Monday, January 30, 2012

Admiring.


One of Matt and my favorite shows to watch is the CBS Sunday Morning Show. Yesterday I was so excited that they featured a segment on Tory Burch. I already loved her but this interview made me admire her even more.

I knew she came from a family of privilege and was married to Chris Burch who was beyond wealthy and helped her launch her line, so yes financially she had things easy to start her brand but without her vision it would be nothing. She wanted to create a luxury line at a lower a price point and I think she highly succeeded. "Luxury itself is not exclusionary" Tory said in an interview. She created clothes she herself wanted to wear. She even designed her infamous tunic for her mom because she had a hard time finding clothes that fit her properly.

and named the popular ballet flats "Reva" after her mom as well.

She is such a family person. She has three sons and three step daughters from her marriage to Burch and always talks about how important they are. She started off working at Ralph Lauren and Narcisco Roderiguez where she said she gained invaluable info on the fashion world. In February 2004 Tory started Tory Burch out of her Upper East Side Apartment, to fill a void in the fashion industry. By offering an affordable, accessible, luxury lifestyle brand, Tory innovated the marketplace. The first year her brand took off but it was really after Oprah featured her tunic on her show that the brand became a household name. Tory said that day their website received 8 million hits. Today it is a multi-billion dollar company with flagship stores all over the world.

The designs of her stores are equally impressive to me. Not only does she have an eye for fashion but also interior design. I love the bright colors and mix of patterns. The TB store in Charlotte is one of my favorite places to shop when I am home!




Not to mention Tory's own personal style is pretty impeccable.



This was the first year she did an actual Runway show at NYC Fashion week to showcase her Spring 2012 line. All the clothes are beyond gorgeous.


Here is my top pick from the Spring line I am lusting after!
TB Wildflower Maxi Dress

I also wouldn't mind owning this white tunic. The perfect white shirt for summer. Love it paired with the pale pink jeans and I think it would also be cute with shorts.
TB FLOR KNITTED TUNIC


Can you tell I am pretty smitten with Miss Burch? I have a major girl crush on her. She is such a successful entrepreneur with great taste and values on top of that! Do you love Tory as much as I do?

27 comments:

Jenny Castle Design said...

I adore Tory as well. She seems to "have it all" but seems like the girl next door at the same time. Not too mention her style is off the charts amazing....great post.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Awe! I do love her! Loving this post! I watched that interview with her as well, she does seem so down to earth for being so successful! xo

Sarah said...

I saw that story too - she's so adorable and inspiring! I LOVE her stores - maybe the most gorgeous retail interiors ever.

Kyle said...

Love this post, as I am a major fan of TB. She really does seem like a very grounded woman for all her successes. Her clothing is beautifully constructed, with vibrant colors and patterns. The spring 2012 line looks amazing! That maxi dress is calling my name.

Sara Mueller said...

I love Tory as well! And she is big here in Peru!

Just Ask Beth said...

I agree!! She is an amazing woman..love, love, love her line!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Yep, she's pretty fabulous. Beautiful, talented... love her line.

Natalie said...

She's so inspiring! She has such a great eye. I'm obsessed with the design of her stores, they're always stunning inside! And I love, love that white tunic you picked out.

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I love her! Her house is gorgeous too. Such great taste.

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Ummm. yes! I love her purses and can't stop buying her accessories too.

Baby Shopaholic said...

I love TB!!! I have a few pair of the flats! That tunic is OTH!

natasha {schue love} said...

Gosh, I love ALL things TB!! Her background is so interesting too! This makes me want to look into her bio more! :)

blue chickadee said...

Love this post Natalie!! She is quite impressive- all around! I'm thinking I need to add that white tunic to my short list....

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

I just cut my hair like Tory's. LOVE it. I havent been to a Burch store but that flagship one looks like a place to be inspired. She really is amazing.

Patty
www.prettygrounded.com

The Daily Stroll said...

Love Tory! My husband surprised me yesterday with a new pair of the Eddie flats! I love how he appreciates and understands my TB obsession!

Val said...

I LOVE ME SOME TORY!!!! In a big way.

Bud and Leo said...

I love her too! She is gorg too! And I'm a blouse person like you so her tunics are perf for a casual 'blouse' type top. And I had no idea the Reva's were named after her mom! Great post! xo Lis

Jill said...

we are on the same thought today!! Love anything TB!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Definitely an admirer...she is absolutely impeccable in her style and her stores are some of the most gorgeous around! I think we all need to meet this lady...I'm sure she would love us (c:

Taylor said...

I love that white tunic! Great post to hear more about her. Her stores are just as pretty as her clothes!!

Megan said...

Yes, I really admire her style and her attitude... I'm sorry I missed that segment. Great post!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I love her, she's fantastic! Currently lusting over a handbag and maybe some flats ;)

emily said...

That flower maxi dress is amazing!

Nat said...

Love TB- her stores are gorgeous! I just gifted myself her new Robinson double zip tote (it looks like a Prada but for about half the price). It's on pre-order so I won't get it until March but I can't wait.

Portuguese Prepster said...

Love all things Tory!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I am LOVING this last tunic you posted! Funny story--the dad of the family I have nannied for the last 6 years, went to high school with Tory and even took her to the PROM! His wife and I always joke that he should give her a call to catch up!

Jennifer said...

Love, Love Tory! I missed her appearance on Gossip girl. Did you catch it? Love the CBS Sunday morning show. Always interesting stories and love the host and his bow ties.