Tuesday, September 30, 2014
MC Nick Verreos: Nick Verreos hosts Finale Night of STYLE WEEK OC 2014, Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Two Saturday's ago, I had the pleasure--and honor--of debuting, along with my co-designer and partner David Paul--our latest NIKOLAKI Spring 2015 Collection at STYLE WEEK OC 2014 at the Irvine Spectrum Center. You can check out my blog recap of that HERE.

STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center, Finale Night

For the last six years, I've also been honored to host STYLE WEEK OC events and this year, I did the same: I hosted Finale Night which included my NIKOLAKI fashion show, as well as the Spectrum Collection and the Celebrity Cruises Design Competition.

 Nick Verreos--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

I had such an incredible time hosting the STYLE WEEK OC events once again--the weather was perfect; the location--under the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Center--was gorgeous; and the full-house audience was THE BEST! Oh, and yes, the models and fashions were great as well!!
Here are Photos from the Spectrum Collection, the Celebrity Cruises Design Competition as well as lots of photos from the post-fashion shows Step-&-Repeat...

 The Spectrum Collection--Fall 2014 Fashions from various Irvine Spectrum Center retailers:
 Bebe
 Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Francesca's Collections
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Kaitlyn
                                                   Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Max Studio
 Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Nordstrom
                                                 Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Tommy Bahama
                                                  Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 White House/Black Market
                                                   Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Windsor Fashions
                                                  Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Celebrity Cruises Design Competition--Designs by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising designers--The Challenge was to Create Looks Inspired by Celebrity Cruises destinations and what the FIDM designers/students would imagine a chic traveler wearing to those specific cruises. The Celebrity Cruises Destinations were Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe and finally, the Galapagos Islands. It was a very "Project Runway"-like challenge (except for the you-only-have one-day-to-do-it)...

Celebrity Cruises Design Competition designs, STYLE WEEK OC Irvine Spectrum Center

I had the honor of being one of the judges of the Celebrity Cruises Design Competition, alongside Allison Sylvester, General Manager of Irvine Spectrum Center Nordstrom; Julie Gallego Orange County Fashion Writer; and Marilys Ward Regional Team Manager Celebrity Cruises

Here were their creations + the Winning design...
 Alaska: Shawl-collar off white jumpsuit with long sleeves and plunging neckline
Designer: Leonides Garcia
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

The Caribbean: neoprene halter crop top, cross-over bias-cut "raw twill" multicolored skirt
Designer: Luar
 Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Europe: teal silk crepe and chiffon princess seamed gown with scrunched self-fabric straps featuring gold applique trim
Designer: Vanessa Puccini
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

 Galapagos Islands: "devore"-like chiffon hi-lo top in mint green, white satin low-waist loose-fitting pants, low-slung leather hip-double pouch (yes, this designer also made this chic "Explorer" accessory!)
Designer: Leetal Platt
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

And the Winner Is...
Galapagos Islands! This look was fabulous in that it was very Chic-traveler, hipster-influenced; the top reminded one of the waters and the Galapagos Tortoises, and I also loved that the designer thought of the Charles Darwin/Explorer history of the islands and made that great "fanny pack". Leetal won the $2,000 prize! (in the form of a SUPERSIZED check!).
Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Post STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Finale Night Step-&-Repeat Photos:
Presenting...Celebrity Cruises & Style Week OC: Nick Verreos--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
                                                   Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Nick Verreos and Winner of the 2014 Celebrity Cruises Design Competition, Leetal Platt--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Nick Verreos with FIDM designers/students of the 2014 Celebrity Cruises Design Competition: (L to R) Leonides Garcia, Luar and Leetal Platt--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Pageant Posing: Nick Verreos does his best Pageant Poses with OC pageant Queens--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
                                               Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Style Prom Couple: Nick Verreos and TV Host/Stylist/Beauty Expert Emily Loftiss--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
                                                 Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Blogger Love: Nick Verreos with various Bloggers who attended STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Finale Night, including one of my faves--Amanda Nguyen of feastfashionfaves.com (second from right)--Check out her FABULOUS blog on my NIKOLAKI fashion show HERE!
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Assistance With A Smile: Nick Verreos with the WONDERFUL--and very friendly--Irvine Spectrum Guests Services Staff--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
                                                  Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Can We Get Security!!?? Nick Verreos and the Irvine Spectrum Center Guests Services Staff-STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Uncle Style: David Paul of NIKOLAKI with his niece Emilie Coon (she loved all the fashion  shows!), and Nick Verreos--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

(L to R) Conchita Hansen (David's mom), Nick Verreos, Emilie Coon (David's niece), David    Paul and his sister Marisa Coon--both mom and sister are wearing fabulous NV Nick Verreos    dresses!--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Nick Verreos and David Paul with David's dad, Brian Paul (far left) and his wife Priscilla Paul  (far right)--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center 
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

An OC Active Wear Kid's Ad: David's niece Emilie Coon with 4 Irvine Spectrum center-shopping      (and skateboarding) boys (those boys really wanted to take a photo in the Step-&-Repeat!)--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photos Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

(L to R) Photographer (and one of our best friends) Johnny Nicoloro, David Paul and Nick      Verreos--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center 
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

NIKOLAKI designers David Paul and Nick Verreos--STYLE WEEK OC 2014 Irvine Spectrum Center
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

Thank You STYLE WEEK OC!! I had an AMAZING time and THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the OC for yet another FABULOUS Style Week OC!!! XOXO
Photo Courtesy of Evans Vestal Ward

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