I love Milk Studios & I love Costello Tagliapietra, which was perfect because I got to view both the venue and the designer duo’s Spring 2013 collection simultaneously! As I checked in I was told I had been given backstage access! I was happy to review the hair and makeup trends.

The hair which was curated by Rita Hazan, was left loose and straight, explained to be the new way to wear your hair frizzy but still sophisticated. CT’s makeup trends consisted of a pink dusting of shadow all over the eyes, blushed cheeks and matching lips. It was all very muted and monotone.

Costello Tagliapietra, best known for their easy fitting and comfortably chic clothing along, with their air-dye techniques mastered it again this season. Reminiscent of the last few season, these aesthetics were very present this season. Simply beautiful silhouettes graced the runway in muted tones of blush, coral, gray, and blue. Garments were rusched in all the right places accenting a women’s figure perfectly. Most of the looks one can take from day to evening, making Costello Tagliapietra’s collection this season a “ready to wear” must for women jet setter and on the go!

The front row consisted of Industry greats including Kate Lanphear, Simon Doonan, Patrick Macmillan, Dani Stahl, Meredith Melling Burke, Robert Verde, & me: Dara Senders. Yes, I got to sit front row, and it was fab!

What I found absolutely amazing was the tag line on the run of show line sheets: it simply stated: “BEARHUGSXOXOXOXOXOXOXO” And if you know the fab duo of Costello Tagliapietra, this was very apropos!!

Till next season!

– Dara Senders of stylesenders.com

Runway photos by Dana Salzberg