Tuesday, June 14, 2016
 Tony Awards Celebration: Attending The Actors Fund 20th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills

Nick Verreos--On the red carpet at The Actors Fund 20th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills

This past Sunday, I had the honor of attending The Actors Fund 20th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills along with my partner David Paul. Every year--for the last 20 years--The Actors Fund puts together a FABULOUS Black Tie Tony Awards Viewing Party. It has become the official West Coast viewing party for the Tony's. I have attended the event for many years and of course, this year I couldn't miss it!
Monday, June 06, 2016
Queen Deshauna: Deshauna Barber Miss District of Columbia USA wins Miss USA 2016, Las Vegas Nevada

Sunday night were the Finals of the 65th Annual Miss USA beauty pageant. Fifty-two contestants representing the 50 US states, District of Columbia plus a "Miss 52 USA" competed for the coveted title. In the end, it was 26-year-old Deshauna Barber "Miss District of Columbia USA" who got the crown, sash and all the fabulous prizes. This was the first time in 14 years (and only the third time in history) that Miss District of Columbia has received the Miss USA title. She will now go on to compete in the Miss Universe 2016 contest scheduled for later this year.

Crowning Moment: Deshauna Barber "Miss District of Columbia USA" gets crowned Miss USA 2016 by last year's Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

5' 10" tall Deshauna Barber was born in Georgia and a military brat, she has lived in North Carolina, Minnesota, Nebraska, Virginia, as well as D.C.. She is an Army Reserve officer and IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce and holds a master's in management information systems and services from University of Maryland University College.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Overskirt Miss USA: Contestants from the Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition in Las Vegas Nevada showcasing their overskirt gowns

Leave it to Pageant Queens to take an Evening Gown Style Trend and RUN IT TO THE GROUND! This year's Miss USA Preliminary Competition was no exception: There were more overskirts than well...a Zuhair Murad Haute Couture runway show from a couple of years ago. Yes darlings, it usually takes about that long for a runway trend to take effect and grab hold of the pageant gown world. Check out these looks from Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014:
Friday, June 03, 2016
Uh Oh Pageant: Miss USA contestants who made my "Uh Oh!" List--Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition Las Vegas Nevada

In my last post HERE, I discussed my Top Ten Best List from Wednesday night's Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition. So, naturally, now it is time to discuss my "Uh Oh!"/Could Have Been Better List. During the Preliminary Evening Gown Competition, there were lots of nice gowns and to be honest not so many major "Oh No She Didn't" moments. These gals come well prepared to the Miss USA finals with their very own pageant glam squad that makes sure that there are not too many style "oopsies". But...sometimes, style mistakes can still occur. Let's investigate which ladies--and their gowns left me Pageant Perplexed...
Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition Gown Fab: Some of my top favorite gowns from the Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition, Las Vegas Nevada

The 65th Annual Miss USA beauty pageant is under way in Las Vegas Nevada with the finals occurring this Sunday at the just-opened T-Mobile Arena. This Wednesday, the ever-important Preliminary Competition happened. This is where the contestants vying for the 2016 Miss USA crown and sash competed in Swimsuit and Evening Gown in front of a panel of judges (different from the Final night judges) to determine the Top 15 Semi-finalists who will be announced on Sunday night's live finals.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Couture and Barbie: Collage of the "Fashion Forward: 3 Siecles de Mode" and "Barbie" Exhibitions--Les Arts Decoratifs Paris

Continuing with my EUROPE MUSEUM RECAP, here's Part 2 of my Blog. In my previous blog HERE I covered attending the "Vogue 100 Years of Style" London Exhibition as well as the "James Bond: 50 Years of Style" Exhibit in Paris. David and I were in Paris for less than 24 hours but we wanted to make sure to take advantage of the brief time we had.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
London, Paris: Attending the "Vogue 100: A Century of Style", "James Bond L'Exposition: 50 Years of Style"

Earlier this month, my partner David Paul and I had the opportunity to fly to Europe. It was a business trip; I was making appearances for my NV Nick Verreos clothing line on QVC UK in London and QVC Italia in Milan. But in between the frenetic traveling and packing-and-unpacking and hotel-hopping, we somehow scheduled some Fashion Museums time! Here's my Part One BLOG RECAP of that...

       Nick Verreos and David Paul at the "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" Exhibition, National                                                                      Portrait Gallery London

First up, visiting the "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" photo exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery:
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