Sunday, January 29, 2006
Desperate Housewive's Brenda Strong in Nick Verreos for the SAG Awards
It was such a pleasure to work with Brenda on this gown. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous (she is 6'4" in her heels!), but she is also kind and sweet. We had a great time creating this together.
It all came about when she saw the Nicky Hilton episode of Project Runway and thought what a great idea to collaborate on a custom gown. After a quick call between publicists we began our collaboration! She loved the dress I designed for Nicky and it was her idea to do a variation of that dress for the SAG Awards.
She wanted a color that really popped on camera and we decided on this beautiful shade of Amethyst. It went great with her natural coloring and made the blue color of her eyes absolutely breathtaking. How ironic that almost all of the "Housewives" wore shades of purple! It must have been in the air.
The fabric was a Silk Crepe Back Satin with Silk Velvet straps in a darker shade of Amethyst. She wore almost $100,000 worth of jewelry by Martin Katz! We chose a stunning and very modern bracelet made up of an amazing amount of diamonds set in platinum. Her earrings were 3'' diamond drops and we placed the most beautiful dragonfly brooch made of amethysts, rubies and diamonds in her hair.
When we slipped her in the gown she looked like a Goddess! It took my breath away.
The Gown will be donated to the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation -- a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. To bid go to: http://www.clothesoffourback.org/

43 comments:

Karen said...

Dear Nick;

The gown is GORgeous and Ms. Strong looks gorgeous in it. The color is just breathtaking. It looked great on camera, too.

What's also great is that now it goes to charity. I just see such good things coming up for you!! All best!

Karen

The Scarlett said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. And I'm sure in person that dress would make me gasp. Your gowns make women look like goddesses indeed.

Serena said...

Nick, the dress is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I love that the money from the auction will go toward charity. You rock :)

mike said...

My wife and I were watching the SAGs, looking for Ms. Strong's dress. As soon as we saw the back we both shouted in unison, "*That's* a Nick Verreos dress!"

Congrats!

AJ said...

Congrats Nick, the dress looks lovely on her!

I thought it was strange that almost all the "Housewives" wore purple as well, but I gotta say that when they were all up on stage, Brenda's color was the best;) She really popped up there amongst all the other purple gowns.

Beautiful work:)

Twospace said...

I watched the SAG awards, not knowing that your dress was going to be there. But when the cast won, and she got up, I saw the back and yelled out to my husband, THAT'S ONE OF NICK'S DRESSES! I am so excited for you. And she looked amazing!

Nothing but the best for you!

Laura K said...

Brenda Strong looked fabulous. Congratulations, Nick!

Marley Gibson said...

Nick...the dress was stunning! And Brenda stood out the most amongst the "Housewives." And perfect positioning on her part to get right behind the microphone so the dress was truly showcased. Kudos to you for your excellent work...as usual!

Marley = )

Jojo said...

Stunning. It's wonderful to see how well that dress works for her colouring- Love the addition of the velvet straps!

I wish I could afford one of your dresses- That dress is just so glamourous )without being gaudy or minimilist).

Anonymous said...

so i couldnt watch the sag awards last night. but knew i could see higlights watching E! at the gym today. so there i am running along on my trendmill and i look up and all i see is the back of a goregous purple dress!!! you almost made me fall off the trendmill! i was so excited but also sad that i didnt have my cell phone and couldnt call my favorite friend whose equally obsessed with PR2.
congrats! (guess we saw who really won that NH challenge after all)
-chaseowl

chyman said...

The dress looks fabulous Nick. You are my favorite contestant on Project Runway, I hope you win, or at least make it to fashion week, because I know your career will really skyrocket after that! Good Luck!

astroguyaz said...

Oooh child! I love that dress and it's amethyst! That's my birthstone.....I love it! :)

Great work honeychild!!!!

Fabulous!

trina said...

Nick,

That dress is stunning. You are so wonderful on PR and I hope that you win!

Either way, you make any woman look like a goddess. You are amazing.

love,
Trina

alisonthegreat said...

You are too fab for words.

I love you so much, you make the show well worth watching. I hope you win, best of luck!

Charles said...

Congratulations! You have been selected as my blog's Dreamboat of the Week for Jan 30 - Feb 7!

Bonnie said...

She looks amazing!
It's awesome that celebs themselves watch "Project Runway" and that you got an opportunity to expand your portfolio! Rock on! I can't wait to see more of your designs on the red carpet!

Kelly said...

very amazing work nick! your work is just simply amazing.

Denise said...

The gown is fierce! I wish you all the best!

~*Alyssa Marie*~ said...

Nick, this dress is incredible. And Desperate Housewives is one of my favorite shows, so you just won some major brownie points with me =)

<33, Alyssa

nsa said...

The gown is amazing!

Anonymous said...

"Other noted worshippers of the hottest hue of the season: Brenda Strong of "Desperate Housewives" in an edgy couture-meets-Golden Era Hollywood knockout made for her by "Project Runway"'s Nick Verreos. Strong may have been afflicted with the stomach flu, but her stunning, bias-cut dress in vibrant violet satin charmeuse was positively palliative. Accessorized with a Martin Katz brooch worn casually in her hair and Martin Katz baubles, hers was one of the most noteworthy outfits of the evening. We gather purple must be the Housewives' lucky color, because they all carted home statuettes for their collective win as the best ensemble in a comedy series."

from Yahoo.com. :)

Anonymous said...

Nick, I fell in love with that dress last night - SO excited that it was YOU who designed it!!

yahaira said...

that is such a gorgeous dress, congrats!

Lipstick Mystic said...

Nick,

Congratulations on this debut of a truly stunning fantasy gown. As a 6' tall girl, I especially loved how you turned Brenda into a statuesque goddess with sleek, silky lines. (Not that she needs too much help with the transformation!)

Count me as one of your many admirers. I'm on pins and needles every Wednesday night wondering when the heck they are going to award you another weekly win. I thought your skating dress for Sasha Cohen was completely overlooked and totally rocked!

Here's wishing you continued success and glorious opportunities to SHOW YOUR STUFF out in the world where it belongs.

Cosmokid

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Faith said...

The moment I saw the back of that dress, I seriously fell off my couch because I recognized it as yours and thought someone had copied the design! But to my pleasant surprise, it WAS you who designed it! Wow! Amazing, Nick! :) You've had my support for the show since week one...best of luck with your career! :D

Dawn said...

Best dress of the night. Just beautiful.

Ian said...

I love it. It's very gorgeous. Im glad to see your work out there to be admired.

I cant wait to see the results of the show. You are my fave.

Traci said...

Dear Nick,

I am so proud of you!! Really resecpt how you handle things with the models being changed on you, BUT CONGRATS on having your design wore at the SAG AWARDS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nick..Everything you do is GREAT!I think you will amek it all the way...In real likfe..doesen't matter about the show.This was a great way to get your image and your ideas out there for people to understand who you are..and you got it.I would buy your dresses over anyone elses in the show..keep rocking...you will be as big as Michael Koors...even bigger..think Halston.

Anonymous said...

Absolultey fabulous! You did a magnificant job and she is breathtaking. The color does pop and I am in awe!

Jen Henson said...

Nick, I love your designs. You're my top choice on PR. I would love to have you design a dress for me someday! As a former professional dancer who is now teaching and choreographing, I can truly appreciate the way your designs fit and work with the lines of the body, showing the wearer to best advantage. And they move beautifully too. I hope you go far. Keep up the exquisite work!

Valerie N. said...

I am SO SO delighted to see this amazingly stunning gown -- and the ultra fabulous Uncle Nick -- getting press.

Maritza said...

The outfit is gorgeous. Now you are going to dress all Hollywood baby!!!

justine said...

Nick - I love you, my friends love you, my co-workers love you! We're so sorry to see that you didn't make it all the way on Project Runway - but we're so glad to see you're making such a splash in "real life!" Best of luck to you :-)

Anonymous said...

I am very sure we all will be seeing a lot more of your work front page in the future. You have great talent and were MY favorite PR designer all along.

Brenda said...

Nick, I absolutely love your clothes and your personality!!! You are an amazing role model for the Latino community. In my eyes, you are the winner of the PR challenge!!!

Wish you the best=)

karen said...

Nick.....

I am a loyal fan in Alaska. The dress you designed for Brenda is simply beautiful. Classic and dropdead gorgeous. I would LOVE to own an original by you.

Side note, I bought one of the my scene barbies (not off auction I am not that rich haha) for my daughters birthday last month. She LOVES it. She is only 4 but watchs PR with miss and was sad you got voted off before the end.

Megan Jade said...

NICK!!! I think you are incredible!! I would absolutely love to meet you one day. You have a passion in eyes that I fell right in love with. AND SWEETHEART!!! This dress... BRAVO!!! perfection.. as always. xoxo

Maggie said...

Nick, i am a Chinese girl, i like you so much since i have been watching Project Runway, u are sooooo talented and creative, and ADORABLE......SUPPORT YOU always!!!

Maggie said...

Nick, i like you since i ahve been watching Project Runway, you are soooooooo talented, creative and ADORABLE!!!! I look forward to see more masterpiece from you in the future!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
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Mia_Luh said...

I just love this dress!
It's gorgeous!
congrats

xoxo

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