Tory Burch has officially made her leap into the beauty world — and from the looks of her first makeup, body, and fragrance creations, we're predicting a major hit. As she told WWD in an exclusive feature debuting today, Burch admits that she was inspired by the people closest to her while designing the collection — her family. While developing her eponymous fragrance, for example, she started with a single note — vetiver — that was beloved both by her brothers and by her late father, and used the note as a jumping-off point in developing a sexy-tomboy fragrance that would eventually include notes of pink pepper, neroli, and tuberose.
When it came to the development of her color cosmetics capsule collection — a simple selection of nude lipstick, a cheek and lip tint, a bronzing palette, and a retractable face brush, Burch incorporated both her father's witticisms (the lipstick's name, "Pas du Tout," was a favorite phrase of his) and her mother's pared-down chic approach to beauty. Says the designer: "Less is more. My mom, who’s in her late 70s, when she doesn’t wear makeup or just a little bit, she looks so beautiful.”
Burch's beauty line (which also features a bath and body collection, complete with a scented candle), will be available for pre-sale starting on September 6th, with a planned launch on the 26th at Bloomingdale's, Holt Renfrew, Tory Burch boutiques, and the designer's own website. We can't wait to get our hands (and noses) on Burch's latest offerings, and we look forward to seeing that fabulous orange-and-gold packaging in our makeup bags — simply gorgeous, no? (WWD)