Dirty Mouth? Not Here: Chica Orbit and Nick Verreos at the Orbit Gum VIP section, People En Español "50 Más Bellos" Party NYC
Last week, I flew to NYC to have some "ChicaOrbit" fun: As you may know, I am the new "Chica Orbit Style Guy" and in the past have designed several Orbit Gum-inspired red carpet dresses for Chica Orbit as well as other celebs.
Perfect Couple: Nick Verreos and Chica Orbit, arriving at the People En Español "50 Más Bellos" Party NYC
This past week, I was invited to attend the fabulous People En Español "50 Más Bellos" (50 Most Beautiful) Party in NYC as well as film some fun Style Tip vignettes--to be featured on the ChicaOrbit.com site (en Español, por supuesto!), as well as help style the Geek To Chic Winner for the fuchsia carpet of the "50 Más Bellos" Party. Yes, that's a MOUTHFUL! But , you see, that's why you need some Orbit chicle, so you keep your mouth fresh and clean--and be fashionable at the same time!!!
Orbit Posers: Chica Orbit and Nick Verreos, at the People En Español "50 Más Bellos" Party NYC
For the party, I donned my best Orbit-blue teal jacket, accessorized it with my custom Swarovski-crystal Orbit pin, and a pocket scarf, especially made from the new "Strawberry Remix"-flavor Orbit Gum print. My date for the night was none other than: Chica Orbit! She's the Latina version of the Orbit Gum Girl; just as fun, just as gorgeous and just as sassy! Chica Orbit came in her best "Orbit" uniform--a white cotton pique dresses with oversized buttons, an Orbit Gum foulard (neck scarf) and white almost-to-the-knee boots.
Chic to Chic: Nick Verreos , "Geek To Chic" Winner Noemi Salazar and Chica Orbit, walking the fuchsia carpet, People En Español "50 Más Bellos" Party NYC
At the party's fuchsia carpet, we were met by the winner of the Chica Orbit Geek To Chic Contest. The beautiful Noemi Salazar won this contest and as a result, got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a makeover--make-up and hair by professionals, as well as walk the carpet at a fabulous event and the icing on the cake...I outfitted her in a custom "Nick Verreos For Orbit" one-shoulder cocktail dress in an Orbit Gum print (very subtle).
Strawberry Fields: Chica Orbit at the Orbit Gum VIP Lounge, People En Español "50 Más Bellos"
Once inside the party--held at Gustavino's NYC-- we headed straight to the Orbit Gum Strawberry Remix VIP Lounge area. It was done like a patio/courtyard--with a booth and benches and HUGE strawberries created using Orbit Gum packages (love that!). We hobnobbed with all the top Spanish-language Celebs, from novela actors and actresses, to beauty queens, TV hosts and some of the People En Español 50 Most Beautiful, of course.
Las Mas Bellas: Nick Verreos with past "Nuestra Belleza Latina" Winners Melissa Marty (Left) and Ana Patricia Gonzalez (Right): I had met Melissa (in the fuchsia pink dress) before in Miami during an appearance I made in Univision Network's "Despierta America" Morning News Show, and we hit it off right away! I absolutely ADORE her! Tan Bella!!
Nick Verreos and Spanish-language TV ICON and DIVA, Charytin: My mom is going to be soooo happy when she sees this photo!!!
Nick Verreos with the GORGEOUS Mexican-born actress Litzy: She was SOOOOO sweet, telling me what a big fan she was of "Project Runway" and me! Well, you know, I was ready to take her back to LA with me after that! Done and Done. Love her!
Here's a quick video from the night with myself, Chica Orbit and the Geek To Chic Winner, Noemi Salazar:
The Following Morning...
Buenos Dias Fashionistas: Nick Verreos with Univision "Al Despertar" Anchor Marijoel Duran (far right), and models wearing NIKOLAKI Collection
I woke up bright and early (3:30AM to be exact! My hats off to all the morning anchors out there!) to drive to New Jersey (I was staying in Manhattan) to film a LIVE Morning TV Segment on Univision (Spanish-language Network) NYC affiliate, Channel 41 WXTV "Al Despertar" News Show. My segment was on around 6:45AM and I was invited to recap the fashion from the previous night at the "50 Más Bellos" Party as well the fun I had with Chica Orbit.
Red Carpet Muchachas: "J Lo", "Sofia" and "Giselle" models in NIKOLAKI dresses and gown, Univision "Al Despertar" TV Segment
And as a special treat, I brought along gowns from my NIKOLAKI Collection to show trends from some of the top ladies on the Red Carpet. Three lovely ladies (one of them happened to be the daughter of "Al Despertar" anchor Marijoel Duran) wore dresses and gowns that I brought to show examples of styles that would be worn by FABULOUS A-List Latinas like Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Giselle Blondet, TV Personality and hostess of Univision's "Nuestra Belleza Latina". The TV segment went perfectly and all the women in the studio--anchors and my lovely "models" were smitten with my designs (por supuesto!). With that, I returned to Manhattan to do a bunch of interviews, and then check out of my hotel and waive"Ciao" (for now) to NYC and Chica Orbit...Until Next Time!!!
Click HERE for a fun interview I did for Examiner.com