New York Fashion Week Milly 2009 Taylor Momsen - Hey Mishka - Michelle Christina Larsen

So the climactic week-and-some-days celebration of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is approaching completion. For me, the most thrilling moments were at the Milly show, which I’ve been working on as a design intern at the studio.

Preparation at Milly was busy but never frantic thanks to a team who have it down to a science. Beholding the work of the stylist, Aleksandra Woroniecka, really made me understand the way a vision-made-tangible can be worked into a series of fashion-forward equations that looks fierce as hell on the runway.

Peep everything from behind the scenes at the studio to the runway show and after party below!

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The accessories for the show: hats by Lola, cable tights by Wolford, and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

Almost showtime! Getting excited inside the Promenade…

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Front row, full of the ideal Milly customer. Yin Chang (Nelly Yuki), Dreama Walker (Hazel Williams) of Gossip Girl fame. Also pictured: Julia Stiles

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The collection! My shots of the show came out subpar, but you can view the collection in all of its glory here. The inspiration was a modern day metropolitan “gallerina”.

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New York Fashion Week Milly 2009 - Hey Mishka - Michelle Christina Larsen (57)

The highlight of the night for me was when head designer Michelle Smith came out on the runway to wave, wearing a dress I helped design! I created the embellishment motif at the top of the bodice. Cue fashion student heart attack of happiness!

Michelle Smith - Milly NY - Fall 2009

(Image via Vogue)

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On my way out I came across Taylor Momsen heading into Anna Sui. I love her ballgown and cropped leather jacket combo.

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Back in the studio, the interns celebrated a successful show!

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Naturally, an after party followed…!

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New York Fashion Week Milly 2009 - Hey Mishka - Michelle Christina Larsen (72)

Bijoux!

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New York Fashion Week Milly 2009 - Hey Mishka - Michelle Christina Larsen (87)

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After the show, I danced around the apartment in my Milly dresses and ate Valentine’s Day candy.

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New York Fashion Week Milly 2009 - Hey Mishka - Michelle Christina Larsen (19)

Until the next fashion adventure…

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A city girl who loves palm trees, strong coffee & late night writing. Founder of Hey Mishka & Day Job Optional. Learn more about her here.