SHE WEARS THE PANTS

posted by Elshane on Sep 15 2014, under Fashion

This crisp Fall air is revving my work gut into overdrive. It's something about the change in seasons that excites the fire in my belly to work even harder and more efficiently. I see goals and dreams and pleasing people. Pleasing myself.

Naturally, New York Fashion Week proved to be the perfect exit from summer's light fare onto this freeway of fervor.

I chose pants for the occasion. I'm the woman in the driver's seat, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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LIFE OF A STYLIST: WHAT'S IN MY STYLIST KIT?

posted by Elshane on Sep 11 2014, under Life of a Stylist

I'm an industry vet

and my Fashion Stylist Kit can prove it. Best yet, I use so many of these items on any given Saturday night while dressing myself...

Here's why.

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WHITE LIGHTENING

posted by Elshane on Sep 8 2014, under Life of a Stylist

New York Fashion Week

came and went in a flash. I blinked and my crisp white taffeta ball skirt saw her moment, and shine, shine she did. Her first dance was with a crowd of flashing lights, wandering eyes, passersby in between, and a skateboard-led twirl or two. And this first dance was her very last. Of the season. Was it worth it? Always. Can she, too, waltz into your closet? Yes

Sometimes the fashion dance is ripest on the concrete courtyard outside of Lincoln Center. It's there that the true colors of New York (and LA's) fashion elite throw down their finest hoedown of creativity and catwalk sass. Perhaps, after all, the most exciting part of it all is the journey, not the destination...

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STEVIE IN THE SAND

posted by Elshane on Sep 3 2014, under Fashion

As summer flirts its final winking eye, reminding us of the memories that were, we seemingly take the nod (albeit the 84 degree weather) and accept fall's great fashion challenge.

It never hurts that New York Fashion Week lands on the brink of the fall season-- allowing us blog-ette's the elegant safari right of passage into fur coating and camels and oxbloods (oh, my!) and all other animalistic tendencies that fall innately welcomes.

I sit here at a Starbucks adjacent to the Empire Hotel, the quintessential New York Fashion Week hotel hub, anxiously awaiting the week ahead. And lucky you... you're only a click away from following along with me! Keep up with me all week on my Instagram @elshanesworld!

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ELCHELLA 2014!

posted by Elshane on Aug 27 2014, under Home Decor/Entertaining

Dear Diary,

I had the best 30th birthday a gal could ask for!!! Well fine, I guess I should pat myself on the back and say it was all my "fault". That #ELCHELLA theme, you know, "Elshane's Coachella", was a recipe for success the second my gals started chowing down on my Fritzi Hot Dog truck, serving up LA's finest gourmet 'dogs and accouterments topped on pretzel buns.

Also, it didn't hurt that I created possibly the most epic D-I-Y station of all time, my Harajuku Sunglasses Stand, where I ordered 500 cheeseburger, ice cream cone, and penguin mini erasers, along with pearls, rhinestones, and googily eyes to hot glue onto faux Ray-Ban sunnies.

But wait, maybe it was actually the 16-person "shotski" that made #Elchella, well, #Elchella. Or do you think it was the countless Tribe of Jewels metallic tattoos that I shared with all of my guests to put where they pleased? Ah, yes, that could be it! I remember that four hours into the perfectly chilled and forever free-flowin' Tequila Avion, all of the macho guys were begging us proper ladies to "tramp stamp" their lower backs with metallic suns and tribal symbols!

Although, thinking back, I think my favorite part was actually the 4-member Rock Band that I hired and chartered to travel all the way from Santa Barbara to rock out at 10,000,000 volts of volume to classics like Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana

Wait, now I really remember why it was the best day ever...

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FALL BACKPACK SALE!

posted by Elshane on Aug 25 2014, under Shop What I Want

Remember that luxe backpack that I sported through all of Fall '14 New York Fashion Week? Yes, the one that made the cover of Cosmopolitan, pages of Women's Wear Daily, and Glamour mag? 

Well, that bag is the perfect (I mean, literally perfect) fall accessory, and I'm offering an exclusive sale to my readers to score it for well under $100!

Use my code, ELSHANE at checkout to receive an additional 10% off the already reduced price, turning the bag from $128 to $99 to $69! Offered in 7 colorways, this is the perfect travel and lifestyle swag-- and they're going FAST! Wait, two colorways just sold out. What are you waiting for? 

(Note: your ELSHANE code is good for 10% off any/all product on Sorial's site.)

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CARTE BLANCHE

posted by Elshane on Aug 25 2014, under Fashion

Exploring a new city is grounds for {situational dressing} = picturing yourself as a member of said movement and playing the part, but with icing on top.

Example: Confused Cali chick taken on a date to a New York Giants game. Dress code: High ponytail, vintage Giants tee cut into a crop top, high waist denim skirt, Gucci high top kicks, and two black lines under her eyes. Screaming: go team happy!

In my case, I rested my size 10 foot on fresh Santa Barbara soil and escaped into the world of a surfer-ette who tends to her garden on early mornings and to her wine cellar on late evenings. She's a fan of online shopping and gravitates to fresh, Australian designers. Her name is Rae.

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