Ruby reds, sapphire blues and amethyst purples are usually reserved for the most retro of fashion moments, but Rita Liefhebber wasn’t thinking throwback when she created her jewel-toned fall clothing collection. Unveiled last March at Jonathan + Olivia on Ossington, her lineup of hand-dyed blouses in rich velvet and silk took the traditionally precious palette in an entirely contemporary direction. Liefhebber’s new approach to gemstone hues inspired this fall beauty look, plus a shopping list of autumn makeup (see page 14) that’s just as classic and fresh.
Rita Liefhebber dyed shirtdress ($460, Rac Boutique), Abel Munoz ivory and black Sophia heels ($600, George C)
Rita Liefhebber dyed velvet top ($375)
Photography by Michael Watier
Hair and Makeup by Mila Victoria for TRESemmé Hair Care/Plutino Group
Fashion assistant: Stefania Yarhi
Model: TAM/Elmer Olsen Model Management