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on 2 May 2017
Book was in perfect condition inside! Cover a little dirty and edges a little crumpled nothing major. Very happy! Thank you! 😊
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on 30 March 2009
I had this book as a present for my birthday and was unsure about it; but after reading the first few sections i was drawn in. i am a fashion obsessive and found this book interesting because you look at the people who influence you but never really think about what influences them, and this is what this book covers people from all walks of life and how they got where they are today it certainly makes me realise i need to go with the flow instead of fighting against it and taking chances as you never know where they will take you. The olsens were very modest and down to earth it wasnt all about them and i found that they tryed to avoid talking about themselves as much as possible.

fantastic read and interesting to find out about various people in the industry and what is their influence
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on 26 November 2009
What can I say? First: you don't have to be a fan. this book is for everyone and anyone who loves fashion and art. the photos of Mary-Kate and Ashley are just breathtaking! it is worth the money. i'm sure you will not be disappointed with this book. =)
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on 5 August 2009
I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book but was very surprised when it arrived to see it's size- it's definitely the type of thing to read around the house, and not practical to take elsewhere.
When you open the book everything is beautifully laid out, from the photos by Rankin of the twins, montages of designers collections and beautiful art work by various artists.
If you're not an Olsen fan (which I am), but love fashion, art and design then this book will still appeal to you, it;s not so much about Mary Kate & Ashley (though their are some interviews with them), but about the things which inspire various designers (Christian Loubitin, John Galliano etc.), artists, and designers.
I would definitely recommend this book if you are at all into fashion!
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on 5 November 2008
This book is a very influential read and lives up to it's purpose.
Mary-Kate and Ashley have done a great job interviewing the featured people and the books design is very nice. The book has a lot of interesting quotes and it was nice to get an insight into the lives of how the true "originals" grew up and got started in their fields (Karl Largerfeld, Lauren Hutton and Diana von Frustenberg to name a few).
A couple of not so good things: the book is very repetitive, but i guess i was expecting that.
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This book would make a great gift to anyone interested in the "Olsen twins" but it also could cater to a much broader audience weather your a 40 year old woman or a 19 year old boy. It would also make a great coffee table book.
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on 5 February 2009
Influence is a book I truly recommend to remind anyone why they are doing anything in life. It is a collection of interviews with individuals who have defined their field of work- Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Beard, Fransisco Costa and many others share the way they have managed to come to this particular point in life.

The book does not create illusions, all of these individuals strongly believe that the only way to achieve success in any form is to work hard, but to also have passion for the particular field you want to be successful at. In a way then, the interviews inspire to truly understand the one thing that makes a person passionate and make that their life work.

I would make this book compulsory for anyone who thinks that fame, success just arrives at people's doorstep. All the people that the Olson twins have interviewed show that hard work in something that a person is passionate about, even having to face continuations of failure, will eventually lead to something influential.

Influence does really mange to create an influence.
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on 16 May 2009
You don't even have to like Mary-Kate or Ashley that much to enjoy this book (but might find all the more enjoyable if you do too)....interviews with everyone from a jewellery designer to Karl Largerfield to Diane Von Furstenberg...

A great look at style....not fashion, in the way that fashion changes all the time....shoes, art, interior...I am inspired.... :)
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on 28 January 2009
I was unsure about this book to start with, thinking that it would be same as any other fashion book that talks about the same old things. However this is one of the most inspiring fashion books i've ever read! Interesting and thought provoking, this book is definately a keeper!
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on 2 July 2012
If you love the olsens you will love this book.It has great page layouts and lots of fab Polaroids of everyone involved in the book.
Interviews with people the olsens have been inspired and influenced by and also interviews with Mary Kate and Ashley.
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on 16 May 2012
Being a Mary-kate and Ashley fan i was so excited to buy this book! i haven't put it down side i've bought it it's amazing to know who influence's other people, a great buy i didn't hesitate to buy it and neither should you because its BRILLIANT!
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