On Saturday, I was invited by Everywhere Society to attend the Five Spring Essentials fashion show at Macy’s. Not only did I have a blast learning about the must-wear trends for spring, but I got to interview Nick Verreos from season two of Project Runway! It was awesome to chat with him about style and his fashion lines. He was incredibly fun, animated, and friendly!
Without further ado, here are the Five Spring Essentials that Nick covered at the fashion show (there was a great turnout at the show!), and my interview with Nick is below.
So feminine and lovely!
I loved this dress!
3. Printed Pants and Denim
I’m not crazy about floral denim, but there were some gorgeous printed pallazo pants that I had my eye on.
4. Sheath, Shift, and Shirt Dresses
As Nick said, this dress looks so Palm Springs!
We all had a laugh when Nick said this look was Flash Dance on the top, Olivia Newton John on the bottom.
Tulle and Trinkets Interview with Nick Verreos
I was so excited that I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Nick! Below are three of the questions I asked him. I wish I would have taken a video, rather than audio … next time!
Me: I know that we’re going to see five trends today, but I was wondering if you could tell me your top three favorites.
Nick: One of the overall trends you’re going to see is color, and you can already see that in the stores because it’s all about spring. It might be 50 degrees outside, but it’s all about spring, so bold colors.
One of my favorite trends is peplum. Every girl needs it because it’s very flattering, highlights a small waist, and draws the eye in. You don’t need five peplum things, but get a peplum top, jacket, or dress — or all three if you want to be peplum happy!
Lace is another trend we’ll highlight. It’s very feminine, pretty, so I love that trend as well.
Me: My blog is about accessible, everyday style. What are simple, easy ways that my readers can incorporate these trends into their wardrobes this spring?
Nick: I’m all about the high-low mix and accessible style. If you can purchase a not-so-expensive peplum top, you can incorporate it with a pair of $20 jeans from H&M, and there you go. You can carry this look from daytime with ballet flats or Toms, but then later on dress it up with a pair of heels, so you basically have two outfits — one for day and one for evening, just by changing up the accessories.
And then in terms of color, make it affordable by buying a very colorful scarf or colorful t-shirt. That won’t set you back much, but you’ll be immediately onto spring 2013. On the runways we saw a lot of the bright neon colors, and because we have stores like H&M and Forever 21, you can have the high-low. I’m all about doing the high-low. I go with lesser-price stuff myself. For example, when I did the red carpet and talked about the Oscars and Grammys I wore this beautiful velvet jacket and the stylist goes, “Where’s that from?” and I said, “It’s H&M!” And they were like – “You’re kidding me!” It’s about how you carry it! Obviously, I carried it and made it look like a $500 Dolce and Gabana — and I could’ve lied, but I was proud and was like, “It’s H&M!” But I paired the jacket with my $900 boots from Yves St Laurent, so it’s all about the mix.
Me: That’s a good segue to my next question! I heard that you’re doing a new line of dresses that are for the girl who’s ready to graduate from Fovever 21, which is me and my friends right now in our lives. Could you say a little bit more about that?
Nick: I’m very excited. It’s called NV Nick Verreos, and it’s a diffusion line. The dresses are from $108 to $168, so they’re affordable and not too expensive. My gowns are $5000, so for $108, that’s affordable! But I always say, these are for the girls who, like you said, want to graduate and upgrade from the H&M and Forever 21. Nothing against those stores — I think they provide great trendy styles. But what I’m providing is trends in an upgraded manner, where the pockets will be real pockets and the dresses will have details like an actual working invisible zipper. And then the style is trendy, but not too trendy. It’s not 17-year-old trendy, but it’s for that 22, 23, 24-year-old — or older too — who reads Vogue and wants to look stylish. It might be for the girl who’s just graduating from college and she’s going to look for a job as a fashion magazine editor or doing an internship at a PR company. She wants to look $600 for $108 — and not wear that dress that every other girl has.
Check out Nick’s blog and be sure to follow him on Twitter!
Also thanks to the Castleton Macy’s for hosting the Five Spring Essentials fashion show! See if the Five Spring Essentials show is coming to your city HERE!
By the way, I wore:
Anthropologie Dress, Gap Velvet Flats, Timex Watch, Bag C/O Oasap