Real Career Girls: Meet Celebrity Stylist ELSHANE
We FINALLY arrived in Israel after a 13 hour flight across the world. Most of us chicks are dragging through the airport in sneakers and stretchy pants, but there is one colorful, confident, charismatic blondie decked in platforms, prints, and funky sunnies. Who is this crazy fashionista?! What does she do, and can we be friends?!
Lauren Shane, www.elshane.com, has moved and shaked her way to the top from NYC to LA. Carly Rae Jepsen and Bill & Guilliana Rancic are three of the many celebrities Lauren has styled after her years of working directly for the one and only Diane von Furstenberg. You can find Elshane on the homepage of Zara and Asos. It is an honor and privilege to feature my homegirl, Elshane, this week on Chicks who ROCK!!!
Tell me about your gig… what do you do?
I’m a celebrity fashion stylist based in LA. Some days I’m on set styling a photo shoot or a television series; some days I’m on the road with my client on a musical tour or press junket. Some days I’m personal shopping for clients, and some days I’m laying by the pool!
How did you know this was the path for you?
Fashion was an obvious choice for me– I started working for Diane von Furstenberg in NYC and she helped me establish who I was and who I was meant to be.
How does a chick like you keep it all together? Do you have a routine or trick to keep balance?
My work is the opposite of a steady 9-5 job, so in order to stay balanced, I make sure to get in Physique 57 or Soul Cycle workouts every morning at 6 or 7am. Half the time, my mind is completely distracted through class…but my instructors will never let me quit!
Who is your role model? Famous or not?
I actually don’t have a role model… I just have a strong idea in my head of what I want to be each year. It’s ever-changing, but it always starts with the same word– Strong.
When you feel your absolute BEST, what are you wearing?
My closet is filled with beautiful clothing– I can’t go a day without layering all of the best pieces I own. In the end, as long as I’m dressed from head to toe in something fabulous, I feel my best.
Do you have a personal mantra or motto you live by?
My own motto is based around the life of a #lalalollipop– a girl with infinite swirly colorful dreams. I always say, “Life is always greener when it’s candy colored.”
What is your advice to career chicks who want to ROCK in 2013?
Confidence will take you to the top.