Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen by Lorenzo Santini/
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are writing a book about fashion called Influence. The coffee-table volume, in stores this fall, will include new photos of the pair by photographer Rankin and essays by the authors about the photographers, designers and artists who have inspired them. This list is said to include Bob Colacello, Terry Richardson, Jack Pierson and Christian Louboutin, but, before they go to press, I'd like to make a few other suggestions of people who, at least to me, appear to have influenced the pair's distinctive look:

1) Bob Marley ( le chapeau)
2) the old-timey hobo who lives by the railroad yard
3) my nana
4) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
5) Elton John (eyewear only)

Inspired yet? I can't wait for their joint book party with Eminem. I hope there's rumaki! - Mickey O'Connor