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Meet 'Project Runway' designer Nick Verreos and stylist Jeannie Mai

September 12, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Project Runway designer Nick Verreos, center, at South Bay Galleria's Project Style competition 2011.
Project Runway designer Nick Verreos, center, at South Bay Galleria's… (South Bay Galleria )

"Project Runway" designer Nick Verreos and stylist Jeannie Mai, host of the Style Network's "How Do I Look?," are scheduled to judge the final contest in the South Bay Galleria's Project Style competition Saturday.

Four semifinalists from earlier rounds of the competition plus one wild card finalist will each be given a $200 South Bay Galleria gift card and one hour to create an outfit. Verreos, Mai and Sean Dennison, head of personal shopping at the mall's Nordstom store, will judge during a fashion show exhibiting the outfits. Audience members can text to vote for their favorites, too.

The event is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in the mall's center court. Afterward, shoppers will have the opportunity to meet the celebrity judges from 3 to 4 p.m. The mall is at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach.

Events

George Kotsiopoulos, co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police," is scheduled to show off Movado watches at a presentation from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nordstrom at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.  Anyone who purchases a Movado watch in the store from now through Saturday -- better bring a receipt --will have VIP access to the presentation and a chance to meet Kotsiopoulos.  

Paige Adams-Geller, creative director of Paige Denim, is slated to make an appearance at Bloomingdale's, Century City, from  6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. She will style shoppers and show off her selections for hottest fall looks. Throughout the day Thursday, Bloomingdale's has pledged 10% of denim sales proceeds to the Santa Monica-UCLA Rape Treatment Center, and Paige Denim is pledging another 10% from all sales of the Paloma Ocean Legging. The event is to take place in the Y.E.S. Denim area, level 2, at Bloomingdale's, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Openings

Ugg Australia is opening a new store at South Coast Plaza, with a grand opening planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Drinks, small bites and a DJ will add to the festivities while shoppers browse the collection of boots and shoes. The new store is located on level two in the Carousel Court area of the mall at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Cheap Monday, a Swedish denim and fashion brand, has opened a pop-up shop at Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. The shop is to be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 27. A series of special events are scheduled, too, such as weekly outdoor film screenings starting Wednesday at 8 p.m. with "Ghostbusters," and biweekly musical performances starting at 7 p.m. Sept 21.

Launches

Heidi Klum's Truly Scrumptious collection for Babies R Us is set to debut in stores and online Saturday. The collection includes clothes, layette items, bedding and furniture.

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