Award season is in full swing and this is the time when celebrities, designers and stylists are on overdrive working to get their looks ready. Year after year we tune in for the Fashion and to see the hits and misses on the red carpet. Sometimes, we actually tune in to watch the award show and root for our favorite actors/actresses and movies. One Style at a Time is bringing you a compilation of the Globes Fashion best dressed. There were some classic looks and a few looks that echoed trends straight off the runway like the color red, black and white, touches of gold, nude/sheer and lace. If you watched the award show, you may agree Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were very entertaining and together made this Golden Globes show one of the best in years. So on to the Fashion! Let’s revisit them One Style at a Time shall we? I invite you to share your comments, opinions and let us know who were your favorites.
~Top 6 Best Dressed~
~LACE AND SHEER~
~Classic Black (LBD)~
Fashionistas, we interrupt our Spring Runway reviews to bring you this brief announcement. As we have started a New Year it’s our duty to remind you how you can connect with One Style at a Time. Staying social is important and a great way to keep up with all of our blog updates.
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Happy New Year 2013 Fashionistas! Hope you had a safe and happy Holiday Season. Now that the confetti has settled and the new year noise makers have been put away we can begin our new year discussing Fashion and Films. As you know award season will be here before we click our heels three times. So One Style at a Time is kicking off the new year highlighting three very anticipated films for this year.
First, we begin with “Gangster Squad” which opens January 11th (U.S.). This film stars the very dapper Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte among others. It is quite a cast and the story is set in the 1940’s in Los Angeles. If you are a fan of gangster movies this is for you. If you (like moi) are a fan of the fashion of the 40’s this will be right down your alley. Just take a look at a few of Emma Stone’s beautiful gowns, stunning makeup and hair from that era.
Costume Design: Mary Zophres
We fast forward to March 8th which is the release date of Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” This new story is a prequel to the one of the greatest films in history, “The Wizard of Oz” and stars James Franco as the great Wizard. The film tells the story of how Oscar Diggs, a circus Magician lands himself in the wonderful world of Oz. He then encounters three witches Mila Kunis as Theodora, Michelle Williams as Glinda and Rachel Weisz as Evanora. This film brings magic, a wonderful world of fantasy and beautiful costumes that will take you to a special and also mysterious place… over the rainbow.
Costume Design: Gary Jones
Finally, there is the film that so many have been anticipating for for quite some time, “The Great Gatsby”. This film opening on May 10th is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic novel and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead role Jay Gatsby, Tobey McGuire and Carey Mulligan. The roaring twenties is when this period movie takes place and there is no shortage of glamour and amazing costumes. The leading men’s wardrobe is the work of two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin and American fashion house Brooks Brothers. Miuccia Prada has reworked 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives to create costumes for the ladies in this upcoming film. A film for the classic bookworm and the Fashionistas.
So movie fans, which film are you looking forward to seeing most this year?
The season of gift giving is upon us and by now many Fashionistas have began writing their lists and checking it twice. Perhaps some of you are recovering from the retail frenzy of Black Friday (U.S.) and Cyber Monday and are looking for budget friendly ideas to shop. If you are anything like yours truly, and appreciate decorating a workspace or home office with feminine and stylish accents, here is an idea to add to your year ahead. Fashion Calendars are not only a great way to track your days and months but also useful to write down your appointments (if you have not converted to the digital era completely). It brings a touch of daily/monthly inspiration with classic or modern photography and let’s face it…some are just pretty to look at. There are Fashion Calendars for all tastes, from vintage to more contemporary options. They also make great gifts for the holidays especially if you know someone who really appreciates photography, art, fashion or just simply likes to shop.
One Style at a Time is bringing you a few suggestions below. They can be found online by major sites like Amazon.com, Calendars.com or AllPosters.com. So Fashion readers, do you still enjoy purchasing “theme calendars” or are you now strictly a digital agenda keeper? Happy Holiday Shopping!
|Great way to keep up with your appointments in a year long Fashionable way. |
|For shoe lovers, this calendar is guaranteed to be a perfect fit. Adapted from Linda O’Keefe’s international bestseller.|
|Days and months with photo inspirations of the classic “Little Black Dress”|
|For the handbag lover! Hundreds of distinctive purses, clutches, and totes gorgeously photographed in full color. Includes: Judith Lieber’s bejeweled “Fan” wristlet. Marc Jacobs’s studded bucket bag. Giuseppe Zannotti’s slouchy suede hobo and Tory Burch, a luxe white and gold evening bag.|
|Perfect for any Fashionista or avid admirer of fashion photography, this 2013 calendar features a dozen vintage, black and white fashion photographs for a beautiful blend of art and fashion.|
| Each month presents a different shoe, bag, or hat, delightfully embellished with sparkles, rhinestones, and beads, tassels, flocking, and flowers. (Met Museum)|
|Black and White Fashion photography graces each month includes languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish, English and Dutch|
|Images from the 2012 Costume Institute Exhibit “Schiaparelli & Prada, Impossible Conversations”. Delight yourself with historic and current masterpieces from these two spectacular designers. (Met Museum) |
It was a much anticipated evening at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. The arrival of Grace Coddington was as welcome as her latest book release “Grace, A Memoir”. The crowds grew by the hour and once she arrived it was all eyes on this creative red headed force of nature.
Who is Grace Coddington you may ask? That’s easy to answer. Have you ever skimmed through an American Vogue Magazine and been captivated by some of the most beautiful, dreamy and narrative editorials? Then you are familiar with her impressive work. Her early start in Fashion began as a model, then she worked for 19 years as a photo editor at British Vogue. She has been the mastermind to the most spectacularly styled photo spreads at US Vogue since 1988, working closely with the most famous models, photographers and Anna Wintour of course. Grace left quite an impression in the 2007 Fashion documentary film “The September Issue” as the more sensitive yet outspoken fashion editor to Ms. Wintour.
Once Grace arrived with her assistant and Vogue staff at hand, she quickly took a seat and answered questions from Vogue’s Features Director, Eve MacSweeney and also from the audience. Here are some of the highlights:
- “I just think it is more fun when there are many more layers. I like to dream.” - When asked about her romantic photo shoots.
- “The Parisians are chic and the British are absolutely not chic, they’re cool. I was a bit of both.” When talking about both styles.
- She recalled her days as a model in the 1960’s and how back then Models were expected to show up to photo shoots with their hair and makeup done and bring their own clothes, shoes and accessories to the set.
- Her favorite shoot was the very famous “Alice in Wonderland” from 2003.
- She is not a fan of twitter, social media, shows like Project Runway or Top Model.
- She does not read emails, instead in very shy manner said that her assistant reviews all her emails and prints those that are of high importance.
- “Perseverance, dream a bit, and just be passionate about it.” was her answer to what she considers the three keys to success.
Finally, I had my chance to meet and greet her and have my book signed. When I stepped up to the signing table I said, “Hello Grace. I think your next book should be a collection of some your runway sketches.” She responded with a smile, “Hmmm, they are actually not as good as my drawings from the book, I actually prefer caricatures. They add a little humor.”
I leave you with a few images from the lecture and book signing from this past Monday and some photos from a few of my favorite editorials from lady Grace.
GRACE CODDINGTON FOR U.S. VOGUE MAGAZINE - CREATIVE STYLE EDITOR
There is no doubt that the Fall-Winter season brings some of the best opportunities to dress up and show off your best sense of style. It’s a popular season for shoes, bags and accessories. As the season gets cooler, the colors get warmer and the layers begin to increase. Besides a great fashion scarf and gloves what else does a lady need to complete a great winter look? It starts from the top ladies, a great HAT!
Starting from the runway, designers like Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs to name a few made strong statements in their Fall 2012 collections with hats. The equestrian style that is strongly trending with boots also includes hats. There was no shortage of textures and colors and the play on a masculine aesthetic is certainly a key look for this season. When looking for the right hat try on different styles to see what works best for your face shape and how this will compliment the look you are going for. Hats come in many varieties and some you will see are: fedoras, beanies, cloche, wide brim felt hats, fur trimmed and wool/knit berets. Not only are hats a great way to stay warm in the cooler days ahead but even an option for a bad hair day. Here at One Style at a Time we are big fans of the hat accessory as it has remained a detail even in our blog banner. So we ask…With so many great hats in the market what will you chose? Is there a particular style that you gravitate to? Do you own a hat that you just love or have received compliments on in the past? We would love to hear all about it!
|DOUGLAS HANNANT FALL ‘12 COLLECTION|
|GIORGIO ARMANI ‘12 FALL COLLECTION|
|DONNA KARAN FALL ‘12 COLLECTION|
When it comes to a Fashion Designer who captures the spirit of the American design none other comes to mind than Michael Kors. Personally, I have not met a friend, relative or social media Fashion darling that does not own a piece of the Kors massive collection. I myself have been a fan for years. Frankly, how can you not be? Michael Kors is not just a designer, but a brand and a lifestyle. If you are looking for great quality, exceptional design with a classic and versatile style then Kors is your man!
Some of you may know him as the man behind the label, others may remember him as the sassy and no holds barred judge from the hit show “Project Runway”. Michael was born Karl Anderson Jr. but by age five changed his name. He is from Long Island, New York, was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is a celebrity magnet when it comes to Fashion. He also designed Michelle Obama’s dress for her very first official portrait.
The Michael Kors brand is known for its flawless tailoring, timeless pieces of ready to wear, handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Season after season he brings his touch of American glamour to his collections with detail, modernity and edge. He knows just how to enamor us with his style and we can’t get enough. Are you an owner of a Michael Kors piece? Do you have any favorites when it comes to handbags, clothes etc?
FROM THE RUNWAY
|2004 Fall Runway|
|SPRING RUNWAY 2013|
TO THE AD CAMPAIGNS
|2007 Summer Campaign|
|FALL 2012 CAMPAIGN|
TO THE RETAIL SHOPPING
|JENNIFER LOPEZ, DEBRA MESSING, GWYNETH PALTROW|
* This post is dedicated to my city NEW YORK and the entire East Coast during this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy.*