Apparel News: Directives West Spring 2012

What a whirlwind of trade shows!

We've recently returned from the Dallas Market Center and StyleMax in Chicago and we're off again soon for LA Majors and AmericasMart in Atlanta!


Check out the latest tally of best-sellers from our recent shows!

Style i119 - Silk Twisted Sleeveless Tank Top Shirt

Style T6122 - Sleeveless V-Neck Crinkle Dress

Style i122 - Curved Hem Zip Jacket w/ Drawstring

Style i068 - Asymmetrical Draped Dress w/ Contrast Shawl Collar

Style T7067 - Sheer Abstract-Print Batwing Tunic

Style i060 - Draped Wide Neck Box Tee

Style i169 - Sheer Front Pocket Tunic w/ Back Yoke Cut-Out

Style i071 - Dolman Sleeve Cropped Jacket w/ Faux Leather Contrast

Howdy! from Dallas Market Center

We're in Texas! Dallas to be exact.

We're here for the Dallas Market Center with many of our resort-ready styles and a selection of pre-fall designs! If you're in the area, come say 'Hi'!

Deets below ...

Check out some of our more popular styles that we'll be show-casing!

Sleeveless Knit Draped Sweater - STYLE #: T6957

Texturized Cropped Jacket w/ Shawl Collar - STYLE #: i155

Fringed Knit Top - STYLE #: T6509

Oversized Dolman Sleeve Top w/ Front Smocking - STYLE #: i132

Asymmetrical Draped Dress w/ Contrast Shawl Collar - STYLE #: i068

Button Down Silk Trim Dress - STYLE #: i013

A Girls' Night IN With Miilla

The weekend is just around the corner! (Cue confetti and sighs of relief).

Do you ever feel like you're only more tired after your 2-day hiatus? This weekend, switch it up and fore-go the energy consuming (and wrinkle producing!) Girl's Night Out and try a fun but much more low-key Girl's Night IN!

For this weekend, eschew the banded micro-minis and plunging necklines and show your style chops with Miilla!

Are you more the girl next-door type? Or do your friends call you the 'Edgy One'? Whatever your personal style may be, Miilla's chic and versatile pieces let you customize your look with your own personal taste!

Get inspired with these outfit ideas below!

Try our Rouched Chiffon Top w/ Jersey Panel (T5323) with colorful jeans and a pair of goes-with-everything pointed nude flats for a casual and comfortable look that's still stylish and right on trend!

Our Military Drawstring Tunic w/ Contrast Pockets (i092) is the perfect combo of classic and hip.

Go for a sleek look with textured leggings and a killer pair of ankle boots! A fedora adds extra style points and helps to hide a bad hair-day!

You can never go wrong with our take on a classic.

Our Tencel Shirt-dress w/ Belt (T6062) is easy to customize! Pick color coordinating, bulky accessories for a more trendy look.

A maxi, like our 2-pc Knit Maxi (T6956) is a flattering and comfortable way to look stylish. Keep it fresh with a pretty pair of flat sandals and a metal arm cuff.

Are you the fashion dare-devil in the group? Our Oversized Dolman Sleeve Top w/ Side Draping (i175) is the perfect way to show your individuality and still stay comfy!

Amp up the edgy sex-appeal with a hot pair of leather shorts and leather over-the-knee boots!

Still want to put on a cute dress and some killer heels? Our Asymmetrical Knit Dress w/ Stitch Detail (T5929) is a still-sexy but more conservative way to rock the dress and heels combo!

Wood and neon heels and accessories give it a cool, of-the-moment vibe.

Miami COAST Best-Sellers

We've returned from the balmy shores of Miami and though we're sad to leave the canopied streets and tropical sunsets, we're glad to be home.

It's a well known fact that Miami style is luxuriously laid-back resort all year around.

It's no surprise then that the local buyers gravitated towards miilla's flattering more draped pieces, romantically sheer designs and versatile and comfortable pieces that are stylish for warm, sunny weather.

Style T6623 - Linen Sleeveless Top

Style i065 - Sleevless Silk Tank Dress

Style i131 - Asymmetrical Scoop Neck Top

Style i028 - Asymmetrical Sheer Button Down w/ Roll-up Tab Sleeves

Style i060 - Draped Wide Neck Box Tee

Style i171 - Sheer Asymmetric Button-Down Dress w/ Mandarin Collar

Style T7067 - Sheer Abstract-Print Batwing Tunic

We're In MIAMI ... !

We're in Miami for the COAST Show!

In the area? Before you hit up the beach and all the yummy Cuban restaurants, come see us!

Deets below ...

Celebs Love MIILLA Style!

So in our weekly (ok, ok .. daily) perusal of celebrity style sites, we noticed that many celebrities are seen traipsing around town in styles that are just so 'miilla'.

Check out your fave stylish celeb and see how to get their look by choosing miilla!

Style T6957 - Sleeveless Knit Draped Sweater

Style i160 - Faux Distressed Leather Draped Vest w/ Asymmetrical Sides

Style J5871 - Draped Silk Chiffon Vest w/ Tie Closure

Style J6082 - Sleeveless Open Front Sweater

Style i196 - Sheer Cacoon Jacket w/ Detachable Scarf

Style i135 - Sheer Tie Blouse

Style i073 - Hooded Long Cardigan w/ Tie Closure

Style J5757 - Peter Pan Collar Cropped Jacket w/ Drawstring Cuffs

Style J6065 - Cropped Linen Moto-Jacket

Style i071 - Dolman Sleeve Cropped Jacket w/ Faux Leather Contrast

Style J5961 - Rabbit Fur Jacket

Style i117 - Faux Fur Cropped Jacket

Style i103 - Collarless Faux Fur Jacket

Style i066 - Asymmetrical Vest

Style i050 - Draped Cowl Neck Tank w/ Side Pleat

Style T5952 - Layered Eyelet Racerback Dress w/ Gathered Hem

Style i107 - Bias Zipper Curved-Hem Faux Leather Jacket

Style i066 - Collarless Faux Suede Jacket w/ Bias Zipper


After a fun, exciting and successful week in New York for the COTERIE show, we've arrived safely and happily back in Los Angeles!

We've rounded up our best-sellers from Coterie and we can already see that New Yorkers are gearing up for the chilly months ahead with cozy outerwear and tops that give a little more coverage.

Take a look at some of New York's top picks for miilla -

2012 Color Trends + MIILLA

After seeing one great design after another parade down the runway for all the joint Fashion Weeks, we were eager to introduce some of miilla's more popular styles that are right on trend for the coming seasons!

For colors, we are especially excited to see classic and sophisticated hues like cocoa, golden mustard tones, deep pinks, dark lavenders and blush, nude and peach tones ... and of course Pantone of the season, Red.

Also seen on the runway? Every type of neon. Personally, we're loving the idea of such electric hues in the usually more somber seasons of Fall and Winter ... stay tuned for NEON at miilla!

New York, New York - COTERIE 2012

Where in the world is Miilla???

Currently we're in the Big Apple, taking in the bright lights, exciting sights and showcasing all the latest Miilla styles at COTERIE!

Come find us if you're in town!

Here's some of the best-selling styles that we have with us - Check them out!

Style i171 - Sheer Asymmetric Button-Down Dress w/ Mandarin Collar

Style i076 - V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Top w/ Lace Inset

Style i156 - Crochet Dolman Cap Sleeve Tank w/ Sheer Hem

Style i107 - Bias Zipper Curved-Hem Faux Leather Jacket

Style J6686 - Classic Winter Coat w/ Waist Tie

Style i175 - Oversized Dolman Sleeve Top w/ Side Draping

Las Vegas MAGIC Best-Sellers

It's no secret that MAGIC is one of the biggest trade-shows out there, so no surprise that we were busier than busy!

From the bright lights of Sin City back home to the hip, happenin' streets of L.A., we present to you the Best Sellers from MAGIC.

Last Minute Valentine's ...

Oh. It's Valentine's Day already?

Time flies with our busy schedules, so it's totally understandable why some things fall in between the cracks. But no matter how busy you may be, there's always time to spread a little love!

Don't worry if you don't have anything for your loved one yet ... here's some really pretty, really easy last-minute Valentine's Day ideas!

And they're all home-made! Nothing says, 'I Love You' like manual labor ...

Festive pieces that are sexy and sweet. Perfect for Valentine's Day ... or any other day. We love these picks from :: Butter & Brass

When it's home-made, it comes from the heart so you don't have to be very fancy. Or be very fancy like these beautifully romantic ideas from :: JennySteffens

Nothing says romance like a little something sweet. Check out these super easy gourmet simple syrup ideas that will make any dessert that much sweeter ... courtesy of :: For Me,For You

It's not really Valentine's Day without a little sparkle and shine. Just a touch to keep it classy. We're loving these easy DIY cards from :: Cupcakes and Cashmere


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