Rachel Roy and Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have partnered up with US InStyle as columnists in the past and now Tory Burch is following suit. Today WWD confirmed that the designer's first monthly advice column appears in the magazine's June issue, which is set to hit newsstands next week.
Like her predecessors, Burch will take over the 'Ask a Designer' section answering three style questions from readers, one of which was from a 35 year-old mother of looking for a timeless bag. At present the magazine has not confirmed how long her column will run from but what a spokesperson did confirm is that she will also contribute to their Pinterest page.
We recently posed the question whether we should still be interested in Olivia Palermo and many of you responded in the negative. Now, just to make sure that everyone doesn't move that way, Palermo is working on the next thing to keep her on the front rows. Since 'The City' wrapped she's made no secret that a foray into design is definitely in her future but now it looks like those plans are officially underway.
Over the weekend Fashionista discovered that the former reality star trademarked her name back in January to cover a variety of goods ranging from pet clothes and animal accessories to travel bags, luggage and jewelry organisers. Rather than simply going down the fashion route, then, it seems like she's panning to do a Tory Burch and tap into lifestyle.
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Tory Burch's fall collection today was special, as it saw her stage her first runway show. In less that two years Burch has quickly risen up the ranks and proved herself to be a force to be reckoned with.
According to her show notes, this season was 'inspired by the idea of a prim girl who is under the spell of the wrong kind of guy. She's innocent and unaware of her own sex appeal', and it showed. While the collection wasn't ground breaking, the collection tapped into all of the ladylike themes that we loved from the spring shows. The mix of forties shaped dresses, ladylike over-the-knee length skirts teamed with pearl embroidered collars and rose detailed blouses teamed with gold structured skirts really worked.
The big winner on the night was editor's favourite, Joseph Altuzarra, who took home $300,000 to go towards his business as well the mentoring that comes along with the prize money. Pamela Love and Chicago, Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind were the runners up and will walk away with $100,000 and of course, the mentorship from the CFDA's Business Advisory Committee.
Every model from Liya Kebede to Joan Smalls attended as well as designers like Donna Karan, keynote speaker Calvin Klein and past winner Alexander Wang.
Nicole Richie isn't the only designer expanding into the world of fragrances. Last weekTory Burch announced that her company is expanding as she sets to launch a line of scents. The New York based designer - who wardrobes everyone from Kristen Bell to Kanye West - is partnering up with Aramis Designer Fragrances, a division of Esteé Lauder Companies, to develop the line.
"Fragrance is a natural extension of our brand -- we will create unique fragrances that complement a woman's innate beauty," Burch explained in a statement. "Fragrance is a part of my daily routine, and it evokes strong memories of my mother and grandmother. I still remember their favorite scents."