Alana Peden

Alana is Senior Editor, Fashion & Beauty at Elite Daily. She looks like an alien and dresses like a kindergartener, which renders her quite the authority on the subjects. When she's not cobbling sentences together, you can find her planning elaborate outfits for hypothetical situations unlikely to materialize.

Recent Articles

These Tweets About Jennifer Aniston's Break Up Are Totally Missing The Point

On Thursday, Feb. 15, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced they are separating after two years of marriage, and the internet immediately became a sullen teenager. As fans react to Jennifer Aniston's separation, they are casting the actress e…
By Alana Peden

I Invited All Of My Exes To My Holiday Party & This Is What Happened

On any given day, I'd describe my demeanor as "frisky," but the holidays boast a unique ability to really put me in the mood. In New York City, every bar is decked out in wreaths and string lights, ripe for transforming any encounter from mediocre to…
By Alana Peden

I Started Dressing Like A '90s Kid Again & It Totally Changed The Way I See Myself

It's unusual for a fashion editor to confess that they don't really care about designer clothing. Well, oops, but in the traditional sense of high fashion, let's just call me ambivalent. It may have something to do with the fact that over the course …
By Alana Peden

How To Make Yourself Look, Smell, & Feel Clean When You're Too Lazy To Wash Your Hair

I've accomplished a few things I'm proud of during this rough-and-tumble life. I attended a Grammy's gala in 2016, and rumors circulated that I kissed Michael Keaton. I successfully flew 1,200 miles to surprise my parents for their 60th birthdays. An…
By Alana Peden

7 Fire Makeup Looks You Can Do In Minutes, Without Busting Out A Single Brush

Picture this: You're sitting at your desk on an idle Thursday. The clock strikes 6 p.m., and suddenly your phone blows up with messages that Milo Ventimiglia is outside your office. You catch a glimpse of your face in your computer's reflection and g…
By Alana Peden

Nike Swoosh Eyebrows Are Trending On Instagram & Twitter Thinks You Should Just Do It

For better or worse, you can call 2017 the year of Instagram brows. From super high arches inspired by McDonald's to bloody Halloween squiggles, the trending looks have been high-brow, low-brow, and everything in between. Many of them have seemed so …
By Alana Peden

Gigi Hadid Is Launching A Drugstore Makeup Collection So We Can All Look Insta-Famous For Less

There comes a time in every relationship when you must move forward, whether that means making it official, meeting the parents, or breaking up for good. In the case of Gigi Hadid, the 22-year-old model is beefing up her responsibilities — but not wi…
By Alana Peden

Is It Just Me, Or Is Kylie Jenner’s New Highlighter Weirdly Similar To Rihanna’s Fenty?

You've got to hand it to Kylie Jenner. Between rumors of an unconfirmed pregnancy and splashy business ventures, that girl dominates the news cycle. On Oct. 3, her kompany Kylie Cosmetics announced its fall lineup on Instagram, and fans went full-on …
By Alana Peden

How To Get Halloween Makeup Off Your Face Without…

Picture this: Your unicorn, zombie-in-an-apocalypse, or Pennywise the Dancing Clown makeup wins Halloween. After fully rubbing it in all your friends' faces and cutting a mean rug on the dance floor, you retire to your room. Then at 4 a.m., a horrify…
By Alana Peden

If You Can Slice A Pizza, You Can Use This New “Pizza Cutter” Eyeliner

There are few things quite as satisfying as slicing a freshly baked pie with a pizza cutter. Watching the springy dough, melty cheese, and zesty sauce separate from the mothership in neat little triangles is easy and titillating — I'm getting hungry …
By Alana Peden

Ariana Grande's Fans Are Pissed At Halsey For Copying Her Style & The Tweets Are Brutal

Passionate fans are a beautiful thing. They can uplift and inspire the object of their affection, whether that be a singer, actor, or an entire 53-man NFL team. But however well-intentioned their fervor may be, it can sometimes translate into unneces…
By Alana Peden

Photos Of Las Vegas Shooting Reveal A Horrific Scene

Late in the evening of Oct. 1, the bright city of Las Vegas went dark. A lone shooter, reported to be a male Nevada local, opened fire over a Jason Aldean country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photos of Las …
By Alana Peden

What It’s Actually Like To Wear The Playboy Bunny Suit, According To This Icon

In the past 24 hours, much has been said and written about Playboy magazine. On Thursday, founder Hugh Hefner passed away peacefully at the age of 91. While it's always sad when someone dies, I find it interesting that so many men and women herald Mr…
By Alana Peden

This Amazing New Blow Dryer Is Scented To Literally Blow Away Your Stress

If you're like me, you will do anything to avoid washing your hair. It's predictable, boring, and tedious AF. This summer, I went five days in Europe without sudsing up my strands, and I still managed to score compliments on my mane everyday. Sad and…
By Alana Peden

This Easy PSL Nail Art Is Perfect For Your National Coffee Day Selfie

Fresh off the box office success of It and news of the Hocus Pocus remake, it seems like everyone is ready for Halloween to get here. But in all of your excitement, don't forget the true first holiday of fall: National Coffee Day is on Sept. 29. This…
By Alana Peden

Fall’s Hottest Shoe Is A Total ’90s Throwback And Our Middle School Hearts Are Full

I remember my first experience with Doc Martens. I was entering the sixth grade, and my older brother had been wearing his Docs for a few months. They were chestnut brown with hazard-yellow stitching, and my reaction to the style was less than favora…
By Alana Peden

Fans Are Absolutely Freaking Out Over The Latest News From RiRi & Fenty Beauty

These days, it seems like Rihanna is on a path to total world domination. As you may know, everyone's favorite singer/designer/makeup mogul recently launched Fenty Beauty, a line of 12 best-selling products with 40 shades of foundation. Last week, sh…
By Alana Peden

Yes, There Is Now Officially A Highlighter You Can Use On Your Vagina

Beauty bloggers are currently experimenting with adhering actual pearls to their cheekbones, and creating camera flash-level luminosity with Swarovski crystals. Rihanna has singlehandedly made both gold and purple highlighters trendy for fall. From c…
By Alana Peden

Gigi Hadid Wore Nothing But Flowers On The Runway And The Pics Are Legendary

From Marc Jacobs to Moschino, flowers are all over the Spring 2018 runways. I know you're sitting there thinking, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking," like the smart little The Devil Wears Prada aficionado you are, and you're right. But when I saw …
By Alana Peden

Everything You Need To Know About Kylie Jenner’s Reported Baby Daddy, Travis Scott

By now you may have heard the news that broke the internet: Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant, as first reported by TMZ. (Elite Daily reached out to Jenner and Scott's teams for comment on the reports and did not hear back by time of publication.) …
By Alana Peden