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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‘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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GIGI GETS LACEY FOR VOGUE JAPAN

Another day, another Vogue cover, this time with ‘it’ model Gigi Hadid closing out the year as the cover girl for Vogue Japan’s December 2016 issue. The looks were retro with a perfect cat-eye eyeliner that could give Adele a run for her money. The bouffant is reminiscent of the hay days of french beauty Brigitte Bardot. A beautiful editorial most of which was done in black and white and with Gigi wearing lots of lace. It felt romantic and edgy and most of all timeless. The shoot was shot by Luigi and lango. The photos are seductive and sexy but with an elegant vibe. Gigi has definitely had a huge year with Vogue and many other magazines she’s covered including not one, but two Vogue Paris covers. When sharing her Vogue Japan shoot on Instagram she mentioned this was one of her favorites. Well, it definitely stands as one of our…

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POWER IN PINK! SHOP FOR A CAUSE: OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October is not only the official month of fall and its fashion, but also  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So today we combine both by telling you of a couple of ways you can combine shopping with a great cause. Back in February of 2016, designers presented so many trends together with some classic styles that we are all very familiar with. The color pink for autumn/winter was a big recurring color on the runway. That’s right, pastels and the color pink especially are no longer just fashionable for spring and summer. A polarized look that we saw was the use of romantic pale pink hues with dark black noir – think lace, ruffles and leather. Now if you’re looking to shop for a cause, then we recommend the Angela Roi Sunday Mini Pink (limited edition) handbag. This fabulous mini crossbody is selling for $165 and 50% of the sales…

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FALL FAVORITE: BELL SLEEVES

Every season there are a few style details that may start on the runway but are trending all over the street style scene. This past summer it was the off the shoulder or cold shoulder trend that was quite popular with the ladies. At one point it was impossible not to see fashionistas showing off their shoulders with a 90s style choker. It’s no secret that the fall season brings with it some of the best fashion trends. What we are loving right now is the bell sleeve and what a statement it makes. Sure we’ve seen bell sleeves in the past and they can be very bohemian, but right now it’s making a big comeback and we like how chic and glamour it can make any look. From modern to classic with a twist, if done right, it makes leaves quite an impression. Who said a sleeve can’t be…

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