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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! 6 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. 6 months ago
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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.  6 months ago
MICHELLE’S #NYFW PLAYLIST
MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith (aka “DJ MILLY”) is constantly creating playlists to get the MILLY staff amped up. Fashion Week is no exception. With long nights and lots to do to get ready for the big day (today!), she’s mapped out your perfect playlist to get you in the mood for New York Fashion Week. Download it now! 


Don’t forget to watch the MILLY Fall ‘14 Runway Show live today at 2 pm ET!  6 months ago
WATCH THE MILLY FALL ‘14 RUNWAY SHOW LIVE!
Today is the day! The MILLY Fall ‘14 Runway Show will be streamed live here at 2 pm ET. Be sure to tune in to get a front row seat. Plus, sign up here to get more sneak peeks. 
Tweet Michelle your favorite looks @millybymichelle with #millyfall14.  6 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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MILLY NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SURVIVAL KIT
Today marks the first day of New York Fashion Week, so we put together a few essentials to get you through the week, MILLY-style: 


1. A MILLY LBD for post-show drinks and fashion parties.
2. A statement cocktail coat. Who doesn’t want to make a bold entrance?
3. A Juice Press “Ginger Fireball.” Definitely no time to get sick and this will ward off any oncoming cold…
4. The MILLY Watersnake Satchel to fit all of the 5,943 things you can’t live without during a day full of shows.  
5. A colorful MILLY iPhone case. No time to lose searching through your bag for your phone.  
6. Headphones. Need to zone out for a few minutes? Listen to some of Michelle’s favorite tunes, like Inner City’s “Big Fun” or “Good Life”. 
6. A bag of Ruffles chips (specifically cheddar cheese and sour cream). There’s no better way to fulfill your salt craving. 
7. Sour Patch Kids. Let’s be honest - after a bag of salty chips, you’ll obviously need some sugar. 
Don’t forget to watch the livestream of the MILLY Fashion Show this coming Monday, February 10th at 2 pm. 
Also, be sure to check out our favorite spots to head after a day of fashion shows and don’t miss out on our show-stopping looks to rock during NYFW. 


 
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Straight from the SS '14 runway. Get the midi skirt and cropped jacket now. Keep them guessing with these luxurious leather overalls. Throw a statement coat over every look you wear and let the compliments roll. This season's new handbag silhouette, the camera bag - get it now! Three words: laser cut leather. A holographic clutch is sure to turn heads.
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MILLY SPOILER ALERT: FW ‘14
Stay up to date on all that’s happening behind the scenes at MILLY HQ leading up to the MILLY fashion show on Monday, February 10 at 2pm.
Sign up now to get first access to the livestream of the MILLY FW ’14 show as it happens!
Plus, follow MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith on Instagram to get behind the Scenes access and follow Michelle Smith on Twitter for live updates from the tents. 
Shop MILLY dresses, MILLY handbags and MILLY Cabana swimwear for your next vacation! 7 months ago

The MILLY NYFW Playlist!

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NYFW DIY: Illusion Nail Art

Get the look, straight from the MILLY runway. 

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MILLY Manolo Blahniks! 
Learn more: read our Q&A with Manolo Blahnik on his inspiration behind the shoes. 11 months ago
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