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Influenceby Ashley Olsen
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and#147;A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.and#8221;
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasnand#8217;tand#160;fashionand#151;it was a stolen book. She spent her teensand#160;hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpsterand#160;diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself toand#160;employment, but was still broke, directionless, andand#160;working a mediocre day job sheand#8217;d taken for theand#160;health insurance.
It was there that Sophia decided to start sellingand#160;vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is theand#160;founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal,and#160;a $100 million plus online fashion retailer withand#160;more than 350 employees. Sophiaand#8217;s never been aand#160;typical CEO, or a typical anything, and sheand#8217;s writtenand#160;#GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seekingand#160;a unique path to success, even when that path isand#160;winding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
#GIRLBOSS includes Sophiaand#8217;s story, yet isand#160;infinitely bigger than Sophia. Itand#8217;s deeply personaland#160;yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up callsand#160;(and#147;You are not a special snowflakeand#8221;), cunning andand#160;frank observations (and#147;Failure is your inventionand#8221;),and#160;and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Galand#8217;sand#160;meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground.and#160;It proves that being successful isnand#8217;t about how popularand#160;you were in high school or where you went toand#160;college (if you went to college). Rather, success isand#160;about trusting your instincts and following your gut,and#160;knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly.and#160;
As Sophia writes, and#147;I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Donand#8217;t ever grow up. Donand#8217;t become a bore. Donand#8217;t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool.and#160; Then letand#8217;s do this.and#8221;
The Olsen sisters take readers on a journey through their celebrated young lives, pausing to reflect on what has helped shape them into who they are today. "Influence" covers Mary-Kate and Ashley's interest in fashion, environment, art, and giving back. Photos throughout.
INFLUENCE includes interviews with:
Alexandre de Betak
Diane von Furstenberg
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
Robert Lee Morris
ASHLEY OLSEN, designer, entrepreneur, actress, and style icon, is one of the most influential young women in the fashion and entertainment industries. Ashley founded her luxury brand, The Row, in 2006, and co-designs Elizabeth and James with Mary-Kate. Marie Claire magazine called Ashley "a remarkably clear and focused executive doing brilliant work."
MARY-KATE OLSEN, actress, designer, and entrepreneur, currently co-designs Elizabeth and James with her sister and business partner, Ashley. The Hollywood Reporter named Mary-Kate one of the "most powerful women in Hollywood," and the New York Times called her role in The Wackness the "breakout performance of the year."
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, known around the world for their individual, unique style have emerged as two of our shared cultur‛s most influential women. In the pages of Influence, Ashley and Mary-Kate take readers on a journey through their celebrated young lives, pausing to reflect on what has helped shape them into who they are today.
Influence will be filled with never-before-seen photographs from Ashley and Mary-Kat‛s private collections, pages of original material by Ashley and Mary-Kate, and interviews with some of the most influential tastemakers in the world. Internationally famous photographer Rankin shot the cover image and many interior shots. The book is designed by renowned book-designer Rodrigo Corral and edited by fashion and arts writer Derek Blasberg.
Influence has 4 major sections: Fashion, Environment, Art and Giving Back, as well as an introduction and conclusion. This category-breaking book will show that with an open mind and a little bit of curiosity, everyone can have INFLUENCE.
About the Author
Revered for her eclectic style and old Hollywood soul, Mary-Kate Olsen is an actress, designer, style icon and entrepreneur. Her influence in fashion has been recognized around the world and she currently co-designs The Row and Elizabeth and James with her sister and business partner, Ashley. Most recently, she has completed a recurring role on the hit TV show Weeds and wrapped the film The Wackness with Sir Ben Kingsley. The Hollywood Reporter named Mary-Kate one of the Most Powerful Women in Hollywood.”
Admired for founding the luxury brand The Row, Ashley Olsen is a designer, entrepreneur, actress, and style icon not to mention, one of the most influential young women in the fashion and entertainment industries. The Row, launched in 2006, was quickly picked up by high end retailers globally. Following on the heels of The Row, Ashley ventured with her sister Mary-Kate into the contemporary market with the Elizabeth and James brand. Recently Harpers Bazaar named Ashley Fashions New It Girl.”
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