Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Nick Verreos and models--all from L.A. Models (Natalie Pack wearing the gold paillette gown is the current "Miss California USA"!)  in NIKOLAKI Collection gowns and new NV Nick Verreos dress line--FIDM Debut 2013 Day One, Barker Hangar Santa Monica California

Last week was a very, very busy week for me: it was the FIDM Debut Week/Weekend! As the Official Spokesperson for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM, I was honored to have been asked--once again--to host the FIDM Debut 2013 shows.

Nick Verreos On The Big Screen--FIDM Debut 2013, Barker Hanger Santa Monica California

FIDM's annual DEBUT Runway Show attracts nearly 10,000 people over three days and features designs by graduating students in FIDM's Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students. The extravaganza concludes on the third night with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities (that post will follow, of course!).

Here's my "FIDM 2013 Day One" Recap:

First up, hosting the Educators Luncheon at the Millennium Hotels Biltmore Downtown L.A. Hotel:

Nick Verreos hosting FIDM Debut 2013 Educators Luncheon, Millennium Hotels Biltmore Los Angeles Hotel

On Thursday afternoon--before the first Debut 2013 runway showing--I hosted the "FIDM Debut 2013 Educators Luncheon", an annual event organized by FIDM for eductacors/teachers across the country. I had a BLAST mingling with all the teachers from all over the U.S., doing some special "Nick Educators Luncheon Red Carpet" commentating, emceeing a panel of FIDM's International Manufacturing and Product Development/IMPD graduates/alumn, as well as emceeing a very informative and interactive game.

Nick & The Cougars--Nick Verreos and his "Cougar Girls"--educators in cougar-printed ensembles, FIDM Debut 2013 Educators Day Luncheon, Millennium Hotel Biltmore Los Angeles Hotel

Nick Verreos with FIDM International Manufacturing and Product Development/IMPD panel guest speakers (left to right) Melanie Magnus, Nicole Guerboian, and Catherine Belgiano--FIDM Debut 2013 Eductaors Luncheon, Millennium Hotels Biltmore Los Angeles Hotel
Nick Sketch--One of the educators--Carlotta Maggi (above with Nick Verreos) of Santiago High School in Corona California--drew a very special illustration just for me, and brought it to the FIDM Debut 2013 Educators Luncheon! Needless to say: LOVE HER!!!

After Hosting the FIDM Debut 2013 Educators Luncheon, it was time to head to the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica to emcee Day One of FIDM Debut 2013 Fashion Show:

Nick Verreos, Debut 2013, The Barker Hanger Santa Monica California

 Nick Verreos hosting the FIDM Debut 2013 Fashion Show, Day One

 NV Divas--Nick Verreos and models Rina (left) and Beth (right) wearing two dresses from his new "NV Nick Verreos" dress line--a one shoulder black jersey with faux leather midriff corset and a jersey polka dot print cowl neck tunic dress--available at Dillard's and Lord & Taylor next month!

 Designer and Designs--Nick Verreos with models wearing his NIKOLAKI gowns and NV Nick Verreos dresses--FIDM Debut 2013 (Day One), The Barker Hangar Santa Monica California

FIDM Debut 2013 Day One Meet and Greet: After my hosting duties, I had the opportunity to do a "Nick Meet-and-Greet' in my very own tent outside the Barker Hangar to take photos and sign autographs... here are photos from my "Day One" FIDM Debut 2013 Meet-and-Greet:

 The NV Line--The line outside my "Nick Tent", Barker Hangar Santa Monica California

 AWWW! One lovely girl who stopped by my "FIDM Debut 2013" Meet-and-Greet, began shakin' and (I think) cryin'!! I was about to start crying myself!! She was THE CUTEST!!! I felt like Justin Bieber. For a HOT Minute. Thank you.

My Biggest Fan--and her boyfriend--FIDM Debut 2013 Day One Meet-and-Greet "Nick Tent"

**Next Up--FIDM Debut 2013 Open House, Fashion  Club Party and Debut 2013 Day Two


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