Wondering what to pack for spring break? Whether you’re headed to Hawaii or Miami, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY, shows us what’s on her hit list…
1. Crossbody bag. Add a pop of color and a slick of metallic to every look, from the beach to the after party with the MILLY Colby metallic crossbody.
2. Easy topper. Wear a fashion sweatshirt to the beach or out at night. We’re all about the surf print.
3. Foolproof bikini. Let the compliments roll in. Shop MILLY Cabana bikinis to find the best bikini for your body. 
4. Conversation-starting iPhone case. Vibrant and fun, these colorful iPhone cases stand out against the sand and surf.
5. Coin purse. Don’t forget your pina colada money! Shop MILLY handbags and small leather goods to find your own.
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! 
Check out more: read all about Michelle’s favorite beach spot, get schooled on the best bikinis of the season, and shop the best coverups for spring break.
Plus, don’t forget to shop MILLY dresses and MILLY handbags! 1 month ago
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Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY, tells us about one of her favorite style icons, Jean Seberg, leading up to the re-release of the French New Wave film Breathless on Blu-Ray this winter.
I first saw Jean Luc Goddard’s Breathless at the Film Forum in New York City when I was a 19 year-old fashion student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Breathless is iconic in so many ways- especially from a style perspective.
It is hard to take your eyes off Patricia, played by Jean Seberg. Her effortlessly cool, gamine, left-bank style never goes out of style, even 50 years after the initial release. I can pick out French New Wave influences in my designs, from a classic graphic tee with the sleeves rolled up to slim cut tapered pants rolled above the ankles.
Experiencing Breathless is a rite of passage for any teen with fashion aspirations. As the first of the “French New Wave” genre, the film was shocking, cool and fresh.
Haven’t seen it? Pre-order it now or watch it on your holiday break!
Looking for more style inspiration? Check out LouLou Robert in the MILLY Pre-Fall 2014 look book, as well as more of my style icons, from Kate Moss to Catherine Deneuve.
Shop MILLY dresses, MILLY handbags and MILLY Cabana swimwear for your next vacation! 3 months ago
Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY, divulges some concoctions to fancy up your flute this season:
A fun cocktail is key to get the holiday party going. I am partial to champagne, but when the night calls for something a bit more fun, a bit more decadent, here are my favorites:
Bellini: Always classic. Always in style. This sublimely sweet drink was invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice as the perfect aperitif. It’s best when made with ripe peaches. If they’re not in season, try crème de peche (peach syrup). Use a 1:4 ratio of peach syrup to prosecco.
 Kir Royale: This fancy and beautifully hued cocktail consists of a dash of crème de cassis (currant syrup), topped with champagne. Delicious!
French 75: There are a number of versions of this seriously strong drink, but here’s the one that will start your party off right: add a splash of simple syrup, two splashes of of lemon juice, and an even bigger splash of gin, topped off with a glassful of champagne. 
Next up: shop my "Sorry for Partying" t-shirts and "Sorry for Partying" stationery! 4 months ago
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Here at MILLY, we take the holidays very seriously, which means we spend a lot of time dreaming up the perfect gifts to give everyone in your life, from your Secret Santa at work to your life-long BFF. 
Michelle has curated her favorites from the MILLY Holiday Gift guide to make things easy. Get shopping! (From top left to right)
1. Mercer Watersnake Mini Bag 
Got a hyper-organized fashion lover on your holiday list? Equipped with a front pocket that fits her iPhone, this will be a surefire hit.
2. Chamak by Priya Kakkar for MILLY Bangles
Your social butterfly BFF will appreciate a little sparkle to add to her holiday looks. If you’re lucky, she might even share.
3. MILLY for Dempsey & Carroll “Sorry for Partying” notecards
Your wildest friend will flip over our new stationery collection. We’d like to think you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a shoutout on Instagram stating, “Best. Gift. Ever.” Shop the entire collection here. 
4. MILLY Minis Holiday Gift Set
The little girl in your life will appreciate a little bit of sparkle with her outerwear. 
5. MILLY Cabana Biarritz bikini
Don’t be jealous of your jetsetter pal - indulge her with a string bikini inspired by Art Basel.
6. MILLY Leopard Print iPhone case
A punch of color in the dead of winter for the iPhone addict in your life. 
7. MILLY Studded gloves
The girl who has everything will treasure these gorgeous Italian leather gloves with an edgy stud detail. 
8. MILLY Kendra Mini Wallet
Everyone needs some metallic in their life - a great pick for your mom or little sister.  4 months ago
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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
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Behind the Scenes: MILLY Resort Shoot with Sarah Macklin

Get to know Sarah Macklin. 

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Happy Birthday Catherine Deneuve!

One of my all-time favorite actresses, Catherine Deneuve turns 70 today…

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Upgrade Alert: The New Sweatshirt

It’s about time the sweatshirt made a comeback.

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From Serge Gainsbourg to Brigitte Bardot, consider this playlist your crash course in classic French pop music. [[MORE]] Curated by Michelle Smith, designer and founder of MILLY just in time for her trip to Paris to choose fabrics for the next collection. 

Learn How Not to Pack like a Tourist, check out what our favorite style bloggers are wearing this season, and get Michelle’s favorite t-shirt while it’s hot! 7 months ago

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