Thursday, January 12, 2012
Sitting (Golden Globe) Pretty...Behind-the-Scenes of my CBS2/KCAL9 Golden Globes Fashion Segment Shoot:
Couple Pretty: Nick Verreos and Suzanne Marques, during the CBS2/ KCAL9 TV shoot on Golden Globes Red Carpet Trends, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los AngelesLast Friday, I shot a very fun TV segment with the gorgeous Suzanne Marques, Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for CBS Channel 2 and KCAL Channel 9 News here in Los Angeles. Suzanne asked me to give her my predictions for what kind of "Style Trends" we might see this upcoming Sunday at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards red carpet. We shot the segment at my fabulous alma mater...The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM, where as you may know, I am the Official Spokesperson. For the shoot, Suzanne suggested I bring some of my own NIKOLAKI red carpet-worthy gowns to show as "examples" of trends one might see on Sunday's Golden Globes.
Model Book Ends: Models Amanda Fields (far left) and Lauren Gish (far right) wearing NIKOLAKI Spring 2012 silk gowns, flanking Nick Verreos and CBS2/KCAL9 Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter Suzanne Marques, FIDM Los AngelesOh, and naturally, I brought along two of my fave "Model Muses"--Amanda Fields and Lauren Gish--both of whom are the STARS of my NIKOLAKI website Look Book which you can see HERE.
Model Amanda Fields, in NIKOLAKI Spring 2012 black sequined strapless column gownAnd of course, you might remember Miss Amanda from "back in the day" when she was on Project Runway Season 3 almost 6 years ago (how time flies!). Here she is above wearing one of my most recent designs from my Spring 2012 Collection--a strapless column gown in silk chiffon with hand-sewn matte paillettes and crystal beading.
On The Set: (Left to Right) Model Amanda Fields in NIKOLAKI gown, Nick Verreos and Suzanne MarquesThe shoot was so fun beacuse A) I was showing my gowns (Yeayyy!!), B) My Models were GORGEOUS! C) I loved shooting at FIDM (near the same sewing machines and forms my students use!) and D) Last but not least, Suzanne Marques was such a DREAM! So much so, I coaxed her--kicking and screaming (NOT!), to actually model one of my gowns...
Designer & Muse: Suzanne Marques, in NIKOLAKI one-shoulder gown, and Designer Nick VerreosA one shoulder "Watercolor" silk chiffon dress with fitted waistband and flowing skirt (there's a slit somewhere in there too!). I think she looked so BELLISIMA! (that's "very pretty" for the non-Spanish speakers). Thanks Suzanne, CBS2, KCAL9 and FIDM for a fab shoot! BTW: Here's Airing Info: The Segment aired today on CBS2 during the 5PM News as well as on KCAL9, during the 8PM --but in case you missed it, you can catch it tonight at 10PM or later this week on their website.