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New Direction: Beyond the Fashion

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”― Author Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Today’s post is a little different than most. I know you stopped in (thank you for doing so) very likely expecting to see an update on the latest fashion, trends or style. Well, the truth of the matter is that today I am going in a bit of a different direction. If you have been following One Style at a Time you know that this is the home base of all things fun and fabulous fashion. Today, I want to take off the fashion blogger hat and just have an honest and transparent conversation. You see, for quite some time I have been on quite a personal journey that includes a bit of self-discovery and includes change. I’m sure if you are reading…

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Celebrating Women’s Day

It’s always inspiring to see women all over the world be recognized in so many ways. Today we celebrate International Women’s Day and will likely see trending hashtags such as #WomensDay and #adaywithoutwomen. The ‘Day Without Women’ is a movement where according to the Women’s March website, ” is to recognize the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity.” YouTube has also created the #HerVoiceIsMyVoice channel to also celebrate and honor international women around the world.  In my book, women’s day is every single day of the calendar year. I come from a family lineage of strong, nurturing, caring and tenacious women. I learned so much from listening and watching these women speak their mind and make a difference in the lives of those around them. My mother Sabina…

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2017 Oscars BEST of the Red Carpet

The grand finale to the 2017 award season has come to a close. The Oscars celebrated another year of big hitters in the film industry. From the very popular and highly nominated ‘La La Land’ to impactful stories like ‘Lion’, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hidden Figures’, there were several stories that captivated and inspired us. It was quite an award show with upsets like Best Actor win by Casey Affleck and an emotional win by Mahershala Ali who won for best actor in a supporting role in the movie, ‘Moonlight’. The end of the award show and final nomination for Best Picture came with the biggest confusing moment. First, the announcement came that ‘La La Land’ had won and just minutes later the win went to ‘Moonlight’. Quite a confusing and shocking end to over four hours of the show. Moving on to some favorite moments on the red carpet. The ladies…

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Runway to Oscars: 2017 Oscars Fashion Gown Predictions

With only days away from the Academy Awards we just can’t help but wonder what gowns will hit the red carpet on Sunday. The runways have been filled with so many exquisite choices. Surely designers and celebrity stylists must be in the midst of the behind – the – scenes fashion frenzy for their A-list clients. Let’s be honest, everyone’s goal is to hit that carpet and be on the ‘best dressed’ list the next day so every inch of detail has to be mindfully decided. The complete look has to tell a story, from hair, makeup, jewelry and accessories. So, who will have a fashion forward, elegant Chanel moment? Will it be Dior, Armani Prive for the win? We always love an Elie Saab moment at the Oscars and who will amp up the sex appeal? Based on the past award shows it’s very likely we will see some…

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‘M’ is for Menswear Style That Inspires Women’s Fashion

Menswear style has impacted women’s style for hundreds of years. Women have taken on menswear style in versatile ways and now it is part of the most favorite looks seen from street style to the runway. It was the year 1966 when Yves Saint Laurent introduced the world to the tuxedo style ‘smoking jacket’ for women and infusing sex appeal to it. The fluidity between men and women’s style have grown even more so in past decades with androgyny type fashion on red carpets, movies (hello ‘Annie Hall’) and in the music scene as well. Let’s face it, trousers can be as sexy as a pencil skirt if worn the right way. We know that fashion icon Coco Chanel embraced the look without reservations in her days back in the early 1920s. Legends of Old Hollywood like Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Deitrich and Rita Hayworth all embraced a sweater or button…

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