In Defense of Social Media

Social media gets blamed for a lot of things nowadays. Low-self esteem. Violence. Addiction. Even social media-savvy celebrities like Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner have popularized the “Instagram Detox” as a way to escape the pressure and potentially harmful side effects that these apps can trigger. It’s true that too much of Instagram or Facebook…

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The Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

There are a lot of so-called ‘rules’ in fashion. “Don’t wear socks with sandals.” “Don’t show your bra straps.” “Match your shoes to your purse.” “Dress for your age.” Thankfully, all of these rules are completely irrelevant in 2017. The new era of fashion is all about expressing yourself however you so choose. If you…

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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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A ‘Make It Work’ Moment

As many of you know, the two of us live in Arkansas. Physically at least. Mentally, we live in places like Paris and New York City, and our sense of style reflects that urban, fashion week-street style vibe. As such, it’s a challenge to make our photographs appear as though they could have been taken on the…

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Falling in Love With Clothing Again

Do you remember how you felt as a teenager after you tried on a million prom dresses and finally found one that gave you goosebumps? If you are anything like us, you probably took it out of its garment bag and tried it on at least two or three more times before prom night because…

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Less is More, More or Less

What does ‘less is more’ mean to you? The definition of this phrase is: “the view that a minimalist approach to artistic or aesthetic matters is more effective,” but people extrapolate and transfer this definition to fit a variety of ideals. Some see ‘less is more’ as a reason to limit the power of various authority figures, like…

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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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