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New York Fashion Week S/S 2013: Costello Tagliapietra

Yes, my Her Campus loves, New York Fashion Week is upon us yet again! The Spring/Summer 2013 collections are on view this time, and so far it looks like it’s going to be a bright new season!

My first show was Costello Tagliapietra, so named for the line’s designers, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra. Though the two are known for their stylish lumberjack appearances, usually decked out in flannel, jeans, and suspenders of varying colors, their line doesn’t reflect that. For Spring/Summer 2013, Costello Tagliapietra had loose, draped, and gathered shapes in mind, in a quieter color palette than this past season. Aquas, yellow-greens, grass-greens, light mauves and carnations peeped through the collection. Watching the models swish down the runway in the floaty pieces made me wish for those cool spring days just before it gets hot, when the air curls around your skin like a hug from a cute boy. There were interesting cut-outs and long, wide legs that had a distinct 1970s vibe, but overall the look was quite modern, I’d say, given the throwbacks that have been happening left and right over the past few seasons. The pieces are so wearable, too! I’d particularly love to have the halter jumpsuit that was one color speckled green in the front and another in the back (so if you’re reading this, Jeffrey and Robert, you know where to send it!), like a high-fashion iguana.

Beauty-wise, I saw a lot of tousled, backcombed hair and coral, coral, coral–I mean the works: lips, eyes, cheeks, etc. To me, this is a nice change from this past spring/summer (and, incidentally, the spring/summer before that) when neon has been king. It’ll be nice to return to a time when the color of ladies’ lips won’t poke your eye out. For some photos of backstage beauty and runway realness, see below! All photos by me :)

Elyssa Goodman likes words and pictures a lot. She is a Style Consultant at Her Campus, was previously the publication's first Style Editor, and has been with the magazine since its inception in 2009. Elyssa graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and Photography. As an undergraduate, she founded and was the editor-in-chief of The Cut, Carnegie Mellon's Music Magazine. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elyssa now lives and works in New York City as Miss Manhattan, a freelance writer, photographer, stylist and social media consultant. Her work has appeared in Vice, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, Artforum, Bust, Bullett, Time Out New York, Nerve.com, and many other publications across the globe. Elyssa is also the photographer of the book "Awkwafina's NYC," written by Nora "Awkwafina" Lum. She loves New York punk circa 1973, old-school photobooths, macaroni and cheese, and Marilyn Monroe. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @MissManhattanNY.