Friday, May 24, 2013
Floral Fab: NV Nick Verreos "Davida" Dress--Available at Lord&Taylor.com, $128
FASHION FRIDAY Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Alert: Abstract Florals...Just in time for Spring and the Memorial Day Weekend, it's all about easy-breezy floral-printed dresses. But these aren't just your typical florals, for Spring/Summer 2013, they're mostly "abstract", not so literal perhaps. Some designers showed bolder, bright florals:
Preen, Moschino and Suno: Spring 2013
We have also seen more "Watercolor"-like florals on the runways and on celebs on the red carpet:
Abstract Floral: Monique Lhuillier (left) and Gucci (right) Spring 2013
Kerry Washington in J. Mendel Spring 2013
Lauren Conrad in Badgley Mischka Spring 2013
Naturally, I have an "abstract watercolor floral" print dress of my own in my new "NV Nick Verreos" dress line: the "Davida" dress above--a silky crepe halter dress with a flounce ruffle detail at the neckline and adjustable tie-waist; perfect for a Memorial Day bar-b-q or a Mimosa-filled brunch! And it's ON SALE at Lord & Taylor RIGHT NOW and only for this weekend--CLICK HERE to get it!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ahna O'Reilly in Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013: At the "As I Lay Dying" Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals last night in Cannes, France, actress Ahna O'Reilly attended in a red applique hi-lo and skinny pant ensemble from Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 collection. I thought this was a great choice for her; it goes great with her hair and skin, stands out--even on the red carpet-and I even love her gold shoes better than what what shown on the runway.
Alyson Le Borges in Armani Prive Spring 2013: At the "Blood Ties" premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Allison Williams doppelganger actress Alyson Le Borges wore Armani Prive Spring 2013. Le Borges is the granddaughter of French actor--and Most Treasured Icon--Alain Delon (I wondered how she got to wear $100,000+ costing COUTURE!...now I know!).
What Is In That COUTURE tube: The very heavy , fortuny pleated, strapless gown featured asymmetrical folding and pleating plus an interesting jeweled "tube". Lord knows what that contained but my bet is...lots of Cointreau!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Miss World COUTURE: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan--66th Annual Cannes Film Festival "Inside Llewyn Davis" Premiere
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake and tells the story of a singer-songwriter who navigates through New York City's 1960's folk-music scene. The film is competing for the Palm d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and had its premiere two days ago, at Cannes, of course. Lots of stars--and a VERY WEALTHY socialite who LOVES Couture--walked the red carpet, so let's take a look:
Color Me Fab: Nick Verreos with models in "NV Nick Verreos" Spring 2013 dresses--Nick Veerreos In-Store Appearance for "NV Nick Verreos" dress line launch event Dillard's Scottsdale Arizona Fashion Square
NV Nick Verreos--available at Dillard's
Last week I flew to Arizona to do my first Dillard's In-Store Appearance for my new NV Nick Verreos dress line. As you may know, I just launched my very affordable contemporary dress line NV Nick Verreos (priced from $108-$168) based on a lot of the Red Carpet dresses worn by many celebs from my high-end more expensive NIKOLAKI collection. The collection is carried at about fifty Dillard's stores across the US and I felt, this was the perfect time to make some in-store appearances to promote the line. My first stop was the Dillard's in Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Nick Verreos--In-Store Appearance for "NV Nick Verreos" dress line launch at Dillard's Scottsdale Arizona Fashion Square
My event was this past Saturday but I arrived a couple of days before to do some TV appearances to publicize the event. First, I checked in to my hotel--The Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale. My NIKOLAKI and NV Nick Verreos design partner, David Paul and I chose this hotel because we loved the fun colorful design, Palm Springs-like look of it all (they have one in Palm Springs as well, naturally) and the photos of the pool. Boy were we naive to even think that on a business trip we would even get to use the fabulous pool. Needless to say, we did not; our schedule was jam-packed and we barely found time to sleep. But I did find time to take a photo of the great and colorful room:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Miss Universe Parade of Nations--The Billboard Music Awards Edition: Techno/dance recording artist/Lady Gaga Little Sister, Z LaLa at last night's Billboard Music Awards 2013, MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas
Continuing with my "Billboard Music Awards 2013 Red Carpet" WHO WORE WHAT? postings, in my last post I spoke of my "Best" picks from the BLUE carpet--with Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and yes, even Miley Cyrus being some of my favorites...
Momma Dearest: Ke$ha, Madonna and Miley--Billboard Music Awards 2013
So now, of course, it's time for the "Oh Dears!". And while Madonna and Miley were in the good, Miss Ke$ha was not:
Triple Winner: Madonna--in fishnet, stockings and fur-collared bomber--took home three awards for Top Dance Album, Top Touring Artist, and Top Dance Artist--Billboard Music Awards 2013, MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas
Step Away from the Diva: Jennifer Lopez looks Golden Fab--Billboard Music Awards 2013, MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas
It's Vegas Baby: performers from Cirque du Soleil's "KÀ"--Billboard Music Awards 2013, MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas
Last night was the 2013 Billboard Music Awards which were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The BMAs are honors given out by Billboard, the preeminent publication covering the music business. The first Billboard Awards show occurred in 1989. The show didn't happen from 2007-2010 (it couldn't find a network to broadcast it after the contract with FOX expired plus it also couldn't find sponsors to pay for it all) but then returned in 2011 to its current "TV home" on ABC. Now, let's get to the FASHION....
Spring Pop! NV Nick Verreos Spring 2013 "Lydia" Dress, available at Dillard's (and soon at Dillards.com) , $138
Trend Alert: In case you haven't picked up a fashion magazine, celeb magazine, read the latest fashion & style blog...let me keep you up to speed: it's ALL ABOUT Pop Art/Geo-Prints for Spring/Summer! During the last Spring/Summer 2013 runways, geo prints, bold pop art graphics were omnipresent. When Marc Jacobs showed AN ENTIRE Collection in Paris for Louis Vuitton in geometric graphic boldly colored patterns, it was "Done & Done!" as they say:
Pop Divas: Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013
Lots of actresses have been seen on the red carpet recently donning their Louis Vuitton Geometric/Pop Art print dresses...
(Left to right) Jessica Alba, Kristin Stewart, Kerry Washington and Kirsten Dunst: All wearing Louis Vuitton S/S 2013
Pop Art and Geo Prints also turned up in other collections, including...
Moschino Spring 2013
Comme de Garcon Spring 2013
And naturally for my new "NV Nick Verreos" dress line and for my Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, I also have a Pop Art/Geo Print dress, the "Lydia" dress:
NV Nick Verreos Spring/Summer 2013: Available Dillard's (in-store), $138
My NV Nick Verreos "Lydia" dress has a FAB "Pop art" print in bold neon green/fuchsia/wine red with black geometric squares, it features a relaxed softly fitted shape with a cowl neckline, it's in a silky (and stretchy!) jersey with black cotton sateen drop-shoulder sleeve panels. So if you want to be Pop Art/Geo Print on-TREND and look fun & fabulous as well as super chic, I think it's time you get the "Lydia" dress--Oh and did I mention it's only $138! (not THOUSANDS like the Louis Vuitton ones above!).
It's available HERE at Lord & Taylor (in-store and online) and Dillard's (in-store).