This past Tuesday I was invited to preview the Tory Burch Fall 2009 Collection at her showroom in New York's Flatiron District. Second City Style saw the collection during Fall Fashion Week, but we appreciated the up-close and personal look a select group of fashion bloggers and editors were given by Tory's staff.
I was blown away by the sheer volume of accessories that awaited us in their pink and orange showroom! I was like a kid in a cnady shop. Honestly, I wanted most. Then again, I am a sucker for shoes and bags. Just when I thought the tour was over, we were led into an adjoining room filled with an even larger volume of apparel!
Three years ago, I predicted the Reva flat was going to be huge, and I was right. My predictions for the biggest hits of this Tory Burch collection? Besides the updates on my favorite Reva flats, I think the motorcycle boots, suede fringe bags, huge statement necklaces (some with feathers), bamboo heeled pumps, gold studded patent shoes and belts, oversized clutches, leather leggings (not liquid), and a butter-soft ruffled leather jacket (which I can't stop thinking about) are going to be the season's must-haves. See most of what I have mentioned in the photo above.
So here are the highlights of the Tory Burch Fall '09 Collection:
- Boy meets girl – chiffon blouse with leather leggings and
military coat, worn with a feminine velvet pump or tomboy military boot
depending on the mood
- Focusing on personal style and mixing it up, layering with different textures to create visual interest and matching the pieces your own way.
- Leather is back in a dramatic way – make a statement by mixing leather with feminine silhouettes and jeweled accents
- Accessories – military detailing on handbags and shoes and opulent costume jewelry.
In case you have not visited the Tory Burch website in awhile, you must. It has been completely revamped and now includes Tory's Style Guide and Tory's Must-Haves with impressive editorial on her take on style. I had a chance to meet with the new Editorial Director of ToryBurch.com, Honor Brodie. The former InStyle editor, has obviously been hard at work on the retooled site and informed me Tory is embracing social and online media. You can even follow her on Twitter (twitter.com/toryburch)
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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