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Nina’s 20 Dresses Press Release



Detroit based fashion and textiles expert to release Children’s book about Dresses.


Maria Ragone, a fashion, and textiles expert based in Detroit Michigan is launching a children’s picture book that connects children to the significance of their clothing and the feelings clothing gives them. Images and details of the book can be found online at

Called, “Nina’s 20 Dresses,” the book is inspired by a girl who loves her clothing and wants to wear multiple dresses at the same time. “The idea of wearing 20 dresses at once came when my daughter was on her 4th dress of the day” says Ragone, who is a serial entrepreneur, an author, and owns a community magazine, West Bloomfield Lifestyle near Detroit, Michigan ( “She loves each of her dresses for its unique quality and can’t decide which one to wear. So she likes to wear several at a time!” 

Ragone has a bachelor of science in Textile and Apparel from Western Michigan University and has over 10 years in experience as a pattern maker for women’s accessories, home fashions and automotive seating. She hopes that this book will also inspire children to learn skills to transform their favorite clothing into something special.

Summary: Nina’s 20 Dresses features a girl who loves dresses, and she has a lot of them. She absolutely loves dancing and twirling in her dresses. Nina has a problem deciding which dress to wear every day because each dress is her favorite. Ultimately, she decides to wear all 20 of her dresses at the same time, but when things do not go exactly as planned her best friends come to her rescue. The story is about goal setting, perseverance, and friendship all while being a little silly.

Ragone also hopes that, through the magic of a book, children will relate to Nina and her desire to wear her favorites, have empathy for her when her plan fails, and learn to have compassion as a friend.

“Nina’s 20 Dresses” will be available on Amazon and other retailers on June 12, 2021.

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