Myspace employees blow off steam in a rec room tricked out with Ping-Pong tables and basketball hoops.Sorry Zuck, Myspace exec Neda Azafar wouldn't be caught dead in a hoodie.
The woman: Neda Azafar, 32
The job: Senior director of communications at Myspace, which is debuting next month with a new co-owner (Justin Timberlake), URL (new.myspace.com), and music focus.
The uniform: Streamlined yet playful separates from Ted Baker, Diane von Furstenberg, and Marc Jacobs
Company stats: Founded: 2003 Headquarters: Beverly Hills Users: 40 million Employees: 150'
ELLE: When most people think of Myspace, they think of a website they ditched for Facebook in 2006. How can you convince them that the new version is something worth using?
Neda Azafar: We've built a completely new site from the ground up. Myspace started as a social network, pure and simple. Our new vision is homing in on music, because that community still has a need-they've got to reach an audience. There's audio streaming, a social aspect-musicians can connect to fans, and fans to other fans-and music discovery:
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Myspace employees blow off steam in a rec room tricked out with Ping-Pong tables and basketball hoops.Sorry Zuck, Myspace exec Neda Azafar wouldn't be caught dead in a hoodie.Read More »from How to Dress for Success in the Tech World
In the past week, model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne has popped up with two new tattoos. But she's hardly the first. From Kate Moss to Chanel Iman, top faces seem to love statement-making ink. And you thought beauty was more than skin deep!
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- Elle | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
The highs and lows of fitness spending, from Gwyneth's gym allowance to an app that will motivate you for free!
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- Elle | Fashion – Tue, May 21, 2013 5:16 PM EDT
From swimwear to accessories, complete your warm-weather wardrobe with these wallet-friendly picks.
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As the mercury starts to rise, now is the perfect time to lighten your locks. Here, we reveal the stars who are proving that blondes have more fun.
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Sarah Jessica ParkerIs your wardrobe more exhausted than Carey Mulligan at the end of her Gatsby press tour? Perhaps-and there are a few telltale signs to prove it. Click through to see if your closet needs a makeover (or if you just need another excuse to go shopping, which is fine, too).
1. The last piece of designer clothing you bought was for your niece.
Yes, Diane von Furstenberg's collection for Gap Kids is so adorable and, yes, you just had to buy a teeny-tiny wrap dress for your goddaughter. But you need something that'll make you feel-and look-like a grownup.
2.The last piece of designer clothing you bought could fit your niece.
Hanging onto too-small clothes seems prudent and maybe even motivating, but those size 0 trousers are messing with your head. Do you really want to open your closet every morning and look at clothes you can't wear? (And if you do, have you been to a therapist recently?) Bottom line: Buying clothes that truly fit will make you feel great and lookRead More »from 10 Signs Your Wardrobe Needs a Complete Overhaul
The Fine Art of DesignDressing with a nod to the past is totally now. Shop these boutiques for the finest throwback threads
1. The Fine Art of Design
73717 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Why You'll Love It: Founder Nicolas Delgado prides himself on nurturing a consciousness for American designers and their contributions to fashion by carrying pieces by James Galanos, Norman Norell, Geoffrey Beene, Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Todd Oldham, and Bill Blass. He also stocks items from European houses such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino, Versace, Thierry Mugler, and Courrèges.
What You'll Find: New Look dresses, kaftans, Edwardian whites, designer handbags, costume jewelry, and more.
1721 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why You'll Love It: Its 7,000-square-foot, "no boys allowed" space doubles as a hangout for a clique of stylish women that you'll want to be a part of.
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Vena Cava's Sophie Buhai and Lisa MayockIt's hard to believe that it's already been 10 years since Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock burst onto the fashion scene, starting Vena Cava just three weeks after graduating from Parsons The New School for Design. Though Buhai has since swapped coasts in favor of Los Angeles, the long-distance duo hasn't missed a beat. This year alone the gal pals have released a tongue-in-cheek fashion film starring actress Lizzy Caplan, and they launched the third issue of their homemade 'zine, 'Zina Cava, which comes packed with housekeeping tips. Who knew? In addition to their celebrity-adored main collection, Buhai and Mayock have added the Viva Vena! diffusion line, for which their Summer 2013 pieces, modeled by Langley Fox, go on sale today. And since 10 seems to be an important number for the designers right now, it seemed only right for them to take a stab answering ELLE.com's go-to 10 questions. Take it away, ladies.Read More »from Vena Cava Designers on Luxury and Happiness
What is your favorite smell? Lisa: I love the way matches smell right after
M.A.C. Punk Couture Collection M.A.C welcomes the dark side with a limited-edition Punk Couture collection of eyeliners, lipsticks, and nail lacquer. Just in time for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ongoing "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit, and after all those headline-making, edgy outfits at the Met Gala, the beauty brand's online-only line features on-trend vampy shades.
The blackish-purple lipstick ($15) shown, in Cyber, is accompanied by another lipstick in Dark Side-a rich, burgundy color that is also featured in the shinier Pro Longwear Lipglass ($20). Both a Liquid Liner ($19.50) and the Fluidline ($16) gel formula will be sold in black. A dark lilac nail lacquer titled Dark Angel ($16) rounds out the of-the-moment collection.
The M.A.C. Punk Couture collection is currently available online in North America, with prices ranging from $15 to $23.
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Observe his postureResearch shows that 70 to 90 percent of our communication is nonverbal. Find out what your date is really telling you by looking at these 11 cues.Read More »from What His Body Language is Really Saying
1. Observe his posture
Leaning back with his arms crossed in front of him could mean that your date isn't into you-unless you are sitting at a chilly outdoor café and he's cold. His actions should match his words, so watch for verbal and nonverbal consistency. Telling you that he's having a great time while leaning back and looking toward the door or saying "yes" while shaking his head are bad signs.
2. What his smile means
A faux-happy smile ends at the lips, while a genuine one will make the corners of his eyes crinkle into crow's feet, which, according to experts, is one of the hardest things to fake.
3. His nose movement
Flared nostrils indicate increased heart rate, which could mean he's angry, sexually aroused-or both!
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4. Follow his feet
A body points toward