A Ralph Lauren Girl At Heart

Before opening Milly & Grace,  I worked at Ralph Lauren.  He is hands down my favorite high fashion designer.  His timeless, tailored, American style just speaks to me.  He once said, “I’ve never wanted to be in fashion. Because if you’re in fashion, you’re going to be out of fashion.”  I think this is why he has been so successful over the years.  He never pushes the envelope,  he just totally nails the classic styles and lines that have worked year after year.  I try to take a page out of Ralph’s book when I think about buying for Milly & Grace.   I work really hard to pick pieces that are beautiful, comfortable, wearable and that can be worn time and time again.  I want there to be something for everyone and  I would never want to fill the store with items that are unapproachable.  (Please speak up if I ever do!)

This past week was Fall Fashion Week in New York.  Next week, Patty & I head to NYC to do the Fall ’14 buy for Milly & Grace.  Before we head to NYC,  I always like to do a little research so that I am up on the trends!  Every season I wait with baited breath for the RL fashion show and this time it nearly knocked my socks off.  His show was mostly PINK & GRAY!!  I die!!  Ralph, shall we collaborate some day??  (In my dreams!)  Here are my top 5  looks from the show:






And here are my top 5 favorite Ralph Lauren looks from the last 10 years:

#1 Spring 2011: This is what I want to wear everyday of my lifeRLS11#2 Spring 14: Showstopper.  This was my favorite look from this years Golden Globes.  Lupita Nyong’o looked amazing in it.
RLS14#3 Fall 2007: A suede ball gown. Need I say more?
RLF07#4 Fall 2008: I love the mix of casual & dressy.  Buffalo Plaid is such a great iconic American print.  RLF08#5 Spring 2008: Can’t go wrong with a LBD!
RLS08All the images are from Style.com

Ralph Lauren, thank you for inspiring me and teaching me so much about retail.  It gave me the confidence to open up my own shop and live my dream!


  1. Drooling! Love, love, love the long white. belted dress…my fav. He is hands down one of my favs as well. Kat and I love his home line as well!
    You’re on your way Em!!

  2. RL gave you a great start, for sure. And you ran with it. SO proud of you, Emily!!!

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