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:
Michelle Smith’s exclusive winter orchid print features strokes of bold pink florals against black and white tones. The fabric, hand-chosen by Michelle from a high-end Italian mill, is hand-drawn with charcoal and painted with acrylic paints in a fluo shocking pink. A blend of cotton and viscose faille, the fabric is structured and body-skimming but light enough for pre-fall weather.
How to Wear It:
MILLY Winter Orchid Ava gown…turn heads at an evening event. This gorgeous gown will no doubt flatter your figure with its structured bodice and full skirt.
MILLY Winter Orchid dress…this shift dress is easy and effortless. Pair it with the MILLY Perry Frame Clutch and you’re ready to have a fun night out.
MILLY Winter Orchid 3/4 skirt…the trending midi skirt is elegant, timeless, and perfect for the chilly temperatures. Team it with pumps and your legs will look miles long.
MILLY Piper Dress…Flirty meets edgy in this sleeveless dress. The lined bodice and pleated skirt lends a tough spin to the pops of pink.
Want to learn more about prints? Then check out our other Print Studies where you get a behind the scenes look at the prints we love.
We spy some styling sisters (and a MILLY tee!). You’ve definitely heard of this duo. Just months after her gorgeous weddings (yes, we mean two) model and highly respected fashionista Poppy Delevingne took to the streets of London in our MILLY Sorry For Partying Tee!
She’s pictured with her sister Cara Delevingne, known for her down-to-earth persona, adventurous social media accounts, and super bold eyebrows. The sisters are a power duo - Poppy was the face of Louis Vuitton Summer 2012 collection and Cara is fashions it-girl, setting trends and making headlines left to right. The trendy sisters are an inspiration to the fashion world and beyond.
It’s our favorite time of year—bikini season. To make beach-going easy for everyone, we’ve calculated your best bikini “equations” from the MILLY Cabana swimwear collection based on showing off your best assets. Read on…
1) Are you vertically blessed? This is the perfect formula to flaunt hose legs! The MILLY Marapa V Neck Sleeve Tunic will cover everything but your gorgeous gams. Add in the Antigua Bikini and bring a little blue into your cute look.
3) If you have a wicked waist - this formula is for you! There are very few who can rock a bandeau (and avoid those tanlines), so take advantage of your awesome abs and rock the MILLY Maxime Underwire Bikini, in pink tiger print. A great thing about this bikini is that you can add on straps if you’re not feeling the bandeau look! Pair this crazy tiger print with a simple silhouette in our MILLY Guadas tunic. The colors match perfectly.
4) Love your arms? Show them off in the MILLY Elsie Bay bikini - the zig zag print is super cute and you can show off your arms in this bandeau top. Topped with the MILLY Beliz Criss Cross dress, you’ll rock that skimpy top !
Now your ready to flaunt that bikini bod ! So put on that sunscreen and head to the nearest pool, beach, rooftop… wherever you need to go to get some rays.
And while your poolside, make sure you relax and enjoy some great MILLY summer cocktail recommendations ;)
Pre-fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to get your mini something she’ll absolutely adore before school starts! Inspired by Michelle’s daughter Sophia, MILLY Minis Childrenswear is a collection of beautiful pieces modeled after ready to wear MILLY clothing. The pieces are made of the same luxurious fabric and prints as other MILLY products, making it possible for your mini to dress up just like mom.
Following our MILLY mantra, the Pre-fall MILLY Minis line is feminine with an edge. It features super sweet blush colors and sequins, but also mixes in sleek black pieces as well.
We picked out three of our pre-fall favorites that you just need to check out.
1) MILLY Minis Lace Biocolor Sheath. Light blush on the top and black on the bottom and made of gorgeous lace material - this gorgeous dress will make your Mini feel like a princess! Fun fact: Lea Michele and J.Lo have been spotted in a similar print!
2) MILLY Minis Novelty Seal Pullover. Featuring a charming image of a seal holding a sequins ball, this sweater is the perfect item to keep your Mini both warm and super happy.
The MILLY East Hampton store has some exciting in-store events happening Thursday & Friday every week throughout the summer - come visit! 54 Main Street, East Hampton.
THURSDAYS 3-5PM- MILLY Minis Summer Party!
Bring along your mini and enjoy some petite summer fun here at the MILLY East Hampton store - treat her to a complimentary dessert jar by DANI for MILLY and shop MILLY minis and get a MILLY beach gift with any purchase over $250!
FRIDAYS 10AM-12PM - MILLY Manicures!
Come into the store and indulge in complimentary MILLY Manicures and Pampelonne Rosé Lime refreshments. Added bonus? The first 10 guests receive a $50 gift card valid toward your purchase that day or the year!
What should you do after you visit the MILLY East Hampton store? Check out Michelle’s Hamptons Cheat Sheet here.
MILLY Beach Reads commence! Want to know the best way to pass your time at the beach? By indulging your mind.
This week’s read: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso.
We’re super into girl power here, our founder and designer Michelle Smith is an inspiration. That’s why we love this book. #GirlBoss is a look into the life of Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, the online clothing store. Fun fact we learned from the book? Nasty Gal started as an online eBay store where Sophia sold vintage clothing! The book is an unconventional rollercoaster ride through Sophia’s journey in the world of business. We highly recommend this book
Heres a quote:
"sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You take your life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass." -Sophia Amoruso, #GirlBoss
Plus, while your reading #GirlBoss pool or ocean side, why not don a MILLY unique bikini to help out that summer bronze?
Keeping checking in on the MILLY MAG for more Beach Reads, Road Trip ideas and behind the scenes info about MILLY!
Foxes, British singer/song writer and fashion trendsetter (also the voice of our favorite summer song, Clarity by Zedd) debuted her new music video, Glorious. And lo and behold, she’s killing it in a MILLY Honeycomb Mesh Bomber Jacket. We dare you not to fall for her.
On Saturday, we threw a poolside cocktail party at Tom Collichio’s Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton with our co-host Chelsea Leyland and The Daily Summer to celebrate the second summer of the MILLY East Hampton boutique.
Located at 54 Main Street in East Hampton, the MILLY outpost is a cool collection of MILLY beach essentials, including a selection of hand-chosen hostess gifts. Stop by next time you’re in town!
With music by Chelsea Leyland, food by our favorite chef, Tom Collicio, and our Spring/Summer ‘14 ad campaign model, Loulou Robert in attendance, it was pretty much the perfect night. Check out the photobooth photos on Instagram (#MILLYMOMENT).
MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith is proud to design and manufacture MILLY in the USA.
In celebration of America’s birthday, we curated a trend shop celebrating red, white and baby blues. Plus, don’t forget about our July 4th sale! Get 25% off select styles using the code "HAPPY4th" at checkout.
The Sonnenalpis one of our favorite hotels in Vail. With gorgeous views of Gore Greek, an outdoor pool and a luxurious spa with an oxygen bar, it’s the perfect place to unwind after an active day in the sun.
WHERE TO EAT/DRINK
Grab lunch on the outdoor terrace overlooking the creek at Sweet Basil. Our favorite place for a celebratory meal is Kelly Liken, run by the namesake chef of Iron Chef, its seasonal menu can’t be beat.
Looking to head out late night?The Red Lionfeatures live music from favorite local artists. We don’t apologize for partying. (We even have it on a shirt).
Now what about a feast for your eyes? Take in Vail’s stunning mountain ranges on miles of hikes. Try the Eagles Loop on Vail Mountain, a 1-mile ridge top loop. Or Booth Falls, a 5-mile loop featuring a waterfall just a 10-minute drive from Vail.
Love adorable mountain villages? Minturn, Colorado is for you. Just a 15-minute drive from Vail, this adorable village houses a bustling farmers market called the Minturn Market, running June-September.
Feeling adventurous? Why not go on a Horseback Riding trip! Arkansas Valley Adventures offers great rides on two different mountain locations just an hour away from Vail Mountain. 2 hours, half day, full day… you name it!
You’re all in for a treat - MILLY Exclusives! Check out these fierce MILLY dresses that you can only find exclusively through us, either online or in-store. You can look, but you won’t find these anywhere else…