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Style Notes: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Give Rare Interview; Ivanka Trump Jewelry Back at Neiman Marcus

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Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate Olsen

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Olsen Twins Give Rare Interview with Net-a-Porter's The Edit [The Edit]
The Olsen twins were once everywhere you look (Full House fans, where you at?), but these days, the 30-year-old sisters prefer their behind-the-scenes roles as creative directors of their two luxury labels, The Row and Elizabeth and James. In a rare interview with Net-a-Porter's The Edit, the sisters confirmed that which we already know to be true: They dislike being photographed, they have no desire to be on social media and they have maintained a focus on tailoring, quality and comfort in their work. Lesser-known tidbits unveiled include the fact that their passion for designing stemmed from their years of having clothing tailored to their petite frames, and Mary-Kate relieves her stress by horseback riding (yep, like her character in the 1994 classic How the West Was Fun).

Ivanka Trump Jewelry Is Back at Neiman Marcus [Racked]
The Ivanka Trump fine jewelry collection is back on Neiman Marcus' shelves (well, it's virtual ones, at least). The brand disappeared from the department store's website in early February, with many speculating that the company had listened to shoppers participating in the #GrabYourWallet boycott, which urged shoppers to stay away from shops which sold any of the Trump brands. When asked about the initial disappearance of Ivanka Trump product, a spokesperson gave the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "Neiman Marcus has a very small Ivanka Trump precious jewelry business which is comprised 100 percent of consigned merchandise (merchandise owned by the vendor). Based on productivity we continuously assess whether our brands are carried in stores, on our website, or both." In an interview with Refinery29 earlier this week, company president Abigail Klem stated that the company has seen record sales since Donald Trump's election, so perhaps Neiman Marcus is simply looking to cash in on this spike. 

Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West's Stability in New KUWTK Trailer [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Ahead of the season 13 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is slated to drop on Sunday, E! has released another trailer, which sees Kim Kardashian discussing more of the fallout from her robbery in Paris. This time, the focus falls on Kanye West and his apparent mental instability. Watch the trailer below.  

MAC Will Now Be Sold in Ulta Stores [Yahoo Finance]
MAC will finally make its way into Ulta stores after years of holding out on two of the top beauty chains: Ulta and Sephora. MAC, which currently stocks its products online, in its own boutiques and in select department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's, is rolling into Ulta.com on May 7 and also will be in stores later this spring. In its annual report, Ulta also outlined plans to grow its e-commerce business by 40 percent and to open 100 new stores in 2017. 

Cara Delevingne to Star in Docuseries for Puma [YouTube]
Cara Delevingne is taking her ambassador role for Puma to the next level by launching a docuseries in partnership with the brand. The project will follow her as she travels to Uganda with the UN-backed Girl Up foundation to tell the stories of empowering women. Called "DO YOU" (also the name of her first campaign with Puma), the video series is slated to launch in July. 

 

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