May 13, 2009 02:50 PM

Courtesy of VMAN Magazine

Bye-bye blonde! Ashley Olsen, 22, who typically sports blonde tresses, got in touch with her dark side and dons a dark brown wig for a pictorial in VMAN magazine’s upcoming summer issue, of which has an exclusive preview. While Ashley appears serious and sultry in the photos, which were shot by Sebastian Faena, off-camera, she tells the magazine, “I’m definitely a hippie girl.” On the career front, Ashley says fashion is in her future, not acting. “I’ve been transitioning from acting as a kid to doing something that I’m choosing for myself-to be part of the fashion industry,” says Ashley, who helms The Row, a luxury women’s fashion collection expanding into men’s wear in the fall. Adds Ashley of her plans to conquer Seventh Avenue: “That’s what I want for my future. It has nothing to do with my past, nothing to do with anyone else’s agenda. And I followed my heart the whole way. But the outside perception is very different because you do have celebrity brands, people like Jessica Simpson and Kimora Lee Simmons, and those are celebrity brands because they have their names on it.” Although she and her twin Mary-Kate may appear to be cut from the same cloth, that’s not the case in terms of their ambitions. “The Row is really something that I’m doing while my sister still wants to focus on acting. She’s my partner in The Row, but she trusts me with the everyday. I mean, I see her like ten times a day.” –David Caplan

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