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Great Gifts: Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Books make great, affordable gifts, and the book topping every stylish gal's wish list this holiday season is Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It's not a book about their lives so much as it is a book about their influences, as the title suggests, which means we as readers are granted access to intimate interviews with some of the most influential designers, artists, and photographers in the world. Revealing conversations with Diane von Furstenberg, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and many many more will entertain and inform any fashion addict. And for Olsen fans, there are plenty of pages of original material by MK and Ashley and photographs of these child stars-turned-style icons.

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy (a not-so-subtle hint to any friends and family who might be reading this post), so if Santa doesn't bring it to me, I'll happily plunk down $22.22 at Amazon and buy it for myself!

Shop it: Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at, $22.22

great idea...anything that i'd want for myself usually makes a great present for a friend.
#1 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2008-12-05 10:47 (Reply)
For soem reason I am not a fan of the Olsen's -never have been- but I would find it an interesting read from a style point of view :-)
#2 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2008-12-05 12:53 (Reply)
Thank goodness! I'd rather read about designers than the Olsen's any day. They are too young to be writing a biography!
#3 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2008-12-05 16:37 (Reply)
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

#4 Ruth (Homepage) on 2008-12-06 02:34 (Reply)
I've been wanting a copy of this book since I read about it what seems like forever ago! It's a great gift idea for sure.
#5 Katie on 2008-12-06 12:46 (Reply)
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