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A Sneak Peek into a Gallery Girl Workweek
Monday to Friday Moments as told by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Art Girls Jungle 17 Aug 2021

Mary-Kate and Ashley may not technically be art girls, but at heart, each is the quintessential gallery girl. Even more so given that they’ve never actually worked in an art gallery, to the best of my knowledge. Allow me to explain.
First of all, there’s the outfits. Can we talk about the outfits? Even before Elizabeth and James, MK and Ashley were the OG early 2000s street style stars. Perfectly poised but disheveled, casual but inimitable, pouty and precocious, serving shade from behind their oversized glasses, the petite twins made the tabloids their runways, Starbucks cups ever in tow. They basically gave birth to the “too cool and busy to care” vibe that every gallerina emulates as she’s dashing around downtown on ultra-important assignments—like picking up their boss’ Sweetgreen, or dropping off a UPS package.
Secondly, they have strong ties to the art world, which basically qualifies them as honorary gallery girls. Mary-Kate has a killer art collection, and she’s been spotted at Sotheby’s with her husband. She’s also been romantically linked to artist and de Menil family member Max Snow. Ashley’s art world ties are a bit more far-fetched, but we’ll say she’s arty by association. Plus, the sisters are both now fashion designers, and in today’s world, where even are the boundaries between the art and fashion?
All of this is to say that Mary-Kate and Ashley channel the perfect arty workweek mood. Let’s take a tour through all of our familiar Monday-Friday moments, as told by vintage MK and Ashley pics.

1) Strolling into work on Monday, still in your Sunday casual.

Gallery girl mood 1, Ashley Olsen.
The athleisure trend has been god’s gift to people who love wearing their PJs all day, am I right?

2) And hiding from your boss when she asks if you’re wearing a bathrobe.

mk ashley 2
It’s Acne, I swear!

3) Peeking through the competing gallery’s windows on your way to grab coffee.

mk and ashley 3
Just to see what they’re showing. Not that you care. But for the record, my golden doodle could’ve curated that.

4) Launching full-on schmooze mode when a top-10 client walks through the door.

mk ashley 4

Can I interest you in the most expensive painting we have? It’s just your style!

5) When you put on one swipe of mascara at the gallery.

mk and ashley 5
And suddenly, I feel like a Saudi Arabian princess.

6) When someone cute walks starts browsing the exhibit.

mk and ashley 6
Are you looking for a gorgeous, complex and rare work to hang in your bedroom? Here’s my number 😉

7) Strolling to work on Friday morning, shades on, dry shampoo applied, not a care in the world.

mk and ashley 7
Only to realize it’s Wednesday and your Tequila Thursday was actually a Tequila Tuesday. Oops.

8) At lunch the same day, when you vow to renounce all your bad habits and embark on a life of green smoothies and goop detox salads.

mk and ashley 8

Two large smoothies with a side of virtue signaling, please.

9) By the time Friday does arrive, you’ve given up that dream and are drinking coffee out of soup bowls.

mk and ashley 9
Who said a saucepan isn’t a proper vehicle for coffee?

10) All glammed up for a Saturday night gala, remembering why you love your job in the first place.

mk and ashley 10
Aaaand I’m ready to do it all again. Monday, hit me.

Text by Katya Lopatko
Images via @olsenmoodboard, @marykateandashleyfullerolsen

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