POM AND CIRCUMSTANCE

posted by Elshane on Jan 28 2015, under Fashion

This is my "I can't wait for the Super Bowl" face. Give me a reason to daytime celebrate and I'll give you 10 shots of tequila reasons to hang by my side. 

This year we were going to extend our annual Super Bowl rager-- last year's was equip with a basketball dunk bouncy castle and a hella-lotta beer pong-- but unfortunately our new #elspanishoasis custom living room couch won't be delivered in time. This hostess doesn't host a party without seating.

So we're giving it a rest this year, and planning to make the most of Uber and our friend's sweet house in the Hollywood hills...

File under: I love parties.

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FUR FINDINGS

posted by Elshane on Jan 26 2015, under Fashion

So then this happened... 

I was popping in by my favorite fashion PR firm last week, Infinity Creative Agency, when I melted and resurged like a chic, fashionable, yet still carrot in tow Olaf reincarnation (#frozenreference) once I laid my very 20/20 Lasik'd eyes upon these Charlotte Simone fur treasures. I could hardly walk out the door with the items in tow without begging for an impromptu "wall session" {moment with just me, a killer wall, and a friend with a camera.} 

#HollywoodHomer so happened to be my arm candy that day, so he wasn't too keen on being second fiddle on another ball o' fur. He will always be #1 in my heart, but I can't deny that this handbag and scarf come in a close second... 

Photographs taken in the Infinity Creative Agency studio in downtown LA by @prettyraw

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CLEAN SWEEP: YOUR PERFECT FACE MASK

posted by Elshane on Jan 23 2015, under Beauty

Us #bosslady boos who work hard must always indulge in giving back to our bodies, particularly our skincare regimen. After a long day on set, I make sure to always exfoliate, use toner, and slap on a 20-minute moisture surge. 

I recently discovered these (*wow alert, under $8 each) Dr. Jart + masks during New York fashion week, and quickly invited them into my bedroom. For the sake of my skin and yours, here's the gossip on their performance...

All That Lift & Firm: 

This gel mask was by far the most fun mask to put on, but also the hardest. It comes in two separate parts, an eye mask, and then a lower face mask which they instruct you to stretch past your ears. I opted to just stick it to my cheeks because it seemed a bit cleaner, and worked just as well. The caffeine and aloe left my face feeling tight n' right! I would continue to use this mask once a week. 

Brightening Infusion:

This gel mask is great to do with your significant other. It's easy to apply, feels so tight on the skin, and fits on all face types. It's targeted towards dark circles, dark spots, and uneven skintone. Basically, a Thursday night delight... 

Water Replenishment:

This is the cotton sheet mask that I fell in love with during Fashion Week. It's easy to apply and left me feeling moisturized and refreshed because of the immediate cooling sensation from the allantoin and witch hazel. It's a bit messier than others, but fine if you're using it while laying in bed. Thumbs up.

I will admit I forced my husband to take a few photos of me in this mask for my blog and he was so horrified with the image of me as a mummified ghost that he refused to let me post them. They really did look that ugly. I recommend using this during some good ol' fashion alone time. And, yes I still have those photos and am proud of them. 

Pore Minimalist:

This black, seaweed-like mask (filled with Korean charcoal and spearmint) was very exotic upon opening! It felt cold and soothing on my face, but slid around a bit while I watched TV. It's intended for large pores and I have very small pores so I didn't notice much of a difference the next morning. Worth a shot if you have large pores.

P.S.- Anyone notice this creative way of taking the photo of me in the mask? This was round two, after my scary round one photo shoot with the Water Replenishment mask. {#beautytestingproblems}

If you've tried a mask that you'd recommend, leave a suggestion in my comments section!

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BEACH BUM

posted by Elshane on Jan 19 2015, under Fashion

Never met a drop crotch I didn't like. Although these "beach pants" are perfectly suited for this very moment, {a January afternoon picnic in Malibu adorned with 40 friends, a football, and a really, really, really long #selifestick,} they can also achieve mortality in oh so much more of life.

Spot me going as far with these pants as wearing them to meetings with a tall stacked black boot and cropped little t. An ode to Aaliyah, the fly'est female rapper that ever did drop crotch, can always close a business deal with a smile and a shake of swag!

Photographs taken on Will Rogers State Beach, off the PCH.

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ETERNAL SUNSHINE

posted by Elshane on Jan 13 2015, under Fashion

I found these Ani Lee pants at a sample sale and had an immediate swoon moment. They were missing buttons but that's an easy fix for a wardrobe vet. I planned on getting ruby or emerald vintage buttons and turning the pants into a bejeweled crown.

Instead, I found these vintage Chanel buttons at a premiere button store in Los Angeles. Such a small detail, such a big result. Now these pants are basically gold.

Do you own an item worthy of a button swap? {Weekend D-I-Y project alert!}

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2015 BEST DRESSED GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET

posted by Elshane on Jan 11 2015, under Life of a Stylist

Lupita Nyong'o is wearing a Giambattista Valli haute couture dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Judith Leiber bag, and Chopard jewelry.

Finally femininity hits the carpet in the form of whimsy florals! I have always despised the dreaded and overly done feminine full skirt ball gown. This is the perfect replacement look. 

Amal Clooney is wearing a Dior couture dress, Harry Winston jewelry, and her own gloves.

I have melted and gone to arm candy heaven. I will have fashion dreams about this moment tonight in my deep fashionable sleep.

Emma Stone is wearing a Lanvin jumpsuit,Christian Louboutin shoes, a Lanvin clutch, Lorraine Schwartz earrings, and Ofira rings.

This look is very average without the bow. But this "bow moment" puts Emma at the top of her class. This is "bad a$$ bossy boo right here!

Melissa McCarthy is wearing her own clothing line, a highly anticipated line not yet launched to the public.

Despite her loosing double digits of lbs, she's still a plus-sized chica. And a plus-sized chica rocking a menswear-inspired look, while still maintaining a true air of femininity? Home. Run.

 

All photos courtesy of JustJared.

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BLACK MARKET

posted by Elshane on Jan 8 2015, under Fashion

What makes a leather jacket look "rich"? Is it the hardware? The texture of the leather? The overall way it falls off your shoulders?

I put this too fly to stand by slashed leather Nasty Gal moto coat to the test all day and night. I couldn't escape the raised eyebrows and whispers from jealie girls all around. Chicks dug the digs, thinking it was SO RICH that they pretended to know exactly which Intermix rack it slipped off of. {You know those comments? Something along the lines of, "That coat is so major-- props for the splurge!"}

Of course my natural response is always a genuine smile. Major realness!

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KNIT PICKING

posted by Elshane on Jan 6 2015, under Fashion

Isn't it magical how you can escape into a world that only movies and picture books describe with a simple draping of fabulousity? To think that just minutes before putting on this lewk, I was just another gal in sweats. But here, now, looking back, I was e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. in knit and fur and suede and leather, oh my!

I've never been about the clothing itself. I've been about the fantasy of the role you can play in each lewk you create. Throw on a turban and you're "global". Throw on a cat-eye frame and you're "retro". Throw on a perfectly constructed fur and you're "regal". 

Throw on a a pair of sky-high Alaia heels? Unstoppable.

After all, confidence sometimes shines brightest through a semi-sheer knit dress in the coldest of winter months...

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