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Fall 2014: Inspiration

The Fall 2014 inspiration may have started with the armor Tory’s parents collected, but it doesn’t stop there. Here’s a look at the other motifs that made their way into the collection, from rich tapestry brocades to a bold equestrian theme. For more of the season’s influences, check out our Pinterest board here.

Fall 2014: Exclusive Wallpaper

Arm yourself with a chic wallpaper, inspired by a vintage tapestry Tory came across during her travels. The print appears in our Fall collection — and is ready to makes its way onto your home screen, too. Download it here to your computers, iPads, iPhones and Androids.

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Tory’s Playlist: Fall 2014

From Patti Smith’s kinetic crescendoing sounds to the cool calm of Dionne Warwick and a bluesy Bob Dylan — we’re taking you on a journey, inspired by Tory’s Fall 2014 collection. A little moody, layered, and textured. Just how we like it.


Listen on Spotify now.

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To Do: El Greco at The Frick

2014 is a year of numerous anniversaries — including Tory’s own — and among them is the fourth centenary of the passing of famed Spanish Renaissance artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos, a.k.a El Greco. To celebrate this Year of El Greco, The Frick Collection in New York presents Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face, which pairs one of only two full-length portraits by the artist (above, right) with a rarely seen work by his contemporary Scipione Pulzone, painted just a year prior (left). The connection? Both feature, as title suggests, noblemen dressed in full armor — an increasingly prestigious symbol of status and military valor at a time when, curiously, armor in battle had started to become obsolete.


To read about the armor inspiration behind Tory’s Fall 2014 collection, click here.

  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
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  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook
  • Pre-Fall 2014: Lookbook

Clean, strong silhouettes. Bold embellishments. Tapestry brocades and a mix of textures. Our Fall 2014 collection started with the armor Tory’s parents collected — and finishes with subtle references, whether in the glint of metal on a top-handle bag or the chain-link trim on a navy wrap skirt.


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Bob Colacello On: Andy Warhol

Happy birthday, Andy Warhol! As we celebrate what would have been the icon’s 86th birthday, we look back at his career and get an insider’s view with one of the men who knew him best: Bob Colacello, the longtime editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine and author of the newly re-released Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up. He takes us back to those years, when Studio 54 debauchery reigned, and gives us his unfiltered take on the artist and icon.

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Entrepreneur: Sugar Hill Culture Club’s Felicia Gordon

Felicia Gordon is a woman with a mission. The former lawyer ditched her day job to start her own art collective, the Harlem-based Sugar Hill Culture Club, and this summer has been spreading the word about New York fashion designer Wendell Headley. She recently published Where’s Wendell?, a book of photographs featuring the avant-garde designer and his colorfully fantastical styles, and set up an exhibit, New York, Naturally, with his works to boot. Catch the show before it ends this weekend and keep on reading to learn more about Felicia, here wearing Tory’s Kimba sweater, Floria skirt and Miles perforated sneakers. Plus, she shares some smart and savvy advice every would-be entrepreneur should bookmark — stat.

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Tory On: Fall 2014

We talk to Tory — here wearing the Angelique blouse, Iberia sweater, Klarissa skirt and woven Robinson satchel — about the inspirations and silhouettes in the new Fall 2014 collection.

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Short skirt, long shirt, thigh-skimming boots: Lose yourself in Fall’s powerful silhouette. Camille Rowe, Sara Blomqvist, Xiao Wen Ju took the look for a frolic in upstate New York, captured by filmmaker Lisa Paclet. Combined with rich colors and luxe textures, all set against the backdrop of Olympic Ayres’ upbeat track Lose You — we can’t get enough.


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Insta-Scene: The Tabletop

We close out our Entertaining Issue here at The Tory Blog with a smattering of our favorite entertaining scenes — from D. Porthault linens to donuts, seaside settings to shades of pink — captured on Instagram by tastemakers Amanda Brooks, Alessandra Branca, Hamish Bowles and Jessica de Ruiter.

Meet the Bloggers: The New Potato’s Danielle & Laura Kosann

On the food blog The New Potato, sisters Danielle, left, and Laura Kosann interview everyone from designers and editors to restaurateurs, celebrities and fellow bloggers. Among the Q&A gems: Chef Jonathan Waxman’s culinary guide to Toronto, a reflection on the restaurant-as-time-capsule from Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter and discovering why Martha Stewart’s go-to hostess gift is a basket of eggs. We turn the tables on the duo — here wearing the Lizzie and Tory tunics, respectively — with a Q&A of our own.

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Expert Guide: Victoria Amory’s Mustard 101

Everyday effortless entertaining is Victoria Amory’s mantra, one she’s put to good use as the author behind the Delicious! and Delicious Flavors cookbooks. But this Spanish native — who also contributed to Palm Beach Entertaining — provides more than just helpful how-tos; she’s also created a line of special sauces and condiments to easily elevate any dish. Here, she gives us her expert guide on one of our favorite culinary finishing touches — how to make it, the proper way to serve it and the lowdown between country vs. Dijon.

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