Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oh For The Love Of Couture/Fall-Winter 2014

What is fashion if you don't have a little high end spectacular Haute Couture? While everyone in the states were looking to cool down a bit and hit the beaches, rainy Paris was hot and steamy on the runway. There was definitely no shortage of sheer, color, sparkle and over the top sexiness. The collections of these hand made pieces blew us away and many possible contenders for A-list celebrities. Surely many Hollywood stylists have snatched some of their favorites for their top notch clients.

Chanel and Dior are usually crowd pleasers but this time around we are going to highlight a few collections that stood out. It was quite a difficult task to just pick a few gowns but we didn't want to overwhelm you with 'too much' couture. Right. So Fashionistas get ready, One Style at a Time brings you Zuhair Murad, Alexandre Vauthier, Valentino, Atelier Versace and the every time knocks it out of the park, Elie Saab. Leave us your comments and tell us which collection deserves a big STAR! Did we miss anyone from your favorites list?

Zuhair Murad via Style.com

Alexandre Vauthier via Style.com


Atelier Versace via Style.com
 Elie Saab via Style.com
Elie Saab via Style.com
Elie Saab via Style.com

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Simplicity Is Always In Style

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"  ~ Leonardo Davinci. 
Those words couldn't be more true. Fashion can certainly be fun and shaking things up is sometimes necessary by using some of today's trends. Still when speaking to many women through the years about style what has lasting power is simplicity and elegance. Women have no problem investing their hard earned money on pieces that stand the test of time, (think dark blazer, white shirt, trench coat, black pumps/flats, LBD etc). Its undeniable that some of histories biggest fashion icons used their classic looks to their advantage. Looking for inspiration? Just Google Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana. All of these women exemplified the meaning of classic style without staying matronly or monotonouss. They knew how to stay modern with looks that women of all walks of life could relate to even today. You've all heard the saying 'less is more' in this case we are not referring to less clothing and provocative sex appeal. It's more about a dress that you wear and not that wears you or even just the right top and jeans that is clean and classic. That in itself is timeless and who doesn't want to fall into that category. Fashionistas these days know what they want and know what labels or designers can provide that minimalist look. Our motto is taking fashion One Style at a Time so tell us darling readers, what are your favorite classic looks? Do you believe that simplicity works for everyone or are you more of a rule breaker? Keep scrolling and drop us a note! Your opinions and comments are the toast of the day!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

4th of July: Patriotic Style

Welcome to July Fashionistas! The days get warmer and the vacationers are packing their bags. Knocking at our door in the U.S. is our nation's biggest celebratory holiday, the 4th of July. For some its a long weekend for others a time to shop! With so many great sales here, there and everywhere just what do you buy?
First, do you have any summer essentials you still need to get? How about a maxi dress, a pair of sandals, summer jewelry, work attire, or just a fabulous handbag that takes you from day to night. No matter what is on your summer wish list, this weekend is the perfect time to wear a chic summer nautical look. What is your 4th of July style like? Do you keep it simple with a crisp white shirt, tank top, capri pants or denim shorts? Do you dress up your look with bold accessories and a great pair of wedge shoes or espadrilles for comfort? Scroll on down below One Style at a Time darlings and gain some fashion inspiration. Share with us how you will be celebrating and what will be your outfit of choice and WAIT...there's more. If you keep scrolling to the end of this post you will find exclusive links that will direct you to some one of a kind sales, promotions and more!!! Don't miss these great discounts happening right NOW. 

Happy 4th of July!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Flashback 40's Style

It's pretty clear that fashion is cyclical and that what was once 'in fashion' makes its way back somehow to our current times. Over and over we see how the influence of past decades makes a statement on the runway, inspires designers, stylists, makeup artists and even right at home in our closets. 

The 1940's was an era of pure elegance and femininity. It was a time heightened by details such as accessories, austere makeup and luxury. The 40's marked a special time not only in fashion but in cinema as well. Just think Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers and Veronica Lake just to name a very few from a very long list. Even today this era continues to inspire us and of course the higher fashion powers that be at Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle etc. Models as well as fashion editors continue to channel 40's fashion into their editorials (ex: Kate Moss for UK Vogue in 2011). 

So from Throwback Thursday to Fashion Friday we take a look back at some noteworthy 40's fashion that even today continues to make us swoon! 

So One Style at a Time readers, are you a fan of 1940's style? Is this an era that inspires your style?



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hello Summer Whites

Adios Polar Vortex and Hello Summer! That's right Fashion lovelies, Summer is as of today officially here. The time has come to safely put away your wool winter coats, boots and boyfriend sweaters. By now you should have your flip flops ready for the beach, sunhats and your favorite pair of sunglasses on hand. Now nothing says summer like a classic white top, dress or slacks. Tis the season of the absence of color and the perfect opportunity to lighten your style a bit. By now you may have guessed that the Spring and Summer runway had plenty of white hot options. Indeed! From Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino to Marchesa the options are endless and lets not categorize this as a trend. White is as classic in summer as black is in winter.

Don't fret if you are not the go all white type of gal. You can play up the white with brights, patterns, animal prints, lace and the crowd favorite...black and white. The best thing about fashion is that if a color doesn't flatter your figure or skin tone you can still play with it through accessories. Nothing is more fabulous than a great white, ivory or off white statement handbag or shoes. Wishing all the One Style at a Time a relaxing and fantastic Summer 2014! Scroll on down and tell if you are a fan of white during the warmer season. How do you incorporate classic white in your wardrobe? Any favorites below? 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA, SPRING/SUMMER 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer 2014 Jeweled Shoes

The excitement of warmer weather is everywhere and with it comes a little extra sparkle. That's right Fashionistas, the season of sandals, open toed shoes and flip flops is officially here! No matter what your style or shoe preference this season jeweled shoes are everywhere to be found. 

Gone are the days when an embellished pair of shoes were solely for evening wear and special events. How about anytime you step out its a day to bring a little sparkle to your step. On the runway for Summer '14 designers like Miu Miu, Nina Ricci and Charlotte Olympia were just a few of many that inspired this trend. Detailed footwear is such a statement these days, its more than an accessory, its a work of art. The best part is that if you look around you will find bejeweled shoes from beach sandals, pumps, sky high stiletto's, flats to chunky heels. Whatever your preference of height there is a style that will likely suit your wallet. So go on One Style at a Time readers, click your shiny heels three times!!! Scroll below and drop us a note, tell us if you enjoy this bejeweled trend. Do you own a pair of studded flats, heels etc. We love hearing from you and your opinion is key. Keep shining fashion darlings!

SERGIO ROSSI

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gisele Heats UP 2014's World Cup

The anticipation has been building up for quite some time all over the world. No matter if you call it 'football' or soccer we are just days away from the historic Fifa World Cup games. Every four years these anticipated matches bring so many countries together and this year the temperature just got so much hotter. Why you may ask? Well maybe because the country hosting this year's World Cup is Brazil and we all know that some of the most beautiful ladies and world re-known fashion models are Brazilian.
When you think Brazil and fashion a few names come to mind: Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and of course the one and only...Gisele B√ľndchen! 

So how fitting for Gisele to represent her country and bring the celebration and sex appeal to a few fashion glossy covers. Its the sports party heard around the world and covers like Vogue Brazil, Elle Canada, Elle Argentina and Elle China all coincided and gave Gisele the fun and flirty spotlight. It all begins Thursday, June 12th, so raise your flags and bring the loudest cheer for your favorite team. Perhaps these editorials will inspire you to add a little patriotic pizazz to your style this summer. Ready, set...GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Monday, June 2, 2014

Fashionable Notes With Paperless Post

What can be more endearing than receiving a personalized card addressed to you in the mail? Add a little fashion touch and you have the perfect moment for that special someone. Did you think the days of sending notes in the mail were long gone? Well then hold on to your stamps Fashionistas because today we are going to introduce you to a fabulous way to make someone's day just a little more brighter.

Sure we live in a world of email, mobile apps, social media and text messages. Yet there is still a large audience that embraces the idea of hand written notes for birthdays, holidays, invitations, special events or just to say thank you. One Style at a Time is pleased to introduce you to a personal favorite, Paperless Post. Perhaps you are already familiar with their online stationary products. Paperless Post products can be found in both digital and in paper formats. What is even more exclusive and fabulous is the variety of fashion design partnerships they have available online. How would you like to own a high quality piece of stationary designed by Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade or their most recent design collaboration, J.Crew. The custom designs are fun, witty, classic or modern. Do you know anyone who is graduating, having a birthday, celebrating Father's Day? Visit the site and browse through the many well styled and creative options today.You are sure to make a long lasting statement as you send your next special notecard!



J.CREW PALM TREES

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Amazing Seven At Cannes, 2014

Every year Cannes Film Festival brings out the brightest and biggest stars to the red carpet. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing all the buzz worthy fashion from the Met Gala in New York City. Now we move on to France and the flashing lights of photographers were in a frenzy. This grand event which previews an array of films has been around for 67 years. Throughout those years it has become one of the most sought after event in the industry of cinema. Fashion of course takes front row at Cannes and the ladies did not disappoint. For one, Blake Lively had multiple stunning looks that had everyone stunned by her beauty. Jessica Chastain does an impeccable job of channeling Old Hollywood glamour but always with her own individual presence. One icon of film and fashion is Sophia Loren who at the age of 79 gives the younger actresses a run for their money. Ms. Loren was invited as a special guest and attended the red carpet looking radiant and wowed everyone in sight.
So get ready fashionistas because we give you the the Amazing Seven of Cannes and what we considered to be the best of the best! Tell us what you think and if we missed any of your favorites we want to know. If you agree with our choices, we want to hear from you too! Drop us a note below and tell us who was your favorite and best dressed at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
BLAKE LIVELY IN GUCCI

Thursday, May 8, 2014

TOP 7: 2014 MET GALA'S BEST DRESSED

It is worldwide one of the most coveted yearly events in fashion. The most anticipated and talked about fashion moment besides the Oscars red carpet. This past Monday the glitterati made their way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The designer honoree this year is one the most famous Anglo-American couturier's, Charles James. His constructive genius has made him one of the most admired designers in history. The Costume Institute at the Met Museum has dedicated their exhibit to showcase this great legend. This exhibition is open now through August 10th. 

Now back to the grand star studded event. This year Fashionistas were taken by surprise as this event was not being live streamed as its been done in the past. The live coverage would be mostly via Twitter and Instagram live. This year the list of attendees was ultra exclusive courtesy of Vogue's Anna Wintour. It was no surprise that as soon as the event kicked off the #metgala and #charlesjames were trending topics all over the internet. What also caught the attention of many were so many bad style choices by some top celebrity names. Some came wearing gowns that were completely isolated from this years theme and left us very confused. In our opinion, the most disappointing of all was fashion darling Lupita Nyong'o in Prada. She caused such a stir in her green flapper and feathery dress, but in the end was a complete miss. After seeing her on so many best dressed list this past award season, it was a big 'what were you thinking' moment for many. 

As far as the BEST dressed of the night, well that title goes to none other than one of our favorites, SJP! Decked out in a black and white ball gown by Oscar de la Renta, Sarah stole the show and epitomized the true essence of Charles James. So here is Sarah and our six other picks for belles of the ball at this year's Met Gala. Tell us which were some of your favorites! If you agree leave us a comment below, if you disagree with our choices, you are welcome to also comment. So keep scrolling below, the fashion forum is now OPEN!



SARAH JESSICA PARKER IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA