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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Nick Verreos Judges Top Six on Project Runway

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...And the Part of Michael Kors Will Be Played By...Instructor Nick: Nick Verreos sitting with Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Kerry Washington What a whirlwind of a night last night! First, I hosted a fun OUT Magazine Fall Fashion event at the Macy's Men's Store in the Beverly Center from 7-9 PM, grabbed some dinner and then rushed home to watch Project Runway and of course, watch myself as I made a "special appearance" as a Guest Judge. Sitting next to Miss Heidi Klum is daunting enough---but Nina Garcia also?? Then they tell me the gorgeous actress--and L'oreal spokesperson--Kerry Washington was also going to be on hand! Let me tell you, I needed a couple extra tablets of Pepto Bismol to keep my stomach from making noises that even the designers up there on the runway would hear! Since I WAS there and spent nearly FOUR GRUELING hours of judging, from a real "insider's point of view" as well as a viewer, Here are my Highlights (and lowlights of course!): Are We Checking into the Plaza Athenee: Millionaire Arm Candy Looks --Irina's Millionaire Playboy Arm Candy Uptown Look: I swear that's all I could think about when I saw the model Kalyn come down the runway: The Camel-colored woolen and fur sweater wrap, the luxe-looking (even though I agree with Nina, it was a bit Michael Levine's Couch Fabric!) tapestry strapless mini dress, the styling. Yes, it all pointed to a former model from Russia who hooked up with an overweight, not-so-cute, but BILLIONARE Playboy. --Althea's Winning Jodphurs: We all loved this look. Very now, very fresh. The pants were great and that sweater wrap (yes, ANOTHER sweater wrap) was so cozy! This was the same model as above, BUT with no need to have a Billionaire Magnate on her arm. She has already moved on to own her own Model Agency! Miss Minnesota 2009: Prom Dress Nightmare vs. Christopher's Bed Sheet Gown --Christopher's Two-For-One Dress: At first glance, I was kinda liking it, as Katie stomped down the runway, but then--like a Caesar Salad that looks nice but then you begin tasting it and it has a bunch of anchovies--his dress made my face turn from "ah, that's nice" to "Oh dear, minor icky-poos". Nina's observation of a be-draggled bed sheet pretty much summed it up. He should have just ended it at the petals. Done. Judy After Dark: Judy Jetson Halloween Costumes vs. Logan's zippered collar mini tucked-pouf look --Everyone's Boyfriend Logan Neitzel Gets Space Age-y: Ahhhh, sad sad sad. I am sure that half the population of America will be giving me dirty looks the next time I am spotted at some random airport, for having a 25% responsibility for booting cutie Logan. I feel bad, trust me. I wish he would have done a better outfit. I know that in the past, stepping out of your comfort zone (or going "out there") is rewarded on Project Runway, but this was the wrong "stepping out". To be honest, I REALLY disliked Gordana's and might have even scored her lower than Logan's but in the end, his Judy Jetson meets Background-Dancer-in-a-Cindy-Lauper video look lost. But I still love me some Logan. He visited me--along with Carol Hannah Whitfield (draw your own conclusions kiddies!)--at my Downtown LA NIKOLAKI studio not to long ago to say "hey!" (see photo above). I gave him a Nick "hey!" hug back. I hear he's moving to New York City! You get 'em Logan! Click HERE to read my entire recap on myLifetime.com and click HERE for a fun little slide show the good people at Lifetime.com did of some of my designs.

31 Responses to "PROJECT RUNWAY.....Nick Verreos Judges Top Six on Project Runway"

twh said...

dear nick,
we do certainly not share any of patriotic attitudes, but we actually live (and shoot) in WARSAW, POLAND and felt a little offended by your comment made on the latest episode of Project Runway show. let us assure u that the streets (/offices, at least those we have been to) of Warsaw are becoming less and less like Jordana's sad look (no offence for Jordana).
well let the pictures speak for themselves, just visit our blog:
http://thewholehole.blogspot.com
best wishes,
twh :)

Celebrudy! said...

Hello Nick. That 'office worker in Warsaw Poland' comment was rather unnecessary. I assure you that there are many fashionable people in Warsaw and some of them happen to work in offices.

Celebrudy! said...

@twh damn right. represent!:)

szeli&efek said...

Dear Nick,
I totally agree with twh and Celebrudy! . Your comment was very inappropiate. Have you actually ever been in Warsaw? Or in Europe?
Regards,

Anonymous said...

Nick,

I found your comment about Warsaw, Poland extremely offensive. Being a Polish-American myself, I could not believe you would say such an inconsiderate and ignorant comment on national television. Poland has made great strides since the fall of communism and is a beautiful country - I suggest you visit to get a better view for yourself.

I took the time to research your cultural background. How would you feel if someone made a similar comment about the people of Greek and Portuguese descent?

Michelle P said...

Nick,

I found your comment about Warsaw, Poland extremely offensive. Being a Polish-American myself, I could not believe you would say such an inconsiderate and ignorant comment on national television. Poland has made great strides since the fall of communism and is a beautiful country - I suggest you visit to get a better view for yourself.

I took the time to research your cultural background. How would you feel if someone made a similar comment about the people of Greek and Portuguese descent?

Anonymous said...

You're hustling for KMart and you have the audacity to insult the Polish culture? Poland is a great city with centuries of culture, style and history. If you visit it today it's as metropolitan as any city in Europe. Where do you get off criticizing Gordana's look by referencing Poland as the yardstick of drabness!? I don't think that constructive criticism (as displayed by true fashion critics) is EVER predicated on cultural asaasinations. You're got a lot to learn.

Anonymous said...

Do some research on Poland before you go on national television and offend an entire nation with your flippant and clearly unjustified remarks. You've lost any credibility as a fashion authority in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Geez Nick.... coming from a bicultural background one would think you would be more culturally sensitive in your fashion critiques. APOLOGY IS IN ORDER!

Anonymous said...

CAN I BUY YOU A TICKET TO POLAND???? HUH? MAYBE YOU NEED TO BLOG ABOUT THAT!!!

Anonymous said...

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/10/project_runway_recap_ep_11.html

Anonymous said...

http://fishmonkey.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/browbeat/archive/tags/fashion/default.aspx

Anonymous said...

http://www.examiner.com/x-16407-Project-Runway-Examiner~y2009m10d31-Highs-and-lows-of-Project-Runways-companion-piece-challenge-Why-is-Christopher-still-here

oh, here...read this one...it actually calls you a "racist" who lazily confuses a BOSNIAN woman with a POLISH one.

Anonymous said...

"Go clean your work space."

Anonymous said...

Hey, you wanna talk about DRAB!? Check this out.... you have shit between your teeth, btw:

http://api.ning.com/files/iOZRi9*a6Ik7A90yPa8SsvkLKyO3P1hvz*DGbtfON04c5RwEMRwaSEsNMiuH7pVoHIrmAXDsw7yQGOi3SNLi1ix9rf3toZOV/nick1.jpg

Anonymous said...

wasn't so long ago that you produced drab...allow me to remind you:

http://3391.voxcdn.com/blog/images/2006/02/nick-verreos-01-2006-2-9-thumb.jpg

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I am in agreement with many of the above comments related to your comment about Warsaw, Poland on Project Runway's episode. You advertise for K-MART and you make fun of an Eastern European country? May I respectfully suggest that Eastern Europe be a part of your travel itinerary next year. Make sure that you include Bosnia as I am sure that contestant Gordana G. is hurt and offended by your recklessness in dragging in a culture to describe something as benign as a fashion creation. You should be ashamed of yourself, even the great Mr. Blackwell would not stoop so low. I'd be surprised if Project Runaway invites you back as a guest judge as I have brought this matter to the attention of the Polish American Association in Chicago and we have written a letter to the producers of Project Runway questioning their judgment in allowing this comment on national television. IMHO, it should have been edited out.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the day when your fashion sense and appearance (given that horrific goatee)is thoughtlessly compared to that of a Puerto Rican street vendor. How ya like dem apples?

Anonymous said...

Dear NIck:

In an interview on the Project Runway blogspot provide this deceitful comment, trying to backpeddle from what you said about Wasaw Poland and now try to turn it into a comment about the Kremlin and pushing "secret papers." Don't try to mitigate the damage you've done AND drag Heidi Klum into it to share the responsibility of your offensive remark about Poland. LIAR:

NICK V: "I thought her model looked like a secretary working at the Kremlin ... pushing secret papers in the old Soviet Union. Heidi added that it did remind her of her own country. We got into this whole East Germany–versus–West Germany sensibility in fashion and how this was the opposite look of the Oktoberfest girl [Epperson's design in a previous episode]."

RedPoppy said...
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RedPoppy said...

Dear Mr. Verreos,

I have nothing but love for you (even though my grandparents were from Poland :)))) You were a darn good judge, with actual fashion opinions that made sense on Project Runway. I have to tell you, I've been a long time fan of yours since you were a contestant on PR, and you've hosted IADT's (WA) school fashion show when I was a student there for a couple of years. I remember trying to get a photo with you, and I was thisclose, but it didn't happen. Congratulations on all your success, and maybe if I see you on the streets of NYC as many times as I have seen the great Tim Gunn, a tiny photo might actually ensue :)
All the best from a fellow fashion blogger..

http://www.redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Oh, please said...

You people freaking out about his Warsaw comment need to calm the hell down. He didn't say "Poland sucks and it's full of ugly backwards people," okay? It was a single comment, edited out of context, that was part of a whole conversation. You're not doing yourselves any favors by jumping all over him so angrily.

Anonymous said...

What? Nothing was taken out of context. It was a direct comment. He needs to learn to use constructive criticism.

David Dust said...

When Michael Kors disses an outfit for being like a "French Maid", do French people freak out?

Or when he talks about a dress being very "mother-of-the-bride", do Moms of gals who got married start screaming?!?

I though Nick was a great substitute for Michael Kor(ange)s. Nick made the (accurate) comment to illustrate his point about a drab garment. Big deal.

Calm down people - it's only fashion...

Anonymous said...

French maid refers to a strongly modified style of servant’s dress that evolved from typical maids’ black and white afternoon uniforms of the nineteenth century (and their later use by stereotypical characters in risqué burlesque dramas of the bedroom farce variety). The designs of the French maid dress can range widely from a conservative look to very revealing. It is now often associated with cosplay, sexual roleplaying, and fetishism. Depending on design details, some forms can be classified as lingerie.

No insult in THAT. He was offensive. END OF STORY.

MCWolfe said...

I think all the haters need to lighten up. You have no idea what was really said - you only know what the editors chose to show.

Nick, I think you were a terrific judge. Don't let all these commenters get you down.

Jimmy said...

We know what Nick was driving at, and the way the model was styled was very 'eastern bloc'. Perhaps he should have said 'East Berlin', but it was off-the-cuff.

I love Polish sausage! wink wink

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