One step into a Tory Burch boutique is a bit like standing on the end of the designer’s very own kaleidoscope. There are bits of gold everywhere, pops of green, magenta, or blue, and always a shade of bright orange as ubiquitous as the logo on the designer’s flats. But, in her new book released this month, Burch has officially welcomed us to take a look at a world that’s even more vibrant than the retail one. Her own.
Tory Burch In Color is a tome that reins together as much of Tory’s inspiration that could possible fit in 256 pages: her travels to the top of summit of Machu Picchu, advice from industry leaders, and her parents — whose style and love story is a overarching theme through the rich, saturated pages of vacation, home, and runway images. Naturally, the only way to organize such a collection of stories was in color chapters themselves — everything from blue tiles in Istanbul to gold tinsel on Christmas trees, and every Pantone shade in between.
But, while it's easy to get wrapped up in a bit of wanderlust flipping through the personal photos, ultimately it's Tory's own designs that bring these memories to life. In fact, even today you'll hardly see a runway show which doesn't enlist a wide and inspired lineup of shades that make up her signature classic-meets-quirky aesthetic. Of course, you don't necessarily need to shop directly off the runway to start following Tory's lead. Ahead, the designer (traveler, mother, and now published author, thankyouverymuch) has filled us in on the six essential colorful items that every women should own. And, if you choose to collect them à la Tory — through your travels to foreign flea markets and passed down from your chicest relatives — even more power to you.