MILLY FW09 NEW YORK 02-18-09Local women will appreciate Michelle Smith’s pattern-mix route for fall, with a combination of tweeds, paisleys, a neutral peacock print, and gold metallic in key contemporary silhouettes for the season.

The Gist: Milly has become a big hit on the contemporary scene over the last couple of years, mostly due to Michelle Smith’s wearable and well-priced frocks. The designer offers up plenty of variations for fall 2009: solid ruffle-front dresses, printed straight shifts, a black-and-white halter dress, and cocktail numbers featuring oversize bows or tiers of ruffles.

Smith rounds out her collection with daytime looks that include short skirts, blouson sleeve blouses, three-quarter-sleeve coats and jackets with rounded shoulders, and cropped knit cardigans.

Look for It At:

A.Line, 5375 Landmark Pl., 303-773-8200

Chelsea, 935 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-447-3760

Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686

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