Remaining independent has been more than a business strategy for fashion designer Nicole Miller. Independence has also given Miller the freedom to establish herself as one of the most trusted names in women’s ready-to-wear, bridal dresses and jewelry. Stints at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne taught Miller how to create ultra-feminine silhouettes that are both elegant and daring. Her eye for shape and facility with classical techniques make her every jewelry piece unique — from crowned skull dangle earrings to an ornate, textured cuff bracelet constructed from silver-plated brass. Over the years Nicole Miller has expanded her product line to include bedding, handbags, footwear, belts, anti-aging skin care treatments and cosmetics. She’s also caught the attention of Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and dozens of other A-listers.