No one hosts a garden party quite like Tory Burch. For her Spring 2014 collection, which was inspired by the French Riviera in the 1960s, the designer invited us in to a botanical wonderland of greens and whites with hints of coral and the occasional sparkle of a jeweled collar. Although we consistently love her bold prints, it was her textiles — dupioni silk, crochet overlays, lattice cutout leather, and pleated cotton — that had us wanting to reach out and touch. Even burlap looked lush, though the oversize beaded appliqués didn't hurt. And we'd be remiss not to take a moment to ogle the Tabitha Simmons-approved accessories: low heels and metallic slingbacks for shoes and handbags that included structured crossbodies, wicker-esque totes (filled with greenery for the catwalk), and another chic update on the fanny pack that had us very happy indeed we came to this folly.
Tory Burch Spring 2014
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