The CFDA Award-winning designers behind The Row, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, are the cover stars of Allure‘s December 2013 issue. While the Olsen twins always have a lot on their respective plates, their most recent focus is launching a duo of fragrances for their contemporary line Elizabeth and James. Just as there are twin-sided fragrances on the way — Nirvana White and Nirvana Black — the girls got twin-sided covers, one featuring Ashley in white and the other Mary-Kate in black.
Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the spread focused on beauty — clean skin, bold brows and natural beach waves. The twins’ new fragrance lands exclusively at Sephora in January, and, as usual, the girls have been involved through every step of the process. This desire to be hands-on is why the Olsens ultimately decided to stop acting in order to pursue design and run their own companies. “I need to do things 100 percent,” Ashley told the magazine. “There’s a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry,” Mary-Kate continued. ”I am not great at not being able to control the end product.”
Head over to Allure.com for exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Olsens’ cover shoot.