Rising young actress ELIZABETH OLSEN says she had to wear her sister MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN‘s hand-me-downs growing up.
Which is not a bad thing if you got to have your then more famous twin siblings’ cast-offs, but Elizabeth Olsen continued to grow while her “Full House” sisters got the shorter end of the height stick…
“For two years, I didn’t buy anything. I’ve had this [grabs a huge, grey faux-fur jacket] for two years. It was a sample from The Row that never got made. But even as a little kid, our parents made us go through our closets so often, so I had all their hand-me-downs,”
The 22-year-old “Martha Marcy May Marlene” actress told ASOS Magazine where she covers its March issue.
“As I passed on them, [Elizabeth is 5-foot-7, four inches taller than Ashley, while Mary-Kate is slightly under 5-feet tall], it was awful, because all my friends would get their clothes and I got nothing. Pants and shoes never fitted me after 14, but all my friends would say, ‘Oh this? This is Mary-Kate‘s.’ I’d be like, ‘I hate you, that’s so cute.’”
But getting passed on for her sisters’ designer outfits made Elizabeth grow up to be a more pragmatic shopper.
“When I was in high school, I would go to second-hand stores — not because I thought it was cool, but because you could get so much more for your dollar,”
“I love Celine now. My sisters introduced me to that label a couple of years ago. And Chanel. And Isabel Marant has become someone that I really like,” she adds.” I didn’t know all this stuff before this year, but I thought I should probably become more aware so I can have more of a say in what I wear.”
And with the buzz she’s currently generating in Hollywood, it looks like Elizabeth Olsen will never have to settle for hand-me-downs again…
Photos Via ASOS Magazine. March 2012 Issue