Monday, March 23, 2015

BLING JEWELRY PRODUCT REVIEW

After what felt like an eternal winter, spring is finally here fashionistas! Yes its true New Yorkers did get a few inches of snow on the very first day of spring. Nevertheless we are glad that spring fever is officially here and what better way to liven up the new season's wardrobe then with a little sparkle. Today we are very excited to introduce you to Bling Jewelry and share product reviews for three items right from their online store. This fashion jewelry company was founded in 2008 by Elena Castaneda and is currently thriving with an array of affordable styles for men, women, children and includes costume jewelry as well. When Bling Jewelry contacted One Style at a Time for a collaboration we couldn't be happier after seeing the variety online, not to mention their prices for so many pieces are very affordable. Something that did catch our attention is their Bling inspiration collections which include theme categories like Miss Timeless, Hopeless Romantic, Animal Obsessed, Modern Muse and City Chic. With all that said, lets move on to the three products we selected for this product review.

First up we have the Golden Eye Bracelet from their Spiritual collection which currently retails at $44.99. From the online image it looked like the eye design might be a bit oversized but in fact its the opposite. It was a pleasant surprise to see that the bracelet in its entirety is very light, dainty and delicate. The evil eye includes a dazzling blue and white cubic zirconia with a gold chain. The only slight negative would be the size of the bracelet which is 7 inches in length but might run a bit on the small side for those with a larger wrist size. Otherwise, the bracelet makes for a great lucky charm or gift to ward off some of the world's unwanted evil. 


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Monday, March 16, 2015

ONE STYLE AT A TIME: 4TH BLOGIVERSARY

Four years ago One Style at a Time was born with a dream to find its place in the blogosphere, grow and evolve. Today it's a source of reference and inspiration for many from New York, Russia, France, Spain, China and beyond. Milestones like today are very special for bloggers because like any anniversary its a time of reflection. You think back on all the different chapters and phases of your work, how far you have come and of course what is next.
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Monday, March 9, 2015

SPRING 2015: GINGHAM STYLE

When you think of the gingham print you can't help but think of the days of Old Hollywood or maybe even Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy Gale in the classic movie, 'The Wizard of Oz'. It certainly reminds us of that 1950s era of Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and Natalie Wood. Yet, this classic print made a long lasting impression during the New York fashion shows for spring/summer 2015. Michael Kors, Altuzarra and Diane von Furstenberg were just a few of the designers that showed looks that gave the gingham a reboot for today's woman. They knew exactly how to mix a bit of flair and sex appeal without losing its old school charm. Just when you thought that polka dots were the biggest throwback to make a comeback, right Fashionistas? It just might be the toughest battle of the vintage prints this season. The best part is whether you wear it as a trend or a staple it's one that will work on all shapes and sizes. Keep it chic and simple and it won't look dated. So tell us blog readers ... how much of a fan are you of the gingham print? It's always a treat to hear from you so leave your comments and if you enjoyed this post please click share on the social media buttons below.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

SPRING 2015: TRENDING HANDBAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER

Spring accessories are popping up everywhere and its only making everyone more excited for the warmer days in the next coming weeks and months. You can't deny that handbags are usually a hot topic with the ladies every season. Sure it's always fun to get a new pair of shoes but the functionality and style of a new handbag always gets our undivided attention. Right ladies?

You can't help but notice celebrities getting photographed here, there and in every corner of the world in some of the most popular spring handbag trends. Today we are bringing you some fabulous options for spring/summer 2015. Lets begin with the classic bucket bag. Designers like Gucci, Tory Burch and Moschino all designed bucket bags for this season but if you can't afford the hundreds of dollars on these high end names, no problem! Ann Taylor has the stylish bucket bag in tan, navy and a stunning exotic python option that you will quickly want to add to your accessories bucket list. This bag has had so much longevity throughout the years and its so affordable at only $98.00. 

If satchels are more your style then you're in luck this season because this old favorite is back in a big way for spring together with bold floral prints and clutch bags. The best detail about the clutch bag is simply the fact that it's now a basic that can take you from day to night. These days clutch bags come in oversized shapes, metallics, prints, and include handle details which make carrying them easier. They usually have a chain or shoulder strap so that you can convert it from hand held to even a cross body bag in some cases. So fashionistas its time to go shopping for some fun and fresh new spring/summer bags. Its all about color, sleek style, unusual shapes and sizes. Scroll down and click away through these bags that won't break your bank. Leave your comments below and share what your favorites are. 


BUCKET BAG

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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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