WHO: Costello Tagliapietra
WHAT: Spring 2011 Collection
WHERE: 9/10/10, Milk Studios
I started by second afternoon of NYFW backstage at Costello Tagliapietra. Another show with one of the more “relaxed” backstage atmospheres, the hair and makeup teams were in full swing when I arrived.
Nelson Vercher of Rita Hazan Salon for PHYTO led the team of hair stylists whipping the models’ hair into adorable “cinnamon buns” updos. Vercher’s inspiration for the style, was a hat.
Lisa Butler for MAC led the team of makeup artists. Butler’s inspiration for the look came from “The Great Gatsby”. Faces were kept bare except for a light blush on the cheeks, using a mixture of Vintage Rose Cream and Brit Wit Blush Creme Colour Bases. The same two color bases were used on lips, along with a layer of concealer. Root Cream Colour Base was used on the eyes, and the look was finished with Coal Black Pro Lash mascara.
INSPIRATION: Going to work!
VERDICT: In the hands of so many designers, neutrals = “boring”. (I definitely suffer from this bias.) For Costello Tagliapietra’s Spring collection, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
What was envisioned as a collection of work appropriate day wear turned into something spectacular. The impeccable draping and tailoring created an elegant collection, with looks that would be just as appropriate at an office as they would be for a night out on the town.
See the full photo set here.
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