Fashionista of the month: Elizabeth Olsen

by insightandout

Let’s get one thing straight: Elizabeth Olsen did not become this year’s it-girl because of her famous last name. So yeah, she’s Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s baby sister. Et alors? Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Olsen graduated from the Tisch School of Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company. In other words: she’s got skills.

The 22-year old actress made her film debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene, an indie drama about a young woman who tries to rebuild her life after escaping from a cult, for which she was nominated for Breakthrough Award and Best Ensemble Cast.

Next year Olsen, who is often seen wearing ensembles from her sister’s lines The Row and Elizabeth and James (named after her and her brother), will be starring in the Rodrigo Cortes thriller Red Lights and Liberal Arts a movie by actor/director Josh Radnor. In 2013 she’ll play alongside Dakota Fanning in the romantic dramedy Very Good Girls.

Not bad for a girl who we hadn’t heard from up until a year ago.