously hard for us to believe that they are already and only 27"... SO TRUE. Also, makes me feel like maybe it's time to get off my butt and get something done? Not that that's a fair comparison, but still, we can all use a little kick in the butt once in a while. Thanks twinsies.

    http://www.nomadicd.com

  • http://thenakedcoed.blogspot.com/ Dana

    I have the same birthday as the Olsen twins. So I was super excited when all the guys in my classes were like, "A lot of people have been waiting for June 13th this year." I found out later it was because the Olsen twins were turning 18 and finally "legal." And for some reason that mattered to 14 YEAR OLDS. Crushed.

  • MsDenbi

    I love the their style, and believe it or not, I actually enjoyed A New York Minute!

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