Monday, August 3, 2015

THE SHEER OF IT ALL

Lately, there have been many discussions with regard to all the sheer clothing being worn on the red carpet to what is sold even at your local retailer. If you recall back in 2014 at the CFDA awards, Rihanna stunned the world when she wore a nude fishnet custom Adam Selman dress, headscarf and gloves covered in 216,000 Swarovski crystals. That moment seemed to have left a mark in fashion history and although little was left to the imagination RiRi dazzled in her beauty. 

Sure we have seen celebrities wear tons of see through (remember the 2015 Met Gala event and gowns worn by Beyonce and JLO caused lots of comments). Still, sheer panels and illusion cutouts are even visible in bridal wear as well as prom dresses these days. Keep in mind that it all begins on the runway when designers plant the seed for many trends for good or for bad. Nudity has become more prevalent. If you look around magazine photo shoots are more provocative these days and the envelope gets pushed more than ever. Of course, there is the old adage that sex sells but when is it just too much? Showing a bit of skin can be quite titillating if done the right way. Surely, there is nothing sexier than being confident in your own skin but also leaving something to the imagination is key. In the words of Marc Jacobs, "Young girls need to learn sexiness isn't about being naked". Such a strong and poignant message for young women today. 

Do you think that fashion is going too far with so much sheer in their designs? How do you incorporate the sheer trend in your style?


SHEER TREND







LORD AND TAYLOR

LORD AND TAYLOR
FRENCH CONNECTION

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Monday, July 27, 2015

TOP 5 SUMMER TRENDING FAVORITES

Summer trends are peaking as much as the high temperatures and we are highlighting five fashionista favorites today. Let's begin with the floral midi dress. This ladylike look takes a page from decades past where the hem was just a bit over the knee. With the right heels or wedge shoe, you can be sure that it will take you from work events right into the weekend. Take for example the floral option from Ann Taylor. With a comfortable and flattering cut, it also includes a touch of lace, short dolman sleeves, and a self-tie belt. Next up is the over the shoulder peasant blouse. Not everyone can wear a crop top so another way to show a little skin, keep cool and stay on trend would be to wear an over the shoulder dress or blouse. It's perfect for the beach or a night out on the town and while you wear this bohemian look why not accessorize it with our next favorite trend, bohemian style jewels. Look around and you will find these accessories in all price ranges and easy to use with just about any summer look. If you have been reading our blog for some time then you know that we previously told you all about the fringe trend alert and this has continued on as a favorite summer trend with handbags. Yes, that seventies vibe has continued on with suede bags and shoes everywhere for 2015. (Note hold on to your fashion fringes because fall/winter '15 promises to keep this trend going strong). The fifth and final hot to trot trend for summer is the color coral. You're thinking coral is a summer staple and yes that is true. The difference is that this tangerine/red hue now has exploded with so many shades in lip and nail colors that it is quite deserving of a top notch mention. So One Style at a Time readers, which of these summer favorite fives are your top pick? Comment below and make sure you visit and follow on throughout our social media network that can be found on the home page. 
FLORAL MIDI DRESSANN TAYLOR

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SUMMER PETITE MAXI DRESSES

Comfort is certainly a main factor when it comes to summer clothing. It's tough to imagine not being able to wear shorts, a summer dress, t-shirts, capris and of course maxi dresses. However, unless your are blessed with great height and long Gisele Bundchen legs there might be a bit of a challenge with fit. The key is to find prints that are small and won't swallow up your petite frame or even worse make you look short and frumpy. So stay clear from large bold florals or exuberant dots and stripes. Remember, a lot of tricks with fashion and styling has to do with tricking the naked eye. If from the beginning the maxi dress is just too long then you should try one of two things; a great pair of wedge heels or a visit to your local tailor. Yes, unfortunately you may have to pay a few extra dollars to get that fabulous maxi hemmed to fit just right. You certainly don't want to risk taking a tumble and being called fashion roadkill (hello Carrie Bradshaw from the Sex and the City episode 'The Real Me', circa 2001). If the length is a slight problem maybe a great heel can help give you that slight needed boost. It's all about elongating that body frame so opt for solid colors, a v-neck and stay clear from tent like silhouettes.

The final stage is accessorizing this great maxi with either a floppy hat, the right pair of over-sized sunglasses and some pieces of jewelry to bring up the sparkle factor. You will feel like a sleek, elegant summer goddess. Need some ideas? Scroll below and of course comments are welcome. If you know anyone that could use some of these tips, feel free to share the link fashionistas!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PFW COUTURE F/W 2015: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

Paris is always a good idea, especially when you add the couture factor. Some of the top names in fashion today have put together exclusive haute couture collections for fall/winter 2015. Sure everyone's still in summer mode, but on the runway it was all about the complexity of details and the exuberance that only high fashion can portray. Is it over the top beading, feathering, embellishments and hours beyond hours of manual work for many atelier workers? Absolutely! Fashion is a business so of course couture is a big muscle in the industry's machine. By now stylists and top name celebrities have probably already snatched some of these gowns and are planning for their next big red carpet moments. It will be interesting to see if any of these make an appearance perhaps on Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Watts or Emily Blunt. All afore mentioned were in attendance during this week's couture week in Paris. Coincidence? Totally not. For those fashionistas at heart we leave you with some close up details from some favorites from Chanel, Schiaparelli, Versace and Ralph & Russo. For those that shrug their shoulders to couture, well why not take a moment and observe a magnified look at some of these designs. It may not be ready to wear, but on some level its reassuring to know that the craftsmanship and creative design element in fashion still exists in 2015. It certainly leaves room for discussion and inspiration. 


CHANEL
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Friday, July 3, 2015

FOURTH OF JULY STYLE

Wishing all the fashionistas in the United States a Happy Fourth of July weekend. Take some time for yourself and enjoy it your way. Everyone outside of the US have a spectacular weekend. What are your plans? Any shopping on the agenda?



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Monday, June 29, 2015

SHADY SUMMER: 2015 SUNGLASSES

When you're putting together your summer look you know you can't go anywhere without your favorite pair of sunglasses. Of course, these days they are year round staples but during the longer days of summer you want great protection and of course a fashionable pair that makes a great statement. So what's trending with sunnies this season? The retro vibe continues going strong, from the very round frames to the popular cat eye. Now, if you want a bit of a more modern look then you will certainly enjoy frames with floral patterns, colored frames or tinted lenses. Over-sized and square sunglasses were also big on the runway for spring/summer 2015 as well as lenses with the ombre effect. The fan favorite cat eyes and aviators. So make sure you find a pair that you are comfortable with and have a little fun with your selection, remember the fourth of July is days away. You can always have a basic pair for all occasions and then a funky, fashionable pair to  just lounge by the beach or pool. Below we are showing you some of our favorite styles from the spring/summer 2015 campaigns and picks to check out when you go shopping. Don't forget to comment below and share what your favorite sunnies style or shape that you prefer. Come back later this week for a bonus blog post right here at One Style at a Time! 
MICHAEL KORS, SUMMER 2015
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FASHION FLOWER POWER

Florals may not be groundbreaking material for spring and summer fashion (hello, does anyone remember Miranda Priestly's sarcastic comment about florals for spring in the movie,"The Devil Wears Prada"). Yet it seems that these bold prints are now more of a year round staples so expect so see more come autumn-winter. Fashion designers did not skimp on presenting some really feminine and versatile looks for the spring and summer that included some of the most beautiful garden picks. It seemed many design houses were inspired by so many of these flowers and many achieved a sleek, modern and chic style. Now many find large bold prints can be too busy or unflattering so if you are on the shorter height, its best to keep a balance, less is more. As you can see from some of the highlighted choices below even the mini fashionistas have options to match the adult ready to wear. Accessorizing with this trend might be a great alternative if you want to keep things subtle. So whether you are into roses, daisies, carnations, tulips or pansies the inspiration is fun and taken from a page of some of earth's most beautiful creations. 
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MICHAEL KORS SPRING 2015 - DAFFODILS 

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Monday, June 8, 2015

SUMMER TREND: CAGED BOOTIES

Shopping for booties is not just for fall and winter anymore. If you are looking for a way to add a bit of modern edge to a dress, pantsuit or t-shirt and jeans look consider the strappy, caged shoe. Its has quickly become a summer favorite all around and no matter if you like a stiletto, wedge or low heel this is every fashionista's go-to for spring/summer. Celebrities from Beyonce to Gwen Stefani all have rocked a version of the caged bootie. If you really want to channel the two current trends in one then get a caged shoe in suede. So One Style at a Time readers tell us what you think about this season's trending shoe? Leave your comments and share your thoughts. 





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Sunday, May 31, 2015

IN THE WORDS OF MARILYN MONROE

The allure of Marilyn Monroe is timeless and on the rise as the years go by. We kick off the month of June with this Hollywood beauty as today she would have been 89 years old. She stands as one of the most iconic women in beauty and fashion. So many books have been written about her and so many films have been produced based on her life. Although her life was surrounded by flashing lights and fame, their were so many underlinings of sadness, illness and mystery up until her very end. Yet she took the world by storm with her girlish charm and bombshell looks. Decades later women continue to look up to Marilyn for her unapologetic curves. Today we live in a time where thinner is believed to be healthier and desirable. Yet, beauties like Ms. Monroe are still admired today for that full womanly figure. Today we honor some of the many famous quotes by Marilyn Monroe. We hope you enjoy this small tribute to the enigmatic old Hollywood beauty. 

Happy Birthday Norma Jean!

“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CANNES 2015: TOP 10 BEST DRESSED PART 2

As promised ladies and gentlemen, here comes the second installment of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival best dressed. The fashion on and off the red carpet this year were pretty glamorous and spectacular. There were definitely some misses but actually not too many. Cannes is certainly the right place for dramatic fashion statements and high fashion all the way. Some repeat winners on the carpet were Emma Stone, Sienna Miller and Aishwarya Rai to just name a few. If you are looking for a bit of style inspiration and want to know what were some of the hottest trends well here we go! Go for the bold jewel tones, feathers, black lace and metallics. The unfortunate sheer detailed gowns continue to make waves and the redundant bare midriff is still 'a thing'. Overall the fashion was pretty incredible and although there were many other favorites here are One Style at a Time's TOP TEN part DEUX! What were your favorites fashionistas? If you missed part one, check out the post here. 
NAOMI WATTS FEATHERY AND FABULOUS IN ELIE SAAB
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