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FIDM.....Nick Verreos and "Models of the Runway" Lisa Blades at FIDM!

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Class is in Session Cute Couple: Nick Verreos with model Lisa Blades in one of his FIDM classes This Fall Quarter, I taught a class called Elements of Fit at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM LA Campus, where I instruct students in fit, sizing and the importance of fit models. And of course, as a highlight of the class, I bring in a real live fit model. I wanted to surprise my students and I brought the fabulous six-foot stunner Lisa Blades (she'll demurely tell you she's ONLY 5'11"). Bryant Park Lisa: Lisa Blades models Carol Hannah Whitfield's gown at the NY Fashion Week Project Runway Season 6 Finale You might recognize Lisa from the Lifetime show Models of The Runway as well as being one of two model "Muses" on my website, NIKOLAKI.com. I just love Lisa and I am happy to consider her a friend. She is a perfect size 4 and I D-I-E (sorry Rachel Zoe) over her 50" outseam (waist to floor) measurement. DIE!!!!Take Notes Kids: Lisa Blades in a NIKOLAKI muslin strapless gown, and Instructor Nick I had her model various garments from my line NIKOLAKI, some that fit good and some, not so good, to show the students the difference. I also brought some of my Muslins/Toiles, samples made in unbleached cotton made for fittings, for Lisa to try on to show my students "the process" one has to go through in making a collection.We Love Lisa: Elements of Fit Class Fit Model session, Instructor Nick Verreos, Lisa Blades and student Earl Alcantara The students were so excited and got all into the "Fit Model" session. They especially loved seeing Lisa and as a result, took lots of photos. Lisa was a gem, naturally, with all the attention and a perfect fit model for my class. All Photos (except Bryant Park runway photo) taken by Eimi Akamura

2 Responses to "FIDM.....Nick Verreos and "Models of the Runway" Lisa Blades at FIDM!"

Hetha said...

HI Nick!

Just wanted to drop a note and say what a big fan I am of your work and especially your attitude. I am a former educator and I'll bet you are an absolutely fabulous teacher and mentor.

I've watched all 6 seasons of PR and have to say that season 2 was by FAR the most fun to watch! I hope to see you make more guest appearances in future seasons as I think you offer a great perspective with just the right blend of criticism and fun to match. You're a doll!

Nick Verreos said...

Thanks Hetha!! Thanks for all the wonderful compliments! I'm blushing...
xo Nick