AS SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: MILLY HANDBAGS
The MILLY FW ‘14 runway show was held on Monday, February 10 at Lincoln Center. Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY divulges her inspiration for the collection of handbags here:
I started my line of handbags in 2011, 10 years after I began my ready to wear business. I love experimenting with fabrics and textures—this season I took it to a new level. Here, I’ll give you a sneak peek of what’s to come this fall. 
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From top left: 
1.The Riley Collection large tote: I love the structure of this handbag and the zipper with fringe adds a fashion-forward element. Carry it from work to weekend easily.
2. Blake Satchel: A ladylike silhouette, I love the classic nature of this satchel. In 5 colors with custom hardware, you can’t go wrong. The zipper is my favorite part—it’s oversize and gold. A true show-stopper.
3. Skylar Fur Satchel: Featuring vegan fur, this satchel will be available in blush, fuschia and black, adding texture and fun to any fall look. 
4. Gold Croc small satchel: A little gold goes a long way. This gold croc embossed handbag will be available in a variety of silhouettes, but I’m partial to the small satchel, which easily goes from day to night and can never be outshone!
5. Logan Zip tote: All eyes on the zipper! I love this tote—it will be available in mini, small and large for all lifestyles. 
6. Fringe clutch: Made of lamb leather, this swing-y clutch features two layers of fringe—it’s quite the attention-getter! Shown here in black, but it will also come in French blue, Ink and Caramel. 
Get more: I’ll walk you through the MILLY Fall ‘14 ready-to-wear inspiration, or if you’re dreaming of summer, get inspired by my vacation diary—I even give tips for what to pack.
Plus, don’t forget to shop MILLY dresses and MILLY handbags!
Plus, don’t forget to shop MILLY dresses and MILLY handbags! 8 months ago
Solange Knowles, Anna Kendrick, Coco + Breezy and Skylar Grey sat front row at the MILLY FW ‘14 fashion show. Killer lineup, no?
Check out more Major MILLY Moments with Nicki Minaj, Rachel Bilson, Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Palermo, and the time Solange rocked a MILLY look in her latest music video. Stay up to date with all that’s happening at MILLY HQ: just sign up for our newsletter. 8 months ago
Blow dry hair straight using a round brush for volume and apply Wella Professionals Oil Reflections for shine. Part hair in the middle and secure into a semi loose low ponytail Take a small strand of hair from the ponytail and loosely twist the entire piece securing with a rubber band

Twist piece around the ponytail creating a spiral shape on top of the first elastic band Tightly secure the wrapped hair with bobby pins underneath. Voila!
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The MILLY FW ‘14 show was held yesterday at Lincoln Center. Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY divulges her inspiration here:
What was your inspiration for the MILLY Fall/Winter 2014 collection?
 My collection, named “DUSK” focuses on movement, texture and drama. The color palette was inspired by the stages of nightfall, from blush to onyx and including reflective metallic that remind me of moonlight. For the silhouettes, I was inspired by classical dance—I like the idea of the paradox of discipline and beauty and played with both fluidity and structure.
How do you begin your design process?
I love color and pattern so I always begin with fabric. This season, I was very interested in contrasting textures—the juxtaposition of light and dark vs. weightlessness and volume.
Tell us more about the fabrics.
I wanted the fabrics to incorporate movement and drama,. I love to use really luxurious European fabrics - beaded fringe, sheer tulle with intricate pleating, Mongolian fur and reflective foil leather, and ultra-sonic welded leather.
Stay in the know - get the scoop behind the scenes at the MILLY show backstage, our favorite things to do after NYFW, and sign up for news from MILLY headquarters.  8 months ago
Every collection starts with an inspiration board. Michelle compiles images that stand out to her, creating a mood for the collection as the pictures are collaged together. Fabric is a key part of every MILLY collection. Michelle's use of exquisite European materials differentiate her collections from others. Here's a sneak peek of one of Michelle's fabric boards. Michelle's exclusive sketch for WWD! Oh, the excitement of seeing sketches come to life down the runway! Pleats, pink and tulle. Yes, please! Embroidered fringe and statement leather put a modern twist on any silhouette. Pops of color, pattern and bold textures give the Fall '14 collection an
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