Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The First ever SA Fashion week approaches!

My brother, Nick Verreos, instilled in me a love, admiration and respect for fashion. I remember in High School, year after year, Nick got "Best Dressed." I was sooo far from best dressed, in fact, I remember myself as an Ugly duckling and I remember Nick embarrassed of me:(. Thanks to how much I love and admire my big brother, I payed close attention. I grew out of the ugly duckling and develop my own signature style..well, not so own as the signature has NIKOLAKI (my brother's line's name) written all over it..lol. A few weeks ago, IADT, (Nick & I at the IADT Imagine Fashion Show 09) a fashion school for which my brother is a National Spokesperson, invited me to attend a board meeting. At this meeting I met one of the Directors of FGI here in San Antonio, Priscilla Martinez. At a follow up meeting, she honored me inviting me to serve as Moderator for the below described event. I hope all who can, do attend and help us put San Antonio on the Fashion map along with NY, Paris and LA!

Fashion Group Int'l of San Antonio has an exciting panel discussion program entitled "Creative Marketing in a Roller Coaster Economy", part of our Dollar$ & Fashion Cents Panel Series, scheduled for July 1 at Aloft, a lifestyle hotel from the Starwood W Hotel Group, at 838 NW Loop 410 & Blanco at 6pm.

Tickets are $15 members, $25 non members and $5 students. Includes appetizers and one beverage from the Wxyz bar. Space is limited! Reserve now........!

And now you can pay with PayPal! Scroll down to find the links.



Sincerely,

Priscilla Martinez
Programs Co-Chair
Fran Stamper
Programs Co-Chair

Got a question? Need an answer?
Our panelists want your questions...!
Be a part of this interactive panel discussion. Submit your question you would like to have anwswered by our expert panelists. Some questions already submitted include:

1) what kind of marketing do we need to focus on to capture peoples attention in these tough times?
2) How should advertisers combat theuse of TiVo and
the DVR?
3) what is the most effective way to target women from a digital perspective?
4) what is an effective way for people in the fashion industry to use Twitter, Facebook, etc?

Got a question? Submit them to pmartinez@joyarte.com by Friday , June 26th. Hear the answers at our panel......

Creative Marketing in a Roller Coaster Economy
Business of Fashion - Dollar$ & Fashion Cents Panel Series


Our moderator:
Rita Verreos, Rita Verreos began her career as a beauty queen for the Miss Venezuela pageant, a model and actress which led her to work as the official coach for the Miss California pageant. It was there that the casting director for the CBS reality show "Survivor" spotted her and became San Antonio's only participant.
Alongside her TV appearances, she has been asked to emcee local and national events such as the Hispanic Heritage Awards, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ovations for the Cure in Boston, and The City of Hope in Orange County. As a TV host, her work includes Telemundo's "En Nuestro Hogar", HEB Plus! TV Spokesperson on "Great Day SA" traffic reports for KENS TV 5 morning news, and co-host of CW's Latin Fusion TV. Film work includes a role in Steven Seagal's "Marked for Death" and a recent starring role in the independant film, "Just Murdered". Rita holds a BA in French and Italian Literatures from UCLA where she graduated magna cum laude.



Where & When
Aloft Hotel,
July 1, 2009
6p-8p

Tickets
Includes appetizers and one beverage from the Wxyz bar.

Tickets can be purchased in advance with PayPal.

Reservations recommended as seating is limited!


Member Price: $15 Non Member Price $25 Students with ID: $5



The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional
organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including
apparel, accessories, beauty and home.

The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business
of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective
in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends
in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a
gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.



Fashion Group International of San Antonio
http://sanantonio.fgi.org
fgisanantonio@gmail.com



Fashion Week SA 2009
is
coming...!
Oct 6-9 What to know more? Want to be involved? Make plans to join a committee and be a part of an unforgettable gem of a week of celebrating fashionin San Antonio!

We would like to follow in the formidable footsteps of cities like Austin, Cleveland, Dallas, and of course, New York, who have created similar city wide events that enhance their public awareness, image and involvement of fashion in the local community as well as the national map. If they can achieve that, certainly San Antonio can too! Our beautiful city, known for its charm and hospitality, also deserves to be known as fashionably dressed!

Our scheduled outline includes some fabulous runway shows, special awards presentations, design competitions, intriguing industry tours, hands-on workshops, informative seminars, fanciful exhibits and festive meet-n-greet parties planned.
We welcome the generosity of interested sponsors, that as a partner with Fashion Group Int'l , we will be able to accomplish this reachable goal of a grand Fashion Week San Antonio. In kind services are also welcome and all In-kind donors will be prominently recognized in the Event Programs.

For more information, sponsorship packages or to join a committee, contact :
Priscilla Martinez 210.363.1891. pmartinez@joyarte.com.
www.fashionweeksa.com



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2 comments:

Betsy Hijazi said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful event. Smashing dress in the photo by the way. Ugly duckling.... I dont think so!!!! Beautiful swan!

Natalie Alexander said...

It was exciting to have you here during fashion week in San Antonio. I was in the IADT career day show "Around the World" as Italy. It was a fun experience. Thanks again!