Monday, March 30, 2015
The Men of 2015 World Figure Skating Championships

In my last post HERE, I discussed the highlights (and a couple of low ones!) of the costumes from last week's all-important 2015 World Figure Skating Championships which were held in Shanghai China. So now, it's time to talk about the MEN:

Jason Brown of the USA: Jason skated his Short Program to"Juke" by Little Walter. His look was very Jazzy, sassy and rock-and-roll fab! And VERY Jason! He certainly is not a male Figure Skating Costume wallflower. Love the slim great fitting pants, the suspenders and cobalt colored studded sleeve cuff and collar shirt. Oh and if that wasn't enough, there was a silver chain from the belt loop to the pocket. Nothing was left out of this costume in terms of details. For his Free Skate, he did (kind of) a Costume Change--or modification...
Ladies Costumes--2015 World Figure Skating Championships, Shanghai China

This past week--and weekend--the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships, were held in Shanghai China. In terms of importance in international figure skating competitions, this is the most important event of the year (second only to the Olympics during those years). The Championships were held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center and involved events in Ladies, Men, Pairs and Ice Dance.

Opening Ceremony--2015 World Figure Skating Championships Shanghai China

Here in my blog , I love to discuss the COSTUMES so...it's time to break down the highlights (and some not-so-mucheey!) as well as some costume changes of this past week's 2015 World Figure Skating Championships. Let's begin with the LADIES:
Thursday, March 26, 2015
FIDM DEBUT 2015 L.A. Fashion Gala: Collage--Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photos courtesy of ABImages/Alex J. Berliner

To finish my FIDM DEBUT 2015 blog recaps, it's time for last Saturday night's fabulous FIDM DEBUT 2015 Los Angeles Fashion Gala, a black tie fundraiser befitting the FIDM Scholarship Foundation. Both myself and my better half--David Paul--were invited to attend this wonderful runway show. The FIDM DEBUT Runway Show showcases designs by graduating students in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM's Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study Programs as well as work from Interior Design and Textile Design Students. The show is the culmination of over 50 weeks of mentorship and thousands of studio hours featuring the "creme de la creme" of FIDM. 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Pic Collage Time: Nick Verreos MC'ing the FIDM DEBUT 2015 Runway Shows last Thursday and Friday, Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Last Thursday and Friday, I had the pleasure (and REALLY FUN time!) of MC'ing the FIDM DEBUT 2015 Runway ShowsFIDM's annual DEBUT Runway Show attracts nearly 10,000 people over three days and features designs by graduating students in FIDM's Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students. The extravaganza concludes on the third night with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities.

Presenting...Nick Verreos! Making my Runway Stage entrance--with my NIKOLAKI and NV Nick Verreos EVINE Live-dressed models in tow--FIDM DEBUT 2015 Runway Show, Barker Hangar Santa Monica
 Nick Verreos at the "Celebrity Corner" Photo Taking Section--FIDM DEBUT 2015 Fashion Club Party, Barker Hangar Santa Monica

As part of this year's FIDM DEBUT Show (the BIG FIDM Graduate Runway "extravaganza" showcasing the designs of the top fashion, theater/costume, interior design graduates) prior to one of the shows, there's always the fun and fabulous Fashion Club Pre-Party!!! It is always held in a big tent adjacent to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, site of the FIDM DEBUT Show. The Fashion Club DEBUT Pre-Party is attended by hundreds of students from all over the country who are part of various Fashion Clubs at their respective high schools. I heard that this year's party had 800 guests. EIGHT HUNDRED!
Nick Verreos--FIDM Los Angeles Spring 2015 Open House 

Last week, as part of "FIDM DEBUT WEEK", I had the honor of MC'ing the FIDM DEBUT 2015 Spring Open House Panel Discussion at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Downtown L.A. campus and its adjacent Hope Park. The FIDM Open House is a way for high school students interested in following a career in fashion, visual communications, interior design or any of the many, many majors offered by FIDM, to visit the campus, take tours, meet graduates as well as faculty/instructors.

Hello FIDM Open House--Nick Verreos hosts the FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House

Hundreds of students visit from not just California but from many other states including Arizona, Texas, Washington and Nevada. Oh and, yes, the parents come along with the students for these Open House tours. As part of my duties as the Official Spokesperson for FIDM, I received the honor of hosting the Alumni/Current Student Panel Discussion which culminated the FIDM Open House campus events.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Crowned: Binibining Pilininas 2015/Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Photo Courtesy of Rappler.com

Three days ago, the 52nd edition of Binibining Pilipinas occurred at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines. At the end of the pageant, contestant No. 10 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2015 and earned the title to represent her nation in this year's Miss Universe competition, wherever that will be.
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