Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 OSCARS: TOP 10 BEST DRESSED OF THE NIGHT

Welcome to the most glamorous red carpet event in Hollywood, the 87th annual Academy Awards. The Oscars is the most anticipated evening when it comes to movies, fashion and the arts. It has been a busy few months for A-listers and of course their team of stylists, hair and makeup glam squads who prep celebrities to look their best. Like any award season naturally there are some major fashion moments that deserve praise and others that sadly underwhelmed. Weeks leading up to the Oscars there is much buzz as to who is going to wear what, will it be a safe red carpet and who will take a fashion risk. 

The 2015 Oscars fashion may have been considered safe in general but still there were some incredible gowns. The most notable colors were whites, blush/nudes, red and the staple black. Lets begin with actress Zoe Saldana who just recently gave birth to twins and looked stunning showcasing her curves in a blush Atelier Versace gown. The hair and makeup were simple yet elegant and did not distract from her dress. Rosamund Pike's red laced Givenchy gown was a perfect fit for a leading lady. Then you had the Jennifer trifecta. Lopez in a princess Elie Saab gown and Aniston in a nude dazzling Versace gown that was perfection head to toe. Jennifer Hudson popped in a simple but body sculpting yellow strapless, gold belted gown. Oscar nominee Felicity Jones was a vision in her ball gown by Alexander McQueen and Margot Robbie made head turns in her black chiffon sleeved, plunging neckline Saint Laurent gown. Yet it was hard not to notice Margot's statement necklace which just so happens to be a $1.5 million dollar Van Cleef and Arpels vintage piece that was commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor back in 1938. 

So without further adieu we leave you with our top ten picks for BEST DRESSED at this year's Oscars. Tell us if your favorites are on this list or if you had other favorites not seen here. Leave us a comment and if you enjoyed this post fashion readers, make sure to hit the social share buttons below. Thanks for visiting!


ZOE SALDANA IN ATELIER VERSACE

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

NYFW: FALL 2015 PAMELLA ROLAND'S PARIS IN THE 70S INSPIRATION

PSTheWhat can you     Pamella Roland is synonymous with glamour and A-list celebrities best dressed red carpets and more, but for Fall 2015 this world renown designer took things a bit in a different direction. That is what a visionary does, think outside of the box and breaks out of the expected. The buzz before the show began and was at an all time high as everyone hustled to get to their seats anticipating the show. It was a full house of course. Once the lights dimmed and the music began it was show time! 

The models strutted down the runway in Pamella's fall designs which were inspired by bohemian Paris in the 1970s. This collection had separates as well as elegant evening wear and ended in a jaw dropping ivory bridal gown and feathered jacket. The fabrics included jacquard tweeds, striped crepe and bold oversized floral  prints. The palette was earthy and included deep navy, plums olive and camel. An autumn dream for any chic lady. This collection was about details and wearable sophistication. Pamella gave women exactly what they want for next Fall. We leave you with images from this fantastic show. 

This concludes our New York Fashion Week coverage. It was a busy week full of great collections and a bit of nostalgia. Farewell to Lincoln Center as this is the last time the tents stand tall to host this grand event. NYFW will have a new home in September and it will be interesting where it will be held. 
One Style at a Time readers, we want to hear from you! Tell us what were your favorite collections or runway pieces that caught your attention. 

Be sure to come back on Monday as we present the Oscars best dressed. 


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NYFW: FALL 2015 SALLY LAPOINTE'S MODERN LUXE SIMPLICITY

What is one of the most exciting things about New York Fashion Week? If you put aside all the fashion parties, the celebrity buzz and social media frenzy one standout would be young blooming design talent. If you have not heard of Sally Lapointe then have a seat and take note. Sally is a Massachusetts born designer who began her career studying fine art, sculpture and painting, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and in 2013 was named by Forbes' one of 30 under 30' in art and design. She has dressed celebrities such as Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and others. Fast forward to fashion week and Sally has presented one of the most memorable and impressive ready to wear collections for Fall 2015. 

Her inspiration for this collection was German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch and the attribution of movement was certainly visible in all the clothes in this presentation. To quote Sally, "Pina Bausch had the ability to both shock and inspire raw, honest and a bit crude. It was an assault on all expectations". As the models walked the runway the designs included; wool capes, cash wool sweaters, wide leg trousers, a wool cocoon coat with a fox fur stole. Oversized leather clutch bags made for a woman who is on the move with more than the essentials to carry. A beautiful reptile printed sequin drape dress that shimmered and delighted. A mahogany mink sleeveless sweater and a cognac double face wool slit skirt was another favorite that moved effortlessly. It was a luxe feel with textures juxtaposed with a minimalistic feel that has simply placed Sally at the top of her game. Bravo!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NYFW FALL 2015: ANGEL SANCHEZ FEARLESS ELEGANT WOMAN

When attending an Angel Sanchez fashion show whether its bridal or ready to wear there are two things you are guaranteed, elegance and architectural sophistication. For Fall 2015 Sanchez named this collection 'Woman With Velvet Shoes'. This season he plays with the idea of a mysterious woman who is bold, eclectic and adventurous. There was certainly a modern sense of independence in the energy in his eveningwear. The perforated leather, vinyl and metallic neoprene made these gowns sublime and the tailoring was exceptional without surprise. The Angel Sanchez woman is ready to take on the world and not afraid of risks especially in fashion. The models in the show wore their hair in sleek long ponytails and the makeup was minimal except for the bold eyes. This certainly allowed the garments and textiles to play the main characters in the show. We leave you with images and runway footage from this 'must see' show. Visit the One Style at a Time Instagram to see my NYFW runway updates. 



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Monday, February 16, 2015

SPRING 2015 TREND: POLKA DOT STYLE

It's a busy time as the fashion shows continue to hit the runways at New York fashion week. While the frigid temperatures are breaking records in the city that never sleeps today we are going to channel Spring and hope for warmer, sunnier days ahead.

Polka dots is one of the most popular prints that designers utilized in their Spring/Summer '15 shows. It's now trending everywhere as a must have for spring. It's actually hard to report this as a 'trend' since polka dots seem to always circle back just as much as stripes. Two examples on the runway were Dolce and Gabbana and Lela Rose. Dolce and Gabbana  were very inspired by the spanish flamenco thematic and juxtaposed this pattern with romanticism and red flowers. Lela Rose on the other hand was influenced by Japanese silhouettes. She mixed dots with florals and including modern cutouts. Two completely different point of views but yet transferrable to every day wear. Lets be honest, polka dots are everywhere these days from home goods, stationary to apparel and accessories. It's feminine, timeless, demure and quite easy to wear from day to night. What woman doesn't like that kind of versatility in her wardrobe right? 

So fashionistas, we leaves you with a few ideas on how to inject a bit of this very popular print into your Spring 2015 style. Please visit our Pinterest board 'Dots All' for more inspiration. If you are a fan of polka dots let us know below by leaving a brief comment or if you know anyone that might enjoy this post as well feel free to hit the social SHARE buttons below. Make sure to visit back for more NYFW runway standouts right here at One Style at a Time. Thanks for visiting and for sharing! 

Spring 2015 Polka Dot Trend


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

NYFW FALL 2015: RUNWAY REDS

The temperatures in New York City are dropping and frightful but the runways at Lincoln Center continue to heat up. Today is day three and one after the other designers are presenting their designs and we are on the lookout for what is trending. The early reports are indicating that the '70s inspired fashion is here to stay through fall 2015. A good idea might be when shopping for spring to consider picking up some transitional pieces for fall as well. You're welcome to use our recent 'spring trend' post as a reference. Since we are celebrating all things red for Valentine's day, it seemed fitting to bring you the best runway reds that made their way down the runway so far. Check back on Monday the regularly scheduled (non-runway) post. One more week and its time for the Oscars!

More to come...


Happy Valentine's Day Fashionistas! 

HONOR

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Friday, February 13, 2015

NYFW FALL 2015: KICKOFF DAY

New York Fashion Week is back! It's no secret that in the last couple of months there has been a lot of buzz about where NYFW will call home since this is it's last season at Lincoln Center. However today being day one at the tents the spotlight is all about the shows and what is in store for autumn/winter 2015. The day began strong with a fan favorite none other than BCBG with some really amazing designs, they never disappoint. As the day progressed there was an edgy and killer style by Coach and the romantic, elegant beauty of Tadashi Shoji left fashionistas wanting more. 

Take a peek at this first day of 'must-see' runway looks. Which ones are your favorite? Stay tuned for more runway coverage to come as the week progresses. As One Style at a Time makes their way around the city don't miss all the action on the Instagram page. If you like what you see here go ahead and click the social share buttons below. 

BCBG MAX AZRIA

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Monday, February 9, 2015

SPRING 2015 TREND: '70S GROOVE IS BACK

Without a doubt the '70s are back. When it came to the Spring/Summer 2015 runway designers were not shy about their nostalgia for the age of disco, Studio 54, eclectic style and bold colors. If you read one of our most recent posts Jumpsuits for Spring 2015 then you may have started to get the hint that there was a retro vibe happening for this coming season. Design houses like Derek Lam, House of Holland, Prada, Etro, and Gucci were only some of the many that presented their nods to this very sexy era. So many elements like crochet, denim, bright patterns, suede and fringes were all part of the many looks. Just keep in mind that when certain decades become a trending topic on and off the runway it doesn't mean it has to be taken too literal. Maybe you have a soft spot for this era but just not a fan of the platform shoes and flared trousers. In that case find pieces that work best with your style. It could be a suede jacket, a fringed handbag, a pair of bold sunglasses or bohemian flowy dress. It's just a matter of finding the right balance without becoming to time warped and dated.

They say in life there are no coincidences and this just may be true. Simultaneously while preparing this post for our readers the Museum at FIT in New York City was opening a new exhibit called Yves Saint Laurent + Halston, Fashioning the 70s. This takes a closer look at two of the most dominating design forces of that period, none other than Yves Saint Laurent and Halston. It examines their influential works and aesthetics from the late 60's to the 80's. If you are a resident or visiting the New York area for Fashion Week or anytime between now and April 18th, this is a MUST SEE! It won't cost you a dime since access to the museum is 100% free! 

Fashionistas tell us how you feel about the return of the groovy 70's for Spring 2015. Will you be embracing this trend or taking a pass? Always welcome your comments below.


Safari-Boho '70s trend


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Monday, February 2, 2015

VALENTINE'S GLAM WITH ANN TAYLOR

Love is in the air...wait or is it 'glam' is in the air? The correct answer is BOTH! What better time to bring a little extra sparkle to your day than on Valentine's day. Today we bring you some exciting ideas courtesy of one of our favorite stores Ann Taylor. Whether you're heading out to dinner with your girlfriends or going on a date with your significant other you are guaranteed to find just the right look at Ann Taylor. They have numerous options if you want a casual or dressy style that will make you feel and look like a super star. The best is when you find pieces that can be worn from day to night, then you know you have made a great fashion investment.

On the other hand you may be looking for gift ideas for Valentine's day? Perfect! Ann Taylor has options of tops, skirts, dresses, heels and sparkly jewelry that will make this special holiday a little extra memorable. Remember that wearing a pop of red with the right accessories is key and why not, just another reason to begin jazzing up your wardrobe for Spring. 

So say hello to February and have a great Valentine's Day blog readers. Leave your comments below and tell us how you like these gift and style ideas. We love hearing from you so wait no longer scroll on and get inspired. Make sure to come back next Monday as One Style at a Time brings you more style, trends and fashion stories that you will not want to miss. 


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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
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