Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Style Off: South Bay Galleria!!
Hello South Bay: Nick Verreos, South Bay Galleria "Project Style" stage
This past Saturday, I hosted the first--of several--Project Style "Style-Off" contests--I have been invited to do. The location: Redondo Beach and South Bay Galleria, near LA. This was the second time I had been invited to host Project Style at the South Bay Galleria, so I was excited to come back!! Project Style--in case you were wondering--involves finding the Top Trendsetter for each Shopping Center/area. They are chosen as Finalists after going through several rounds of judging.
South Bay Galleria: Nick Verreos hosting "Project Style 2011"
After the Finalists are picked, they are given a $200 Gift Card to purchase clothing in which they will style themselves into an outfit. Then, at the "Live Style-Off", they model their look in front of judges who choose the Winner--The winner gets a $1,000 Gift Card to shop some more!!!
(Virtually) Trying on a NIKOLAKI COUTURE gown, Swivel The Virtual Dressing Room
Soon after arriving at South Bay Galleria, I got to check out the new Swivel Virtual Dressing Room, which features many different brands of clothing which shoppers can "virtually" try on and choose via a webcam. The Swivel Virtual Dressing Room Company, actually came over to my NIKOLAKI Atelier not too long ago, took very detailed photos of several of my gowns, to then add into their program.
Nick Verreos (virtually) trying on one of his NIKOLAKI gowns, Swivel The Virtual Dressing Room
Naturally, as I got to the Swivel area, I wanted to see how I would look in one of my NIKOLAKI red carpet gowns!!! It was FABULOUS!!! I actually look good in a red silk ziberline strapless gown!!! I could have stayed there ALL day virtually trying on clothes, but it was soon time to go host "Project Style". First, I did a fun Meet-and-Greet with South Bay Galleria Shoppers, fans and Project Runway fashionistas:
Nick Verreos and South Bay Galleria shoppers--and "Nick" fans
Young Fashionistas, South Bay Galleria "Project Style" Event
Nick Verreos and Keshia Williams, South Bay Galleria "Project Style"
Pics from the fun "Project Style" Live Style-Off Contest:
Group Shot: (Left to Right) Judges Warren Chaumont (Orange County Fashion Week Producer), Finalists Caryn Lee, Kristy Gail Hargrove, Host Nick Verreos, Finalists Fabian Cabrera , Jennifer Barbour, Judge Chelan Gabor, and Finalist Nikoleta Panteva
The Winner was (drum roll) Nikoleta Panteva (left and right, with Host Nick Verreos), who chose palazzo pants, a peach-colored blouson top, multi-colored belt, stacked heels and bangles--from Nordstrom and Forever 21 (photo courtesy of Nikoleta who also happens to write a FAB blog called Live Love LA. Check it out HERE (Photos courtesy of Oliver Viboolkij)
Shopping with the Winner: Nick Verreos shopping at Forever 21 South Bay Galleria with Project Style Winner Nikoleta Panteva (Photo Courtesy of Oliver Viboolkij)
Fan Favorite: Nick Verreos with Fan Favorite Winner (through text messages), Kristy Gail Hargrove (and her also very stylin' little brother, on the left)
For More Photos, Check out Live Love LA, RedondoBeachPatch.com

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