Best. Bloody. Ever.
My Bloody Mary recipe is quick and dirty: not only does it cure hangovers, but it’s always a crowd-pleaser. [[MORE]] Plus, it takes about 45 seconds to throw together. 
Stir all ingredients below into a large pitcher and pour over 6 glasses of ice. Don’t forget to garnish with lemon, celery, or whatever else you want to throw in there. Be creative! I’ve seen shrimp, clams, even watermelon!
(Serves 6)
6 cups of tomato juice
Vodka to taste (6 oz should do it!)
Juice from lemons, plus extra wedges for garnish
1 tablespoon of black pepper
2 teaspoons of cayenne
5 dashes of Tabasco
Ice
Cheers! 6 months ago

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7 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



  7 months ago
I love this pic, taken after my bow! 7 months ago
Check it out: my exclusive SS14 inspiration sketch for Women’s Wear Daily.  7 months ago
Best Spot For Shot of Caffeine: The floor-to-ceiling windows at Epicierie Boulud  facing Lincoln Center lets you people-watch street style stars along with your iced cappuccino. (1900 Broadway) Best Retreat To Kill Time: If you have a serious lull between shows, head to Film Inc. at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, my favorite new (and relatively secret) place to see a movie. Best Cocktails with a View: Across from LC, the Empire Hotel’s rooftop is the place to head for a specialty cocktail. Don’t forget to take the obligatory Instagram photo under the famous sign. Best Power Lunch:Try the buttermilk poached chicken and apricot jam & camembert sandwiches at Indie Food & Wine. Order at the counter and eat at a long communal table - just don't tweet about it! Secret Party Venue:  Looking for a place to party after the after parties? The Hudson Hotel’s underground party venue, Good Units is the spot.
7 months ago

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How to Hail a Taxi During NYFW, MILLY Style

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7 months ago
I stayed at Masseria Torre Maizza, an incredible watchtower converted into a luxury hotel! A gorgeous spa, golf course, and beach club make it the perfect place. Posing on ancient streets in the visually striking white city of Ostuni. See the Byzantine church in the background? Poolside at Masseria Torre Maizza with ancient columns, bougainvillea, hammocks, and fresh fruit grow on the trees. Blissful! The UNESCO-protected village of Alberobello, known for its abundance of Triulli houses, which are typical Puglian cone shaped structures. In Cisternino, a baroque passageway catches my eye. Relaxing in the shade, under the sea.
7 months ago
MILLY Resort ‘14 on the cover of @womensweardaily - Woohoo! 7 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.


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MILLY SS 14 inspiration

Want to see a glimpse of my runway show? You’re in luck…I’m a sucker for spoiler alerts.

7 months ago
#Voguestagram
I’ve jumped on the #Voguestagram phenomenon and wanted to share my pic with you! I’m so excited to have launched my first ad campaign in Vogue’s September Issue. [[MORE]] I’ve been reading the magazine since I was a teenager, and it feels like I’ve come full circle now seeing my first-ever MILLY ad campaign there. I also have a girl crush on J-Law, so I was really happy when I found out she was on the cover… 7 months ago
SPOILER ALERT! SS 14
A sneak peek! What do you think? 7 months ago
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