Tuesday, November 19, 2013
SMILE: FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

This past Saturday, I had the honor of MC'ing the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM's Fall 2013 Open House at the Los Angeles campus. The FIDM Open House is a way for high school--as well as post grad's--who are interested in careers in fashion, graphic design, styling, visual merchandising, apparel industry, product development...to check out the FIDM campus, meet its faculty, Almuni and staff. And yes, join me as I host a fun panel discussion!

MC Nick: Nick Verreos MC'ing the 2013 FIDM Opern House Expert Alumni Panel Discussion--Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles

Speaking of Panel Discussion--on my agenda that day was to MC a very special FIDM Alumni Panel Discussion with five FIDM graduates sharing their success stories working in the industry, including Eunice Chung, a Senior International Coordinator at Guess Inc.; Caitlin Connell, who is a Creative Coordinator with Universal Pictures; Kara Gaydosz, a Merchandise Coordinator with Vans; Lynn Restelli, who works as a Costumer and Project Manager at Disney's California Adventure; and Chace Vance, who is a Trade Manager at Manufacturer.com.

 Showing the Dads How It Is Done: FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

But before I got to that, I had a very special "Runway Walk-Off", involving the dads who attended the FIDM Los Angeles Fall 2013 Open House. Many of the attendees come to the Open House with their parents so I thought this is a fun way to get them involved...and embarrass their daughters and/or sons.

Check put some of the fun--and CRAY-CRAY pics I got of the Father FIDM Open House Runway Walk-Off:
 Dad Fierce: FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

 Paid and Striped Dad Chic: FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

 T-Shirt Runway: FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

After the Dad Runway, I hosted the FIDM LA Open House Alumni Panel Discussion:
 Expert Alumni Panel: (left to right) Caitlin Connell, Kara Gaydosz, Eunice Chung, Lynn Restelli, and Chace Vance--FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House, FIDM LA Campus

FIDM Almuni Kara Gaydosz (left) and Eunice Chung (right)--FIDM Los Angeles Fall 2013 Open House

Post-FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House Meet-and-Greet Pics:

Nick Verreos and FIDM Fall 2013 Open House Attendees

Go Social Winner: Grand Winner of FIDM LA's Fall 2013 Open House "Go Social" Contest, Jayce Chandler with Nick Verreos--and the autographed and sketched bag he won

I had a BLAST hosting the FIDM LA Fall 2013 Open House and so happy that everyone had a great time as well --or at least they told me LOL! Can't wait for the next one!!


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