- StyleTory On: Summer 2014
- EntertainingSpotlight On: Tory’s Garden
- StyleSummer 2014: Video
- EntertainingInsta-Flowers: Dutch Flower Line
- EntertainingLe Bilboquet’s Salad Niçoise
Tory hopped across the pond last month for a great meeting of fashion minds at London’s Vogue Festival. We have the full 50-minute video here. Watch as she chats with fellow designers Angela Missoni and Manolo Blahnik about their different career paths, in a Q&A moderated by British Vogue’s Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers.
We couldn’t be more proud to participate in Born Free, a campaign to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to baby by the end of 2015. Together with the support of the CFDA, Vogue and Amazon Fashion, 22 designers — who are also mothers — have created a limited-edition collection for women and children, available at Shopbop starting today. There are skirts from Prada and DKNY, blouses from Isabel Marant and Chloé, bibs from Marni and reversible canvas totes from Tory, all featuring specially commissioned prints by renowned Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to sub-Saharan countries that need the funds the most. It’s the perfect way to give your Mother’s Day gift a little more meaning.
Summer 2014 celebrates a verdant summer garden, with a shot of late Sixties easy glamour. Botanical prints, graphic latticework and a fresh green-and-white palette — you’ll find it all here.
Dips in the pool and dappled sun rays. Palm fronds waving in the warm breeze. Bare legs and shorter hemlines. Filmed by Robert Nethery, with Julia Holter’s jazzy In the Green Wild as soundtrack, models Bette Franke, Lindsey Wixson and Oli Lacey have one message for us: summer’s calling.
Alexander Calder is perhaps best known for his gently bobbing mobiles, those playful wire works that exist somewhere between sculpture and free-floating drawing (an “inky” contour here, a dab of “red paint” there). But there’s more to this artist’s oeuvre. Did you know, for instance, that he painted a trio of Braniff planes in the Seventies? Or that the famous Ellies, the elephant-shaped prize given to winners of the National Magazine Awards, is a design of his? Or that he was a jeweler, who whipped up beautiful steel and brass brooches and rings? And a painter and printmaker too? This week you can check out some of Calder’s other works at an online-only auction at Christie’s — or swing by the Tory Burch Madison Avenue flagship to see all the pieces going under the virtual hammer. The special pop-up exhibition, which features Calder’s illustrations, gouaches and jewelry, launches with a private shopping event on Wednesday and opens to the public on Thursday and Friday.
From left: Rattle in the Orange, 1969; Untitled, 1965; Le Cheval-Caillou, 1968
For this quintessentially spring holiday, Tory’s lunch table is a spread of seasonal favorites — asparagus, sugar snap peas, rhubarb. The meal kicks off with a touch of heat — and a nod to the most Easter of motifs, thanks to Sriracha-infused deviled eggs — and progresses through to a cooling finale, courtesy a velvety custard tart.
Menu by Chef Adam Ben’Ous
Whether it’s a posy of pastel peonies or a batch of ranunculus blooms, nothing says Easter quite like beautiful spring flowers. The colorful blooms here come courtesy of New York flower market Dutch Flower Line, which uploads photos daily to its Instagram — so even if you can’t make it to the market in person, you’re so close to the bouquets, you can almost smell them…
“There is always something left to love.” — Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Few writers can transport us to realms quite like Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize winner from Aracataca, Colombia. One of our favorite novelists, he embodied the spirit of powerful storytelling — weaving tales full of beauty and wonder. For all the hours we’ve lost in your imagination… thank you.