September 4, 2002 |
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.
September 9, 2013 |
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.
March 20, 2016 |
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.
June 7, 1996 |
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.
September 20, 1994 |
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.
August 15, 1997 |
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.
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.
September 21, 2012 |
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.
December 8, 2010 |
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.
October 22, 2009 |
Today's brides continue to turn tradition on its head as weddings carry on their migration from holy grounds to "Holy cow!" Some first-time brides are super-young; others are in their 40s. And more than a few women are - gasp - marrying younger men. A lot younger. So it's no wonder the selection of bridal attire reflects the varied tastes of soon-to-be-marrieds. In addition to the strapless princess options, designers are surprising us with a bevy of irreverent yet sophisticated details: plunging backs, décolletage, shades of champagne, and slinky silhouettes.