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September 4, 2002 | By Denise Cowie INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fashion designer Nicole Miller has been named the recipient of the 2002 Phashion Phest Philadelphia award, given annually by the city in conjunction with the fall extravaganza that celebrates retail fashion in the region. This year, Phashion Phest will take place Sept. 18 at Penn's Landing. The award, in the form of a Waterford crystal bowl, will be presented to the New York designer tonight at a Phashion Phest "Kick-Off Party" at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia. "I think this is great," Miller said of the honor.
NEWS
September 9, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Hours before Nicole Miller's spring collection hit the Lincoln Center runways Friday evening, Debbie Cenci was shopping it at the designer's Garment District showroom. Nicole Miller sales specialists curated a group of dresses and trousers just for Cenci, including a floral sheath fashioned from spongy neoprene. Thick, white lines break up the saturated florals, creating a shattered-glass pattern. This is Miller's signature spring 2014 print, and at 3 p.m., Cenci had purchased the dress - and a few other 2014 pieces - before the fashion editors, bloggers, retailers, and thousands of Fashion Week attendees have seen it, before the clothes have even been made . Cenci slipped on the model-size sample.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1996 | by Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
Pop quiz... Come Sunday, when the 12th annual CoreStates USPRO Cycling Championship roars through Manayunk, the hottest selling item at the Nicole Miller designer clothing store on Main Street will be? a) bicycle shorts b) evening gowns c) ties If you guessed shorts, sorry. You're wrong. "What we will end up selling on that day is a lot of ties," said Mary Dougherty, the store's owner. "It's not necessarily one of our best business days. " Dougherty said ties sell best because the crowds that gather at the race usually aren't in the mood for trying on clothes.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Having finally internalized the fact that summer is no longer with us, it's time to get shopping for fall. Phashion Phest Philadelphia is just the ticket. Produced by the Office of the City Representative, this extravaganza takes place tomorrow in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Atop the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. It will feature the fall and winter collections of some of the city's finest retailers. Jones New York, Nicole Miller, Mendelsohn, Ma Jolie, Boyd's, Small's Formalwear, Strawbridge & Clothier, John Wanamaker and the Shops at Liberty Place have banded together to bring us a runway show chock full of stars.
NEWS
August 15, 1997 | by Gar Joseph and Harriet Lessy Daily News Staff Writers
Dawn Dugan isn't a fat-cat contributor, but she's been to a few fund-raisers. She isn't a policy wonk, but she hobnobs with President Clinton and Mayor Rendell. So how did Dugan go from sales clerk at Nicole Miller in Manayunk to the upper reaches of power? She knows how to party. More precisely, she and partner Mary McCarthy know how to throw a good party. A good political party. In case you think this is easy, imagine feeding and entertaining 9,000 people at Penn's Landing during the Presidents' Summit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013
Philadelphia University honored Nicole Miller with the Spirit of Design Award at its annual student fashion show Saturday. The shy designer with two local boutiques was lauded for her easy-to-wear silhouettes that range from office-appropriate to super-sexy, as well as for her fabric innovation. Miller is a pioneer in working with stretch metallics and body-camouflaging fabrics. (No wonder her body-skimming ruched pencil skirts and evening gowns actually allow for breathing.) Other innovations were on display as designers sent a cadre of wearable looks down the runway.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
So, shoulders are a thing. Not because of a quintessential bare-all moment like cleavage had at the 2000 Grammy Awards when Jennifer Lopez wore that Versace gown. And not because any shoulder got itself a Twitter account like Angelina Jolie's leg did in 2012. The thigh-high slit in the actress' black Atelier Versace earned her limb 38,000 Twitter followers that year. This spring's shoulder reveal was slow and somewhat surprising. One minute, we were all wrapping our arms in filmy, floral scarves and plush pashminas - in the summer months, too - with even our T-shirts raglan-sleeved.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - If spring 2015's runway looks - shown last September - were all about pared down, futuristic silhouettes, expect this fall's fashions to take you on a journey to outer space. At this year's Fall Fashion Week, ending Thursday in New York, three-quarter length skirts and cocoon coats have been both cozy and commanding. Expect to see midriff top and matching skirt (or pant) ensembles - also among the week's top looks - trending from spring into fall. It seems the higher-waisted - and the skinnier - the pants, the better, but mini bell bottoms will likely replace those tapered at the ankles.
SPORTS
September 21, 2012 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Catherine Fiore's breakaway goal in the first half proved to be enough for Paul VI as it held off host Cherry Hill West, 1-0, Thursday in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer match. Fiore scored in the 20th minute, and Kristen McShane needed just two saves for the shutout. Christiana Ogunsami recorded six saves for West. Cape-Atlantic. Juliann Brand and Laina Matus provided the scoring as visiting Egg Harbor Township blanked Absegami, 2-0. Carly Friedman turned away 11 shots, including a penalty shot, to post the shutout.
NEWS
December 8, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
This winter's crush on velvet - think sumptuous shrunken blazers, soft leggings, and floor-length gowns - is more than just a cure for the cold. The popularity of the plush pile is a sign that luxury is on the cusp of a comeback. And the ancient fabric's timing couldn't be better. Just like sequins, satin, and fur, nothing says holiday like a velvet dress. This year, however, the smooth-move textile is enjoying a modern twist. "I started seeing people come in October looking for velvet," said Mary K. Dougherty, who this season stocked three styles of velvet Nicole Miller cocktail dresses in her Manayunk and Center City boutiques.
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NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
So, shoulders are a thing. Not because of a quintessential bare-all moment like cleavage had at the 2000 Grammy Awards when Jennifer Lopez wore that Versace gown. And not because any shoulder got itself a Twitter account like Angelina Jolie's leg did in 2012. The thigh-high slit in the actress' black Atelier Versace earned her limb 38,000 Twitter followers that year. This spring's shoulder reveal was slow and somewhat surprising. One minute, we were all wrapping our arms in filmy, floral scarves and plush pashminas - in the summer months, too - with even our T-shirts raglan-sleeved.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - If spring 2015's runway looks - shown last September - were all about pared down, futuristic silhouettes, expect this fall's fashions to take you on a journey to outer space. At this year's Fall Fashion Week, ending Thursday in New York, three-quarter length skirts and cocoon coats have been both cozy and commanding. Expect to see midriff top and matching skirt (or pant) ensembles - also among the week's top looks - trending from spring into fall. It seems the higher-waisted - and the skinnier - the pants, the better, but mini bell bottoms will likely replace those tapered at the ankles.
NEWS
September 9, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Hours before Nicole Miller's spring collection hit the Lincoln Center runways Friday evening, Debbie Cenci was shopping it at the designer's Garment District showroom. Nicole Miller sales specialists curated a group of dresses and trousers just for Cenci, including a floral sheath fashioned from spongy neoprene. Thick, white lines break up the saturated florals, creating a shattered-glass pattern. This is Miller's signature spring 2014 print, and at 3 p.m., Cenci had purchased the dress - and a few other 2014 pieces - before the fashion editors, bloggers, retailers, and thousands of Fashion Week attendees have seen it, before the clothes have even been made . Cenci slipped on the model-size sample.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013
Philadelphia University honored Nicole Miller with the Spirit of Design Award at its annual student fashion show Saturday. The shy designer with two local boutiques was lauded for her easy-to-wear silhouettes that range from office-appropriate to super-sexy, as well as for her fabric innovation. Miller is a pioneer in working with stretch metallics and body-camouflaging fabrics. (No wonder her body-skimming ruched pencil skirts and evening gowns actually allow for breathing.) Other innovations were on display as designers sent a cadre of wearable looks down the runway.
SPORTS
September 21, 2012 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Catherine Fiore's breakaway goal in the first half proved to be enough for Paul VI as it held off host Cherry Hill West, 1-0, Thursday in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer match. Fiore scored in the 20th minute, and Kristen McShane needed just two saves for the shutout. Christiana Ogunsami recorded six saves for West. Cape-Atlantic. Juliann Brand and Laina Matus provided the scoring as visiting Egg Harbor Township blanked Absegami, 2-0. Carly Friedman turned away 11 shots, including a penalty shot, to post the shutout.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2011
Special Events Eat, Sip, Shop Celebrate the holidays with an evening of food, shopping, raffles, wine, fashion shows and more. Dress for Success Philadelphia, 1043 Spring Garden St. $10. 12/1. 5 pm. History in a Heartbeat Learn about the families that lived at the President's House site. Second Bank of the United States/Portrait Gallery, 420 Chestnut St. (Between S. 4th and S. 5th). Santa Is Coming to Franklin Mills. 1455 Franklin Mills Circle. Photo package prices.
NEWS
December 8, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
This winter's crush on velvet - think sumptuous shrunken blazers, soft leggings, and floor-length gowns - is more than just a cure for the cold. The popularity of the plush pile is a sign that luxury is on the cusp of a comeback. And the ancient fabric's timing couldn't be better. Just like sequins, satin, and fur, nothing says holiday like a velvet dress. This year, however, the smooth-move textile is enjoying a modern twist. "I started seeing people come in October looking for velvet," said Mary K. Dougherty, who this season stocked three styles of velvet Nicole Miller cocktail dresses in her Manayunk and Center City boutiques.
NEWS
August 26, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WEEK
Flanked by models and dressed in a navy-blue suit and green Nicole Miller tie, Mayor Nutter vogued for the cameras Wednesday afternoon and announced the first city-sponsored foray into fashion: The Philadelphia Collection. The 10-day fashion party, which starts Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 2, features more than 40 free runway presentations, cocktail parties, and trunk shows in boutiques throughout Center City, Germantown, and South Philadelphia. Having already proven his in-the-know status by hosting Sex and the City screenings, Nutter comfortably talked up style, after arriving fashionably late.
NEWS
August 25, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The fashion shift at J.C. Penney has been slow, but definitely hasn't gone unnoticed. I started picking up on slight changes two years ago. During my jaunts to the mall, I'd wander into Penneys and undoubtedly I'd walk out with something - a floral dress by Bisou Bisou or a Worthington pencil skirt. I'd randomly mix these pieces into my wardrobe and sure enough someone would comment, "Nice dress. " "Cute top. " Giggling to myself, I'd casually respond, "Girl, I got this from Penneys.
LIVING
May 19, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
As we creep out of this recession, turn your attention to a new kind of designer. This shrewd businesswoman isn't waiting for Barneys New York to validate her work. Instead, she's opening her own private-label boutique. Not content to farm out work overseas, she manufactures her clothes close to home. And rather than spending money on traditional advertising, she is employing social media and shopping websites. Philadelphia - home to two Fashion Weeks - has its own crop of emerging designers, and they are ungoverned by yesteryear's maxims.
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