New York Fashion Week S/S 2013: Elie Tahari

When one thinks of contemporary sportswear, there are quite a few names that come to mind. But one, more than most, calls to mind the exotic color palette and refined sensibilities that simultaneously sustain and modernize classic shapes. That name is Elie Tahari, the Israeli-born designer known for his chic additions to the wardrobe of the gal-about-town. In his Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Tahari explored bolder colors like peacock blues, pinky corals and even lime greens, capitalizing on the recent trend in brighter colors without being overwhelmed by it. His collection showed the return of the shift dress for 2013, as well as the slim cropped pant and even an anorak and zip-up or two. A favorite piece included a short, baby pink belted raincoat and a slouchy royal blue top complemented by an aqua collar. For pictures, check out the great snaps by New York magazine.

The beauty for the Tahari show mirrored the classic ease of the collection. Designed by Romy Soleimani, Beauty Director for, the collection featured a softly darkened eye, lightly flushed cheek, and a pinch of a pink lip. Using cosmetics by Jane Iredale, Soleimani created a look easily duplicated by any collegiette using a simple kohl smudge, blush stick, and bronzer (see pictures below). Hair, by Esther Langham, featured lush, soft waves for a look of simple, sexy elegance. Have a look at the photos below, all by moi.