Tag: New York

ORANGE EMPIRE

posted by Elshane on Jun 16 2014, under Fashion

A quick trip to New York on June 1 ended up a two week stint in my old city I used to call home. 

When I lived in New York, I worked for a sexy fashion designer (DVF), where I was at my desk by 8:30am, and straight to happy hour{s} by 8:30pm.  A canvas bag held my days worth of necessities- foldable flats, minimal makeup re-freshers, a hair brush, and my signature scent.

The canvas bag stayed with me all night long, erasing and re-painting in a moments time, casually slipping on and off my heels, a spritz here and there. There's a formula for a working girl who only sees her $2,500/month studio for 7 hours a day: travel with as much and as little as you need to stay looking like your next encounter is your first. 

However, this time, I had no desk-- just my keepsake canvas bag, as I ran from the Upper East Side downtown to Soho, across to Chelsea, and over to Meatpacking District, from morning to night, for meetings and styling appointments. Slipping on my heels, spritzing, re-applying, and tucking away the evidence in my ambiguous Valentino handbag...

Only to crash back at my Upper East Side apartment by midnight with an oversized smile and a story like only in New York...

 

 

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LONG WAY HOME

posted by Elshane on Jun 23 2014, under Fashion

What's black leather intertwined with gold hardware and the envy of any starry-eyed chick on the block by resembling the most classic accent to a staple Chanel handbag?

My double wrap chain strap bracelet from CC Skye. One day a wrap bracelet, the next day a Rihanna-inspired choker necklace-- it screams Chanel from every angle (that is, except the bank).

It follows me monthly from Los Angeles to New York to Hong Kong-- swiftly interchanging roles from downtown cool as a layered arm look (like shown on my right hand in this post) to uptown boochild (when worn as a sophisticated necklace). It will never go out of style for as long as Chanel reigns queen of the closet, otherwise interpreted as "when pigs fly".

CC Skye, a longtime friend, was inspired by my double-duty wrap game from arm to neck-- a technique her team didn't anticipate when they designed the bracelet. Us chain gangerz pulled a two-fer right out from underneath her! It's the versatility of the right costume jewelry that makes it worth.every.cent. {Click here to snag one of these gems to park in your own accessories closet!}

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LUNCH LADY

posted by Elshane on Jul 1 2014, under Fashion

For a minimal schvitzer like myself (I recently stopped wearing deodorant all together, thanks to some wise words from my friend Cameron Diaz), I love the way silky fabrications feel on warm summer evenings. Georgette and washed silk have a way of dancing in the midsummers night's breeze. 

I could continue writing about how great a silky summer shift looks draped over my not-so-sweaty armpits, but I have a feeling you're more interested in the fact that I stopped wearing deodorant. Well, here's the deal...

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CITY HARNESS

posted by Elshane on Dec 10 2014, under Fashion

I've been MIA on the internet because I've been MIA in real life. If I told you I have been living out of my car for the past week, I hope you would believe me.

I have been living out of my car for a week.

If I had the chance to take a cute shower and put on some cute clothing, this would be the first choice. Sexy and comfortable. That's my jam right now.

WHY am I living out of my car? My #elspanishoasis construction (check my instagram hashtag for details) has me displaced. 

Once I move back in I'll feel like Elsa on ice...

Photography by Ashley Sky Walker

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