Versatile By Design: Six Stylish Looks With One Red Carpet Dress

When Mazda asked me to style one great dress in six fashion-forward ways to strut across a red carpet, I knew just what dress to choose.  Meet the ONE by Marna Ro maxi dress with leather bodice.  I’ve long-believed that a great black maxi dress can go a long way, and this dress, with it’s leather bodice detail, has enough oomph to last, season after season.  And Red Carpet fashion works exactly the same way – the best stylists add nods to current trends while keeping the dress bold, yet classic.  The Mazda CX-9 is no different, it’s innovative yet practical/useable design and sophisticated and timeless look always makes a striking statement and still gets you noticed.  (Dear magical fairies who drop shiny new cars with big red bows off:  feel free to surprise me with a gorgeous Mazda CX-9 in our front driveway … all black, of course.)

Get the Six Stylish Looks featuring the ONE by Marna Ro Shirred Waist Dress with Leather Bodice

  1. This first look plays up the leather trend, adding bold black mesh booties, a classic shrunken knit blazer and dramatic Old Hollywood earrings. {Alice + Olivia Kidman Jacket + DANNIJO Monaco EarringsBCBGMAXAZRIA Gamma Mesh Booties}
  2. Bold organic gold jewelry mixed with uber modern cap-toe pumps – this is one of my favorite looks. {McQ Alexander McQueen Mesh Cap Toe Pumps + Alexis Bittar New Wave Kite Ring + Alexis Bittar New Wave Modular Earrings}
  3. This looks is for the modern bohemian free spirit (i.e., I’d love to dress someone fabulous like Nicole Richie in this look). {Maison Martin Margiela Curved Heel Booties + Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Patchwork Snake Clutch + Tory Burch Carson Gold Metal Cuff}
  4. I’d call this look modern neon – it’s a nod to the bold neon pops of color, with classic pieces.  {B Brian Atwood Laplata Sandals in Purple + Milly Sydney Clutch + By Malene Birger Arungi Bangle Set + By Malene Birger Licco Bangle}
  5. Fringe comes alive in this styled look, and that clutch, it’s a must have.  {Maison Martin Margiela Peep Toe Booties + A Peace Treaty Laiyla Opaline Earrings + Mara Carrizo Scalise Fringe Clutch}
  6. The final look is for the classic Hollywood starlet – suede poppy-red pumps with a modern cut and a stack of sleek gold Vita Fede bracelets.  {Jean-Michel Cazabat Ella Suede d’Orsay Pumps in Poppy + Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet + Vita Fede Mini Bulloni Crystal Cuff + Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet in Black}


For an incredible world, you need an improbable vehicle. So we engineered the new 2013 Mazda CX-9 to surpass your expectations with sophisticated styling and an equally refined, well-appointed seven-passenger interior. Yet it doesn’t compromise on the versatility you need, with ample cargo room and advanced technology like standard Bluetooth phone and audio capability. Explore possibility beyond probability with the Mazda CX-9.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mazda via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mazda.



  1. LOVE the Alicia+Olivia jacket and those gorgeous poppy suede pumps!!!
    I think I’m going to add them on my wishslit 😉

    • Lexi

      I have such a crush on those pumps!

  2. Chelsea

    Perfect choices! This is definitely what I would rock if I had a red carpet event to attend. I’ll take those killer red heels too, please.

    Chelsea & The City

  3. Olivia

    A black maxi is seriously a closet MUST HAVE. So versatile, as you’ve proved! xo

  4. i’m loving those blue shoes… very cute!

  5. Kathy

    Love the red pumps in look 6

  6. Rho

    If only I could walk in those HOT shoes!!!

  7. Debra

    I agree–the shoes are amazing–wish I could walk in them!

  8. Nancy

    Miss wearing high high hels

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