A Funny Story About a Conde Nast Elevator

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In case you’re as daft as me, @CondeElevator was an utterly brilliant use of twitter to create a cross between Gossip Girl and The Devil Wears Prada that reached a popularity of just under 76K followers in a span of 5 days…in 2011. AND the anonymous author (now known as Lauren Bans) only just came out about it last night (20 hours ago) after drunkenly reading about the Goldman Sachs Elevator Twitter guy (who isn’t really that important, nor as funny).

The very tweet!

Since we’re all coming out now http://t.co/qaCNPkTv1z : I was @CondeElevator !— Lauren Bans (@LaurenBans) February 25, 2014

And since this was the first I had heard of these fashion elevator shenanigans, I had to do more research…and read all of the tweets. And then, because I didn’t want you to have to read ALL of them, nor did I want you to miss out on the golden nuggets that were some of these tweets, I pulled out the best, just for you.  Of course, I included the very first and very last tweet for continuity.

I genuinely hope you enjoyed this little blast from the past (2011) as much as I did. (GQ Interview)thats all devil wears prada miranda

Winter Trends (Applied to LA Temps) from WWDMagic Bloggers

WWDMagic is truly a magical place where the fashion elite (ie our favorite brands and bloggers) come together for three solid days of fashion predictions and a few good celeb spottings. When the bloggers of WWDMagic weren’t learning about new brands or frolicking around the Las Vegas Convention Center, they were off picking out some of their favorite pieces, perfect for winter. If you aren’t already, here are the trends you should be sporting for the last month of winter before flowers start to bloom and we figure out how to make these looks work for spring.

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Yes, we know winter white is a little cliche but it’s too classic to ever skip over. The bloggers of A Vintage Splendor, The Clueless Girl’s Guide and The Brunette One showed off their favorite finds from the show. From heavy white coats to going all white in a two piece skirt and top to channeling Peter Pan with a little collar to break things up, these bloggers had all of their white and cream bases covered. It may be a little too hot in LA to pull off these big coats, but we know how to stay classy, even in high temps. Snag some classy white looks below.

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If there’s one thing the bloggers of The Brunette One, Sabrina Says and Fashionablee Me agreed on, it was that statement coats are a thing of the now. From strong color blocking to fur to mixed textures and patterns, these coats had nothing in common but their fabulosity. We found a few coats that will take any outfit to the next level.

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Pastel everything was a trend that stood out both in the blogger’s aesthetics as well as on the convention center fashionista’s radar. We loved the amazing pastel coats but are ready to carry it over to sweaters, shorts and dresses because it hasn’t dropped below 65 degrees in the past two weeks. Check out some of our favorite finds, all under $100.

Winter Trends (Applied to LA Temps) from WWDMagic Bloggers first appeared on 365HANGERS

Magic Las Vegas 2014 Street Style Trends

My lucky butt got to go to Magic, the loveliest of fashion conventions, in Las Vegas for 2 and a half delightful days of fashion gawking, light drinking and heavy fun. There’s one major benefit to swimming in a convention center with thousands of other (slightly) like-minded (sometimes) fashionable people…I like to call it (fash)inspiration.

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I am nothing if not a self proclaimed hippie so I can’t help but admire when others take their flower power style to the next level. I’m not one to wear a floral maxi dress but I can admire it for hours…and as for floral hippie sweater things…I can wear them all damn day. Spotting a few cute headpieces was icing on the proverbial cake. (you can find that floral headband here)

Top Left Floral Maxi Dress on @nickif24 // Bottom Left Gold Headpiece on @ohtobeamuse


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Pastel for spring may be a bit cliche but it never gets old…and also, it may feel like spring, but this is actually pastels for winter. Either way, with all the bold colors saturating December/January, it’s nice to cleanse with some pastel. A camel coat almost always multiplies an outfit’s chicness by a minimum of 10.

Top Left Camel Coat on @ohtobeamuse //  Bottom Left and Bottom Right Pastel Coats on @sabrinasaysblog  //

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Velvet rompers have been catching my attention recently and after imagining its versatility with Andie, it’s maintaining its spot at the top of my shopping list.  If you want to buy the one she’s wearing (like I just did) it’s here and it’s on sale! The rest of these lovely people get cool points for their own respective reasons.

Top Left Velvet Romper on @andieaton  // Top Right Image left (@liveinheels) center (@mrs_six) right (@swaychic) //  Center Fabulous Mustache on @eedumas

The Details Magic Las Vegas street style 2014 accessories statement glasses

There really is nothing better than taking in the details. From periwinkle nails and a pug ring to statement glasses, beaded shoes, a “fuck the rest” pin and…everything else, my eyes were not disappointed.

Top Left Jewelry on @ohtobeamuse  //  Middle Left Glasses on @andieaton  //  Bottom Left Ring on @esmirnatapia  //  Top Right Shoes from @theclop  //  Middle Right Rings on @liveinheels  //  Bottom Right Pins on @mrs_six

All Images Snapped by ME

Valentine’s Day Nails: Cause It’s Tomorrow And I’m On It

If there’s one thing I love almost as much as chocolate, it’ scrolling through Pinterest and staring, eyes agape, at all the awesome nail art I’m nearly incapable of doing.

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My art skills may be equivalent to that of a four year old but my color pairing skills are more reminiscent of a seasoned stylist, born to create the next [insert color combo here] is the new black and white. I’m saying I paint my nails a wide variety of random colors on a weekly basis because I have the nail polish supply and the time.

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This week, it seemed a Valentine’s theme was imminent. I’m pretty much falling in love with burgundy right now and as it is a dear cousin of red, I thought it to be a reasonable replacement. Baby pink was a must to keep my nails from giving off a vampire valentine’s vibe and then I had to use the Valentine’s inspired polish, so labeled LOVE, by Julep because I believe in giving into commercialism and also the subtle iridescent gold polish injected with hot pink specs inspires me to be a better Valentine.

I think my Valentine’s Day nails are eye catching, yet easy…jealousy inducing, yet done nearly in the dark. And that, is my kind of nail diy.

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Here’s how it’s going to go. All of your fingers, except your middle fingers, get baby pink. I used Flamingo by American Apparel. Your middle fingers get burgundy. I used Evelyn by Julep. Then on your pointer finger and ring finger, add a layer of gold. I used the awe inducing LOVE by Julep. I hope you enjoy this HD worthy closeup, brought to you by my mom, for your viewing pleasures…and so you too can halfassedly enjoy the glory that is LOVE.

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Show me the easiest, most awesome looking Valentine’s Nails you’ve created. I dare you to beat mine 😉

Nearly Almost Famous

I’m obsessed with Almost Famous any day of the week, but especially on the days when I wear my Almost Famous shirt, named as such for it’s perfectly cropped length and artistic rip off of the Almost Famous movie poster.

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Beyond my daily addiction to dreaming of the fame promised to me by Andy Warhol, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” I’ve become infatuated with those floating jumps people have been pulling off forever. I’ve yet to reach such grace and flow, and therefore find myself fixated on this jumping wizardry.

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Below? My sorry attempt at looking statuesque, paired with my mom’s inability to focus with the ease of a seasoned fashion photographer.

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It would simply be ridiculous to wear an Almost Famous inspired shirt and not go all the way with my look so major flare pants (in burgundy corduroy, might I add) were basically necessary. My lace Jeffrey Campbell platforms, crystal necklace and convenient array of bracelets consistently adorning my wrists left me a happy camper with this, dare I say, hippie look. And, in case you were previously unaware, I have amazing hair. Now you know.

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Wearing: Almost Famous crop top (old) (similar, I would cut it) (and a few more quarter sleeve crop tops ONE. TWO. THREE.) // Free People Cord Super Flare  //  Jeffrey Campbell Ivory Crochet Lita  //  Raw Crystal Necklace (bought from a little shop by a beach somewhere…but here are some others that I love ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR.)

Let’s be real, it’s not really an impromptu family photoshoot until your little sister comes running in, trying to outshine your mediocre poses…and tackle you to the ground.

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