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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launch a line of handbags we can actually afford!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a new “affordable” handbag line.

The twin sisters sell backpacks now under their high-end line, The Row, which cost around $39,000. They’re now expanding into a line which we could actually afford! (I’ll wait and believe it when I see it.)

In an interview with WWD, the twins, both 26, said that their unique selling point will be providing designer arm candy with half the price tag.

‘We’ve always wanted to do handbags, but we really wanted to understand the market first and what was missing from the market and what’s already existing on the market,’ Ashley explained.

Mass-market appeal: Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate (right) want their new handbags to be affordable

‘We wanted the price point to be strong,’ Mary-Kate continued. ‘The price point is below [Alexander] Wang and [Phillip] Lim but above Marc [Jacobs] and Tory [Burch].’

Ashley added: ‘And Rebecca Minkoff. We wanted these bags to be affordable.’

The former child stars-turned-designers’ extensive new bag range will go on sale in July and includes satchels, shoppers, messenger bags, backpacks, cross-body bags, clutches, pouches and wallets.

Prices range from $125 to $395 for small leather items to $395 to $625 for bags – a stark contrast to the pair’s luxury brand The Row which stocks bags in the $2,000 to $55,000 price range.

Describing the collection, Mary-Kate said: ‘When it comes down to it our eye definitely goes to simplicity… and strong hardware and branding.

‘In this market, I think it’s important to offer color and special materials. The great thing about suede and haircalf is they take color so beautifully.’

Ashley added that while there are ‘pops of color’, the palette is in keeping with the twins’ favorite neutral and ‘wearable’ hues.

The twins have big plans for Elizabeth and James and intend to open retail stores within two years in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida in the hopes of expanding to Tokyo, Seoul and London in the future.

I think a cheaper line will do really well. I actually like a lot of their designs, and knowing I might some day be able to afford one makes me like them more! :)

 

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FIRST LOOK! Taylor Swift’s first campaign for Keds!

We’re getting our first look today at Taylor Swift’s new Keds ad! The campaign was shot in Nashville in a series of locations, including a train station, guitar shop and record store.

Titled “Bravehearts,” the campaign centers around Bravehearts.com, where girls are inspired to live fearlessly, define their style, and learn more about Swift’s personal story.

Swift isn’t the only one showing her stripes, or dots rather, as five additional brave girls will be featured alongside her in many of the images as well as sharing their individual stories on Bravehearts.com

Swift’s enthusiasm about working with the brand couldn’t be contained. “I am so excited to be working with Keds,” she said. “The campaign is a tribute to brave girls everywhere.”

Expect to see the print ads on in March issues of women’s lifestyle magazines.

Man, back in my day (I said it) Keds were the IT shoes. You knew you were cool if your shoes had that little blue tag on the back of them. Oh it brings back the memories!! I need to get a pair for my niece…

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Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell go topless for Interview Magazine!

At this point I’d be surprised more if I saw a photo of Kate Moss with her clothes ON! Sidenote: Have many of you checked out Kate Moss‘ latest Vanity Fair? So darn near every picture (yes, darn near) is of her her naked. I have two boys, 12 and 10, so I feel very convicted about having naked women in magazines. But I soooooooo badly want to read it! For now I just keep it hidden under all the boring Vanity Fair’s.

Anyhoo, here’s another nudie photo shoot. Dang, these women age beautifully. There ain’t no sagging to those boobies!

For her latest au naturale venture, the 38-year-old is joined by fellow ’90s supermodel Naomi Campbell on the cover of Interview Russia. The Mert and Marcus-lensed snap features the two gals doe-eyed (those lashes…) and reclining sans clothes. But since it’s just another topless day at work for the two ladies, we’re going to go out on a limb here and say that approximately nobody is shocked.

In the past year alone we’ve seen Kate pose for Spanish Vogue, Elle, Another Man, the 2012 Pirelli Calendar and even charity without anything covering her top half. Looks like she’s come a long way since the “nervous breakdowns” she suffered during her early topless shoots… As for Naomi, the 42-year-old is probably too busy prepping for the upcoming premiere of her new modeling show “The Face” to be shy about this latest gig.

The PG-rated cover is above….naughty one after the jump!

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SEE IT HERE! Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn gets her own Guess ad!

Six-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead has just landed her very first modeling job as the face of Guess Kids.

Dannielynn is the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The young model has lived with her father, Larry Birkhead, since her mother’s tragic death after a drug overdose in 2007.

Dannielynn fronts the Spring 2013 campaign, wearing next season’s denims.

In a behind-the-scenes video on Entertainment Tonight, Mr Birkhead is nothing but proud of Dannielynn, who bears a strong resemblance to her late mother.

He reveals she was a natural in front of the camera, and ‘needed very little coaching’.

But perhaps it is in her genes: Anna Nicole replaced Claudia Schiffer as the face of Guess in 1992, so little Dannielynn is following in her mother’s footsteps.

Guess creative director Paul Marciano said in a statement: ‘Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set.’

Model and one-time Playboy cover girl Anna Nicole Smith died in February 2007 after a prescription drug overdose, just a few months after Dannielynn was born.

Her death sparked a fierce paternity battle between several former lovers, including Mr Birkhead and Anna Nicole’s former lawyer, Howard K Stern (who was named on Dannielynn’s birth certificate).

A DNA test confirmed that Mr Birkhead was the biological father of Dannielynn in April 2007, and he has since retained custody.

Speaking in the Entertainment Tonight video, Mr Birkhead said he was proud of Dannielynn.

He added: ‘I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeing how great this will be.’

Do you think it’s smart to put Dannielynn into modeling so young?

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