Wedding in Jordan

The colour of the skyline though!

Here’s our gorgeous client again, in Jordan for a wedding earlier this month. Looking lush, wearing our cappuccino coloured tulle, with rose gold sequins and a deep v-neckline, front & back.

We look forward to having you back soon! x

Tuscany

This is one of out lovely customers in Tuscany last year, celebrating her birthday, in style!

She is seen wearing our very own olive green, satin evening gown, with a beautiful low back.

This is just dreamy!

Christmas Party

Our lovely client here, at her friend’s recent Christmas party.

She opted for a floor length, all over sequin dress in gunmetal, with a beautiful open back, and silver diamond detail strap.

Also paired with a fur stole.. Very festive!

Cannes Film Festival 2016

It was that time of year again. All the celebrity’s were out in force, wearing their designer frocks to the nines.

Chloe (left), wore our black Jovani with mesh panels front and back. To the premiere of the BFG.

They all look very red carpet!

Wedding

Our lovely customer went to a wedding and wore our orange, with black beading full length jersey dress.

Just gorgeous!

Early Spring Sale 2016

Save the date!

Friday 4th March

One day only!

It’s that time again. We must make room on the rails to make way for more gorgeous evening clothes.
There’s a big selection of evening gowns, cocktail dresses in sizes 6 to 18, as well as accessories.

Pick up a party frock from just £40

8 Chelsea Manor Studios
Flood Street
London SW3 5SR
T: 020 7352 4848

Black Tie

Here’s our lovely Cynthia, wearing an off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, full length black jersey gown.

Worn over the Christmas period.

Beautifully elegant!

Pageant

The gorgeous Tanya had a pageant to go in December.

She hired not only 1 dress, but 2 dresses! The white pearl, side slit, floor length dress, followed by our champagne coloured, heavy embellished tulle cross-back.

What a winner!

Larkhill

Coleen had a military event to attend back in November.

She is wearing our blue chiffon, sweetheart neckline with embellished jewels.

They both look splendid!

Recital

This gorgeous photo was taken last month, Naomi performing at her Recital.

Naomi is in the red ball gown, she was in need of something spectacular, but comfortable at the same time.

What a beautiful setting!

Black Tie Event

Liz went to a black tie event in Cheshire, back in October.

She is wearing our purple sequin, low back, side slit, ankle length dress.

Graduation Ball

Here is one of  our most recent clients, Lacey.

She was at her graduation, in Switzerland. Wearing our dusky pink, grecian, floor length gown.

That smile says it all!

Summer Wedding

This is Lori, she attended her daughter’s wedding in August.

She is wearing our emerald green, off the shoulder, taffeta with lace bodice grown.

Lori, you look fantastic!

Savoy Wedding

Another satisfied customer. The gorgeous Rebecca, wearing our emerald chiffon floor length gown, with a fitted bodice and encrusted shoulders in champagne.

Worn to a wedding at the Savoy last month

Natural History Museum

Our beautiful blonde bombshell Anna, seen wearing our navy blue, diamond encrusted sweetheart neckline, chiffon dress.

Attended an event at the Natural History Museum on Saturday.

Waterloo Ball

This dashing couple attended the 200th Waterloo Ball in Brussels, Belgium (a white-tie military ball to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of waterloo).

Emma is wearing our full bodied, tulle navy, off the shoulder, embellished sweetheart neckline ball gown.

Charity Ball

Here is our beautiful Alex, in her navy and gold ballgown for the evening.

She wore it to a Charity Ball at Duxford Imperial War Museum, in aid of the Herts and Essex Air ambulance a couple of weeks back.

Pretty as a picture!

 

Columbian Wedding

This radiant lady recently jetted off to Columbia, for a spectator 3 day event wedding!

She hired the perfect the dress for the occasion. It’s our bright pink tulle, side split, with beautifully detailed  embellishment. She said she had a wonderful time.

Gold & Black Goddess Gown

I love Ruth in this gold and black goddess gown. She wore it to her important black tie event which took place in London. The skirt is pleated, for the swooshing effect.

Purple Sequin Sparkle

Here’s another satisfied client, Lucy,  wearing our long side split, low back, all over sequin purple dress, to her event a couple of weeks ago.

Battle of the ball gown


Elisabeth Canalis wore a Vivienne Westwood red ball gown to Austria’s glitzy Vienna Opera House Ball last night. And embarrassingly suffered a wardrobe malfunction! Opps.

Whilst Jennifer Aniston shows us how it is done, in a red strapless Valentino gown back in 2013 at the Oscars

amfAR Fundraising Gala


The German beauty stepped out in New York, wearing an Elie Sabb cotton blend lace dress last night to the amfAR fundraising gala. We personally feel the sleeves can look a little older on an evening gown?

What do you think?

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!

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.

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!

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.

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”

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.

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!

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!

 

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.

 

Planning to accessorise? Read some of our useful tips

Planning to accessorise? Read some of our useful tips

Brrrrr – It’s cold out there: If granny won’t lend you her mink stole, there’s plenty of faux fur that does the job, not quite as warm, but certainly adds a certain glamour to an evening outfit. Alternatively, a dark winter coat around your shoulders, cape-like will work just as well. Evening pashmina’s are a good accessory if you are being dropped and collected right at the entrance, otherwise you’ll need something warmer when standing around late at night searching for a cab.

Handbags at dawn: Nothing will ruin you outfit more than a handbag that’s not fit for purpose. Invest in a simple black evening clutch with a shoulder strap.  Why the shoulder strap?  Because you can’t put your bag down and you may be holding a glass and want to nibble a canapé; a difficult manoeuvre with purse clutched in your arm pit.

Jewelled evening bags are gorgeous, but often so tiny that they’ll only hold your house key, lippy and the all important £20 note for emergencies. Forget the phone and the fags!  Worth a thought beforehand, no?

To bra or not to bra: Tonight’s the night…..you’ve got the strapless dress lined up and go to the office wearing your usual soutiengorge – (I love this French word for a bra – literally meaning hold-under-throat). The you remove your bra later in the day whilst getting dolled up you notice the indentations on you shoulders – not a good look with a strapless dress. So always remember when getting up in the morning – strapless dress means either no bra or wearing a strapless bra during the day.

Spanx versus support hose: I’m not a great advocate of heavily fortified undergarments. That extra flesh has to go somewhere and you need to be careful that it doesn’t just spill out ruining the line of a close fitting dress at mid thigh or giving a back roll. We advise just simple hold-in tights resulting in no VPL and gives a super smooth silhouette. Tip: always wear a new pair (Wolford are best) as once worn they lose their elasticity.

Jewellery tips: Watches – don’t wear one, unless you have a delicate evening watch,.

Bracelets: Diamante bracelets, beware! They are often sharp and will catch on satin or chiffon ruining the evening dress.