ANIMAL INSTINCTS

posted by Elshane on Mar 19 2017, under Baby/Motherhood

Leopard is my favorite color.

Leopard is a neutral.

Leopard is calming.

Leopard is healing.

Have I hypnotized you yet? 

Doing a little matchy-matchy with the tot is always a fun time. I just realized that my last blog entry was a leopard post, as well. I guess that's what happens when it occupies 30% of your (and your little's) wardrobe...

Not sorry. Now back to regularly scheduled programing...

Leopard is organic.

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SPINNING THE COLOR WHEEL

posted by Elshane on Mar 2 2017, under Fashion

We're in a bit of a fashion weather bind here in LA. It's sunny, it's chilly, it's winter, it's almost spring... It's a bit hard to dress when you're still trying to feel winter chic, but the sun is shining so damn bright!

So a compromise is in order. A 3/4 sleeve white T for layering, a tweed top that feels winter yet reads spring, and a skirt that both covers and shows leg. Oh, and this Chanel handbag enters scene as the rainbow frosted, double sprinkled, triple cherry icing on the cake!

I mean, what am I complaining about? It's too warm to wear boots? Boo hoo hoo!!!!!

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COLLECTING BABY KEEPSAKES

posted by Elshane on Feb 27 2017, under Baby/Motherhood

I'm envious of my friends (you know who you are) who make photo albums after each vacation. Not an online Facebook album, not an Instagram hashtag; I'm talking an actual hard copy photo album that gets stashed on a bookshelf in your living room to dive into years later. I'm just not that girl.

Sooooo...now I have a baby, and I want to try harder to be that girl. Considering that all of her most precious baby items are literally the size of bagel crumbs, the idea of a keepsake box to store every token memory in one small space is practically genius.

Half of the box is for documents (think sonogram photos, doctor growth charts, etc.), and the other half is this miniature bookshelf-esque box in a box in a box system that fits her first shoes, first hat, favorite doll, and "come home from the hospital" outfit. 

News Flash: I now AM THAT GIRL!!!!!

 

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CLEAR AS BLACK AND WHITE

posted by Elshane on Feb 22 2017, under Fashion

Leave it to 2017 to arise from the taboo grave the phenomenon of the exposed LABEL! From our trendy underwear that read Calvin Klein across a big white band, to our uber expensive belts that roar MOSCHINO across the waistline; we're in an era of exposing brands and I ain't mad about it! Not one bit!

This tank top is cool....basically just because it says Chanel straight across the chest. And I'm ok with that. I'm also ok with the tattoo of GG's imprinted across my mules from heel to toe. 

How do you feel about wearing your logo... on your sleeve? Comment below! ;)

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#THESOCIALEDITION WITH VANITY FAIR

posted by Elshane on Feb 20 2017, under Life of a Stylist

I am sharing a major wow moment!

A select handful of social influencers were asked to be a part of a very exciting project. Here, we pay homage to the yearly iconic Vanity Fair February cover story (the Oscar's Edition), that features the 11 most powerful women in Hollywood-- the Oscar nominees!

A group of 11 Hollywood influencers were selected to recreate this iconic image-- down to every last detail. We're a mix of fashion bloggers, on-air hosts, authors, fashion stylists (hey, that's me!), models, and all around boss ladies. It was an honor to be a chosen one! 

The shoot production was larger than life-- truly in the same style that any Vanity Fair 11-person cover shoot would be. Three makeup artists and two hair stylists, BTS (behind the scenes) videography, wardrobe stylists (I got to pick my own outfit off the rack, phew!), photographers, assistants, catering, you name it!

And, like the true New Yorker I am, I was more than thrilled to receive a 5-minute spray tan in my gown by Vita Liberata who sponsored the entire production! 

What do you think of this parody shoot? Did I play a good Dakota Fanning

Here is a list of the 11 influencers in the shoot, from left to right: 

@grasiemercedes, @elizabethkeene, @kathryneisman, @sydnesummer, @dianamadison, @elshanesworld, @tayehansberry, @makeupbyani, @makeupbylilit, @iamrachelmccord, @iamfashionlaine
 
Photographed by Leo Deveney @leodeveney 
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GIVING COLD SHOULDER

posted by Elshane on Feb 15 2017, under Fashion

The flat over-the-knee boot trend isn't going anywhere...

This weekend, since it is still winter (I have to remind myself this since it's in the 70's here in LA), I paired these amazing (and on SALE) boots with a wool skirt for an effortless Los Angeles winter vibe. *Just add tights if you live in the real winter world!

Of course, any outfit is complete with a Chanel bag, especially if it's tie dye and unique like this baby that I get to call mine! Well, she's not THAT exclusive... you can have her too, here, if you really want! 

It's just so true... a good look head to toe is ALL about the accessories!

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THE PAJAMA TREND

posted by Elshane on Feb 7 2017, under Fashion

I'm screaming for 1,000 count bed sheets from head to toe. Or am I? This look is mysterious, it's chic, it's fabulous. It's pajamas.... or is it?

First let's start with the silk cami. A top so versatile that it would double as both your favorite party top, and your Sunday am breakfast in bed go-to. It gives all the feels. I layered it over a white t-shirt to give it a daytime cool vibe. And hey, the camisole (in an array of colors) is on sale here for $35 from $106! 

Now let's discuss the pants. Dare me to wear them again tomorrow? Ok, fine, I will! I can't take them off. I love drop crotch as you all know, but I also love how they're so skinny on the bottom. They look clean, crisp, and... comfy. 

And who can put baby Lamu in the corner? My furry slides are back in stock here, and not to be missed this time around.

All in all, we've got a pajamas party that has me in all sorts of happy moods. What do you think of this pajama lewk?!

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A MAUI SWIM STORY

posted by Elshane on Jan 23 2017, under Health/Fitness

It felt really good being back in the sand without the remains of my baby weight. At 9 months postpartum, I feel 100% back to my old self. It seems that for as long as the baby takes to grow inside of you, it takes just as long to leave.

Being out of the swimwear mentality last summer due to pregnancy, it was fun to experiment with new swim trends this time around. Don't get me wrong, I was definitely one of those preggos who went teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot-bikini-and-bump at the beach, but I just didn't invest in new suits at the time.

So this trip was the perfect excuse to get me back in the swimwear game. I love the new bikini styles that wrap around your waist like this Vix swimsuit-- it felt crazy, sexy, cool. Ya feels? 

Photographs taken on Maui, Hawaii at 9 months postpartum.

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