Nashville, Houston, Chicago, Sacramento, San Francisco, Miami and even San Juan Puerto Rico. I hosted TONS of great Macy's Fashion Director/Fashion Challenge Events where I let audience members be Macy's Fashion Directors and have a chance to win Macy's Gift Cards as well as showcasing fun fashion shows, giving tips on all the top trends of the seasons.
"Macy's Look Successful, Be Successful Fashion Show" at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City/Los Angeles as part of the Latina Style Business Series Business and Expo. My co-Host was the bella Yarel Ramos, host of the Mun2 Network Regional Mexican Music Show, Reventón.
Nick Verreos and Yarel Ramos, Hosts of Look Successful, Be Successful Macy's-sponsored, Fashion Show Latina Style Business Series
The Latina Style Business Series is a nationally recognized seminar and expo which provides resources and business training for Latina professionals and entrepreneurs and Macy's was the Title Sponsor. The LA expo was an all-day event which culminated with the Look Successful, Be Successful Fashion Show.
Prior to the show, Keynote Speaker Nely Galán (above)--former president of Telemundo, star of "The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump" and creator/executive producer of "The Swan"--enraptured the audience with an empowering speech. Now, we had to follow the marvelous Galan with our STYLE-empowering fashion show!
Runway Latina: Nick Verreos, "Look Successful, Be Successful" Macy's Fashion Show Latina Style Business SeriesI've never met a runway I didn't like...so you know that after Yarel introduced me on stage, I had to begin the fashion show with my "Nick V. Catwalk", followed by me giving "props" to my Latina Mom (she was JLo before JLo with her bouffant hairdo and Pucci-esque one-shoulder caftans back in Caracas Venezuela!) and Grandmother and how they were such powerful figures in my life.
Backstage, our lovely Latina models--in all shapes and sizes of course--were getting ready in their Macy's outfits. We even had two "celeb" models with Wendy Carillo, Power 106 Radio Host as wells as Raquel "Raq-C" Cordova, on-air radio personality for Latino 86.3 FM.
The show was split into five different sections, among them were "Opportunity Knocks":
Which was all about Dressing-For-An-Interview; ensembles that are stylish yet not overbearing. These were styles that will land you the job. There was also "First In Command":
Which featured five looks a la "Devil Wears Prada", as in what the Boss Should look like; strong powerful business style statements for the empowered Latina entrepreneur...and "Seal The Deal":
This section featured four looks to wear after you've landed the job and are ready to go out with the boss--or your friends--to celebrate. In between all the sections, I gave advice on what the "Must-Haves" of the season are (Booties, Heels, colored coats, metallics, sweater wraps and Equestrian knee-high boots).From all the praise I got after the show from all my Latina "hermanas", I think they did! Thank you to Macy's, and especially: Thank you to all the Power Divas at the Latina Style Business Series that showed how FIERCE and Fabulosa you can be, inside and out: Get the empowering knowledge..and get the Fashion Knowledge...
I also showed the audience of Latinas how to transform their outfits from "Not Hot" to "Hot" as well as show what shapes work best for different body types to put forth your best professional image--in and out of the office. I think everyone enjoyed the "Look Successful, Be Successful" Macy's Fashion Show and hopefully they got a lot of useful information.