STREET GRIND

posted by Elshane on Nov 24 2014, under Fashion

Finding beauty in nature is easy in Los Angeles—the endless greenery and topography is something out of a color-by-number picture book. You can twirl endlessly in a chiffon dress on top of a hill overlooking the ocean—but what does it all mean? 

Now those gritty streets of Hollywood… that’s really where I feel most at home. As a native New Yorker, there’s something about the smell of the concrete that puts a little hop in my {Alaia boots} step.  No one can navigate past a lagging crew of tourists or a pack of homeless youth better than this city chick. Foot traffic is my street traffic.

To play the part of city girl in this green, green world... {continue reading after the jump}

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URBAN DECAY: NAKED ON THE RUN

posted by Elshane on Nov 19 2014, under Beauty

A Japanese, an American, a Russian, and an Armenian girl all walk into a bar...

Sounds like the first line of a dad joke, but it was actually just the start of our amazing #nakedontherun journey through New Orleans!

I was like a kid in a candy store this weekend, or better yet, in Elshane terminology, a fashionista at a Barneys warehouse sale when Urban Decay Cosmetics flew me across the country to New Orleans for three days and three nights to test out and experience their newest eyeshadow and beyond palette, Naked On The Run.

It began with four beautiful chicks who had never before met, bound together by a perfect square makeup box filled with 11 vegan, cruelty-free colors to paint our faces with. Our features couldn't have been more uniquely different, some heart shaped lips, some barely-there lips (tear...that's me); some almond-shaped eyes, and some big ol' bug eyes (again, that'd be me), but we put our own spin on the Naked On The Run palette as we toured one of the greatest cities I've ever explored. And to be honest? We looked HOT.

And so it went, the journey of experimenting with perfectly shimmery nudes, highlighting and contouring my oh-so-eager eyes, all while exploring my new favorite city. Come along on my visually telling photo journey with my three new friends...

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POWER PLAY

posted by Elshane on Nov 17 2014, under Fashion

From New York to LA, a power chick always keeps pencil skirts in full rotation. I tossed my typical black pencil skirts to the side this season in exchange for surprisingly welcomed brights and prints.

On this day, I was off to a few casual meetings in Beverly Hills, so a matching top was the only right answer. In a more corporate setting, I would have swapped the floral tee for a classic white button down, tucked in with a wide belt.

Always play the part...just never follow the rules!

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DRESS ME UP

posted by Elshane on Nov 9 2014, under Fashion

This dress even makes a plastic hanger look glamorous. For all of the days that I live to put together unassumingly perfectly paired separates, there is something refreshing about throwing on a dress as a one-and-done polished lewk.

Of course, I say this as I'm laying in a mushy bed in a pretty crappy hotel room in Palm Springs for a brief work trip. I'm out here in the desert styling a pretty major somethin-somethin. Zero glamour happening here-- just a bunch of hard work. Fortunately, with just the right dress, the fantasy of glamour is my secret reality...

Photography by Sabrina Hill

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SPOTLIGHT ON STYLE.COM

posted by Elshane on Nov 6 2014, under Life of a Stylist

Wow!!! What a mind-blowing honor it is to be featured on Style.com right now. Style.com has always been my online fashion bible-- ever since my early college years as an intern in the Cosmopolitan magazine accessories closet. And now to be featured on the site? I'm completely over the moon.

But you know what? I am proud of my journey into becoming Elshane's World and even more proud that Style.com is sharing my story to inspire others. I'm so excited to show you the entire article here. Plus, I'm sharing never before seen behind-the-scenes photos of a day in the life of a fashion stylist and blogger, so don't miss the full article here!

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HI! IT'S ELSHANE FROM LOS ANGELES, CA
(BY WAY OF NEW YORK CITY)

I STARTED MY BLOG IN 2010 AS A WAY TO ARCHIVE ALL OF THE ONE-OF-A-KIND RUNWAY PIECES THAT I OWNED FROM WORKING AS THE IN-HOUSE STYLIST FOR DIANE VON FURSTENBERG IN NYC.

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