EARTH AND WIND

posted by Elshane on Aug 21 2014, under Fashion

You know those moments when that random gown that's crunched in the back of your car, out of breath and out of season, can save your life? As if a seatbelt is your back seat's second best friend.

Driving deep north along California's Pacific Coast Highway {imagine desert cliffs and endless blue ocean sandwiching a small winding road together with nothing but a three- foot metal bumper barrier at most}, we stopped to take it all in, and save the life of a lone, suffocated gown.

The gown's fate has twisted-- first meant to be debuted at an appropriately seasoned black tie September wedding New York, she now finds herself sheer and uninhibited, blasted all over the internet; the true tale of a Hollywood star. And the best part? She's available to werk it out in your closet, too!

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES: DVRX GOLF SHOOT

posted by Elshane on Aug 18 2014, under Life of a Stylist

How To Style A Photo Shoot

I get so many questions about how the fashion styling business works. Since so many of my styling gigs are celebrity-driven, it's not that easy to share tips and tricks on my blog, for the sake of my client's privacy. {Although I'm sure you all want to see how I line up underwear for Hollywood's elite!}

But last week I did the most breathtaking menswear shoot, and I'm giving you all of the on-set juice... 

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FINDING BALANCE

posted by Elshane on Aug 17 2014, under Health/Fitness

The Skinny On Getting Skinny

When I need to loose those extra three pounds? I have a diet plan that really works for me. It's as simple as can be, and it's a guarantee score each time. Flattens my tummy and tightens my legs. Here's the deal...

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VIEW FROM ABOVE

posted by Elshane on Aug 14 2014, under Fashion

The unspoken rule in fashion, don't mess with a chick in a cape. This rule could extend outwards into non-fashion related turf, like, for example, if Wonder Woman swept into your high rise office to save the city, or equally, if a homeless woman in a blanket-cape swept into your front yard to say hi. Just let it be.

I felt an air of Wonder Woman myself, in my vegan leather leggings. Although typically I am down for a kill in the name of fashion, it felt quite "LA" of me to choose faux for a change. And how picturesque might I add, that Santa Barbara, the land of farm-to-table living, welcomed these vegan leggings with arms skies open wide.

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ADVENTURES IN SANTA BARBARA

posted by Elshane on Aug 12 2014, under Fashion

A taste of

Up the coast I went, with my tiny little suitcase packed for a weekend of beach, wine, exploration, wine, shopping, wine, and fine dining. Los Angeles to Santa Barbara was a quick two hour drive that reminded me exactly why I moved to California in the first place, as we navigated through the tall desert mountains and along the vast Pacific coast.

As a self-proclaimed queen of practicality amidst my sea of clothing chaos, I packed the perfect black rayon draped cardigan to pair back to each outfit day and night. The hidden buttons throughout the shoulder and waist of the wrap allowed me to perfect that hands-free Santa Barbara draping.

You know, to keep both hands ready for my next glass of wine...

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... ABOUT THOSE WEDDING BELLS

posted by Elshane on Aug 7 2014, under Beauty

Time flies.

This weekend marks my one year wedding anniversary to my very own Mr. Big! I'm releasing an amazing selection of never-before-seen wedding photos on My Instagram all weekend long. If you don't already follow me, now's the time {@elshanesworld}! 

Plus, catch the full scoop of what really went down on August 10, 2013 in my Glamour Magazine Weddings spread.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

posted by Elshane on Aug 4 2014, under Fashion

It's takes a rare moment to hear me scream and shout {i scream for ice cream} ... over a top.

A Party Top

Such was the case when I dressed beach casual for a late afternoon of beers by the sand.

This drop back top flashed me back to high school when I used to drop a bare back like it was a cold shoulder; when yesterday's back bone was today's cheek bone. Now, at 51 percent low brow and 49 percent high brow, I went there, with chills down my spine.

An anti-Elshane moment {party tops are for people who wear jeans-- and I, of course, don't} in the making, I threw my mind in reverse and went back to high school. Grabbed a double scoop and a cold beer and let my smile do the talking.

And yes, I'd do it again. 

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GREY GARDENS

posted by Elshane on Jul 30 2014, under Fashion

Today we're summering in Europe.  In L.A...

Amidst the heavy traffic and yoga-gear-clad moms of Beverly Hills lay a few pockets of Hollywood that are more reminiscent of an inland escape in the Mediterranean than a fog-infused movie town.

A three minute bike ride from my home finds me regularly at the Melrose Place garden of Eden; a perfectly manicured landscape invites you into brick alley back streets home to Marni, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, and the rest of the European Union. Their retail stores, that is.

It's as if a secret garden erupted inside of the world's largest walk-in closet.

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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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