Designer Nicole Miller Hit With Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

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Pregnancy is not in fashion at Nicole Miller, a lawsuit charges.

A former high-level employee of the Midtown-based women’s fashion line alleges that its eponymous president took an “unsympathetic and truly reprehensible disposition” toward a pregnant staffer.


Wendy Simchi-Levi, 34, says in the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that she was an employee in good standing, reporting directly to Miller, until she revealed she was 20 weeks pregnant with twins in September.

During the meeting, Miller noted that Simchi-Levi had been hired in July, the suit claims.

“Oh, so you knew you were pregnant when you interviewed?” Miller asked, according to papers.

“The disdain in Ms. Miller’s voice was impossible to miss,” the suit adds.

“You won’t want to come back to work after having twins,” Miller allegedly said.

 The statement “evinces Ms. Miller’s undeniable discriminatory animus,” papers charge.

Following that conversation, Miller ostracized Simchi-Levi, even refusing to address her directly during meetings, papers claim.

“Nicole hates you,” Simchi-Levi’s co-workers allegedly told her.

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Inside Dania Ramirez's Baby Shower & other fab maternity looks

Actress Dania Ramirez celebrated her expectant twins’ impending arrival recently at a brunch shower with pals & some Devious Maids co- stars at Pearls Bar in West Hollywood.

It was a fun onesie decorating event. Afterwards the Heroes alum showed off some of the adorable creations.

Recently, Ramirez, who had a reoccurring role in the HBO hit show Entourage looked fab in a Seagreen goddess dress while attending the GBK Pre Primetime Emmy Awards gifting event  sponsored by The Artisan Group. 

And she looked equally fab sporting a cobalt blue Michael Costello dress that she wore to some event recently. 

And cute in  Nicole Miller maternity dress from A Pea in the Pod. Cute!

And earlier the recently, the newly wed showed her sense of humor with this fun shirt. 

Hang in there mama! You’re in the home stretch!

Rules of Pregnancy Fashionable as sketched by designer heavyweights

“Comfort is overrated. How you dress is the impression you give off to the universe. Do you want to look frumpy? That’s how you’ll be perceived, that’s how you’ll perceive yourself, and that’s how you’ll feel. It doesn’t take much effort, and about the same amount of time to look nice.”
That’s what NBC trend reporter and style expert Amy Koch told Parenting magazine about her latest book Bump It Up which features sketches by designer heavy weights Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, and others that exhibit must-dos (and must-don’ts) of a fashionable pregnancy. 
Fabulous though I’m certain that many women, even pregginistas, may not be able to wrap their heads around a sketch and convert it into a reasonable look for themselves in their minds, but whatever. And also, I would’ve interviewed those who specialize and actually design maternity wear. Sounds like a great concept, nonetheless. I’m on my way to the bookstore this afternoon and I may have to go check this one out!
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