Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Nick KnockerWhere's Logan: Model Kojii Helnwein of Lifetime Network's Models of The Runway and Nick Verreos Tuesday night I was invited to attend the Fashion Angel Awards Fashion Show as part of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week. There was excitement in the air at the DLAFW venue of Geffen Contenporaray/MOCA as guests gathered to see the winners of this first-ever contest, sponsored generously by the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Downtown Red Carpet: Nick Verreos, Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week I was one of the "esteemed" judges of this contest and therefore I wanted to show up to extend my support--and to see the fabulous fashion!Once I arrived, I spotted the gorgeous Kojii Helnwein, model from Lifetime Network's Season 6 Project Runway, and Models of the Runway as well as one of my fellow judges, party planner Vanessa Gonzalez. Studio 54 2009: Nick Verreos and Vanessa Gonzalez Vanessa is a GAY MAN!!! Loving her and her look. Feathered platinum hair, white fur (faux?) coat and white very skinny pants. The bubblegum pink lipstick was my favorite accent to her Michelle Pfeiffer-does-Scarface look!LA Fashionistas: Nick Verreos and friends at Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week
The three winners were Phong Hong, Fernanda Carneiro and Krys-n-Jack designers Jacquetta O'Dell and Leslie Henry. Their three collections couldn't have been more different. And I think that was our point--in terms of how we judged. Each designer showed ten looks in their mini-collections.Phong Hong began his "Femme Noir" collection with pretty (very) mini dresses with rosette details. They were prom dresses for the young Hollywood set (trust me, it's a compliment!). Then Brazilian-born Fernanada Careniro's (a FIDM graduate) designs followed. Her sensible day dresses featured ruffle detail, great fit and wearable colors. She used silk-linen, silk crepe de chine as well as silk charmeuse as her main fabrications--and they all worked well.The ladies of Krys-N-Jack finished off this first ever Fashion Angel Awards Runway Show with their conceptual looks, entitled "The Knockers" featuring wood, leather belts, metals, including actual keys! It was Medieval-meets-Renaissance-meets-Hussein Chalayan--and that's just one outfit! I absolutely loved the titles of each ensemble: "Door Knocker", "Squire Knocker" and my favorite "Daddy Knocker". Imagine your date asking you "what are you wearing?", "Oh , it's my 'Daddy Knocker' !" Hot. Congratulations to all three winners of the first ever Fashion Angel Awards.