Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nick Verreos,--Macy's Houston Galleria "Fashion Rocks" event

This past Saturday, I had the honor of MC'ing the fabulous Macy's "Fashion Rocks" fashion show/event at the Macy's Houston Galleria. Several weeks ago, I hosted the Macy's "Fashion Rocks" at the Beverly Center Macy's in Los Angeles but this time, I was off to Houston Texas! I flew to Houston from LA to host this event and upon landing, was greeted by this at the Houston International Airport:

After settling in and getting a night' rest, I was invited to do a LIVE TV segment with KHOU Channel 11 "Saturday Morning News" TV to talk about why I was in Houston, the Macy's "Fashion Rocks" event plus what's "In" for 2014 Fall Fashion and discuss me winning the Top Mentor title in Lifetime's "Project Runway Under The Gunn".
Monday, October 27, 2014
Top Three Pairs: (L to R): Brandon Frazier, Haven Denney of the USA (Silver), Yuko Kavaguti, Alexander Smirnov of Russia (Gold), Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China (Bronze), 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America medals podium, Sears Centre Arena

Finishing my Costumes Recap for this weekend's first Grand Prix of Figure Skating--2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America--it's now time to discuss the PAIRS and ICE DANCE costume highlights. Let's begin with...
The Top Three Ladies: (L to R) Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Silver), Elena Radionova of Russia (Gold) and Gracie Gold of the USA (Bronze)--2014 Skate America

It's Grand Prix of Figure Skating season! This past weekend was the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America and therefore, we all know what that means: time to discuss the COSTUMES! In my last post, I talked about the Men's so now it's time for the Ladies. I want to begin with Gracie Gold of the US:

Gracie Gold of the USA, Short Program to "Piano Concerto" by Edvard Grieg--This midnight blue and sequined costume was VERY Gracie in its demure and "Ice Princess" style. It matched the music and what we have come to expect from Gracie. But...I somehow wanted a little more; it was pretty yet it bored me.
Sunday, October 26, 2014

The 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America international figure skating competition occurred this past weekend. I did not attend since I had to work, hosting a fabulous Macy's "Fashion Rocks" event in Houston Texas (I'll have a blog recap of that here soon!),  but now that I am back home, I have found the time to watch the Ladies and Men's on NBC today and subsequently, do some my Figure Skating Costume BLOG Commentary here.  

If you are a fan of Figure Skating, you may already know that Skate America is the first of six events in the 2014-2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating international competition circuit. Skate America 2014 was held at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Here are some of my Men's Costume Highlights (and some Low ones) from this past weekend's competition. First up: the Men! Starting with Jason Brown from the US:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Project Runway Season 13 has come to an end.....and it is amazing that it has survived almost 10 years and so many seasons and somehow, in the twilight of it's run, it is getting some of the best ratings in the history of the series. It looks like there will be plenty more seasons to come!

For this Finale Episode, we start where we left off. The designers are in the lounge and poor Kini is having a mini-meltdown after the judges did not like the preview of his collection.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Nick Verreos Hosts Macy's "Fashion Rocks" Fashion Show 

HOUSTON TEXAS: I'm so excited to be coming to Houston, Texas to host the very special Macy's "Fashion Rocks" Fashion Show at the Galleria Houston THIS SATURDAY October 25th...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Oscar de la Renta Final Runway Bow: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 Collection, NY Fashion Week September 9, 2014

I was very sad yesterday to hear of the passing of Fashion Design Icon--or as Fern Mallis described him as "The Sultan of Suave", Oscar de la Renta. As a young boy growing up in Caracas Venezuela dreaming to be a fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta was one of my IDOLS. Not only did I love and admire de la Renta's beautiful so-Lady Like designs, but he was LATINO. And this was especially nice to a young half-Latino boy who didn't see many other Latino fashion designers out there to "look up to".

This continued once I moved with my family to the United States and the San Francisco Bay Area. My mom--always supportive of my dream--found out one year that Oscar de la Renta would be making an appearance at San Francisco I. Magnin Union Square and she dragged me (kicking and screaming!--Not!) to get to meet him. And I did.  There's a photo of that somewhere. I'm sure it's in one of my mom's many "photo album" storage boxes. Meeting him that day was EVERYTHING to me.
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