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NV NICK VERREOS.....UK Fashionistas: NEW Spring 2017 NV NICK VERREOS on QVC UK!

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NV NICK VERREOS.....UK Fashionistas: NEW Spring 2017 NV NICK VERREOS on QVC UK!

Spring Fashion Fab: Nick Verreos will DEBUT his Spring 2017 "NV Nick Verreos" collection on QVC UK TUESDAY March 28th!

It's all about Spring Fashion right now and I'm excited to be unveiling my latest NV Nick Verreos Spring 2017 collection for QVC UK: I'm flying to London to be on LIVE on QVC UK TUESDAY March 28th to promote my latest NV Nick Verreos designs...

*WHEN: Tuesday March 28th
*TIME: 11:00am and 23:00pm (Local UK time)
*WHERE: QVC UK

Jean Ladies: Sketches of NV Nick Verreos QVC UK Spring 2017 "Mega-Stretch" Jeans

I'm ESPECIALLY THRILLED to be DEBUTING my FIRST EVER NV Nick Verreos Jeans!! Yes, ladies: JEANS! The fabulous "NV" MEGA-stretch boot-cut jean, in TWO on-trend denim shades of Dark Indigo and Medium Wash. Be the FIRST to get your NV Nick Verreos jeans on QVC UK!

Resort and Spring 2017 Inspirations: Santorini, Bora Bora, Tropical Prints

My inspirations for Spring/Summer 2017 include the Greek Islands of Santorini, Mykonos, as well as Bora Bora in French Polynesia. I'm also inspired by bold, colorful flower prints with a tropical edge. All of this will be part of my latest NV Nick Verreos collection EXCLUSIVE to QVC UK!

Here are my EXCLUSIVE fashion sketches of the new NV Nick Verreos QVC UK Spring 2017 Collection:
Resort Holiday Style: Fluttery Dusters, Draped Printed Dresses--NV Nick Verreos Spring 2017 QVC UK

From Pool...Beach..to Shopping...to Cocktails! NV Nick Verreos Spring 2017 QVC UK

**TUNE IN TO QVC UK Tuesday March 28th but if you want to be THE FIRST to get the latest FABULOUS NV Nick Verreos designs...you can SHOP NOW HERE!!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: How To Draw A Croquis for Flat Sketches

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: How To Draw A Croquis for Flat Sketches

Croquis Boy: Nick Verreos showing How To Draw A Croquis for Flat Sketches--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube

In my latest "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube tutorial video, I decided to take a break from Draping and Patternmaking, and do a SKETCHING video! For this new video, I wanted to show everyone How To Draw Your Very Own Croquis For Flat Sketches!

Croquis and Flat Sketches: Nick Verreos "How To Draw A Croquis" Video, Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube

A Croquis is what lots of designers, assistant designers, fashion design interns, students, etc., use to help them draw fashion/garments especially when showing "quick sketches" or doing the preliminary drawings for a collections and eventually, full-fledged Technical Sketches. You can find out A LOT MORE about Croquis in my book "A Passion For Fashion: Achieving Your Dreams One Thread At A Time", which you can get HERE!

Nine Head Croquis Drawing: Nick Verreos "How To Draw A Croquis" Video, Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube


Click below to Watch "How To Draw A Croquis" Video on "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube:

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEOS: How To Drape Pants: Part One and Two!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEOS: How To Drape Pants: Part One and Two!

Pants 101: Nick Verreos "How to Drape Pants" YouTube Video--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

In my latest "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" video on YouTube, it's time to DRAPE Pants! I decided to divide this "How to Drape Pants" Video into two parts. In "Part One", I show how to prepare your muslin for your pants drape using tried-and-tested measurements that will make your Pants Drape much easier (you can input your own measurements to custom-make your own pants drape!).

Have the Proper Measurements: Part One of "How To Drape Pants"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube 

In "Part Two", the video focuses on the actual Draping of your pants--where I drape one half of a pair of pants; in other words, the front and back of one leg of the pants...
Smoooooooth...Don't Pull!--Nick Verreos showing how to drape pants in "How To Drape Pants: Part Two"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube

Skinny Pant Fab: Nick Verreos "How To Drape Pants" Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube 

Click here to Watch "How To Drape Pants: Part One"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Video:


Click here to Watch "How To Drape Pants: Part Two"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Video:


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TRAVELING IN STYLE.....Birthday and 25th Anniversary in Paradise: Playa del Carmen + Tulum Mexico

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TRAVELING IN STYLE.....Birthday and 25th Anniversary in Paradise: Playa del Carmen + Tulum Mexico

Nick Verreos--Enjoying the fabulous pool--Paradisus La Parla Pla del Carmen Mexico

Last month, I took a week-long holiday to Mexico with my better half David. There were two main reasons: It was going to be my (look it up on Wikipedia!) Birthday and our 25th Anniversary of being together. After much TripAdvisor deliberation, we decided to go to Playa del Carmen Mexico.

Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen "Royal Service" Resort Pool

We both wanted a relaxing-- just-the-two-of-us holiday-- and as usual, we also wanted sun, a pool, a beach, lots of pool cocktails and NOTHING ELSE TO DO, thank you very much. We stayed at the FABULOUS Spain-owned Melia Motels Paradisus La Perla Resort in Playa del Carmen, an all-inclusive resort located about an hour away from Cancun.

Palm Tree Beauty: A cenote (natural pit/sinkhole) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The resort itself is divided into a "Family" (kids allowed) Resort section--the Paradisus Esmeralda--and the "Adults Only"--the Paradisus La Perla. I love me some kids but...it's MY BIRTHDAY and 25th Anniversary with David so I wanted some peace & quiet, so...yeah, we stayed at the "Adults Only" section.

Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Lobby area

The Paradisus La Perla Resort was PERFECT! It was an all-inclusive resort that featured the pools we wanted, as well as beach and drinks and DELICIOUS dining. We booked a Swim-up "Royal Service" room which was SOOOOOO WONDERFUL:

My Home for a Week: Swim Up "Royal Service" Suite--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Mexico

La Piscina: Nick Verreos enjoying the "Swim-up" private pool--Paradisus La Perla Resort Playa del Carmen

As part of our Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Royal Service Resort stay, we had our own "Butler". His name was Gilberto Torres and he was OUTSTANDING!!! When David and I checked in, the staff briefly asked us why we were there and naturally we mentioned my birthday/25th Anniversary. We thought nothing of it until...the day of my birthday--after spending it all day by the pool (of course!), we returned to our room and found it filled with MANY balloons, a delicious white chocolate cake and bottle of wine, as well as a lovely "Happy Birthday" note from Gilberto, our "Royal Service" Butler:

Feliz Cumpleaños: Happy Birthday to Me--at Paradisus La Perla Resort Playa del Carmen Mexico

The day after my birthday was Valentine's Day and...
Happy Valentine's Day: This is what David and I found in our room after a day by the pool! LOVE me some Gilberto "Royal Service" Butler; He's THE BEST--Paradisus La Perla Resort Playa del Carmen Mexico

But, it didn't end there--the following day, we got back to our room--after a day at the beach (not the pool, thank you very much!), and found...
Happy 25th Anniversary: A rose-petaled path to the outdoors Jacuzzi, filled with soapy/bubbled water and a bottle of wine. David and I could not believe it! Gilberto had really OUTDONE himself! --when I saw him--I went up to him and hugged him and slapped him the way I do to someone I ABSOLUTELY want to say "Thank You!" and MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!

Civilized Breakfast: Eggs Benedict with Sauteed Mushrooms--"La Palapa" Royal Service Restaurant, Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

The Food: Prior to flying to Mexico and staying at Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen, we had gone on TripAdvisor to see what the reviews were of the food and restaurants at the Resort. There were several comments complaining about the food, saying that it wasn't "up to par" or "not good", etc. Well, let me tell you, I don't know what these people are used to in terms of restaurants and food--maybe they dine at Three-Star Michelin-rated restaurants every day of the week but what David and I experienced was quite exceptional cuisine. We had one hiccup when we ended up at the "Family Resort" Buffet (as opposed to the more "civilized "Adults Only" one) but it was our mistake (we should have known when we saw the ten strollers parked outside of the Buffet restaurant) and alas, we never attended that "Family Buffet" ever again--unless I had a craving for chicken tenders! But other than this, the restaurants we ate at in the Resort were WONDERFUL and the food: Delicious. Here are some samplings:


Lunch by the Pool: Flank Steak Burrito and Chicken Quesadillas--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Poolside Dining

Latin and Asian Infusion: Mixed Tempura Ceviche and Salad Appetizers--"Fuego" Restaurant, Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

Asian Flavors: Shrimp Pad Thai Main Entree--"Bana" Restaurant, Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

Cheese Cream Soup (Top) and Grilled Grouper Main Entree (Lower) at "La Palapa" Royal Service Restaurant--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

Tomato Cream Soup Starter and Shrimp Ravioli Main Entree from "Vento" Restaurant--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

Argentinian Delights: Empanadas Appetizers and Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Main Entree at "The Grill" Restaurant--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort

Besides the DELICIOUS restaurants and food offerings, there were also the native inhabitants of the Resort which made for some "interesting" sights during our daily walks:
Permanent Residents at Paradisus La Perla Play del Carmen Resort

During our week at Paradisus La Perla Resort, David and I decided to take a Day Excursion to Tulum and see the Tulum Archaeological Ruins as well as spend a day at the beach:
Nick Verreos and David Paul at Tulum's Zone of Archaeological Monuments--Tulum Mexico

We took a sightseeing tour to the Tulum Archeological Ruins. It was a VERY HOT DAY but it was worth it! The tour itself took only several hours...
Hat Boys: David Paul and Nick Verreos at the Tulum Archeological Rins--Tulum Mexico

Tulum Ruins--Tulum Mexico

Afterward, we were taken to the GORGEOUS Playa Pescadores (Fisherman's Beach) in Tulum, Mexico:
Playa Heaven: The beach was PERFECT--white sand, warm water...I would have spent the entire rest of the day here...if I didn't have to get back to our Paradisus La Perla Resort in time for the all-inclusive dinner that we had already paid for (!)--Nick Verreos at Playa Pescadores, Tulum Mexico

We'll Miss Playa del Carmen: David Paul and Nick Verreos--Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen Resort Beach

Muchisimas Gracias Gilberto! (L to R) David Paul, Gilberto Torres and Nick Verreos)--Saying "Adios" to Gilberto Torres, our "Paradisus La Perla Royal Service" Butler, was difficult. I made sure to uncomfortably hug him for a long time and compliment his new haircut! Gilberto was THE BEST!!!

Until Next Time Playa del Carmen! ADIOOOOSSSSS!!!!!

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NICK APPEARANCES.....Fashion With A Passion Make-A-Wish San Diego, FIDM San Diego March 25th

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NICK APPEARANCES.....Fashion With A Passion Make-A-Wish San Diego, FIDM San Diego March 25th

Nick Verreos Headlines 7th Annual "Fashion With A Passion Event" Benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego on March 25th

I'm honored to have been invited to headline the 7th Annual "Fashion With A Passion Event" Benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego on Saturday March 25th! Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has given hope, strength and joy to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish San Diego grants wishes to eligible children inn San Diego and Imperial Counties...

Nick Verreos--FIDM San Diego


This "Fashion With A Passion" Event, which will take place at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM San Diego features: 
*Exceptional food and wine
*A marvelous Vendor Village where guests can shop from a variety of boutiques featuring the latest fashionable finds 
*Make-up artists and jewelry designers, take part in the Ultimate Fashion Swap and amazing Raffles
*Enjoy bidding on the astonishing Silent Auction creations and...
*Watch an elegant Fashion Show

Gown Couture: NIKOLAKI by Nick Verreos & David Paul designs will be featured at 7th Annual "Fashion With A Passion" Event

Now, speaking of Fashion Show, I will be showing some of my glamorous NIKOLAKI designs at the "Fashion With A Passion" event, showcasing gowns and cocktail dresses seen on the red carpet, as well as my NV Nick Verreos sportswear line.

I'll also be discussing my book "A Passion For Fashion" and will be there signing copies of the book available for purchase at the event at FIDM San Diego. DON'T MISS this fabulous event benefiting a WONDERFUL cause...
See you in San Diego!

Here's all the Info:

WHAT: 7th Annual Fashion With A Passion Event Benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego,                                showcasing Fashion Show from NIKOLAKI/Nick Verreos

WHERE: FIDM San Diego
                  350 10th Avenue, #300, 3rd Floor
                  San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: Saturday March 25, 2017 11 AM-3:30 PM

TICKETS: General Admission: $40 (includes food, beverage, swag bag)
                    VIP: $100 (includes food, beverage, complimentary parking at Padre Parkade,                             reserved seating at fashion show, swag bag with special gift + more!)

FOR MORE INFO.: Click HERE!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: Patterning A Cowl Top Drape!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: Patterning A Cowl Top Drape!

Nick Verreos on "Patterning a Cowl Top"Video--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

Many viewers of my "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel have made my "Draping a Cowl Top" video one of the Most Watched! (And THANK YOU for that!) Subsequently, they have asked for the next step. So...Guess what is the subject of my latest "Fashion School" YouTube video? Patterning the Cowl Drape.

In my latest "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Video, I am taking the Cowl Drape to the obvious next level and showing you how to make the pattern for it!

Hope you guys enjoy it and stay tuned for many, many more videos on Draping, Sketching, Patternmaking + so much more!

Click below to watch "Patterning a Cowl Top Drape" Video:


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