I, too, am now living inside an early Sofia Coppola film.

By Alyssa Hardy
Apr 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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As we make our way through these trying times, we're all looking for a little comfort. For you, that could be in the form of a great cocktail video by one Stanley Tucci, or even maybe a self-quarantine spa day. For me, it's via my favorite five-foot-tall moody twins: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Unfortunately, while they haven't released their iconic cinema collection filled with classics like Holiday in the Sun, and It Takes Two for streaming, Hypebae points out that they have, however, released a Spotify playlist via their fashion brand. It is exactly what you would expect and need from the all-black wearing, cigarettes-in-a-bowl yielding sisters. The Row's playlist titled "April 2020" starts with a classic, Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love With You," and consistently gets more capricious, making you feel like you are inside whatever Sofia Coppola movie they no doubt love.

As Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" kicks off the indie portion of the set, I think back to a time when they were the epitome of bohemian cool. Mary Kate wore leather jackets over zip-up hoodies, and Ashley wore American Apparel T-shirts and jeans. The sisters had just released their coffee table book Influence, and Mary Kate was reportedly dating photographer Max Snow. They were artsy, and things were good.

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Then, when Françoise Hardy's "Il Est Tout Pour Moi" comes on, I'm brought to the moment just five years ago, when we learned Mary Kate had married French banker Olivier Sarkozy. The wedding was reportedly held at a private residence on the east side of New York City and was filled with cocktails and bowls of cigarettes. It was very New York! It was very Parisian! It was a great mythical tale of a world that we can't see inside but can take comfort in knowing it happened. The list goes on.

So with that, please, step inside the sepia-toned world that is Mary Kate and Ashley's art-chic life and prepare to cry a little.