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!




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015:Venice Dreams

What do you get when you combine the beautiful Italian city of Venice with a talent like Tadashi Shoji...romantic and enchanting gowns. Attending a Tadashi fashion show in itself is exciting all on its own. Every season his shows are one of the hottest tickets in town and celebrities like Octavia Spencer have for quite some time been a loyal client. For Spring 2015 Tadashi took us on a trip to the Golden Palace of Venice and his Italian inspiration could be seen throughout his collection. Details included multi-colored jeweled embellishments inspired by Millefiori glass. The softness of the silhouettes were airy and flowy with a palette that included frosted jade, pink shadow and blue stone paired with ivory and navy. Fabrics were custom designed with embroidered tulles and floral motif lace. The softness and romantic sense did not diminish the element of elegance. A regal sense could be captured on the last look of the show; a gold metallic floor length gown that included a cape. With this collection Tadashi Shoji continues to bring his impeccable taste, feminine touch and maintains his admirable aesthetic that so many women admire.

So One Style at a Time asks, how do you feel about Tadashi Shoji's Spring 2015 Collection?



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Edge and Elegance at Mathieu Mirano's Spring '15 Collection

Day one at New York Fashion Week took us to Hell's Kitchen for the Mathieu Mirano Spring 2015 presentation. As you walked into the studio the room was beaming with sunlight with an all white background, while the models were surrounded with a few floral arrangements. The simplicity of this display allowed for the designs to take center stage. The palette was mostly black, white, ivory with some touches of red, orange and yellow but with standout nods to architecture and nature. The pieces were elegant with just enough edge to show Mathieu's distinguished craftsmanship. It was all about the details in every garment. The collection included rubberized cotton in laser grid patterns and the tailoring was impeccable.There was a sense of playfulness and coquettishness but with high sophistication in every dress, jacket, skirt and top. With this collection Mirano has captivated our attention with his innovative, modern point of view and while peaking our curiosity as to what is next. So who is the Matthieu Mirano woman? The designer explains

"The Matthieu Mirano woman is not the sexy secretary. She's the boss. This is a woman who is extremely thoughtful in regards to her fashion choices. She has a sexiness that is never vulgar". 

ABOUT MATHIEU MIRANO
At 23 years old, New York-based designer, Mathieu Mirano is a force to be reckoned with. Since making his debut at New York Fashion Week at the age of 19, Mirano has already established himself as one of America’s most talented designers. Known for his appreciation of detail, high level of craftsmanship and restrained elegance, Mirano is all about creation and innovation. His designs, often inspired by natural wonders both large and small, are a marriage of fashion and science. Employing French couture techniques on classic silhouettes, the emerging designer then adds that unexpected edge that can only be found in the Mathieu Mirano world. And like his designs, Mirano’s muse is confident, bold and thoughtful in her fashion choices. Mathieu Mirano’s innovative creations, which debut each season during New York Fashion Week, have been worn by countless celebrities and continue to illicit excitement from top-tier fashion publications across the globe. For additional information on Mathieu Mirano, please visit www.MathieuMirano.com



Friday, August 29, 2014

New York Fashion Week: A Look Ahead

New York is getting ready to play host to one of the most important week's in the fashion industry. That's right ladies and gentlemen we are just days away from New York Fashion Week. The madness started months ago for the designers but for the rest of us the hustle and bustle kicks off Thursday, September 4th and ends on the 11th. At the center of it all might be Lincoln Center but fashion shows are being held in a variety of venues all around the city. You can already imagine the busy city traffic, the impossible to get yellow taxi's and the influx of information on social media. Its fast paced, intense and fabulous! When it comes to ready to wear fashion nothing can be more exciting than previewing what's ahead right here in the big apple. Next week designers will be presenting their Spring/Summer 2015 Collections. I know it can be a bit confusing as we are at the close of Summer and moving into fall - here comes fashion week with collections for 2015. The nature of the business, always looking ahead. 

One Style at a Time will be bringing you highlights from this glitzy week in the big apple. Just tune in and check out all the photo action on Instagram, the commentary on Twitter the updates on the Facebook page. But of course all the full coverage will be right here on the blog. If you are out of town or unable to attend don't fret. A ton of shows will once again be live streamed for your viewing pleasure via New York Fashion Week Live. So are there any shows you are anticipating to see? Who are the key designers who's collections you can't wait to see go down the runway? Its back to school for the kids and back to the tents for the fashionistas!

Happy New York Fashion Week!!!

 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

66th Annual Emmys BEST Dressed

One of TV's hottest and most anticipated evening arrived on Monday and the red carpet was ready for the starlets. Sure its exciting to tune in to see if your favorite shows or actors win the grand award but the majority definitely sits in to watch the red carpet arrivals. The question at hand is how was the fashion at the Emmys this year? The answer, in one word. SAFE. Were there some misses? From a birdeye's view the gowns were confusing, predictable at times and even unflattering for some actresses. We want to bring you the ladies that hit the right mark and made all the right choices from head to toe. 
Our overall rating for the 2014 Emmys red carpet Fashion is out of 5 stars.  



CAMILA ALVES IS FLAWLESS IN ZUHAIR MURAD

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orange Is The New...Fall MUST Have

It is no surprise that color is a key component when it comes to fashion. It can direct an entire collection, it can determine the vibe of a look and can impact a shopping decision instantly. Every year there seems to be a color that stands out from the rest and grabs our attention, depending on a season of course. According to the folks at Pantone the color for 2014 was 'Radiant Orchid', but it seems orange has made a stern impact for many Designers and Fashionistas. If you are a Netflix watcher than the title "Orange is the New Black" may sound familiar? That's because its one of the most popular comedy series and recent nine time Emmy nominee.
So from television to the runway orange made a strong presence not only for Spring but also for Fall 2014. Designers such as Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Missoni and Zac Posen were just a few to show a splash of citrus to enhance the basic dark palettes for this coming season. So don't shy away from brightening your cooler days of fall and winter. So One Style at a Time readers, tell us if this color is a thumbs up or thumbs down for you. Scroll below and share your thoughts on this hot fall trend!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Transitional Fall Wear Under $100

The clock is ticking louder as the month of August brings the last few weeks of summer. A sense of melancholy hits the air as talks begin of back to school, end of summer vacations and cooler temperatures. Yet the upside to a pre-fall discussion is of course the FASHION!
What can you look forward to in September and upcoming autumnal months? All the Fall previews in your favorite fashion magazines, New York Fashion Week and of course a little shopping to revamp your look. The milder temperatures have sparked earlier than usual conversations of how to transition your wardrobe from flip flops to boots, or from t-shirts to sweaters. One Style at a Time wants to give you some effective and affordable options in case you are wondering how to transition to this coming fall season. Lets begin with some basics and neutrals, just to get you started.
Tell us what your favorite pieces are and what you are mostly looking forward to when it comes to Fall and its Fashion for 2014. 




Monday, August 11, 2014

Social Building And Style Blogging


'Connect, Social, Like, Share' are all words we are so familiar with when it comes to the techie world we live in today. There is no doubt that person to person connections may have dwindled, but it is still believed to be the best way to genuinely build relationships. To say social media is a powerful tool may sound beyond redundant but it really is such a massive part of the world's day to day. From personal to business, staying connected and sharing content online can be exciting. However, the information overload and constant trying to stay up to date can be at times what's the word? ah yes, overwhelming. If you are in our arena of blogging or social marketing, than you know that staying relevant and informed can keep be a round the clock job. 

Just like One Style at a Time there are many fellow bloggers and social media mavens that are busy researching, editing photos, composing and editing a story or revamping their marketing strategy. For some its a business and for others its a personal endeavor. Regardless of the road taken it’s a communication tool, a passion and point of view. If you are in the eye of the tiger of online blogging and making strides as a social influencer than kudos to you! We hope you stay connected with us through any or all of our online platforms. Stop by drop us a note and tell us where we can find YOU! Share with us your techniques of building your community and what has worked and what hasn't. Let’s chat, let’s connect. Ehem..(hashtag one style at a time)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Linge Ballet Flats - Product Review

If there is one thing all women have in common is the shared need to find comfort in footwear. We love a great pair of heels whether they are sky high stilettos, kitten or stacked options. Yet, after a long work day what do you want to slip into? One Style at a Time has a special treat for you today Fashionistas! We are happy to introduce you to Linge Shoes. These ballet flats are inspired by the timeless footwear used for centuries by dancers and ballerinas. After being contacted on behalf of Linge Shoes to share a product review we put these lovely slippers to the test and here is what we found.

They have a soft leather full sole and lining that includes an elastic band that can be conveniently worn inside our outside of the foot. It includes an elastic tie to adjust for comfort. These flats are perfect for a long trip on a plane ride also to wear in the office, or anytime you need to give your feet a much needed break. They are light weight and supple and can be easily stored in a drawer at work or carried in a handbag.  However, they are best used as an indoor shoe since the thin sole might be too thin for walking rocky pavements. If you wear a half size you are best going up one size (if you wear a size 7.5 go for a size 8). If you have a love of flats, these shoes are an absolute must! What's the other plus, they retail for only $59 and can be found in a variety of colors such as black, caramel, charcoal, navy, nude, red, turquoise, fuchsia, white and more. Also, they are available for infants and children up to size 4. How great is that!


So ladies, visit http://www.lingeshoes.com/  and get your pair today. You will feel as poised and elegant as a ballet dancer from an Edgar Degas painting. Perhaps you are already starting an early holiday shopping list, then add these to your gift list.


Let us know what you think of these adorable and stylish ballerina flats. Leave your comments on this product review below. 


 Disclaimer: I received a pair of Linge Shoes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TOP 8: Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaigns

Every year like clock work the fall/winter fashion buzz begins to heat up. Summer is still sizzling but the water cooler discussions about September magazine issues, ad campaigns and fashion week are on the agenda. Many labels have released their autumn campaign photos and here you will find some standouts that deserve to be mentioned. How can you not love the cloudy New York City backdrop with model Tilda Lindstam, while she freely swings away in her coat and ankle boots. This is 3.1 Phillip Lim's take on fall 2014 and we love it! Biased by our hometown being featured? Perhaps, but the composition of this photograph truly captures the essence of cooler, greyer days in the city. The fashion continues with the remaining seven ads you will see below. So while you sip on that frozen drink, iced coffee or however you may be enjoying the remaining weeks of summer - just know that there are some exquisite fall ads coming to your favorite glossies! Take in this small preview and let us know what are some of your favorites. Were there other campaigns that grabbed your attention and were not on our top eight? One Style at a Time wants to hear from YOU fashionistas! We welcome your comments below. 



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