A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time by Nick Verreos

Becoming a notable figure in the ever-changing and exclusive world of modern fashion has become more difficult than ever before. Each year, thousands of new designer labels are launched, and tens of thousands of fashion students and recent graduates vie for internships and jobs. Simply put, competition is stronger than ever before. For modern fashion professionals trying to find their place and differentiate themselves from the pack, standing out from their peers is paramount.

As a way to help aspiring fashion designers and other hopefuls launch their careers and navigate the industry effectively, former Project Runway contestant (turned guest judge), red carpet correspondent, and celebrity fashion designer Nick Verreos – along with partner and colleague David Paul – wrote the forthcoming book, A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time (foreword written by pop icon and Project Runway host Tim Gunn, available August 23, 2016, Post Hill Press).

Written in straightforward language and broken down into 10 easy-to-read chapters, Verreos debunks common myths and ultimately reveal the harsh realities of the industry.

This book is a must-read for anyone considering a career as a fashion designer, merchandiser, publicist, blogger, or any other position in the fashion industry.

In this insightful and educational book, Verreos also reveals:

€ The best ways prospective students can prepare for fashion school
€ Fashion sketching essentials
€ Tips to create a portfolio that lands your dream job
€ How to know if fashion is the right career path for you
€ How to launch your new startup label successfully
€ Ways to deal with the press and get your designs on the red carpet
€ Project Runway: The Good, Bad, & Ugly
€ And so much more!

Verreos received worldwide attention after appearing on the television show Project Runway and later became the winning mentor on Under the Gunn. Since then, he has dressed celebrities including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, and Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin under his label NIKOLAKI. He has also enjoyed impressive success with his NV Nick Verreos sportswear line on major TV shopping networks in the U.S. and Europe.

As a renowned red carpet fashion expert and correspondent, he has reported for E! Entertainment, TV Guide, Style Network, NBC, and CNN International. Verreos is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), and is a guest lecturer and official spokesperson for the college.

Paul is an American fashion designer and co-founder of the high-end fashion line, NIKOLAKI. He built an extensive resume in the world of entertainment and fashion styling, working with André Leon Talley for Vogue magazine and photographers such as Arthur Elgort, and Amanda DeCadanet.

Additionally, he has styled celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Heidi Klum, Vanessa Paradis, and Twiggy. His television credits include costume design and wardrobe for MTV, ABC, FOX, and The WB. Paul is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received his B.A. in theater arts, and a master¹s degree in costume design.

Connect with Verreos and Paul on:

Website: NickVerreos.com

YouTube.com, Instagram.com, Pinterest.com, Facebook.com, Twitter.com


British TV host and fashion expert, Louise Roe, is the latest trendsetter featured in Closet Confessions, the beloved web series of leading online retailer, Bluefly. The series gives viewers an exclusive look into the closets of today’s fashion influencers. Known for hosting NBC’s Fashion Star, The Style Network’s Style Pop, ABC’s Oscar Red Carpet coverage, and MTV International’s Plain Jane as well as working as a fashion correspondent and writer, Louise has mastered edgy yet playful London style and shows off a drool-worthy closet complete with an enviable collection of shoes and accessories. She has also curated an assortment of her fashion must-haves at Bluefly’s sister site, Belle & Clive.

Louise’s eclectic style is showcased through her range of clothing, with vibrant prints and bright colors, both High Street and high designer. She says, “I’m not a designer obsessive! High/low is great.” Feminine with a bit of edge, her wardrobe is filled with colorful inspiration and unique pieces. She brings her years of reporting on celebrity fashion to her Closet Confession with red carpet anecdotes involving Mickey Rourke and Oscar dress sightings for an episode that’s hilarious and lighthearted.

But that said, her fashion advice and inspiration is no joke. She dispenses easy and useful fashion tips like a pro. After all, she did just film the fourth season of her makeover show, Plain Jane. “Hats!” She exclaims showing off bohemian chic, wide-brimmed fedoras. “I love hats. I always try to persuade the women I’m making over to wear hats, because for some reason, women are scared of [them].” But as she proves, they give even basic jeans and a tee an unexpected dose of style. Also on her must-have list? Leopard print and white pumps. “I think every chick has to have leopard print in her closet somewhere,” she says.

Louise Roe is the latest fashion insider to be featured in the award-winning Closet Confessions series found at Bluefly.com/Closets. The fan favorite series was launched in April 2010 by designer online retailer, Bluefly, so that customers could get exclusive access to the wardrobes and tips straight from the fashion elite. Other featured style influencers and fashion-forward celebrities include blogging sensations Leandra Medine and Erica Domesek, W Magazine’s beauty director Jane Larkworthy, Scandal star Kerry Washington, indie musicians Tegan and Sara, and E! News co-host Giuliana Rancic. The director, Brian Quist, is an American director of films, commercials and branded video content. From his roots in documentaries, Quist has branched out to direct a wide range of editorial and fashion video campaigns as well as several narrative short films. Quist has worked with luminaries ranging from The Dalai Lama to Natalie Portman.

About Bluefly: Leading online retailer, Bluefly, and its flash-sale sister site, Belle & Clive, are the premier destinations for high-fashion finds at enviable prices. Founded in 1998, Bluefly is a resource for the best and latest in fashion trends—all accessible at

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