Since she launched her namesake collection in 2004, designer Tory Burch has won legions of Reva-wearing fans, slipped a few design awards under her impossibly chic belt, and racked up enough business cred to open 20 new boutiques in 2010 alone. One of those boutiques is right here in town — in Tysons Corner, to be exact — and the designer stopped by last week to host an in-store reception to benefit the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. The shop is a glamour girl's dream closet — all gold leaf and mirrors, exotic prints, and splashes of rich plum hues — and it was packed to the hilt with roughly 200 super-chic guests. But we snagged some quiet time with the polished Philly native, and fired away with all of our burning Q's about fall trends, personal style, and more. Read on for her A-plus advice on how to achieve that signature sporty-yet-sophisticated look.
Where: Tory Burch, Tysons Galleria, 1734 International Drive, McLean; 703-288-0786.