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Happy Mother's Day...from Nick Verreos

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Raquel Verreos, My Mom...Jim and Raquel Verreos, Venezuela, circa late 60's-early 70's And you wonder why my mother was my "original" Muse? Hello! Take a look at that bouffant! And that effortless sense of style. Something that obviously attracted my dad back when he was a Foreign Service Officer working for the US State Department. I found these old photos of my mom and since it is Mother's Day, I thought it would be nice to put them here--as a Tribute to her.Here she is (above) at a Diplomatic Function in Panama (Central America), with all the other foreign Diplomat's wives (the wives of the Chinese and Japanese Ambassadors I think, among others)--love that pouffy skirted dress! Very 60s Retro Chic. Oh, I forgot, it was the 1960's!!!And here is my mom not too long ago--OK, about 14 years ago, at my sister, Rita Verreos', wedding in Athens Greece, wearing one of my Nikolaki Custom Made-To-Order Creations, a silk crepe cocktail dress perfect for the Mother-of-The-Bride....in a Grecian Summer Wedding! Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for all those sketch notebooks, pencils, crayons and Vogue Magazines you bought me when I was only 14 years old! I think you had a "Mother's Intuition" of what would happen later...

2 Responses to "Happy Mother's Day...from Nick Verreos"

Anonymous said...

Nick, soy amiga de rita y tu familia en san antonio y trabajo en le chic boutique, no puedo creer el parecido, de rita con tu mama en la segunda foto, podria decir que es rita en blanco y negro y con peluca jeje increibleeeee, tu mami sigue igual de bella, aunque pasen los anos ademas que el angel que tiene tu familia y su gran corazon es lo que los hace mas hermosos, que hermosa familia tienes Dios los bendiga!!!. Espero nos conozcamos pronto, no pude conocerte en abril cuando viniste, Lorena C.

woolloomooloo said...

aww your mom is such a beautiful lady...so gracious and elegant. :)) i really love the first photo...very audrey hepburn-ish! :)