Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk attended the LLNYC Fashion Issue Cover Celebration hosted by Luxury Listings NYC and cover star Nicole Miller. Vivian is a huge fan and admirer of Miller’s fashion designs, and looks forward to interviewing her for the December edition of EYES IN Magazine. Also in attendance at the event was real estate trends expert and publisher of Luxury Listings NYC, Amir Korangy, along with President of the Fortuna Realty Group, Morris Moinian, plus Associate Director of the United Nations Economic Development Council, Simon Chu, and Douglas Elliman Real Estate Agent, Marc Riedel.
The September/October issue features cover star, fashion designer Nicole Miller. How does fashion designer Nicole Miller think she’ll celebrate after this month’s New York Fashion Week? She’s toying with the idea of taking her team surfing following the show. That’s right, surfing. And it wouldn’t be the first time — she’s tamed the waves with her staff in the past. Miller, the longtime consummate professional, is brimming with the unexpected. For example, with her upcoming collection, the designer who “always sells pretty” is turning her attention to the street.
On the first Friday of Fashion Week, Miller will debut her new spring line at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Soho, inspired by the back streets of New York. The Downtown-chic collection is the latest installment from the pattern-obsessed designer in a series of themes that have included fantasy (think Tolkien illustrations) and a “magic carpet ride” in recent seasons. “We wanted to capture the hardcore vibe of the street,” Miller says. Armed with cameras, Miller turned her team loose on Downtown Manhattan. “We were inspired by things like manhole covers, metal grates and cobblestone streets,” she says. “We turned those images into monochromatic patterns, and it looks really great.” “The funny thing is that we always sell pretty, and we wanted ‘street’ to be pretty, so we put flowers on everything. It’s like if you saw flowers on a manhole cover,” she added. If anyone can make a manhole cover flattering, it might well be Miller, who, after more than three decades of enviable success designing under her own label, is still at the creative helm of her firm.
Together with her business partner Bud Konheim (who stirred controversy last year after suggesting on CNBC that America’s less fortunate should stop whining), Miller has built a brand that drives reportedly more than half a billion dollars in annual sales. And everyone from Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Aniston and from Beyoncé to Blake Lively have strutted the red carpet in her gowns.
Luxury Listings NYC is a tabloid-sized glossy magazine focusing on apartment and townhouse listings in Manhattan, plus dedicated real estate news that lets readers know what’s going on specifically in their neighborhood, in a way that mainstream media and shelter magazines don’t do. For all of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods — the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, Chelsea, Gramercy, Flatiron, West Village, Soho, Tribeca and the Financial District — the magazine provides a cheat sheet on the latest trends, priciest sales and rentals, celebrity moves and new buildings that keeps affluent readers up to date on what’s happening in their backyard. All of Manhattan reads Luxury Listings NYC. Other than its unusually tall size, the magazine has the most unique distribution in all of Manhattan, with delivery to more than 105,000 Manhattan residents. Each copy has the name and address of the homeowner, and is delivered directly to their doorstep. Distributed between 96th Street and Wall Street, coverage is especially heavy in the most affluent neighborhoods, in doormen buildings and townhouses. The top 100 condos and top 100 co-ops in Manhattan also receive the magazine. Because of its targeted distribution, 100% of Luxury Listings’ readers live in Manhattan. That means reaching the most influential audience in the country, those who shape the trends and drive the culture. It also means directly reaching the highly-desirable demographic that is most likely to buy or upgrade their Manhattan abode — those who already live here. Luxury Listings is geared toward displaying the most expensive and unique properties in the city that are on the market. The magazine features sections on the best value listings and the best bargains as well. In addition to advertisements, many notable sales and rental listings will be highlighted by the magazine each month. The entire magazine will be available at LLNYC.com, with direct links to all of the properties highlighted.
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