Monday, September 26, 2016
 Nick Verreos YouTube "Project Runway Season 15 Top 5 OMG Moments"--Episode 2

Hope you have been enjoying my YouTube videos quickly recap'ing this season's "Project Runway" and my "TOP 5 OMG MOMENTS", as well as my "Project Runway" Blog Recaps.

It's the 2nd episode of the season and time to discuss what I thought were the standout moments of the "JustFab" Everyday Woman Challenge: Designing a look for the Everyday Woman of every size, age, shape...

Pasta, Flowers, Virgins...Tropico Italiano: Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017 runway show. "Tropico Italiano" was the theme. The show began with a "Flash Mob"/impromptu dance party with young twenty-somethings gathering at what one is lead to believe is an Italian train station dancing to Italian tarantellas...signaling the start of a "Tropical Italian" fashion getaway a la Dolce & Gabbana. A mix of all the references Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are famous--or infamous--for: Virgins, Italian motifs, pasta, flowers and lots of embellished sequin detail.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
 "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Video "Advanced Draping"

In my next "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube video, I give a demonstration on "Advanced Draping" and in particular I show you how to drape a one-shoulder pleated/draped top design. I begin the video with examples--from my own NIKOLAKI design line--of advanced draping looks, and then I go through the process of draping a specific design detail that I would consider "Advanced Draping"...

 Muslin...Find the Bias--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" Advanced Draping YouTube Video

Drape-a-licious--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" Advanced Draping YouTube Video

Click below to watch my "Advanced Draping: How to Drape a Pleated One Shoulder Design Video" on YouTube:

 Gucci Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Gucci Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Creative director --and "Fashion Wunderkind of the Moment" Alessandro Michele brought the crowd to their feet and non-stop applause with this mesmerizing collection. This is what FASHION is all about; igniting, exciting, stopping you dead in your tracks, what-the-he**-is-going-on FASHION. Multi references including 70's nightclub, Game of Thrones meets Paris Discoteque, 80's Ungaro meets 90's Lacroix pouf's meets Grandma Vintage Chic meets Marisa Berenson...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
 Nick Verreos Top 5 OMG Moments "Project Runway" Season 15 on Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

For this new season (Season 15!) of "Project Runway", I'm excited to announce that in addition to my "Project Runway" blog recap'ing each episode, I will also be doing a YouTube video highlighting my "Top 5 OMG Moments" of each episode...

#1 OMG Moment--Nick Verreos YouTube Channel 

#4 OMG Moment--That's The Top?--Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

Hope you LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and yes, please let me know what YOU thought!

Click below to watch my Top 5 OMG Moments of "Project Runway" Season 15 Episode One:

And DON'T FORGET to tune in EVERY WEEK to my YouTube Channel to find out what my "Top 5 OMG Moments" are for each episode of "Project Runway" Season 15!'s my "Project Runway" Season 15 Episode 1 RECAP on
Can you believe it? It’s Season 15 of “Project Runway”! If anyone would have suggested to me back when I was on Season 2 that this little show about fashion designers was going to become an icon of reality TV, I might have told them to lay off the Fashion Week Champagne. But alas—and thank goodness—here we are. I am very happy to be back blogging for and look forward to recapping the “fab” and “ay caramba!” of this season’s sartorial creations.
In the season opener, the scene is set with what looks to be a VIP showroom for Michael’s Crafts Stores, with a room decorated with candy, faux flowers, paper lanterns, plates, glasses, and Champagne. I don’t know why (maybe the fact that I was a former contestant and have been watching the show for ELEVEN years!), but I got this weird feeling in my tummy that the decorations weren’t just there to make the room look pretty.
Slowly but surely, the 16 designers are introduced as they make their way to this soiree. Some of the highlights of this introduction:
-We meet Erin from Massachusetts. She likes to design humorous, playful clothes. Oh, and she also tells us that she grew up “partially Mormon.” Take that for what it’s worth.
-Two other Massachusettsians (say that five times fast) join the season including Nathalia who says that she “wants to change the world” and Cornelius, who knows Nathalia from design school (Uh Oh!).
-Tasha resides in Shreveport, LA, and says she designs for tomboys.
-Roberi originally hails from Venezuela but now lives in Miami. (Probably a good move considering what has been happening in my former homeland)...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Pageant Queens, Project Runway Queens and a Selfie Stick Queens: Nick Verreos attending "Project Runway" Season 15 NY Fashion Week Finale Show--Skylight at Moynihan Station NYC

Last Friday, September 9th was the Finale Show for Season 15 "Project Runway" during the Spring/Summer 2017 NY Fashion Week shows. I happened to be in NYC for the Official Book Signing Event of my new book "A Passion For Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time" which also happened to be on that same day--but luckily later that evening! Upon arriving, I made my way into the show, which was going to start in like ten minutes. I had just enough time to find my seat... However, on my way I spotted two gorgeous beauties that made me stop immediately:
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Best Dressed at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2017--When the very pregnant Kerry Washington stepped onto the Emmys red carpet, she SHUT IT DOWN! Washington wore this black crepe custom-made gown by designer Brandon Maxwell (one of Lady Gaga's faves). The design featured tuxedo lapel-like detail at the top, side cut-out's and a Watteau-like back. daring, elegant, sexy, and yes, did I mention she's VERY pregnant!? PS: Ladies you can still rock a sexy evening gown look...with a baby bump!
Sarah Paulson in Custom Prada--"People Vs. O.J. Simpson" Actress Sarah Paulson definitely is at the top of my 2016 Emmys Best Dressed List in this sequined emerald green colored gown. the gown is a Custom Prada and like I have said before, Prada doesn't really do gowns...unless you are an A-list celebrity. This design had a plunging neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and fit her to perfection. The hand-sewn sequined fabrication is INCREDIBLE! Did I already say she's one of my Best Dressed of the night? I think I just did, again. I also LOVED her sleek hair and smoldering makeup.
Claire Danes in Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2016--I thought "Homeland" actress Claire Danes' golden gown was one of the Best of the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet. The dress was from Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2016 collection and its designer Bertrand Guyon who just recently was appointed to the famed fashion house. I loved the sequined Lamé-like fabrication, the intricate gathering and draping at the midriff and pointed front. If there was one critique I would have, it does not involve the gown, but more Claire's overly faux tanned skin. Advice for next time: Lay off the self tanner Claire. 

Emily Ratajkowski in Zac Posen Resort 2017: "Gone Girl" and "Entourage: The Movie" actress and former model Emily Ratajkowski looked Runway Fab in this blue Zac Posen organza mermaid-shaped gown. The gown is from Zac Posen Resort 2017 collection and features all the intricate folding and seam-work the "Project Runway" judge and designer is known for. One of the Best of the night!

Priyanka Chopra in Custom Jason Wu--Former "Miss World" and "Quantico" actress Priyanka Chopra was every vision of a STAR in this red one shoulder custom gown from Jason Wu. The custom gown featured intricate gathering and a silhouette that reminded me of Madame Gres gowns I have seen at a Met NYC fashion exhibitions or Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. Everything about the entire look was perfection--from the slicked hair, the bright red the fit of the gown.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Custom Ralph Lauren--I thought "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross looked every bit a "Grecian Goddess" in this custom Ralph Lauren gown. The one shoulder chiffon dress featured a peek-a-boo side and dramatic train. She looked flawless and therefore, earns her proper place in my Top Ten Best Dressed at the Emmys.

Yara Shahidi in Clara Rotescu--I have to include another actress from "Black-ish" in my Best Dressed of 2016 Emmy Awards and this time it is 16 year-old Yara Shahidi. Yara wore a gold and white dress from Romanian designer Clara Rotescu, The design was very lady-like, elegant and 50's Grace Kelly-esque. Beautiful. Perfect for a young, upcoming fashionista!

Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace--"Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke was also one of my favorites of the 2016 Emmys red carpet. She wore a blush-colored strapless gown from Atelier Versace. The dress was fitted to perfection (as is common for Atelier Versace and anything that is couture and made-to-order) and featured a draped bust detail. Emilia looked modern and sublimely pretty. 

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta--"Downton Abbey" actress Michelle Dockery wore this white tiered strapless gown with black hem binding from Oscar de la Renta. I put her in my Best Dressed for the simplicity of the hi-lo style gown as well as delicacy of the flounces. Her shoes and hair were perfect. She looked like a Spanish Marquesa. 

Last but not least...
Debbie Matenopoulos in NIKOLAKI Nick Verreos/David Paul--I know this might be a bit gratuitous (since it is one of my designs!) but heck, it's my blog so...I I had to add the gorgeous co-host of "The Insider" and "Hallmark's Home and Family" TV shows, Debbie Matenopoulos, in my Top Ten Best Dressed of the Emmys red carpet. The strapless silk/linen/Lurex gown features a draped bust section and mermaid-like shape ending in a circular train. I think she looked AMAZING, but then again, I co-designed this :) 

Best Dressed Couple: Louis Aguirre and Debbie Matenopoulos (in NIKOLAKI), hosts of "The Insider" Entertainment TV Show.

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