Glam caught up with Nicole Miller in the midst of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week crunch time to hear about her day. Here, Miller shares her hectic schedule, complete with spinning, fittings, blowouts, makeup, and more:
6:30 AM:It’s hard to believe our show is less than a week away! I get up early and wake up my son Palmer, and help him get ready for school.
Heading to Soul Cycle! I am addicted to their classes, Nick is my favorite
instructor. I savor this time to clear my head.
8:00 AM: On the way to work, I stop at the deli
across the street and buy a baguette and
take it to the office.
9:00 AM: First thing at the office I check in with my design team on the samples.
10:00 AM: I head over to the Barber Shop to get a blowdry – Spiotta Salon on 38th Street. New York’s best kept secret!
10:15 AM: Pop into an appointment with Kiera for makeup. We have two shoots today – getting professionally primped is one of my most savored indulgences.
11:00 AM: Half of the shoes for the show arrive – but the other half are still stuck in customs! We are all crossing our fingers they arrive in time.
11:30 AM: I meet with two models for a fitting and a quick photo shoot. I love getting to know the women who wear my clothes, and making the time to ensure everything fits perfectly. The fit is everything!
Touch up my nail polish at my desk – no time for a manicure.
1:00 PM: I head to our kitchen to enjoy a lunch of Thai curry chicken and rice, expertly prepared by our chef, Beverly. She cooks for the whole office every Wednesday and Friday. I love this time to chat with the girls in the office.
1:30 PM: Checking in on the sewing room & the drapers.
3:00 PM: I hop on a call with a reporter from Time.com, discussing my inspiration for this season’s collection, and also talking about Indigo Africa.
4:00 PM: Interviewing for another design assistant – I always love meeting with new young talent!
4:30 PM: I run from my atelier to meet with Cameron Silver. We discuss what we are going to wear to the Met this year – he is my date, and I am designing his suit. I need to start thinking about what I am going to wear!
5:00 PM: Back to design! We are constantly tweaking pieces for the show – everyday the lineup is changing.
6:00 PM: I’m checking out Pulqueria tonight – so excited!