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NICOLE MILLER Turned One Dress Into Luxury Successful Brand – Meet Nicole Miller

todayAugust 29, 2023

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In this episode, my guest Nicole Miller is sharing her entrepreneurial success story, what strategies she used, and how she turned one dress into successful luxury brand.Talking Points:

  • Can you tell us about your journey as an entrepreneur and how you got started in the business world?
  • What inspired you to start NM brand? Were there any specific challenges or opportunities that motivated you?
  • How do you identify potential business opportunities or gaps in the market? What strategies do you use to evaluate the feasibility and potential success of a business idea?
  • What are some key qualities or skills that you believe are essential for entrepreneurs to possess in order to succeed in fashion industry?
  • How do you approach risk-taking as an entrepreneur? What factors do you consider when deciding whether to take a calculated risk or play it safe?
  • How do you manage and overcome failure or setbacks in your entrepreneurial journey?
  • What role do you believe innovation plays in entrepreneurship? What inspires you to create new collections?
  • How do you stay motivated and maintain a positive mindset as an entrepreneur, especially during challenging times?
  • What advice would you give to women, aspiring entrepreneurs, who are just starting out on their own entrepreneurial journey?

GuestNicole Miller is an American fashion designer and businesswoman.Miller attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a BFA in Apparel Design.She studied for a year at L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne where she was trained to drape fabric and study the classical techniques of couture.Miller described her Parisian training as “intense”, but explained that it gave her training in fabric manipulation, which became a signature of her designs.Miller’s first shop opened in 1986 on Madison Avenue. The brand has grown to 20 boutiques in major cities across the United States.and is sold in a number of high-end department stores. Miller designs an extensive collection for J.C. Penney and a home furnishing collection for Bed, Bath and Beyond. Of her style, the designer has said: “I’ve always been downtown and uptown. I’ve had a lot of artist friends and I was always a little bit of a renegade.”Her modern design aesthetic is known for its bright prints and patterns.Celebrities of varying ages including Anjelica HustonBeyoncé KnowlesAngelina JolieBrooke Shields,LeAnn Rimes, Lauren HuttonJennifer StoneSusan Sarandon and Eva Longoria have worn, and continue to wear, her designs. Miller designed clothes for singer Cyndi Lauper‘s world tour. She created gowns for Sheryl Crow to wear at the Grammys.Miller and her partner, Kohnheim, have been in business together for over 28 years; the label has brought in $650 million in annual sales.Currently, Miller’s women’s collection apparel is sold in more than 1,200 independent specialty stores and namesake boutiques in cities such as New York CityLos AngelesMiamiChicagoAtlantaPhiladelphia and in the affluent resort town of La Jolla. Her fashion line is also sold in department stores such as, Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth AvenueBloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.In 2012, Miller joined the Fashion Advisory Board of Balluun.com, a fashion technology start-up focused on connecting fashion designers and retailers to conduct wholesale trade.HostOlyasha Novozhylova – NotBasicBlonde @notbasicblonde_NotBasicBlonde Podcast – @nbbpodcast

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