Monday, February 18, 2013

Alumni Bash:

Blue Carpet: Nick Verreos--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

A couple of weekends back--during my time at New York Fashion Week--the day after attending the Project Runway Season 11 Finale Fashion Show at Lincoln Center, I got invited to attend a FAB & FUN bash: The Project Runway HP Designer Reunion Party! Friday, the day the NYC BLIZZARD hit, was the day of the PR fashion show but thank goodness the party was the following night.

The blizzard had passed but all that remained was a bunch of slushy nasty muddy snow on the streets (not good for my YSL Johnny Boots my dear!). But no nasty muddy snow could keep my NIKOLAKI partner, David Paul and I away from A PARTY!


The HP blue "Welcome to the Party" gown greeting everyone at the end of the "blue carpet"--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

When we walked in to the Skylight West space, checked our coats, and quickly made it up an elevator which opened up to a fab fashion party atmosphere with a blue carpet and step-and-repeat where guests got to have their "red carpet moment". In the very expansive space, the room was filled with several open bars positioned throughout the party. They were serving Champagne, regular cocktails as well as "specialty drinks" such as the "Tim Gunn Vodka Martini" (my personal fave!). Being that it was a Fashion Party, there were models positioned in different areas showing prints made by Project Runway designers using the HP/intel technology (as seen on the show). I wish they had those back in my Season but oh well...we missed out back in...never-mind! Here are some pics of the models and their HP prints:


Printed Statuesque Goddess: the STUNNING Aminat Ayinde--Emilio Sosa's model on All Stars Season 2 (I am OBSESSED with her!). She was modeling Emilio's printed HP design separates--an off the shoulder corset top and cropped skinny pants. Fun Fact: the Lagos, Nigeria 5' 11" beauty was on Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model in 2009 and almost won...she came in third.

 HP Intel Project Runway prints on walls and models--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Naturally, being that it was a Project Runway Designer Reunion Party, there were LOTS of  Project Runway designers. All (I think!) of this current season's (Season 11) designers/contestants were there. I had not met most of them so it was nice to say "Hi". Now, here's the interesting part: since this party was held A DAY after the Finale Runway Show, the Winner of the season had already been "crowned" (the night before), so amongst them was the Winner. Now, I have a hunch of who the Winner is of this season, but...they sure weren't giving me any clues. Everyone looked very happy to be there--save for a couple who had already been eliminated on "TV time" and well, they were just enjoying the booze and hors d'oeuvres being passed around...Here are some photos I got with some of this current season's designers:

Bow Tie Brothers: Season 11 designer Benjamin Mach and Nick Verreos--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Cocktail Time: Nick Verreos with Season 11 designer Cindy Marlatt--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Dandy Fab: Nick Verreos with Season 11 designer Daniel Esquivel (right), and his sister--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

 Group Shot: Nick Verreos with Season 11 designers (left to right) Matthew Arthur, Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Stanley Hudson and Benjamin Mach--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

South American Power: Nick Verreos with Season 11 designer Layana Aguilar--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Native American Mommy: Nick Verreos with Season 11 designer Patricia Michaels--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

I also got some photos with some "Past" Project Runway Alumn:

Nick Verreos with Season 7 and All Stars Season 2 designer (and Tony-nominated Costume Designer!) Emilio Sosa--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Nick Verreos with Season 10 designers Lantie Foster and Alicia Hardesty--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

My Finale Fashion Show Seat Buddies: Nick Verreos with Season 10 Finalists Fabio Costa and Melissa Fleis--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Our Florence Italy Girlfriend: Nick Verreos and David Paul with Season 6 and All Stars Season 2 designer Althea Harper--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

My Season 2 Wife: Nick Verreos with Season 2 and All Stars Season 1 designer Kara Janx--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

Blogging Project Runway Love: Nick Verreos with Blogging Project Runway "Mommy" Laura Kluvo--Project Runway HP Designer Reunion NY Fashion Week Party, Skylight West

It was a great party and David and I had a lot of fun taking photos, mingling, enjoying the cocktails, the HP Intel printed models, and getting to meet all this season's designers and especially getting to see some of the "old ones" like the Love of my Season 2 Life, Miss Kara Janx...Thanks HP Intel and Project Runway for inviting me, I had a BLAST! Until next season and next New York Fashion Week!

2 comments:

Laura Kluvo said...

What a great night!

Tbone said...

I can just imagine Uncle Nicky working this room!

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