Monday, January 26, 2015

LUCKY SEVEN - SAG AWARDS BEST DRESSED 2015

This past Sunday TV and Films outstanding top performers were celebrated and awarded with the the Screen Actor's Guild Awards but this morning the water cooler is buzzing about what the A-listers wore to this event. Once the celebrities began arriving at the red carpet its interesting to see what the energy is like and what the reaction is to the selection of fashion. The comparisons begin as to what celebrities have been wearing to past events and how they will measure up this time around. Will they improve, knock it out of the park or just totally fail at their attempts to make the best dressed list. Last night's SAG awards proved that some actresses still continue to it the right mark, others played it very safe and others well, had no clue as to what the heck they were doing. This is it though fashionistas...After this its on to the Oscars so the expectation is always on high for the mother of all award shows. Today we want to bring you the best dressed choices for the SAG awards and although frankly as a whole there were far less this time around the ones that did standout were pretty spectacular. So were there any noteworthy trends? YES! Colors like black and white are red carpet staples. One shoulder dresses, sheer overlays, daring plunging necklines and menswear styles are some of the recurring trends that are here to stay. We as our readers to tell us who you felt left a great impression and who would YOU pick as 2015 SAG's best dressed. We welcome your comments below.


REESE WITHERSPOON IS WHITE ELEGANT SIMPLICITY IN CUSTOM GIORGIO ARMANI
JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS IS A LACE BEAUTY IN MONIQUE LHUILLIER
JENNIFER ANISTON TAKES THE PLUNGE IN A GOLD AND BLACK VINTAGE GALLIANO 
JULIANNE MOORE IS A BEADED EMERALD QUEEN IN GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE
HELLO VIOLA DAVIS! ON THE WHITE TREND SHE STUNS IN THIS HALTER MAX MARA GOWN
EMMA STONE MIXES SHEER AND MENSWEAR TO PERFECTION IN DIOR COUTURE
LUPITA NYONG'O HIT ALL THE RIGHT STRIPES IN THIS ELIE SAAB GOWN

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Monday, January 19, 2015

TREND: JUMPSUITS FOR SPRING 2015

Getting through the cold winter blues means one thing for many fashionistas and that is looking ahead to warmer weather. No better time like the present to begin pondering on what is 'trending' for spring/summer 2015. Today we are going to talk a bit about a hot trend in fashion and that is the jumpsuit. The runway was full of an array of jumpsuit styles from casual chic to sophisticated. Some of the biggest names in fashion like Elie Saab, Escada, Stella McCartney and Pamella Roland gave us some incredible options to take note of in their shows. If you recall from our last post the Golden Globes best dressed, Emma Post made heads turn in her elegant Lanvin jumpsuit and was a fashion fan favorite. 

Now let's be honest at first jumpsuits may not seem like a perfect fit for everyone. I will be the first to admit that if you are not tall and lean it may not seem like a feasible task. However,  after doing the legwork, research and purchasing my first jumpsuit I have found there are more options than in years past. Considering the cut, fabric and volume of the jumpsuit are some key components. Do you prefer a tapered or flared leg? Sleevless, cap or long sleeve? Once you find a jumpsuit that suits your body type the next important thing is finding a tailor to make the right adjustments, if necessary. Make that your canvas and now you can begin styling your jumpsuit with the right accessory (we say go for the gold). Dresses are always fabulous but what better way to switch up your style than with the right pantsuit that makes a statement. OK! Now get ready, scroll below and you will find some jumpsuits from the spring runways, how celebs are wearing them today and different style options to consider (the last look is one that I personally own - Laundry by Shelli Segal). So we ask our One Style at a Time readers how do you feel about the jumpsuit trend? Is this a yay or nay in your fashion book? 


Come back next Monday as we bring you more style and trends alerts you won't want to miss. Hope you are enjoying the new blog design fashion dolls. 


Jump suit

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Monday, January 12, 2015

WHO RULED THE GOLDEN GLOBES? BEST DRESSED 2015

Hello award season! Let's cut the red ribbon, open up the red carpet and here comes the 2015 Golden Globes. The anticipation has been building for a while as to which movies, actors and actresses would be nominated and win in their category. However, the peak of this big night in Hollywood usually revolves around who is wearing what? Who took a risk, who went too safe, who blew us away with a perfect head to toe look. One Style at a Time is ready to bring you our choices of best dressed, best hair/makeup and who wore the top trends the best. 

It was an interesting night and although there were some pretty bad misses from several ladies, we were happy to see the majority brought their A-game. The favorite of the night hands down was the talented and beautiful Jessica Chastain who wore a pleated bronzed gown with a plunging neckline by Atelier Versace. The makeup was exquisite and the side swept hair complemented this look to perfection. Jessica has the right combination of old Hollywood glamour with today's fashion femininity. She nailed it for sure. The amazing Amy Adams who many would consider a 'safe' fashion player on the red carpet stunned in a periwinkle draped gown also by Atelier Versace (you can't go wrong with Versace right?) She was pure elegance from head to toe. Our next pick is Julianne Moore who sparkled in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown. She was stunning in this silver and feathered gown that not too many women could carry, however she was flawless in it and the risk paid off. Next up is Emma Stone in a Lanvin pantsuit. Pantsuits at award shows can be tricky but who better than Emma to pull this modern yet elegant look. Finally, a fan-favorite who commands a red carpet is the lovely Reese Witherspoon. She strutted her beauty in a shimmering, strapless Calvin Klein floor length gown. From the hair to the jewels Reese quickly had our attention as a best dressed candidate. Certainly there were other ladies that made quite a splash on the red carpet, but these were the ones that deserved to take top honors. Besides celebrating the excellence in fashion we also wanted to showcase some of the best hair/makeup and of course some of the best representatives of the night's top trends.

So there you have it fashion readers! Our roundup of the best of the red carpet for this year's Golden Globes. Now award season has only started. It will be interesting to see what direction stylists and celebrities will take. Now it's your turn to share what were your favorite looks. Who made your list of best dressed? 



BEST DRESSED

JESSICA CHASTAIN IN ATELIER VERSACE

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEW YEAR - GO FOR THE GOLD

It's fair to say that a New Year usually brings forward thoughts of growth, change and probably some self-assessment. A clean slate is what most look for and this may include healthier eating, shedding some pounds, re-financing a budget, travel plans, a new haircut, reading more books or tweaking your wardrobe a bit. No matter what your 2015 goals the one thing to remember is to keep them attainable. Don't feel bad if by chance today you miss the mark, tomorrow is another day and another chance to get it right. Together with a new year comes perhaps a wish list. Here at One Style at a Time we are kicking things off on the brightest note. So we decided to GO FOR THE GOLD! Wait you may have thought metallics and gold tones were a thing of the holiday past. Not at all! For Spring 2015 there were designer houses like Chanel, Ralph Lauren and De la Renta that showed plenty of gold on the runway. 

So Fashionistas keep your sparkle going and no better way to shine than by adding touches of gold to your day to day style. Today we are bringing you some glossy suggestions to pair them with your favorite solids or patterns, we even have somethings for the techie fashion dolls as well. 

Ready, Set here we go...2015 is going to be brighter and better than ever. 
We love sharing some of our favorite finds and runway inspirations with our readers so feel free to tell us what you are most excited about this year. Any new resolutions? Goals? Any style or trends you want to see or are looking forward to trying?


OSCAR DE LA RENTA, SPRING 2015, VARSITY TRIPLE PENDANT - HENRI BENDEL, GOLD FRENDS X BAUBLEBAR LAYLA HEADPHONES

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015!


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 BEST Celebrity Style

As the year comes to a close lets take a look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in Fashion. Hollywood is full of hits and lets not kid ourselves, many misses. There are some ladies who stay in the safe lane and others who don't mind taking a style risk from time to time. Everyone has their red carpet favorites and there are some who seem to always make the same list. This year we did see a bit of a variety. Young Hollywood stepped up to the task and did show that good style can start early. Kudos to Chloe Grace Moretz (as seen below wearing a fabulous white Chanel suit and hat), this actress and model had a great year in fashion. With all the rumors of her dating Brooklyn Beckham (who? that would be the 15 year old son of Victoria and David Beckham) she has brought a lot of the buzz with her in 2014. Kate Middleton is without a doubt not only royalty but a style icon already. There isn't enough blog space on the internet to highlight all her fashionable moments. Before one fashion hit starts the next one is already taking off. When talking about great celebrity style another interesting factor is not just the 'art' of posing on a red carpet, we decided to take a look at these ladies 'off duty' attire. It's interesting to see what some of celebs will throw on when running errands, going shopping or heading to an airport. The casual wear can really show a personality. As laid back as it may look it can be just as strategic if not more than what you see at some award shows.  


Finally, there are women in Hollywood who took our breath away with their style. For 2014 we gave our trophy to the amazing Lupita Nyong'o! When we saw her at this year's Golden Globes wearing that jaw dropping Ralph Lauren red cape dress, well we knew instantly fashion history was made. All throughout the award season Lupita had fun with fashion and took many chances with pops of color, different lengths and a variety of design choices. It was quite a year in Fashion! Some of the familiar faces made the best dressed list and others were left behind and we hope a better year is ahead for them. What were some of your fashion favorite moments One Style at a Time readers? Who would you crown as 2014's best dressed? 


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Farewell Oscar de la Renta

Ă“scar ArĂ­stides Renta Fiallo best known to us as the great fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on October 20, 2014 and was laid to rest today in New York. If you have been a long or even short time follower of this blog you might know by now that Oscar and his work were a topic of great admiration for One Style at a Time. Today I am back after a few weeks hiatus after the loss of my beloved father to pay tribute to another man who in fashion left a big mark.

Impossible to describe the genius talent of this master of design in just a few words. How do you describe his impeccable artistry? The best way would be to remember him through his magnificent work. Oscar de la Renta was a proud designer from Dominican Republic and his Latin roots, love for color and nature many times were sources of inspiration for his clothes. Since his passing on October 20th, there have been numerous articles written about his five decades of work and his impact in the world of fashion. His stomping grounds began in Madrid, Spain as he closely worked with designers like Cristobal Balenciaga and Lanvin-Castillo. There is no denying that the Spanish influence was still a part of his designs today. Through the years he has provided countless show stopping gowns for some of the most important women around the world. First ladies and A-list celebrities wore some of his most unforgettable pieces. To name just a few; Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Amy Adams, Cameron Diaz and the list goes on and on. His most recent headline was dressing George Clooney's bride to be Amal Alamuddin for their nuptials. What made him and his gowns so special and desirable? Pure elegance! He understood what women wanted to wear and he enjoyed dressing powerful women. No one understood the term 'femininity' better than Oscar. He never dissapointed season after season on and off the runway. 

Personally, the loss of this legendary designer is significant. As long as I can remember and have had a love for fashion he has always been someone I highly respected. His global success was admirable but being Latina and hearing him speak about his Latin roots and culture with so much joy evoked such a high sense of pride. I was elated when in 2011 I had the honor of meeting him, conversing and hearing him sing to SJP at the Fashion Night Out event at his flagship store on Madison Avenue. Click here to relive the event. I left that evening with my own impression of Oscar. He was a man who was poised, elegant, a magnificent dresser but also kind and very approachable. In a room where friends like Barbara Walters stopped in, he was just as charismatic to the celebrities as he was to his fans and greeted everyone in the room with a handshake. So many have asked me what I think is Oscar's legacy. I believe its the timeless elegance and beauty in fashion. He brought the fantasy to life through his masterpieces.

Every season during New York Fashion Week his show was on my 'must see' list. Watching him give his final bow at the end of each presentation was always a thrill after he had presented so many gems on the runway. Needless to say there will be a huge void going forward during fashion week. The house of De la Renta opens up a new chapter with their new creative director Peter Copping formerly of Nina Ricci. 

On behalf of One Style at a Time we send our sincerest condolences to Oscar's family, friends and staff members. Oscar you will be missed and remembered. Thank you for all your inspirational work and for leaving such a beautiful and glamorous mark in the world. RIP.

Oscar at his last show at NYFW,  Spring 2015 collection

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

RUNWAY Details: LFW, MFW, PFW Spring 2015

Fashion month continues and after all the fabulous ready to wear we saw in New York its time to take a moment and recap all the european runway that has followed since. Today we pay homage to some of our personal favorites from the catwalks in London, Milan and Paris Spring 2015 Collections.

Paris fashion week is in full swing so we will continue to share more of the noteworthy fashion from the city of lights. Here is a quick roundup with a closer look at the details from apparel to accessories. We always welcome your comments so we invite you to leave us your thoughts below. Which is your favorite look or accessory? Which fashion week is YOUR favorite from which city?

LONDON FASHION WEEK
MARCHESA
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Friday, September 19, 2014

I Joined Cynthia Rowley & HuffPost Live To Discuss The Designer's Brand, Life & More

Cynthia Rowley launched her first fashion collection in the early 1980's and since then has established her brand as one of the top names in American Fashion. Her brand has expanded throughout the years and not only does it include apparel for women and men but also shoes, handbags, eyewear and most recently a fitness line. She wears many hats as a Fashion Designer, wife and mother and balancing it all is no easy task. In Cynthia's latest interview with HuffPost Live she talks about fashion today, her brand, family and how to thrive and live life to the fullest.

It was an honor and pleasure to join the conversation with HuffPost Live and Cynthia Rowley as a fashion guest panelist on this occasion. Check out the interview below!




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