Refreshed and able to party, Nadia Daniel and Brendan Weitzman strolled into the Showbox at the Market in Seattle on Thursday evening trying elegant and sharp. The pair had formally been rebooted in time for the GeekWire Gala.
Daniel, a video surveillance specialist with the Washington State Patrol, and Weitzman, supervisor of office know-how for Moss Adams, have been the winners of the Geek Style Reboot, a day of pampering and prep by Nordstrom forward of GeekWire’s annual vacation party.
Daniel and Weitzman have been chosen from a pool of entrants in the third yr that GeekWire and Nordstrom have teamed to reward hard-working geeks. (Study extra about the winners and their fashion preferences on this preview story, and try our rebooted geeks from 2017 and 2018.)
“I really feel fabulous. I really feel wonderful in these garments,” Daniel stated after leaving Nordstrom. “I’ve been taken care of very effectively. The customer support was unbelievable.”
Carrying a brand new outfit and a smile on his face, Weitzman known as the Reboot a very distinctive expertise.
“It’s positively not like something I’ve had the privilege of being part of earlier than,” he stated. “This has been superior. I don’t usually take the time to deal with myself.”
The day started with lunch at Nordstrom’s flagship retailer in downtown Seattle earlier than the pair moved on to a private styling session to pick out their outfits for the evening.
Daniel was paired with stylist Marianne Hale, and a collection of attire and robes, jewellery, excessive heels and clutches have been specified by her dressing room. She tried on numerous robes and posed in entrance of a mirror.
Her intention was to seek out one thing that stated “vacation,” with an aesthetic and sparkly look.
In the dressing room subsequent door, the place Weitzman labored with stylist Char Sullivan, he was requested by a styling worker if he wished some champagne, and Daniel known as from behind her closed door — “Are you able to come right here with some champagne, too?”
As the two met in the space between dressing rooms, Daniel praised Weitzman’s look. He returned the praise.
“I’ve bought nothing on you. Holy cow!” he instructed her.
Requested how the day in contrast to this point to a standard workday, the place she displays a whole bunch of surveillance cameras, Daniel stated, “I’m consuming champagne at 1. It’s priceless.”
Weitzman stated if he was at work he’d in all probability be slogging his method via assist desk escalation tickets, and positively not consuming champagne.
As he rejected a pair of black sneakers with white soles that he was not eager about making an attempt to maintain clear, Weitzman joked about his morning routine and how a lot time he spends placing himself collectively.
“Half the time I stand up and don’t even know what I’m carrying till I’m at work,” he stated.
Weitzman was searching for a pop of shade to go together with a lot of what he tried on. He requested for colourful pocket squares and tried on a wide range of shirts and blazers with darkish denims. When he settled on a pair of footwear, he stated he deliberate to sub out the black laces for one thing extra enjoyable.
Talked into making an attempt on a golden, floor-length robe that she was leaning in opposition to getting, Daniel was genuinely going again and forth between it and what she thought was her settled selection. She walked out into the essential retailer and requested a gaggle of close by Nordstrom buyers and workers for his or her opinion.
“Oh, wow!” one among them stated as she handed.
Nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to get Daniel to alter her thoughts as she went with a silver and black gown by AllSaints.
Alongside the method the winners additionally visited the Nordstrom spa the place they each had facials. Weitzman then bought a haircut at Weldon Barber close by and Daniel bought a blowout at Swink Style Bar.
They returned to the Nordstrom Magnificence division to get make-up professionally utilized, and then headed again upstairs to dress for the evening.
Right here’s an entire breakdown of the whole lot Daniel and Weitzman ended up carrying:
At the Showbox, Daniel and Weitzman confirmed off their appears in entrance of a number of hundred Gala attendees.
Nordstrom Senior VP of Expertise Megan Kiester joined them on stage and then she helped two extra winners get on their technique to trying and feeling nice when she offered $500 Nordstrom present playing cards as a part of a random drawing.