Tory Burch has certainly come a long way since she launched her eponymous line five years ago. She has grown her small brand into a fashion empire that includes 18 free standing stores, and an amazing retail website. In addition, she has won numerous fashion and design awards.
Burch describes her style as, "classic with an eclectic edge," making they styles of the 50's 60's and 70's fresh and modern again. Her clothing and accessories also have a global feel that make them relevant to today's woman. In the past few months, Burch, and her distinctive style have received a lot well deserved positive press.
Burch was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The article explains how the designer has managed to keep her young brand growing during turbulent economic times. While the article's content was interesting from a business standpoint, it was this photograph that caught my attention. Having seen her Manhattan apartment featured in Vogue years ago, I was intrigued to see Burch in her light and fresh blue and white beach home.
Elle magazine featured photos of Burch's newly redecorated kitchen and breakfast area in their September issue. I love the unlikely mix of mint green, blue and white, and turquoise in her kitchen. I am extremely envious of her green lacquered kitchen floors.
Her sitting area is furnished with Knoll's Saarinen table and Tulip Chairs, and the space is covered in China Seas blue Abre Matisse Reverse.
The September issue of House Beautiful featured an article showcasing Tory's fashionably dressed table. Again, Burch chose a blue and white, turquoise and green color pallette. The Porthault table linens, bamboo flatware and turquoise pottery make a lovely ensemble. The potted herbs on the table are from New York's ZeZe.
Tory Burch was recently profiled on 1st Dibs' Style Compass series. Be sure to read the online article to learn more about Burch's fashionable upbringing and current design inspirtations.
As if all that recognition weren't enough to prove Burch's prominent place in the fashion and design world, this past Thursday, Tory Burch debuted her Spring/Summer 2010 line in a morning party presentation. The collection received rave reviews, a difficult feat to achieve amongst hard-nosed fashion critics. (I was pleased to hear that her signature T logo was seldom seen amidst the new collection.) I look forward to seeing these beautiful, wearable pieces in stores this spring!