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Meet the Stylist: Martha Ward

With a penchant for print-mixing and feminine pieces and a love of Sixties fashion, London-based stylist Martha Ward is the perfect guide to Spring style. Here, she shares her tips — plus her hometown’s can’t-miss shopping stops.

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French bistro Le Bilboquet caused a shockwave through New York’s Upper East Side when its doors shut last winter. It’s where ladies who lunch, well, lunch — alongside a host of bold-faced names such as Sting and Bill Clinton. Fortunately for its devoted following, it reopened in a new location a few blocks away on East 60th — and the late-night table dancing and perennially packed lunch hour have returned as well. As the mercury rises and our thoughts turn to the perfect spring salad, we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting than Chef Julien Jouhannaud there to consult on the ultimate Salad Niçoise.

  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival

With the Tribeca Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, we’ve put together a checklist of some of our favorites to watch — all documentaries because, sometimes, real life can be greater than fiction. There’s the highly-anticipated world premiere of Dior and I, which chronicles the creation of Raf Simons’ first Dior couture collection. For the musically-inclined, there’s an homage to James Brown — exploring his rags-to-riches story and his civil rights work — produced by Mick Jagger. The Other One: The Long Strange Career of Bob Weir throws a spotlight on the Grateful Dead’s lesser-known guitarist — the one who wasn’t Jerry Garcia. And speaking of trips, the lineup is rounded out with experimental film On a Human Scale which reimagines the people of New York City as an audiovisual instrument. What’s on your must-see list?

Book of the Week: Andrea Robinson’s Toss the Gloss

Andrea Robinson’s new book Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ addresses an audience oft-neglected by the major beauty companies: baby boomers. But even if you find yourself south of that generation, it’s a great read and resource. Here, more on the beauty industry veteran plus her pro tips on perfecting
your lip color.

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Meet Trademark, the new collection launched by two of Tory’s girls, sisters Louisa and Pookie Burch. Get to know them — and their line — here.

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Getaway: Piera Gelardi’s Southeast Asia

Warm weather, hot spices and bright bursts of color… Refinery29 Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi found her element on a recent whirlwind trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. With much of Southeast Asia celebrating the New Year tomorrow, we asked Piera to share her highlights.

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Meet the Actress: Kelli O’Hara

Kelli O’Hara’s a Broadway veteran with a set of unbelievable pipes. Don’t just take our word for it. According to The New York Times, her voice “courses from flutelike fragility to thundering affirmation and back again.” Plus, she’s racked up four Tony nominations — in productions as varied as South Pacific and The Pajama Game — and has performed everywhere from the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. You can catch the actress, here wearing Tory’s Lorelai dress, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where she’s playing Francesca in the musical version of The Bridges of Madison County. (Yes, in the role made famous by Meryl Streep.) “If you think you know the story,” says Kelli, “you don’t.”

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Editors’ Style Tip: Coachella Chic

The Coachella music festival kicks off today and, to celebrate, The Tory Blog editors put together a quick style guide to channeling your inner bohemian as you hit performance after performance — or watch live from the comfort of your screen.


Clockwise from top left: Tory’s Madura gold fret and Luca wood earrings; crochet Estella and Calita dress;
Marion clutch; tortoiseshell and rose Peggy sunglasses; the scene at Coachella, by Jennifer Grace of the Native Fox; Clinique Rescue Balm; Lucas leather and Reggie metallic sandals

Street Style: Zina Charkoplia’s Scarlet Fever

Looking to add some heat to your look in one easy step? Then take a style cue from Barcelona-based blogger Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe. She tops off her black leather outfit with our Robinson chain wallet in bright Carnival red, providing the perfect crimson counterpoint to that all-neutral palette.


Shop Shades of Red.

 

Jane Scott Hodges’ new book Linens: For Every Room and Occasion is more than just a collection of gorgeous interiors and colorful tabletops — although there’s plenty of that, of course. The Founder of Leontine Linens has packed the tome with helpful hints and tips, from prepping your guest room to making the perfect bed, while input from a host of industry pros — Darcy Miller; Charlotte Moss — further ups the expertise factor. Here, we chat with the linen guru herself.

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Ambra Medda On: Salone del Mobile

Ambra Medda knows her way around design fairs. Not only is she the Founder of online design shop L’ArcoBaleno, but she’s also Co-Founder and former Director of Design Miami. She knows the industry inside and out and can navigate those trade-floor booths like no other. So, of course, we made a beeline for her when looking for an insider’s guide to Milan’s big furniture fair Salone del Mobile, which kicks off today. Here, Ambra tells us what to see, what to do, what to wear and where to eat. Plus, for the design clueless, she shares a quick primer on the names you need to know…

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One simple silhouette, infinite workweek possibilities. The sheath is a classic — and perfect for one-piece power dressing. Here, we spotlight three of our chicest styles — plus style tips to go with them.


Click each image to shop the dress — or visit our Workweek Chic shop.

Tory Burch Blog » Costume Institute Gala http://blog.toryburch.com The latest news, style tips, artist, music and celeb features from Tory Burch. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:03:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Spotlight On: Met Gala 2013 http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-met-gala-2013/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-met-gala-2013/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=81243 Met Gala event, which, this year, celebrated PUNK: Chaos to Couture.


Tory hit the red carpet with actresses Jessica Alba (left) and Ginnifer Goodwin, both in custom Tory gowns. For the full back story on Jessica's laser-cut leather dress, head over to WhoWhatWear. Meanwhile we chatted with Ginnifer, who plays Snow White (a.k.a. Mary Margaret) in ABC's fairytale remix Once Upon a Time.

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Tastemakers On: Best Punk Songs http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/tastemakers-on-best-punk-songs/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/tastemakers-on-best-punk-songs/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 16:23:31 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=80417 PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit tonight at the Met Gala, and dives into a world of studs, safety pins and deconstruction. We asked a few party-goers — including gala co-chair Lauren Santo Domingo, Vogue’s Sally Singer, Eddie Borgo and Amanda Brooks — for their favorite punk songs. And for our full punk playlist, click here.


Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein at the opening of Mirandy Gallery's Blondie in Camera exhibition in London, 1978, photographed by Martyn Goddard/Corbis

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Tory’s Playlist: Punk Rock Changed Our Lives http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/torys-playlist-punk-rock-changed-our-lives/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/torys-playlist-punk-rock-changed-our-lives/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:07 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=80788 PUNK: Chaos to Couture — we offer this playlist. Warning: May cause anarchy.


Hear it now on Spotify.

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Day in the Life: Rashida Jones http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/day-in-the-life-rashida-jones/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/day-in-the-life-rashida-jones/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:28:32 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=49714 Celeste and Jesse Forever, a romantic comedy starring Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones (who also wrote the screenplay) about a couple who splits but isn't quite yet…separated. They still live together — she in the house; he in the backyard studio — while navigating the tricky terrain of post-divorce friendship. The reviews are in, and they're great.


Earlier, Rashida gave us a sneak peek into her life while she was working on the film, which she wrote with best friend Will McCormack, earlier this year. Also on the day's agenda: the Met Gala and Amy Poehler.

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Best Dressed: Tory, Rashida, Brooklyn & Liya http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/best-dressed-tory-rashida-brooklyn-liya/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/best-dressed-tory-rashida-brooklyn-liya/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 16:16:07 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=49724 http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/best-dressed-tory-rashida-brooklyn-liya/feed/ 4 To Do: Schiaparelli and Prada http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/to-do-schiaparelli-and-prada/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/to-do-schiaparelli-and-prada/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 20:42:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=49453 http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/05/to-do-schiaparelli-and-prada/feed/ 0 Day in the Life: Tabitha Simmons http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/day-in-the-life-tabitha-simmons/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/day-in-the-life-tabitha-simmons/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 14:45:06 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=29609 Tabitha Simmons on one very busy day as she went from her childrens' school to Vogue to the Met Ball — looking incredible the entire way.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/day-in-the-life-tabitha-simmons/feed/ 1 Spotlight On: Harold Koda http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/spotlight-on-harold-koda/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/spotlight-on-harold-koda/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 11:28:01 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=29370 http://blog.toryburch.com/2011/05/spotlight-on-harold-koda/feed/ 1

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