For quite a few years now, I have been hugely influenced by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s personal style, and so when I heard they were releasing a book based on those who directly influences them, of course I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Luckily, my copy of the book arrived yesterday, and immediately I could sense how different this book was from other celebrity “written” books. You can tell that they had a direct hand in the book, and didn’t just slap their names on the cover.
It’s a collection of photos, quotes, and interviews with big name designers, photographers, illustrators, etc… All conducted by the girls themselves.
One of my favorite parts of the book is where Ashley and Mary-Kate have filled out a questionaire. Everyone has always seen them as the same, but their answers to these questions couldn’t be more proof as to how different they actually are.
I’ll call it the “Influence” questionaire, even though it really is a questionaire called “An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc.”
-Your most marked characteristic?
-The quality you most like in a man?
-The quality you most like in a woman?
-What do you most value in your friends?
-What is your principle defect?
-What is your favorite occupation?
-What is your dream of happiness?
-What to your mind would be the greatest misfortunes?
-What would you like to be?
-In what country would you like to live?
-What is your favorite color?
-What is your favorite flower?
-What is your favorite bird?
-Who are your favorite prose writers?
-Who are your favorite poets?
-Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
-Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
-Who are your favorite composers?
-Who are your favorite painters?
-Who are your heroes in real life?
-What is it you most dislike?
-What natural gift would you most like to possess?
-How would you like to die?
-What is your present state of mind?
-To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
-What is your motto?
-Your Name or Pseudo
Feel free to answer the questions, and maybe even pass it along.