Oscars 2015!


Danya, a very lucky lady, was invited to the Oscars last week. Not many get this opportunity, so Danya decided to go all out on the red carpet.

She is wearing a chocolate brown, slightly embroidered ball gown, fitted at the waist and with a full skirt for added volume.

Dayna, you should have won an Oscar for ‘Best Dressed!’

New York Met Ball


We just love when our dresses get to jet off for an event. This was worn in New York, by a lady called Nicola at a recent Met Ball. It’s our full skirted, gold bodice ball gown.

Perfect for dancing all night in!

Hunt Ball


Our gorgeous Harriet needed something sophisticated, yet sexy to wear to a Hunt Ball recently.

She hired our floral black fishtail, cross-back long evening gown. Just beautiful!

Grammys 2015


She’s not shy when it comes to making appearances on the red carpet. And this outfit certainly won’t go unforgotten. Rihanna is seen in a rose coloured tiered ball gown from the Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture line.

BAFTAS Follow Up


Julianne Moore last night won the Bafta for Best Actress for her role in the drama, Still Alice. She wore a long sleeved, floor length choker neck scarlet coloured dress.

Who says redheads can’t wear red?!

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.

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!

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”

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.

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.

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.

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?!

Boodles Boxing Ball

The biennial boxing ball – The black-tie event on everyone’s lips, took place on Saturday 21st at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The show is put on by director, James Amos. It’s the only venue of its kind in London to stage such an event, that’s just over 1000 people!

Yes, it’s boxing, but boxing by amateurs, for charity. The proceedings are generally divided between charities.

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself strolling down the red carpet to see this glamorous affair, you may well be surprised by how up market this really is.

Some of Saturday night’s guests included, Prince Harry (of course), Princess Eugenie, Pippa Middleton and Zara Philips who wore her dress incredibly well. Plus other A-List celebrities attended, all dressed absolutely top to tail in what was suitably their best for this event.

 

How To Measure Yourself

You may want some help when doing this.

Height

1. Stand straight with your feet together

2. Start at the top of your head and pull the measuring tape down to the floor (you may need some help with this)

3. Don’t wear shoes

Waist

1. Your waist is usually found 1inch above your bellybutton

2. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, not so tight so allowing you to breathe comfortably

Hips

1. Your hips are generally about 7” below your waist (depending on your size)

2. Looking in a mirror, find the widest part of your hips

3. The measuring tape should brush across both of your hipbones

Shoulder

1. You start by measuring at the back, from one edge of the shoulder socket to the next shoulder socket

Bust

1. Relax your arms

2. Keep your bra on, as you’re not measuring your bra size

3. Pull the tape around the back across the shoulder blades, then under your arms and across the fullest part of your bust – take measurement

BAFTA Awards – treat yourself: why not hire a beautiful evening gown, instead?

So, you’ve got the coveted invite to the BAFTA’s,  only a matter of weeks away. If it’s not a gleeful “yippee a chance to show off my Valentino” it may be that panicky feeling: ‘Oh, what am I going to wear?’ We all get that feeling don’t we? You might go shopping for something in a rush, repenting later or you could come and rent one of our perfect evening dresses.

We’ve been styling nominees and guests for over 30 years and are expert in dressing you up. It’s a long evening, so as well as looking the part in an outfit you can comfortably sit in you’ll need comfortable shoes too!

Tip: you might need a colourful, possibly jewelled wrap to keep you warm also.