What to Wear When You Hate Summer Fashion

If you are anything like us, you probably cringe when someone tells you that summer is their favorite season. Sunburns, scalding car seats, and spiders galore? No friggin’ thank you. We would prefer to go into hibernation for the three most soul-crushing months of the year (which are only going to get hotter and hotter),…

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Half the Story

Our mission at Ensemble of Elan is to dress with purpose. To explore ideas that intrigue us, to celebrate those who inspire us, and discover who we are through fashion. As part of that, we try to be as authentic and honest as we can, but like anyone, there are still sides of ourselves that…

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Science Not Silence

Today is Earth Day, and this Earth Day is probably the most important in recent history. Today, scientists and science enthusiasts march on Washington to declare their support for evidence-based decision-making, scientific research and education, and more. There are entire groups dedicated to putting scientists in office in an effort to ensure that the policies we…

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Collaboration is the New Competition

In competition, people are always at each other’s throats, constantly trying to undermine each other in order to gain an edge. In a lot of cutthroat industries, this is seen as the only way to get ahead. We disagree. Particularly in the creative world, joining forces to create a work of art typically yields better…

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Freedom Lies in Being Bold

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch They say it’s hardest to see what is right in front of you. We ourselves did not see how much our sense of style was growing and evolving until we looked back at the photographs from some of our first shoots. Our…

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Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

“…The enemy is not lipstick but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick if we want it and free speech; we deserve to be sexual and serious or whatever we please.” Naomi Wolf Its funny how a lot of people want to encourage body positivity, but also support dress codes. Dress codes in schools, and sometimes even workplaces,…

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Dress With Purpose

To us, dress with purpose means to present yourself to the world with intention. Intention to freely express your true self. Intention to empower yourself and inspire those around you. Intention to shine a light on the issues that are near to your heart.       For me, one of the biggest issues I…

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