NAVY HUES AND PEACOTS TAKE OVER FALL TRENDS

Fall is by far one of the best seasons for fashion. The versatility, the textures, patterns and layers make for a season of cool, fun style. Back in February, we told you that designers had presented a mix of casual and also polished fall looks at NYFW . What we saw repeatedly on the runway were different versions of navy and military inspired jackets and peacoats. Sure navy wool double-breasted coats have been fall classics forever but who doesn’t like the resurgence of something we may already own. In fact, if you already own a peacoat maybe it’s time to update the look entirely and go for a military style cape. Did you see that one coming? The cape has been a favorite for many seasons now and we can bet our fashion dollar it’s going nowhere soon. The color navy was also a popular color on the runways everywhere. Some examples would be Fendi, Miu Miu and Burberry.  It’s a staple and can easily be mixed with olive green, pastel pink, beige or for fun just add a pop of red. This is the time of year when outerwear options begin to peak.

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Ted Baker Navy Flared Peacoat, $595

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FASHION TALENT & HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on September 15th and it goes without saying that latinos have an impressive relationship with the world of fashion. Shall we begin the name dropping? Let’s start with fashion legends like Carolina Herrera, Isabel Toledo, Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez, Francisco Costa, Narciso Rodriguez and Cristobal Balenciaga. These are just a few of the long list of big latino designers that are world re-known. They have set the bar pretty high for the newer generation of design talent. Even latin celebrity-turned-fashion designers like Thalia, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Mendes have found success diving into the fashion retail business. They currently sell their collections in stores like Macy’s, Kohls and New York & Company. Besides appealing to a mass market, they are also providing consumers quality and on-trend fashion at a fraction of a price. In the modeling world, Brazil has shined with names like Gisele, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Let’s just say that list from Brazil is continuously growing. Today some other notable latina models hitting the runways are Joan Smalls and plus-size model from Puerto Rico, Denise Bidot and Lineisy Montero from the Dominican Republic. Fashion is only a portion of the many industries where latinos have grown and made a difference all the while keeping a strong work ethic and never forgetting their culture and roots. We only hope that we continue to see a rise with diversity in an industry that is global and multi-faceted. One Style at a Time salutes the Hispanic Community and all the men and women that have introduced us to their impressive creative talent.  Who are some of your favorite latin fashion designers and models?

LINEISY MONTERO, MODEL

LINEISY MONTERO, MODEL

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WHO DOMINATED THE RED CARPET AT THE EMMYS

The much anticipated 68th annual Emmy Awards arrived Sunday night. It’s one of the biggest nights for shows and their top stars but of course, what kicks off the night is all the red carpet action. Who is wearing what and what are the trends of the night is the topic on everyone’s mind. We are looking to see who made the best-dressed list on the carpet and dazzled from head to toe. However, for the most part it was a very ‘safe’ type of night for Hollywood fashion. Nothing that stood out as a fashion look that will stand the test of time. Several of the men were quite dapper and although yes it comes down to basically a tuxedo, it is worth noting the effort. If you missed any of the action before or during the show,  One Style at a Time is always ready to bring you up to speed. One trend seen on the Emmys red carpet and that resonated from last week’s NYFW was the light cream and whites. Of course, we always love it when a celebrity brings a splash of bright bold color. So here we go fashion darlings! Our list of favorite looks from the 2016 Emmy awards. Who made the cut in your top list of best-dressed? Do you prefer color or a muted tone? Share below, we always enjoy your opinion and fashion comments.

Michelle Dockery arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Best ruffles goes to Michelle Dockery

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MODEL TAYLOR HILL TAKES NYFW BY STORM

When it comes to top models these days, some of the most popular names are Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid. The rise of the ‘Insta’ models and daughters of the elite and famous Hollywood families are the biggest trend in fashion modeling. However, we are more interested in the lesser known girls with a story or in a model that really stands out for more than just the number of social media following. For instance, when in attendance at the fall/winter 2016 Tommy Hilfiger show last week, we couldn’t help but notice one young lady who was especially beautiful. Sure the lineup was impressive with so many famous faces but the one that caught our eye just so happened to be model Taylor. No not Taylor Swift the singer-songwriter-serial dater. We are talking about Taylor Hill and she is not exactly a newbie at modeling. After all, she was one of the 2015 Victoria Secret Angels and at only 20 years of age she has already walked in dozens of top runway shows with some of the biggest names in fashion. Taylor is a striking beauty with a mix of girl next door look, eyebrows reminiscent of a young Brooke Shields and an exotic appeal very a la Adriana Lima. She was discovered in a barn at the age of 14 in Granby, Colorado. Her modeling resume includes ad campaign contracts with Topshop, H&M, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo and most recently has been named brand ambassador for Lancome. We are sure that Ms. Hill has a bright future ahead of her. This one is one to watch for sure! This past week at NYFW she walked shows that included, Thakoon, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui.

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Taylor Hill Topshop campaign, Fall 2016

 

 

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TOMMY x GIGI’S SHOW & CARNIVAL LIGHTS UP NYFW

American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and model Gigi Hadid were the power duo that took over Pier 16 on Friday evening during NYFW. As a brand ambassador, Gigi collaborated together with Tommy this season for a one of a kind autumn/winter 2016 collection labeled TommyxGigi. Tommy’s show was set in a carnival themed event at the legendary South Street Seaport in New York City. The ambiance included arcade games, food stands, amusement rides including a Ferris wheel with 80s music blaring in the background. Once you arrived at Pier 16 (named Tommy Pier), you knew this wasn’t going to be an ordinary fashion show, this was going to be an experience. Gigi opened the show with one of the best looks of the night. A military jacket, a tied nautical shirt, fringed neck scarf and high-waisted leather pants. The rest of the collection was true to Hilfiger’s American style. Among the many looks, there were knits sweaters, oversized hoodies, wool capes and of course plenty of anchors, red, white and navy. The style of this collection is something that surely resonates with famous model Hadid. Not only because she co-designed the looks but also because it is fitting of her ‘off duty’ street style. Overall, this event was a winning moment for Tommy, Gigi and American fashion. Visit and follow One Style at a Time’s Instagram account to view additional photos and videos of our experience at the #TOMMYNOW show.

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