The MILLY Sorry for Partying tee is having a moment.
How will you wear yours? Read on for outfit inspiration inspired by the likes of models Cara Delevigne and Lou Lou Robert to some of our favorite style bloggers…
Cara Delevigne wears her tee with a pair of jeans and a smile.
Style blogger Bonnie Barton of Flashes of Style pairs hers with suspenders, a top hat, tights and oxfords.
Errand-running: Meanwhile, Christina Caradona, of Trop Rogue accessorizes with dark denim cut-offs and some enviable waves. MILLY ad campaign model Lou Lou Robert sports hers on an Ikea run with a skirt and leather jacket. Rach Martino proves you just might be able to get away with wearing a Sorry for Partying tee to the office by tucking it into a polka dot pencil skirt and pulling on a colorblock blazer.
Lemon Stripes made her co-workers laugh by wearing hers with denim and a sparkly hat.
Going to see the ballet is one of my favorite NYC activities. Fun fact: my Fall 2014 Runway Show focused on texture, movement and drama inspired by the discipline and beauty of classical dance.
I love attending the American Ballet Theatre’s opening night gala performance because it gives me an opportunity to see snippets of each ballet which will be performed that season. I then mark my favorites, which I will go back to see in full-length.
My ABT selects this season are:
1. Don Quixote: Featuring one of my favorite ballerinas, Maria Kochetkova (follow her on Instagram @balletrusse) as Kitri, I just saw this last night and it was killer.
2. Manon: Featuring music by Jules Massenet and fluid, romantic choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, this ballet is the ultimate tragic love story. It even brought my husband to tears!
3. Nuages: A premiere for the company this season, “Nuages” is a contemporary ballet, choreographed by Jiri Kylian. I’m excited to see this piece added to ABT’s repertoire.
4. Cinderella: I can’t wait to bring my 7 year old daughter to this one for a fun mother/daughter night out! One of the greatest fairy tales, ABT’s Cinderella features choreography by Frederick Ashton and music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Misty Copeland is another one of my favorite ABT dancers — her grace and passion never fail to amaze me. I love following her on Instagram to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at rehearsals.
With each collection, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY designs signature prints that act as roadmaps for the ready to wear season. Here, we give you a behind the scenes look at how a print comes to life.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL:
Snapped by a member of the MILLY team, this photograph was taken in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Epitomizing the hustle and bustle of city life, the print features bright yellow NYC taxi cabs and the city’s stunning horizon. Transformed by our graphic designer into a continuous print, this design is truly one-of-a-kind.
HOW TO WEAR IT:
Transferred onto canvas, the city print is available in tote form. Carry this luxurious custom-made handbag when you’re looking to make a statement. A definite conversation starter, this tote features an interior zip compartment and is sized to fit all of your essentials, from your iPad to your beauty must-haves.
Mother’s Day always calls for a good time—yesterday’s Mother’s Day Carnival to support Born Free America was the ultimate way to spend the day with my kids and husband. My daughter Sophia couldn’t have been more excited when Idina Menzel invited all of the kids up to the stage to join her in singing Let It Go and my son William was happy as can be to meet New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire. Other activities included face painting by a contributing VOGUE photographer, workshops with actors from The Lion King, yoga with Lululemon, and treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar, just to name a few…
Hosted by Vogue, DVF, Claire Dans, Liya Kebede, John Megrue and Wangechi Mutu, the celebration supports Born Free America, an initiative that aims to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015. Learn more about the cause here: http://bornfreeafrica.org/.
It’s Mother’s Day, which means in addition to celebrating our own mothers, we’re also raising a mimosa to the chicest style icons on earth.
Take a look back with us at the ease and glamour of Jane Birkin’s printed tunics while she enjoys daughters Kate and Charlotte, Jackie O’s iconic sunnies-and-cashmere t-shirt combo while hanging with Caroline and John John, Audrey Hepburn’s classic mod look while cuddling with Luca and Sean, and Sophia Loren’s ever-sultry glamour while playing with sons Edoardo and Carlo Jr. We’d ask you to pick a favorite, but really, how can you choose?
Enjoy the eye candy in the slideshow - talk about hitting the DNA lottery!
Still need a gift for mom? Ends today, in-store only: receive a $50 MILLY gift card with a purchase of a full-priced MILLY handbag valued at $300 or more.
When art met fun, Frieze Art Fair was born. The must-see international contemporary art fair is in NYC for 4 days—I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek last night so I’m sharing the details with you first…
Featuring works from 28 countries and 190 galleries, the art fair is a spring favorite, where everyone comes out of the woodwork to celebrate contemporary art.
Located on Randall’s Island, seven projects in particular were commissioned just for the occasion (one of which happens to be an interactive row boat experience by artist Marie Lopez).
I kicked off the evening by checking out some extraordinary contemporary artists, like Laurie Simmons, Farhad Moshiri and Kehinde Wiley, while catching up with some of my closest friends.
Scroll through the slideshow to take a look at some of my favorite pieces from Frieze New York 2014.
But the art didn’t stop there…
After the Frieze Art Fair preview, I headed to Highline Stages for the Whitney Art Party, one of my favorite events of the year. The party and silent auction bring together art enthusiasts from all industries in an effort to help support the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other educational initiatives. DJ Hannah Bronfman and Brandan Fallis turned it up while party attendees admired some seriously statement pieces, like Nick Doyle’s Piano and Curtis Kulig’s Considered An Experience.
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to amp up your swimwear game. MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith has designed a selection of must-have unique swimsuits for all body types, crafted in her one-of-a-kind prints and luxe fabrics. From a full coverage underwire bustier option to a classic string bikini, there’s plenty to choose from for all beach or poolside occasions.
One of our favorite days of the year, Cinco de Mayo always calls for a good time. Whether you spend the day at an outdoor street festival, take part in a Cinco de Mayo parade, or throw your own party for good measure, we’ve compiled the top 5 MILLY essentials for any festive occasion—just remember, never be sorry for partying…
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1. Flap Pocket Vest: The ultimate fashion piece, this vest, crafted in French tribal couture, will make a statement over every outfit. Tack buttons and raw edges add just the right amount of detail to this bold piece. Layer it over a best-selling MILLY “Sorry for Partying” tee and jeans or your favorite spring dress.
2.Ribbon Mini Skirt: Show off your legs in the MILLY Ribbon Mini Skirt — cut from a couture French fabric, pair it with a basic white tee, or even better, the MILLY “Sorry I’m Not Sorry” tee - the vibrant colors will undoubtedly pop at any Cinco de Mayo festivity.
3."Sorry for Partying" Tee…A must-have for any party, this tee is hit among the fashion set and celebs alike. Style yours with leather leggings for a night out or with jeans for a day of weekend activities. It’s the perfect conversation-starting tee…
4.Antibes Halter Bikini Top…If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating Cindo de Mayo poolside, this MILLY bikini is your best bet. Cut from a stunning shimmering pink fabric, its coverage is flattering for every body type.
5.Miley Crossbody…If you plan on cantina-hopping this Cinco de Mayo, a statement handbag to carry all of your essentials is a must. The MILLY Miley Crossbody, made of one-of-a-kind iridescent embossed hologram leather, is one of our favorites. There’s no better way to instantly elevate your outfit.
How To Dress For The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
With every season comes a new silhouette - right now, it’s all about the midi skirt. The style, which features a longer skirt length, has become a staple in the closets of the fashion set.
MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith has taken the finest fabrics and prints to design one-of-a-kind midi skirts. We love their versatility and feminine elegance, especially when styled with standout heels.
Scroll through the slideshow above to check out our favorite of-the-moment midi skirt options.
In a pre-publicist, pre-paparazzi, pre-Intstagram world back in the 70s and 80s, when there were parties, there was Brad Elterman to capture them.
No stranger to the party scene, he made his mark as a teenage rock ‘n roll photographer who got his start after a photo he took of Bob Dylan became famous.
Elterman was an unassuming kid who got unprecedented access to the luminaries of the time, from The Ramones to Joan Jett to Madonna.
Milk Gallery has the party encapsulated in an exhibition at 450 West 15th Street called Dog Dance, a collection of Brad’s iconic work that captures the gritty glamour of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Catch it from now until May 18 - and remember, never be Sorry for Partying.
Like any great party, the best part is the recap the next day, right? Last night, Chelsea Leyland turned it up in the DJ booth for our first annual MILLY Spring Fever party. Special guests Coco & Breezy stopped by for Peroni and champagne, while some of our favorite bloggers stopped by for custom MILLY sea blossom print manicures and some epic photobooth sessions.