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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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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