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Mentorship: Style.com’s Nicole Phelps

Every Fashion Week, all eyes turn to Style.com to read — for some, with baited breath — fashion show reviews, the latest news and interviews. And it’s pretty much required reading every other week of the year, too. At the helm is Executive Editor Nicole Phelps, at left wearing Tory’s Trudy sweater and Manda dress, who imparts her words of wisdom on her assistant Lindsay Peoples (and us).

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Mentorship: Interior Designer Bunny Williams

In the hierarchy of interior design doyennes, Bunny Williams, right, reigns queen bee. The New York City-based tastemaker’s celebrated interiors boast a certain regal elegance that marries classical details with mixed prints and a modern attitude. Refined yet fresh, her creations (think stately European antiques paired with splashy animal prints) extend beyond the home to her Upper East Side boutique, Treillage. For Tory Daily, Williams lends her expertise to the next generation of aspiring decorators, including intern Kristin Kelly here.

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Mentorship: DooBop’s Benjamin Bernet & Jodie Patterson

Benjamin Bernet’s resume reads like a beauty aisle: L’Oréal, Kiehl’s, Giorgio Armani Beauty. Jodie Patterson, far right, ran Georgia, a beauty line and boutique in Manhattan. Mutual friends introduced them and, last year, DooBop, their online skincare and beauty destination for women of color, was born. The beauty veterans and entrepreneurs — and their intern Krysten Peck, center, wearing Tory’s Tanya top — share the pearls of wisdom they’ve gathered in the workplace.

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Mentorship: Every Mother Counts’ Clancy McCarty

When Christy Turlington Burns launched Every Mother Counts in 2011 to combat maternal mortality (see the Tory Daily story here), it was a small but effective group. Three years later, it’s grown thanks to the tireless work of women like Clancy McCarty, right, herself an assistant in EMC’s infancy. Now the Director of Special Projects and Production, she travels the world creating poignant films that raise awareness. Here, she and her intern Kerry Izzo (wearing Tory’s Juliana skirt at left) discuss what they’ve learned from each other this summer. For both of them it’s about work ethic, a great attitude and being willing to go the distance… sometimes quite literally.

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Mentorship: Gagosian Gallery’s Christine Erpf

Whether it’s overseeing the latest installation by Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Harmony Korine or Damien Hirst or helping the next generation of artists find their footing, Christine Erpf is at the heart of the art scene here and around the world. The Art Dealer, right, and her assistant Lily Mortimer, wearing Tory’s Sophia dress, know what makes a good Gagosian great — Lily was Christine’s intern recently and Christine herself was an intern there in the Nineties.

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Tory On: Mentorship

Today’s interns and assistants are tomorrow’s leaders — and we can learn as much from them as they have from their mentors. For our Mentorship issue, we asked everyone from Tory to Style.com Executive Editor Nicole Phelps to Gagosian Gallery Art Dealer Christine Erpf — and their interns and assistants — to give us their best advice. Tory kicks things off here; check back daily for more.

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Editor J.J. Martin On: Capri & Getaway Packing Tips

If you’re anything like us, you’re in a vacation state of mind right now. So join us for a quick jaunt to Capri with the ever-stylish J.J. Martin, Editor-at-Large at Wallpaper* and WSJ Magazine Contributor, who, above left, is wearing Tory’s Camille gown and Jardin minaudière. She details her trip and, for those eyeing a Mediterranean escape, provides some packing 101 tips for it.

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What’s Your Sign? Virgo

With the earth sign of Virgo (August 22nd – September 22nd) around the corner, astrology expert Susie Cox tells us what we can expect.

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Insider’s Guide: Joey Wölffer’s Hamptons

Looking for some vacation tips on the Hamptons? We got them — courtesy of Joey Wölffer, Co-owner of Long Island’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Founder and Creative Director of mobile boutique The Styleliner. Here, photographed at the scenic vineyard and wearing Tory’s Blaise shirt, she shares her favorite local eats and what a perfect day out there is like.

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Spotlight On: Interior Designer Jacques Grange

French interior designer Jacques Grange has an impressive client list that reads like a Who’s Who of fashion’s big influencers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso and François Pinault. And while you may not be able to afford his services, you can enjoy his work firsthand — if you step into the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue (the location of our Sunglass Style, Entrance to Exit video), which he completely redid in 2008. Here, we chat with the design legend.

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The perfect pair of sunglasses is more than just a pair of shades. It transforms both your look and your persona — whether you’re wearing the pretty florals of Tory’s Kenzie dress or the tailored pony-print Liana, channeling a chic French ingenue or an enigmatic lady of leisure, as seen in this Angelo Pennetta film shot at New York’s Mark Hotel for Sunglass Hut. All it takes is just one pair to set the mood.


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Beach Style: VivaLuxury’s Annabelle Fleur

Warm West Coast sun, bare legs and Tory’s breezy Calyx Tunic… it’s the makings of a summer dream — and Annabelle Fleur’s reality. The L.A.-based VivaLuxury blogger took us on a recent excursion to Laguna Beach and we chatted seaside dream destinations and all things beach along the way.

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