Saturday, August 29, 2015
 Divina: "CW's "Jane the Virgin" Actress Andrea Navedo wears NIKOLAKI printed silk chiffon gown to 30th Annual Imagen Awards--Dorothy Chandler Pavilion  Los Angeles

The 30th Annual Imagen Foundation Awards were held last week on Friday August 21st at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.  The Imagen (Spanish for image) Awards is a premier Latino entertainment awards event honoring positive portrayals and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film.

"Best Supporting Actress--Television" Nominee, Andrea Navedo of CW's "Jane the Virgin" TV show wore our gorgeous NIKOLAKI "Amalfi Coast" silk chiffon gown to the awards. The gown features a watercolor-like print on silk chiffon, a gathered front, fitted waist and side-front slit. I think she looked AMAZING! She was styled by the very talented Eric Himel.

Congratulations! It was doubly wonderful to see Navedo take home the "Best Supporting Actress--Television" award that evening as well! --Actress Andrea Navedo--in NIKOLAKI gown--with her "Best Supporting Actress--Television" Imagen Award, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles
Friday, August 28, 2015
"Project Runway" Episode 4 Collage: "Dizzy Blake", Wonky Hems, Tim, Luis and NYC, Edmond "Coal Miner" and Neon Mood Bags

This past week on Lifetime's Season 14 "Project Runway", it was time for the Mary Kay Challenge: to create a look inspired by an "Iconic" fashion staple (trench coat, LBD, sheath dress, etc) PLUS...

Tim Gunn, Luis Casco...and the NYC skyline--Episode 4 Season 14 "Project Runway" Lifetime Network

...It had to have some essence of the NYC skyline. Why? Because, Mary Kay just launched a new makeup line inspired by the cityscape of Manhattan and its architecture...or so Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist, tells us.

But first, it was time to go to Mood Fabrics NYC for the first time this season and check out...
Friday, August 21, 2015
Around The World...In One Day: Season 14 "Project Runway" Episode 3 Celebrity Cruises Team Challenge

This week on Lifetime's "Project Runway", the 14 designers got their first Team Challenge of the season: to create a day-to-night look inspired by an "exotic" destination where Celebrity Cruises (one of the show's sponsors) travels to. During the beginning of the episode, the Challenge was given on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship while docked in New Jersey...

I Want to See LOTS of DRAAAAMA!!!--

There were SEVEN suitcases with the specific destinations (Greek Isles, India, The Caribbean, Saint Petersburg Russia, South of France, Hong Kong and Venice Italy) and since there were 14 designers, they were to work in teams of two. Cue the DRAMA:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Greetings Fashionistas! I'm so excited to announce that I will be co-hosting a fun--and VERY FAB--event on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd, at the Beverly Center: The 3rd Annual "Show Us Your Style" Challenge and Blogger Event!! Along with top style bloggers Jacey Duprie of Damsel In Dior and Dani Song, we will celebrate LA's top style bloggers and talk about the Best of Fall 2015 Fashion + Much, Much More...
Nick Verreos co-hosts the upcoming "Show Us Your Style" Blogger Event at the Beverly Center

To kick off the fall fashion season, Beverly Center will host its 3rd annual "Show Us Your Style" Challenge featuring a selection of LA's popular fashion bloggers competing for a chance to win one of three $1,000 shopping sprees. Given a budget of $250 to shop at Beverly Center, bloggers participating in the challenge will be asked to pull together complete fall looks based on their personal style and aesthetic. Myself, Jacey Duprie and Dani Song will judge and choose our favorite looks and award the winner a $1,000 Beverly Center shopping spree!!
In addition, 3 lucky fashionable attendees will be hand-picked by us to win $500 shopping sprees to Beverly Center for having the best "fall style".

Los Angeles Magazine's Style Editor, Linda Immediato, will host a brief Style Commentary and guests can enjoy Instagram photo opportunities, fashion illustrations by FIDM fashion designers, refreshments and much more!

Fashion lovers can check out the participating bloggers' outfit entries on Beverly Center's Facebook page in advance of the event!

Here are all the DETAILS! Hope to see you there!
Monday, August 17, 2015
FIDM Orange County 2015 Open House: Nick Verreos "Special Appearance"--FIDM Orange County

This past weekend, I went to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Orange County campus for their Open House event. As a proud graduate of FIDM and the college's Official Spokesperson, I LOVE visiting the FIDM campuses especially during their great "3 Days of Fashion" Summer programs and Open Houses.

Welcome!: Nick Verreos arriving at the FIDM Orange County campus--FIDM OC 2015 Open House
Friday, August 14, 2015
House of Fashion Cards: Project Runway Season 14 Episode 2--the Unconventional Materials Challenge

Last night (Thursday) was Episode 2 of Season 14 "Project Runway". It was the dreaded (to most of the designers) Unconventional Materials Challenge. they were to create a look using Hallmark Signature cards. It was a rather "Meh" runway with what the designers created; a lot of OK, some good and some messes. Judge (and Marie Claire Creative Director) Nina Garcia used the word "phenomenal" A LOT to describe some of the creations. I wouldn't be so effusive in my critiques. Now, before we get to my RECAP, here are some Low...and Highlights:
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Met Gorgeous: "China: Through the Looking Glass" Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last week, my partner David and I went to NYC on a business trip--we had important meetings in our NY Showroom for my NV by Nick Verreos line. Naturally, since we were in New York City, we scheduled an afternoon to visit the fabulous "China: Through the Looking Glass" Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is the Met's Costume Institute Spring 2015 exhibition exploring the Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. Of course, unless you are a fashionista living under an Hermes cashmere blanket, you probably saw all the hoopla surrounding the Met Ball to honor this exhibition which occurred back in May of this year.

Ready to see the Exhibition: Nick Verreos and David Paul--The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

The exhibition was EVERYTHING...and more! In other words: we LOVED it. I was so inspired by the sculptures, shawls, couture, ANNA MAY WONG! It is a MUST-SEE when in NY! If in NY, do not miss it. It is open until September 7th (it was extended from August 16th). Here are some photos form the exhibit.
PS: Someone in the Met's PR/Marketing office finally realized that it would benefit them to have visitors take photos (non-flash of course!) to then give the Museum--and Exhibition--some free social media publicity! The last time I visited--for the Charles James Exhibition--photos--flash and non-flash were FORBIDDEN. Anyhow, welcome to the 21st Century Social Media World,  Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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