After reading The Cut's excerpts of the new Olsen twins coffee table book Influence (a tome filled with "never-before-seen photographs from the girl's private collections, pages of original material by MK and Ashley, and interviews with some of the most influential tastemakers in the world"), we knew we needed our own copy. The interview with Karl Lagerfeld sounds amazing:
AO: What do you do now to stay in shape? KL: Nothing … I have a doctor who I made a book with that sold five million copies all over the world. Every country bought one, I think, in Russia and Italy and everywhere. But I don't get it — I don't know what Japan is going to do with a European diet book … Since I started my diet, which was like eight years ago, I haven't touched what I'm not supposed to: sugar, cheese, nothing! I don't even look at it. It looks to me like plastic.
We'll have to wait 'til next week: The book debuts in stores October 28th. Rabid Olsen fans, and the mere curious should know, however, that the blond duo will will appear in the flesh to promote the book with a reading at Barnes & Noble Union Square at 12:30pm on the 28th. We expect that it'll be a fantastic, crazy spectacle and we're totally going.
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