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FIDM.....FIDM "3 Days of Fashion" Day 2: FIDM Alumni Panels including YouTube Influencer Christelle Lim

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 YouTube Queen--Nick Verreos with YouTube/Influencer, FIDM Almuni Chriselle Lim at the FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion" FIDM Almuni Guest panel Discussion

In Day Two of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM "3 Days Of Fashion", it was time for two WONDERFUL--and very INSIGHTFUL--FIDM Alumni Guest Panel Discussions! In my last BLOG POST HERE, I recap'ed the wonderful involvement of L.A.-based fashion line Skid Row Denim & Apparel and their collaboration with FIDM to combat homelessness...now it's time to discuss the FIDM Almuni Panels:

Nick Verreos--FIDM Los Angeles Day Two of "3 Days of Fashion"

First up was a very informative discussion with FIDM Almuni including Costume Designers Mandi Line of "Pretty Little Liars" as well as Kimberly Adams who was the Costume Designer for the TV show "Stranger Things" Season 1 among many others...and if they were not enough, there was also the very amazing Kimberly Culmone, who is the Vice President of Barbie Design at Mattel and responsible for the introduction of new Barbie doll body types.

 FIDM Alumni Panel--(L to R) Costume Designer Kimberly Adams, Costume Designer Mandi Line and VP of Barbie Design Kimberly Culmone--FIDM Los Angels "3 Days of Fashion" FIDM Alumni Guest Panel Discussion
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

(L to R) Costume Designers Kimberly Adams, Mandi Line, Nick Verreos and Kimberly Culmone--FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

Their Panel Discussion was SO GOOD!! Kimberly Adams, Mani Line and Kimberly Culmone are professionals in their field and have been working for many, many years and had very insightful and informative things to say to the students regarding their time at FIDM as well as very rewarding advice on how to forge ahead in whatever career path one chooses to do. I was sitting in the front row and let me tell you, I felt as if I was "taken to CHURCH!", and found myself with my hand outstretched to the sky, as if saying "Hallelujah!" to every other sentence these wise women were dishing out! Following the panel discussion, I ran up onstage and gave them all THE BIGGEST HUG of "Thank You!" for all the advice and stories they told the students.

Next up were FIDM Alumni Chriselle Lim and Candice Cuoco:
Influencer and Designer--(L to R) YouTube Influencer/Blogger Chriselle Lim and Fashion Designer Candice Cuoco onstage during FIDM Alumni Guest Panel Discussion with Moderator Andre Barnwell--FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"
 Top photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

Chic Chriselle--Chriselle Lim attends FIDM Almuni Guest Panel Discussion at FIDM los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

This second FIDM Alumni Panel Discussion was geared toward students who might be interested in Social Media and/or becoming a Fashion Designer, and both Chriselle and Candice gave out wonderful advice that could be applied toward any student going into any creative field...

FIDM Almuni Fashion Designer Nick Verreos and YouTube Influencer Chriselle Lim at FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

Chriselle--who has millions of followers across her Social Media Channels including her YouTube Channel as well as The Chriselle Factor Blog--talked about her time at FIDM as well as the early years of her business and social media "Empire".

Project Runway Alumn--Fashion Designers (and FIDM Alumni) Candice Cuoco and Nick Verreos at FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"

Designer Candice Cuoco spoke of how she began making lingerie from her apartment without any real knowledge of sewing or construction, and then eventually attended FIDM and learned how to properly make clothing. She gave lots of "real world" advice about making it in the industry and of course, she talked about her time on "Project Runway" Season 14.

Loving her Pants--Nick Verreos and Candice Cuoco (wearing pants she made herself) at FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"

(L to R) Tina Cheng, Founder and Designer of Capsul Jewelry (and FIDM Almuna), Nick Verreos and Stacy Fan, China Contributing Editor Harper's Bazaar and Founder of Eurasian Vogue--FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

That's A Wrap(!) For DAY TWO of FIDM's "3 Days of Fashion"--Nick Verreos at FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion"

**UP NEXT: DAY THREE BLOG RECAP of FIDM Los Angeles "3 Days of Fashion" and my NIKOLAKI fashion presentation + MUCH MORE!!!

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