9 months ago
Grey Nun, 2005-2006 My Girlfriend Ophelia, 2013, Encaustic on canvas, 48 x 45 in My New Father, 2013, Encaustic on canvas, 60 x 72 in Me, Hamlet, 2013, Encaustic on canvas, 96 x 84 in My Father's Ghost, 2013, Encaustic on canvas, 60 x 60 in My Girlfriend Ophelia, 2013, Encaustic on canvas, 60 x 54 in
9 months ago
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If there is one item you need in your closet this winter, hands-down, it’s the statement coat. It punches up every look and it acts as your first impression garment for the season.
Take MILLY designer Michelle Smith’s advice- no matter what you wear to work, if you have a stylish fashion coat to throw on at the end of the day, you can do anything and will always look pulled together- from errands to drinks to a gala event. When you’re investing in a timeless piece, it’s imperative that you love it. Here, we’ve broken down two of our favorite coats to ensure that you find the one that best fits your personality. Happy shopping!
If you’re a) considered the leader of your group of friends, with a bit of an edgeYou need…
The Leather Sleeved Man’s Coat. This is the ultimate pick for the girl who is looking to add something unexpected her every day look. Vibrant violet and leather sleeves garner instant compliments. The MILLY Leather Sleeved Man’s Coat is oversized, so if you’re looking for a sophisticated piece in a modern silhouette, this is the choice for you. Even better, this coat will keep you warm all winter long. 
If you’re b) fun-loving and not afraid to stand out (or laugh too loud)
You need:
French Couture Raffia Jacquard Cocktail Coat. Made of a Couture Raffia Jacquard from a very special mill in France, this coat is for the woman who loves color and texture. Impeccable details make this coat striking without being too loud. One of Michelle’s favorite fabrics, this piece will be a go-to on days and nights when you want to be in the spotlight. 
Which are you? Tell us!
Shop all stylish fashion coats by MILLY here, and never dread putting on a winter coat again.  9 months ago
9 months ago
Rachel Bilson loves to be the first to try out a trend. So it’s only fitting she is the first celebrity to wear this MILLY look, straight from the MILLY Spring ‘14 runway, for this week’s People’s Choice Award nominations. 

Inspired by a recent trip MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith took to Hawaii and Tokyo, the print, called “Sea Blossom” was engineered specially by Michelle, then nail-cut and printed on a luxurious Italian neoprene fabric.  The silhouette on this look is ultra-flattering—the zip top is feminine with an edge, and perfect when paired with the long pencil skirt which hits the skinniest part of every woman’s body. 
 
Shop similar looks from the MILLY Resort ‘14 Collection now. Don’t forget to share your own MILLY Moments with hashtag #MILLYMoment. We want to see! 

9 months ago

Behind the Scenes: MILLY Resort Shoot with Sarah Macklin

Get to know Sarah Macklin. 

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9 months ago
Via Quadronno MILLY Madison Flagship boutique Gagosian Gallery Trump ice skating rink JG Melon Corner Bookstore Cornelia Spa at The Surrey San Ambroeus
10 months ago

Looking for Fall Outfit Inspiration?

If you love cozy sweaters, layers and leather, then you’re probably happy fall is finally here.

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10 months ago

Get the Look: Erika Boldrin

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Erika Boldrin does acid wash right.

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10 months ago

NYFW DIY: Illusion Nail Art

Get the look, straight from the MILLY runway. 

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11 months ago
NYFW Backstage Diary: MILLY Edition
[[MORE]]Wondering what it’s like backstage at the MILLY Spring 2014 Fashion Show? Don’t worry, Michelle Smith, founder and designer, gives us the behind the scenes tour.
Click through the slideshow above to get an inside look.
11:30 am: My production team, Dizon Inc., arrives on-site first to start organizing. They have produced MILLY fashion shows for years so they’re total pros and can handle anything.
11:45 am: Backstage catering arrives. This year, Le Pain Quotidien sponsored our backstage lunch, which will get devoured by the crew soon enough.
12:00 pm: The models, makeup, hair and nail teams arrive on-set at Lincoln Center. It’s organized chaos! Hair, makeup, and nails are hugely important to my show - every detail matters, so it takes a lot of time to perfect the look on each model. (DIYs to come…)
1:00 pm: I arrive, and quickly get my hair and makeup done by Kevin and Romy while I prepare my notes for backstage interviews. This season, I was inspired by a recent trip Tokyo to modernize the traditional notion of femininity.
1:30 pm: Backstage interviews start—I have a full schedule, but I love walking everyone through the collection personally. It’s the first time anyone outside of my team has seen it, a big moment.
2:00 pm: Time for shoe rehearsal. The models walk in 5 inch custom-made Manolo Blahniks with hundreds of people watching—you can imagine why we need a rehearsal…
2:15 pm.: The models are dressed in their first looks, and I can’t wait to see the collection come to life.
3:00 pm: SHOW TIME!
In case you missed the show, watch it here! If you’re in the mood to do some shopping, check out our new Shocking Pink trend shop. 11 months ago
Breaking: Solange Kills it in MILLY!
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As if every girl in our office wasn’t already obsessed with Solange Knowles, she’s now rocking our  MILLY Iridescent Hologram Leather Front Sweater in her  much anticipated music video, Lovers In The Parking Lot, which just launched today. (Watch below.)
Filmed at a flea market in her native home of Houston, the video was directed by Solange, Peter J. Brant, and Emily Kai Bock. The soulful jam shows off Solange’s skillful dance moves and killer sense of style.
How does Solange do hologram?  She pairs it with a pair of printed pants and bright sneakers, sporting a laid-back, fashion-forward look.
If you love Solange (and her envy-worthy wardrobe) as much as we do, we know you’ll want to get the look. Shop now.

11 months ago
Now that New York Fashion Week is wrapped, I’m getting started on my next collection. No time for rest! I’m headed straight to Paris for Premiere Vision, an international fabric show. Now, time to pack.
Here’s my guide to blending in while in Paris—this season, I’m all about the leather.
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1. My Leather Zipper Tee and a pair of our Leather Leggings will definitely make it into my suitcase – it’s a comfortable and edgy outfit that I can quickly throw on in the morning. I’m also bringing my Shocking Pink Zipper Jacket to take me from work to dinner. 
2. My exclusive NYFW “Sorry For Partying” Tee and a pair of our Side Pocket Shorts will be great for walking around. My Slim Leather Moto Jacket is the perfect topper for crisp weather. I can throw this on over any outfit and head out the door. I can’t wait to wear my leather Riley Backpack with this look. 
 3. Finally, I need a few statement pieces for when I go out at night. This means that my Hologram Leather Edith Pencil Skirt and Nora Leather Sleeve Pullover will definitely make the cut. I can’t forget my Avril Clutch to pair with this outfit! I love exploring new restaurants while I’m in Paris, and this look feels very Parisian to me.
There’s nothing better than Paris in the fall. I’ll be Instagramming some of my favorite places – check them out at @millybymichelle.
Bisous!  Michelle



  11 months ago
In case you’re not sure what to wear to New York Fashion Week, Michelle Smith, designer and founder of MILLY is here to offer some advice…
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Pick bold, modern pieces that stand out and can still be worn the rest of the season, not just for one day.  Shop all of Michelle’s favorite pieces—they’re all front-row ready.
Sweatshirts get a major upgrade this season. With leather sleeves and custom zippers, it’s all about the details everyone will notice. Shop: Nora Leather Sleeve pullover
Love neutrals but want to make a statement? This ombre painted dress will have street style photogs tracking you down for a picture. Shop: Sleeveless Dress
Go modern in this tweed and leather ensemble. Our MILLY Iris frame clutch fits most Fashion Week invitations—just saying! Shop: Zipper Jacket, Iris Frame Clutch
All-black never looked so good. A leather collar and bubblegum dot lace overlay give this top extra oomph. Shop: Leather Collar Top
Haven’t checked out our leather hologram clutches yet? Here’s your chance.


12 months ago
What are you waiting for? Get your very own MILLY hologram leather clutch here.


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