EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Olsen Gets in Touch with Her Dark Side for VMAN Magazine

05/13/2009 at 10:50 AM ET

Courtesy of VMAN Magazine

Bye-bye blonde! Ashley Olsen, 22, who typically sports blonde tresses, got in touch with her dark side and dons a dark brown wig for a pictorial in VMAN magazine’s upcoming summer issue, of which PEOPLE.com has an exclusive preview. While Ashley appears serious and sultry in the photos, which were shot by Sebastian Faena, off-camera, she tells the magazine, “I’m definitely a hippie girl.” On the career front, Ashley says fashion is in her future, not acting. “I’ve been transitioning from acting as a kid to doing something that I’m choosing for myself-to be part of the fashion industry,” says Ashley, who helms The Row, a luxury women’s fashion collection expanding into men’s wear in the fall. Adds Ashley of her plans to conquer Seventh Avenue: “That’s what I want for my future. It has nothing to do with my past, nothing to do with anyone else’s agenda. And I followed my heart the whole way. But the outside perception is very different because you do have celebrity brands, people like Jessica Simpson and Kimora Lee Simmons, and those are celebrity brands because they have their names on it.” Although she and her twin Mary-Kate may appear to be cut from the same cloth, that’s not the case in terms of their ambitions. “The Row is really something that I’m doing while my sister still wants to focus on acting. She’s my partner in The Row, but she trusts me with the everyday. I mean, I see her like ten times a day.” –David Caplan

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luba on

She doesn’t look good plus both sisters, if you haven’t noticed in other pictures, they have a rare form on their bodies; rather a shortenes in their waist.

Gabriela on

I think she look great. Change is good for the soul!

Loog on

I’d wreck that chick

laura on


Luna on

The Olson twins usually look like grown up troll dolls. This photo actually makes Mary Kate look good, and something other than the slob she normally is.

Luna on

Oops, I meant Ashley. Whatever, they’re both slobs.

Angela on

I think she looks like Ashley Simpson in this pic.

Natalie on

I dont understand why the Olsens are still famous. This is a horrible picture

Anonymous on

She’s beautiful, but she resembles Paula Abdul in the early 90’s in this pic.

Caity on

I think she does look a bit like Keira Knightly with the angle of the shot, but it’s a really great photo and i think she looks fantastic. She’s definitely is a long way away from her Full House day, in the best sense, of course.

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