by Accidental Bear

At one point in our lives we all played the game, What would I dress like if I were a girl? Preppy? Jock? Tranny? I come to you with exciting news. I finally have decided if I were a girl I would dress like a runway model for COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA. When living in Hawaii I was continuously on the look out for airy, flowing, loose, nuetral colored mens bottoms ( No, I’m not talking power bottoms you perv) so the boys downstairs (my balls)could breath. After viewing  COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA 2011 spring collection, it fulfills my breezy ball breathing dream BUT in women’s wear. They’ve managed, in their designs to make me wonder, ” Where are the seams?” and ” How do they imagine to get elaborate structure out of such delicate fabric choices? “These two designer Bear hotties have again created a spectacular collection and my girl power-alter ego will be wearing this line in my mind.

Looking at these two you might think they would smell like lumber-jacks or wood chips, but instead they reek of talent.These unlikely  looking bearded men are quite in touch with their feminine side and the result on the runway makes this ever-clear!

So, I ask, ” Who Are COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA anyhow?

Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello were destined to meet and become the dynamic designing duo Costello Tagliapietra. Growing up in working class families, Robert in Westchester, New York and Jeffrey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both had grandmothers who worked as seamstresses at Norman Norell, yet they had never met.
In the 80’s, Jeffery began designing clothes in collaboration with local New York bands, which led to a lot of video work, movies, and personal wardrobes for stars like Madonna, Debi Mazar, and Dépêche Mode. In 1994, Robert and Jeffery met and it was clearly kismet. Their first collaboration was working for Madonna’s bedtime stories video and instantly the two realized that together, they could take the fashion world by storm. They were partners, a divine designing duo that still today claims the most important and influential person in their lives is each other.
In 2005, Robert and Jeffery officially founded their company Costello Tagliapietra. They were first recognized by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation and were awarded for an ensuing fall collection. Both being self taught, and with no direct connection to people in the industry, they blindly sent out their 12 look collection in a look book to hundreds of magazines. Within two weeks, they received a call from Irini Arakas from Vogue who wrote a story about them in March. By June, they were a company.


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