Lists for Life
Rory Tahari Hosts Posh Book Signing
By Amanda Del Duca
Photos by Mitchell Zachs
As a part of ELLE’s A-Z October at Bal Harbour Shops, the Elie Tahari boutique celebrated Rory Tahari and her first book, LISTS FOR LIFE: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos. The evening was hosted by the equally stunning committee members Tara Alhadeff, Claudia Brod, Jillian Jacobson-Altit, Maya Ezratti-Rosenblum and Erika Shriftman-Koopman. Guests enjoyed champagne and appetizers while mingling, shopping and perusing LISTS FOR LIFE.
Lists for Life offers a road-map for staying organized through life’s biggest and often most stressful transitions. Rory packs more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources and suggestions into this easy-to-use guide book. She breaks down planning step-by-step – all in list form. Beginning with categorizing 10 major life challenges like pregnancy, divorce and home, LISTS then takes the reader on a chronological journey of to dos that are comprehensive and organized. From planning a wedding or buying a car to traveling toiletry bag lists, few factors are untouched by Mrs. Tahari.
Rory Tahari, designer Elie Tahari’s wife, has always been a list maker, but author is only one of the many hats she wears. As vice chairman and creative director of Elie Tahari ltd., she has helped expand the fashion house from bankable career suits to a complete line of runway-trend conscious, wearable clothing, which is confirmed by Tahari’s status as one of Bergdorf Goodman’s top five labels, with sales up 10 percent in a dismal year of retail.
Rosalia Abad of Miami Beach has been a longtime fan of Tahari clothing and wore a dress from his fall collection 10 years ago. “I will have this dress forever. It was made well, is a timeless print and the fabric is quality,” Abad said. The best part of this nearly vintage silk frock? The accompanied silk slip is hemmed with delicate gray rhinestones.
The literary event with a touch of fashion was a fine way to spend a Monday evening. Tahari, in a black and gold bodice, liquid leggings and Christian Louboutin suede pumps, worked the room graciously taking pictures and signing books as fans of her and her husband had the opportunity to meet a leading figure in the world of American fashion.