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Miller Time

| January 14, 2015 | Parties National

The Party
Nicole Miller’s spring 2015 collection might channel the beachy vibe of Rio de Janeiro, but the party was all Cali cool when Heels2Heal took over a private La Jolla estate for the philanthropic organization’s fifth annual Fashion Gala. Kicking things off? Tequila shots to greet guests at the door.

The People
Before the sun set, models got makeovers poolside as Miller kitted out pals like Amy Renda, Britt Hackmann and Kat Cowling in looks from the new collection. Stefanie Lyon, the evening’s co-chair and owner of the Nicole Miller boutique at The Forum in Carlsbad (one of the only independent Nicole Miller boutiques in the country), looked on as the finishing touches of a splashy Copacabana-themed bar were put into place. As the party heated up and the catwalk sprang to life, guests sipped on Snake Oil Cocktail Co. libations and opened their hearts and wallets to raise $150,000 for San Diego Youth Services, a nonprofit that helps homeless and at-risk youth.

Best in Show
Channeling the up-all-night energy of Rio, revelers partied past midnight, and Miller herself, dressed in a flouncy, feathered skirt, was queen of the dance floor. Frock on! –Photography by Bekah Peace



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