What's the strangest thing in Tory's bag? Where is her favorite place to go on vacation (hint: it's not in the US)? What dress would she live in all Summer? And most importantly, what would be her dream photo shoot for her Resort 2012 lookbook? These were the pressing questions on our mind as we caught up with Tory Burch on the heels of her Resort 2012 collection debut, which was inspired by the rich colors of the American Southwest. The fashion designer has become a massive force in the fashion industry in a rather short amount of time, creating loyal followers not only for the now ubiquitous Reva flat, but for her bold colors, prints, and easy silhouettes. She's also launched her full ecommerce Tory Burch website; produces the entertaining Tory Blog, and a tumbler site, Torypedia. Building on our Tory-fascination, we found out where Tory loves to kick back on vacation, what bag she takes, the dress she would live in (hint — she's wearing it in one of the pics at left), who would be in her dream shoot, and her inspiration behind resort — yup, we've got a look at her inspiration board. Click the slideshow to see Tory's inspirations, her favorite things, and latest Resort collection in full.
Tory Burch Divulges Resort 2012 Inspiration, Her Dream Shoot, and Summer Essentials