Center Stage at Herald Square, MACY’S Shoe Salon

In preparation for Fashion Night Out I took a step around town today. I ventured into NYC’s Mecca Department store, Macy’s at Herald Square. For quite some time Macy’s has had many of their departments under construction with a massive renovation project in toe. One expansion that grabbed my attention was the unveiling this month of the “Shoe Salon” located on
the 2nd Floor. It is quite a vision for any Fashionistas eyes with hundreds of pairs of shoes. This Shoe salon is being called the largest shoe department in the world. With a modern and airy feel and open spaces you can’t help but feel like you are navigating from one designer boutique to the next. Shoe designers included are Steve Madden, Rachel Roy, Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, Coach, Michael Kors, Nine West, Guess, Dolce Vita among many, many more. 

So One Style at a Time readers, stay tuned for more updates from the city that never sleeps during the days ahead. More blogs to come your way, more often than usual. In the meantime, if you are in the NYC area, make sure you stop by this iconic store and visit this fabulous little shoe heaven located in midtown Manhattan.

Back to Black in NOIR this Fall!

Now that we have officially put an end to Summer 2012, it’s time to assess the basics for Fall-Winter. Although we have talked about how rich and colorful the upcoming season will be, the basic black is stronger than ever. 
Like many of you I find black is always an elegant and reliable staple. No matter what your style or aesthetic, black is always a neutral. From New York to Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, there has been one single common thread (pun intended) and that is Black or as it referred to NOIR. Another strong inspiration found in several collections was the Film Noir time period which touches on time eras from the 1940’s and 1950’s in Hollywood Cinema.
Laura Mercier’s beauty brand (a personal favorite) is launching a Fall collection specifically called “Cinema Noir”. Liv Tyler who is the face of Givenchy is promoting “Noir Couture”, their latest mascara product. Chanel and Tom Ford are also launching new fragrances both named “Noir”. So the reference to black is everywhere. You can take inspiration from the seductive Femme Fatales of the aforementioned decades and bring a modern twist as you wish with leather trims, metallic accessories and/or a pop of color. Strong suits for women, asymmetrical designs, lace, furs, military details, and feminine accessories all play a role in this alluring autumn chapter of the basic black.

So One Style at a Time readers, will you be bringing a bit of Noir Black to your ensembles for Fall? What is your ONE favorite black outfit that you own today?

Film Noir actresses: Hedy Lamarr and Ava Gardner





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Fall 2012 Color Trend Alert!

Spring and Summer 2012 was by far one of the most colorful with neons and bright colors everywhere. This time designers have taken a bit more of a subtle approach for Fall-Winter 2012. The season will definitely be filled with colors, patterns and textures but this time the neon is getting toned down and warmed up with more jewel tone hues. Designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Michal Kors, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, and Versace were just a few that showed a variety of colors in their runway shows. 

One Style at a Time is bringing you our top favorite color trends spotted on the runway and already making its way to stores near you. The color palette includes cobalt blue, bordeaux, deep teal, primrose yellow, tangerine and of course plenty of classic red everywhere!

If you’re not a big fan of too much color in your wardrobe… well you’re in a for a treat. Basic staples like black noir, burnt orange, chocolate brown, beige, nude and animal prints will continue to go strong this coming season. You will easily be able to use your basic colors and mix them with any one of these rich tones. Have you spotted any Fall wear you can’t wait to get your hands on? What are your favorite color trends from our selection below?  




Let’s Talk Fall 2012 Campaigns

 It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the second half of Summer and the countdown for the September Fashion issues, Fashion Night Out and New York Fashion Week have begun. In the past weeks the new Autumn-Winter 2012 Campaigns have been released to the public. You may have already seen Pre-fall collections making their way into stores. August Fashion glossies have started promoting Fall ads and many have quite a few famous names attached to their brand. For example, model and actress Ashley Greene is the face of the DKNY brand, Mila Kunis continues her campaign with Dior and Kate Hudson is at the forefront of Ann Taylor. These are just a few of the many famous faces that have joined the world of Fashion for the Fall ads. 

Here you will find just a glimpse of the campaigns that have caught our eye and have been all the buzz among Fashionistas this past week. Make sure to come back to One Style at a Time as we will bring you all the Fall Fashion previews, up and coming trends and the much anticipated September Issue covers. Please feel free to follow the blog via blogger, Google Plus, and the Facebook Fanpage. Also stop by Pinterest and follow our pins and boards.  You can also follow all the Fashion Tweets on Twitter via @Fashionista622. 

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Katya Leonovich brings exciting Edge to Fall 2012!

On the second day of NYFW I attended the Katya Leonovich Fashion Show at Lincoln Center. The attendance was quite numerous for this presentation. Although I did not initially know too much about this designer I quickly became intrigued. 

Katya presented her models on platforms surrounded by New York City building paintings that were painted by Katya herself. They served for a perfect backdrop to her designs. Some that seemed to replicate the paintings pattern scheme and color tones. Some of the models wore metallics mixed with snakeskin patterns, and leather. The construction of the clothes and fabric details had many doing double takes. This is one collection that truly stood out for its edge, artistic combinations and versatility. 

Photos by: Maria Cartagena for One Style at a Time