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Coming Soon: “Center Stage with…”

I wanted to share with you a new feature theme post that is coming to One Style at a Time. Coming soon is “Center Stage with…” Here, I will bring one fashion designer to the center stage and discuss their career highlights. It’s my way of paying tribute to some very talented and favorite Fashion Designers and their work. In this day of age of celebrity fashion lines and Internet information overload, we tend to forget the mastery and unique quality that is the designer’s craft. The hours of study or work dedicated to sketching, pattern making, draping, and trying to execute a design is overlooked at times. Before a collection is brought to a showroom or even a runway the designer and his or her team have arduous hours of labor beforehand. Years of hard work and a business savvy sense are just some elements that come into play for a successful fashion…

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Met Gala 2011 ….Best Dressed & more!

The day finally arrived for the much anticipated Met Gala 2011 in celebration of the late Alexander McQueen. One by one the celebrities arrived in elaborate and luxe gowns for this grand ball. For sure McQueen was celebrated in a big way and would have been very pleased to see the array of distinguished guests that made their way to the Costume Institute in his honor. There were numerous hits and misses as far as Fashion goes. In my compilation, I would like to celebrate my favorites of the night. What were some of yours? Was there any one that stood out in style, design or color?   Designers and their Muses Karl Lagerfeld & Blake Lively, Oscar de la Renta & Penelope Cruz, Michael Kors & Dianna Agron  BEST DRESSED Ashley Greene in Custom Donna Karan  Sara Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen   Penelope Cruz in Oscar de…

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Met Gala’s Fashion… A look back

By now you may have read that the 2011 Costume Institute Gala will be held on Monday, May 2nd in NYC. It will be a star studded event once again this year. The Costume Institute is honoring works by Alexander McQueen and celebrating his 19 year career. Expect to see the who’s who of Fashion and many celebrities in fashion forward gowns. At the head of it all is Fashion’s number one power house, Vogue’s Anna Wintour.  In honor of this extravagant event here is a look back at some of the past Met Gala themes and gowns that took the red carpet by storm.     2005: The House of Chanel Selma Blair  Nicole Kidman Naomi Watts 2006: Anglo Mania:Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion Sara Jessica Parker Diane von Furstenberg Victoria Beckham 2008: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy Melania Trump Eva Longoria Beyonce 2010: The American Woman Sarah Jessica Parker Kate…

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The wonders of Hats for Spring!

There are so many ways to transform a look this spring and summer. A great way to jazz up an outfit is accessorizing it with a great Hat. For a very long time now it has been one of my personal favorite accessories. Who also doesn’t remember the presence of hats in so many great classic movies and how elegant they looked. Hats have gained so much popularity for both men and women, and the demand is just growing even more these days. There truly are hats for many occasions and personalities. When you are looking for one in particular take into account your personal style. Is the look you are going for casual, retro, trendy etc. With wearing the right hat comes a certain “attitude” so find the right one and get ready to strut your stuff. From the runway to the streets, this season you will find fedoras, cowboy, pork pie and…

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April showers are here!

These April showers are certainly invading my New York State of Mind. We are in the heart of the matter with rain and clouds lately. Lets pray to the gods of sunshine and rainbows for clear skies! Hopefully the Easter holiday will segway us into warmer days ahead. In the meantime while the days fill us with buckets of rain don’t forget to dance, skip, hop, dream of Paris, New York or any of your favorite places. Bring your umbrellas and let the rain cleanse our earth, re-ignite our energy and flourish our days with bright days ahead. 

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