No matter your style, it’s the perfect complement to every closet. With a modern silhouette and custom flip lock closure, (not to mention that it comes in blue or black), it’s making its way to the top of everyone’s spring wish list.
Some of fashion’s finest shows us how they style their Bryant small crossbody bags, from Kimberly Pesch of Eat Sleep Wear, Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black, and Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon, just to name a few…
If you’re in search of a new bag for spring (who isn’t?) you’ve met your match. Get the blue if you’re in the mood to brighten up your handbag selection, or go for the black if you’re looking for a classic design with a twist. Either way, we know you’ll love it.
Other essentials include a pair of gorgeous Manolo metallic heels that can be worn with everything, bright Butter London nail polish colors (one for your mani, one for your pedi) bangles, a Chanel compact, Dior lip gloss and mascara for touch ups before happy hour. Don’t forget the sunnies!
It’s nearly spring…but not quite! We don’t know about you, but we’re in need of a beauty pick-me-up. While we bide the time, here are our tips, straight from Romy Solemani’s kit backstage at the MILLY SS ‘14 runway show to get you ready for spring.
This season, it’s all about quenched skin, a defined brow and a pop of color on the lip. We’re loving Kevyn Aucoin makeup…see how to get the look, here:
1. Prep a clean face with tinted moisturizer for a sheer glow. We like: The Sensual Skin Tinted balm.
2. Lightly define brows with a pencil and instantly your eyes will shine
3. For lips, try this dual trick: use a lip pencil (we used The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Cerise) and dab on The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Fira on top for a sexy matte look that lasts.
It’s safe to say we love spotting people in MILLY outfits - especially when the roster includes J.Lo and Solange Knowles. Over the past few weeks some of our favorite celebrities have been out and about wearing designer Michelle Smith’s signature pieces and we’ve been experiencing serious fashion envy.
If you’re in need of style inspiration for spring, look no further. We’ve put together a few of our favorite celebrity MILLY sightings to make it easy. CLICK THE SLIDESHOW TO SHOP THESE CELEB STATUS OUTFITS.
City Slickers: you know who you are. Never a dull moment, you live for the excitement and unpredictability that city life brings. Same goes for your wardrobe. Versatile, full of color and up for anything. Get the look now.
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.
Where it comes from:
Last year, right after the MILLY FW ’13 runway show, Michelle went on vacation with her family to Hawaii and Japan. There, she was inspired by the colors of the surf and the tradition of florals in Japanese culture. Michelle set out to incorporate the beauty of the seascape into her Spring ’14 collection.
What makes it special:
It’s a print like no other! Hibiscus and other exotic florals intertwine with hues of seafoam and colorblocked cantaloupe and pops of white. If you ask us, it looks like a piece of art. Look familiar? You may have spotted our sea blossom print while flipping through the Spring Fashion issues of major magazines: it’s part of the MILLY Spring ’14 advertising campaign featuring model Loulou Robert.
How to wear it:
You can wear sea blossom six different ways—which is your style?
Last night marked one of our favorite nights of the year, the Academy Awards. While most people tune in to find out which of their favorite films and actors will walk away with an award, we are all about the fashion. From Jennifer Lawrence stumbling on the carpet (gracefully, per usual) in a stunning Dior dress to Lupita Nyong’o capturing Best Supporting Actress in a power blue Prada gown, the night was full of statement fashion moments. Scroll through the slideshow to see some of our favorite Oscar dresses and the MILLY looks that tie back to them. SHOP ALL DRESSES HERE.
One of our favorite fashion bloggers, Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific, was recently photographed wearing a head-to-toe MILLY outfit, looking feminine yet edgy. GET HER MILLY DRESS AND COAT HERE. Not only do we admire Blair for braving the NYC cold and sporting a dress, but her mesh-on-mesh getup is utter perfection. Blair wears the MILLY Bustier Strap Dress and Cape Zip Coat, cut from an Italian honeycomb tech mesh material. Available in a variety of different styles, the luxurious, textured fabric is a spring staple for MILLY and will freshen up your spring wardrobe, whether in the form of a dress, skirt, top or coat. Blair completes her monochrome look with her signature Karen Walker sunglasses, statement jewels and of course, red lips. She epitomizes black and white done right.
Talk about a major MILLY moment - today, the one and only Lady Gaga was photographed in NYC wearing the MILLY Leather Shortalls. In classic Gaga style, she amps up her look with various textures and accessories (note her Pharrell-esque hat, circle sunglasses and floor-length coat.) She makes the shortalls weather appropriate by styling them with tights and a collared blouse underneath.
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.
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.