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BAFTA


It’s that time of year again, where award winning actors and actresses are credited for their performances throughout the year. But I can’t bypass this blog-post without a mention of the glamorous, show stopping, jaw dropping, evening dresses that grace the red carpet every February. It’s black tie at its finest. And we are lucky to say, we have some of our own attending this prestigious event.

Keep on the lookout for photos from the event.

Brick and Mortar


Our lovely Margaret, is wearing the deep black, off the shoulder, rose pattern long ball gown.

‘Hi Joanna

This email is well overdue, but I wanted to thank you for your help with a dress for the charity ball I attended in November. The dress attracted so many compliments, both from friends and from people I didn’t know – on one occasion a young man came up to me and said his girlfriend wanted to tell me what a stunning dress I had on, but wasn’t able to as she had a bad case of hiccups, so she had sent him to tell me lol! Many people said it was the best dress at the ball. I really enjoyed wearing the dress, and I told everyone who commented where I had got it from, so I hope I have generated some new business for you. I will definitely be back for next year’s ball gown.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

Margaret’

City Ball


Jess is here again, wearing a very sexy, low back, high neck, with flesh coloured inserts, to a City Ball.

There is no surprise why this is a very sort after dress!

Raft and Walking With The Wounded


Lavinia attended the Raft and Walking With The Wounded, Charity Gala Dinner, back in November at The Hurlingham Club.

She wore our famous black one shoulder floor length evening dress.

Christmas Party


Lyga wanted something elegant and sexy for her work Christmas party.

She certainly made the right choice with this simple long black, low v-neck gown, and modest split on the leg.

Russian Ball


Jessica, one of our regulars, is seen wearing our blue/purple floral ball-gown to the Russian Ball last October.

Modelling Shoot


This gorgeous lady hired one of our gowns for a modelling shoot recently.

The photographer is called, Rhody Sims, more of his brilliant work can be seen here http://www.rhodysims.com/

Prom Time


Dovile decided to go short for her prom last summer. Her outfit is very demure, the setting is very Jane Austen, plus she takes a cracking photo.

Our Very Own X-Factor Contestant


She made it to the judge’s houses back in 2014. We were all shocked when she hadn’t made it through to the next round! But it’s good to see she is still carrying on with that remarkable voice.

Kerrianne is wearing our pale gold cocktail dress, seen performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre last October.

Warwick Racecourse

Emma (left) hired our incredible strapless, tulle fishtail, heavily encrusted gown for her cousin’s 18th birthday party.

They had the whole of Warwick Racecourse for the occasion. That sure is something to dress to the high 9’s for!

It’s our end of Summer Sale

Save the date!

**One Day Only**

Thursday 25th September (10am to 8pm)

Pick up a party frock from just £20.

It’s the end of the Summer and we’re refreshing our rails to make way for more gorgeous evening clothes.
There’s a big selection of evening gowns, sexy cocktail dresses in sizes 6 to 18, as well as accessories.

Elton John Ball

This is the charming Brenda. She was invited last week to Elton John’s prestigious annual summer ball, held in Windsor, where money is raised for Elton’s AIDS Foundation.

She looks an absolute knock-out in our navy heavy jersey, capped shoulder, floor length gown.

 

Pretty in Red

This looker of a lady is wearing our favourite silk, tight fitting, deep red cocktail dress to a dinner.

Classic design, yet very elegant and ladylike, just like our Alex.

Lady in Blue

This pretty lady attended her friend’s wedding in London. She was after something long and glamorous for the occasion. So we kitted her out with this beautiful long, 3 layer tulle gown, with a-line embellishment.

We think we Monica looks splendid, and I’m sure she felt as good as she looks!

Natalie Pinkham

Here’s the gorgeous Natalie Pinkham, wearing one of our gowns to the Jaguar Academy Of Sport Annual Awards, earlier this year.

A few kind words from her to us.

“One Night Stand has a wonderful collection of dresses and jewellery, you are guaranteed to find the perfect frock for a special occasion. They are very friendly and helpful with styling tips. Plus the resident cat Yoda always loves a cuddle!

If you want it specific to the Jaguar Awards…

I wanted something stylish but comfortable and at ONS I fell in love with a number of dresses but ultimately went for this one…which fitted like a glove

Nat x”

Our Summer Holidays

August Opening Dates:

Open as usual up until the 8th August

– CLOSED –

Open back up 26th August

(If you require an evening gown in this period, please make an appointment before the 8th August)

Regards,

One Night Stand

xx

London Fitness Fashion Show

Patricia, the lady on the right, is one of our regular customers.

She had a super exciting event to attend, the London Fitness Fashion Show at the 02 recently and see came third place.

Of course, she is wearing our knock out gold strapless dress, a true winner in our eyes!

Children’s Butterfly Ball

The Children’s Butterfly Ball took place not so long ago, and what a good cause it is. Our smiley lady, Mary Anne attended in our purple embellished capped sleeved evening gown.

I bet she made many heads turn!

 

Classic Black Dress

The demure Rachel here wore our low back black jersey gown that ties at the back and hangs loosely. Worn to her leavers ball this Monday evening.

Such a grand photo, we hope she’ll be back in the future!

High School Prom

Check out this gorgeous young thing! This lovely lady had her school prom to attend and hired this gown for it.

She informed us that she won second best for her gown too, which of course we don’t doubt, as she looks absolutely knock out here.

Being Cinderella for the Evening

Our beautiful Annette (pictured in the middle) wearing our full skirted navy ball-gown with gem embellishment.

She had her very formal end of year white tie ball to attend at Oxford – She looks absolutely knock out here!

Belle of the Ball

Our beautiful client, Rachel (right) had her annual awards ceremony with work to attend earlier this month.

She’s full of confidence and not afraid to go glamorous. We decided on the full length gold strapless dress would be ideal.. next time round I’m sure she’ll be back to hire something even more elaborate.

Only 21 Once!

Our lovely lady Georgie, (first picture, right) is wearing our floor length strapless 1920’s style gold/silver dress.

She wore it to her friend’s 21st birthday party, (second picture, far right) These girls all look smashing. I’m sure a party to remember!

Night at the V&A

Anna, (on the left in the picture) hired this black and gold lace top with embellishment, and then accessorised it with this tulle black scarf for the evening – how very formal they all look!

Charity Ball at The Grosvenor House

This gorgeous looking lady went to a Charity Ball last week at the Grosvenor House. In aid for the charity,  The Children’s Trust 30th Anniversary Ball.

“I want to thank you so much for your personalised, attentive service. You helped me find exactly the right dress for me, and the fact that you were able to tailor it to me was a wonderful extra benefit. I will definitely come back to you when the need next arises, and will also tell my friends.” Maria McHugh.

Livery Dinner

This is the lovely Beth, who attended a Livery dinner with her better half last week – She’s wearing our super sexy, gold embroidered shoulder dress with front and back mesh inserts – a real show stopper!

“Thanks. I loved the dress. Didn’t want to take it off. The whole experience was  a delight! I had lots of compliments!” Beth France.

A Touch of Green

This is the lovely Emily, she  hired  this strapless sweetheart neckline emerald green gown for her birthday recently. Her theme was Oz, and her guests were encouraged to wear ‘A touch of green’. I think she sure looks the part.

I wonder if she had some red shoes on to match the occasion?

Winter Sparkle!

This lovely group pictured here, attended Emma’s 18th, (2nd from the left) at the Hurlingham in December just gone. The theme was Winter Sparkle, and don’t they all look magnificent?

Carol, Emma’s mum, (pictured on the left) wore an evening gown from us in navy and lace, full length. She couldn’t have looked more perfect in my opinion!

 

Marvellous Monte Carlo

This lucky dress got to go to Monte Carlo would you believe. Snezana wore it to the Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival 2013, over the weekend just gone.

And isn’t she wearing so well? If only she could of taken me too 🙂

Christmas Studio Hours



Christmas opening hours are the following:

OPEN from 10am – 6.30pm until 20th December.

CLOSED from: Saturday 21st until the 2nd January.

Remember, appointments are necessary.

Have a great Christmas an New year!

Love,

Nicolette & Joanna.

Honourable Artillery Company

This majestic looking lady called Laura, went to the HAC, Honourable Artillery Company. The estate can be found in the City and holds parties, lunchs, dinners even weddings.

Quite spiffing I say!

Sequin Queen

This angelic looking lady, Nasreen, hired this silver sequin gown from us to attend a wedding at the swanky Grosvenor House. She had sense too, and also hired the XL faux fur wrap, as it was super cold that night – what a perfect winter outfit!

Winter White Gala

600 hundred guests embarked on Kensington Palace for their charity ball, Winter Whites Gala, which took place on Tuesday 26th November. An event which raises money for the charity, Centrepoint, for homeless young people. An astounding 1million was raised on the night.

Celebrity guests included, Prince William, Jon Bon Jovi, and Taylor Swift. This handsome trio pictured, were lucky enough to attend this event, and boy did they enjoy it! The two ladies hired their whole outfits from us, and we were more than happy to help make them sparkle for their winter ball.

We’re all Guilty of it!

Of what I hear you cry? Of wearing so much black! Yes, this bold statement comes from my observation this morning on the tube to work. As I peeled my ‘black’ coat off whilst sat down to reveal my very bright, slightly bold, pink jumper. I realised I was the only one on the carriage wearing something that wasn’t black, blue (very dark blue) or a deep grey. And I thought to myself, why as a country do we wear so much black?

Maybe we take comfort in wearing black and dark tones because we like to go unnoticed? Or is it because the weather, generally, is so damned depressing it changes how we feel towards our clothes. You know like, comfort over fashion?! However I am very guilty of this – my week will start with me wearing mostly black, then throughout the week day by day my items tend to get brighter or even tighter, which generally means I’m going out meeting friends.

Many clients come in to our studio and always say to me, ‘NO black please’ but then you show them a great evening gown in black, they try it on, love it and generally always leave with that black dress they tried to dismiss before they came in here.

Black is so common, you’ll hardly be picked out of a crowd, there will easily be a hundred black dresses at a function. People like to blend in. Some don’t of course, but I bet even those gregarious types like to wear black during the week when they’re not partying!

They say you can tell when someone is recovering from an illness because they start to add colour to their daily ensemble, which means they are starting to feel more confident with themselves and don’t feel they want to hide away anymore.

I like to try and make a point of wearing patterns or colour during the week, as I truly believe it changes how you feel about yourself. It’s so easy to just pull on a pair of black leggings or jeans and throw on a dark coloured top/jumper. But ladies you should try mixing up your wardrobe and start adding colour, even if it’s just a couple of key items: like a scarf, pair of tights, or your shoes?

Let’s not be guilty of blending in anymore!

A Country Celebration

Ali was celebrating her and her twin brother’s 21st Birthdays down at their country home with friends and family.

She hired this purple (it does look more blue in the picture) long evening dress for the occasion.

 

Something Unusual

New in this week, this strikingly beautiful gown is availible to hire in a uk8, price £250.00 for hire.

Please contact if you’d like to see it in the flesh!

Monochrome in Stockholm

This lady hired the black and white Jovani evening gown to stand out from the crowd recently, to a wedding in Stockholm.

She looks simply sensational. Cute looking couple!

 

One Happy Customer

Now isn’t this a photo and a half?!

The lady in the photo hired an evening gown from us to attend her work event last week. And doesn’t she look just dazzling in it? (if you haven’t guesses who, the one who’s smiling ear to ear!)

 

 

That’s One 21st Birthday to Remember

This gorgeous lady celebrated her 21st birthday last Friday. She came to us and hired this evening dress, to attend her birthday dinner and drinks in London with family & friends. And this is her other half, sporting quite an ensemble too.

Don’t they just make a dapper couple!

Istanbul Wedding

This is Yana, she hire this cross back all over sequin ruby red dress to attend a wedding in Istanbul. Doesn’t she look just divine?!