VINTAGE VIXEN

posted by Elshane on Aug 26 2015, under Fashion

This lewk redefines power dressing. It's overstated, understated, and just the right amount power chick.

It's the perfect prescription for business meeting to office chic to boss ladies who lunch. 

I paired her with whimsical earrings to give the lewk the lighthearted spin she deserved. Verdict? We won.

Photographs taken in midtown NYC by Ashley Sky Walker.

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BIKE AND THE CITY

posted by Elshane on Aug 19 2015, under Fashion

There's really no way to stop a girl in cowboy boots.

Slangin' a crystal chain Louboutin backpack.

And a trusty bicycle.

Possibly too long to be a Haiku, but for the sake of fashion, it works.

Photographs taken in Times Square, NYC, by Ashley Walker.

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BLACK MAGIC

posted by Elshane on Jan 2 2015, under Fashion

It's the dress that made me do it...

Go black, that is. 

Slightly sad, slightly normal. At least my leopard booties gave me a step in the right direction, but otherwise, this is as *basic* as it gets. The construction of this dress was a must for me-- I'm a sucker for a super low V (as you may recall my wedding dress's V that nearly touched my belly button)-- and I was in New York with little accessories to pump it up. Nonetheless, for a night on the town, this was all GO.

Ever feel a little out of your comfort zone and just roll with it? Well, such was this evening when I felt like a black basic boochild in my black basic look. My typical hair down moment was not giving me YES, so I went into 180 degree overdrive. I threw my hair in the world's messiest bun, added a deep red wine stained lip, and took an alter ego that night. I pushed my limits.

And it worked. I think?

No photoshop skills here. Eekkk.

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GREEN WITH ENVY

posted by Elshane on Dec 23 2014, under Fashion

A monochromatic looks takes the win time after time. It's quite possibly the most effortless way to journey into chic-ville. Grab two like-colored items in your closet and pair away. Of course, if you're going to choose pink on pink, like I frequently do, you may not end up in chic-ville, but rather Candy Land...which is equally, if not more heartwarming IMHO! 

Curious about what colors are best in a monochromatic scheme? Stick to safe hues to start like navy, olive, or ivory. Don't forget a smile and a shoulder swag to finish the lewk!

Photography by Ashley Sky Walker

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LIPSTICK CITY

posted by Elshane on Dec 15 2014, under Fashion

The energy I feel when I pair like-minded, attitude-infused pieces together is unexplainable. Dressing in color, volume, print or texture isn't always about the shock value to others-- it's something that just makes sense in my life. It's not dressing up to stand out. It's dressing up to fit in... with myself.

This shockingly cool coat mixed with my vintage cat-eye sunnies add instant attitude to an otherwise typical New York black on black moment; a hop in my step and a shoulder swag to match.

You can't wear cat-eye sunnies and pretend to be beige inside. Just like you can't wear a pink winter jacket and pretend that you're not the lead character inside the most picture-esque fictional snow globe bubble town. Let the sparkly snow fall all over you, and brush it off with a smile.

 

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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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A FACE FOR WINTER

posted by Elshane on Dec 2 2014, under Beauty

Don't let that winter chill kill your makeup vibe. Follow along for a few easy ways to sit pretty in the snow. {OK, maybe I live in LA and it's still 70 degrees and sunny outside, but these photos were taken in NYC in 30 degree hailing rain.}

Click more to see what makeup I'm crushing lately, and how to mix and apply colors effortlessly...

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