This holiday, Tory Burch taking a much-deserved break. In 2010, she showed collections for five seasons, opened more than 20 new boutiques in the U.S., Asia and Europe and formally launched a collection benefiting domestic microfinance through the Tory Burch Foundation. Not to mention, she was #44 on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed list, #4 on its Next Establishment list and, earlier this month, her signature Revas, in gray flannel, were featured on Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things free-for-all. Oh yeah, and she's Tweeted the whole way.
This year, Burch will round out the year on a trip to Mexico with her three sons, her mother Reva (the inspiration behind those recognizable logo flats) and her two brothers and their families. "The boys are very excited to surf, fish and snorkel," she told The Inside Source, eBay's digital style magazine.
Tory Burch Resort and Foundation Collections
She'll need the R&R. Burch has big plans for 2011. She plans on opening even more boutiques. Also look out for the Tory Burch fragrance and home collection.
Another high priority is growing the Tory Burch Foundation. Launched in 2009 in partnership with Accion USA, it empowers women in the U.S. through microfinance. "Women are able to start and grow their own businesses, from an organic food restaurant to a shredding company," she said.
Burch also created a dedicated Foundation collection. 100% of the proceeds from these bracelets, scarves, keychains and more go to the Tory Burch Foundation, making them holiday gifts that do good, stylishly.
Burch also has some other chic and unique gifts--to give and receive--on her holiday wish list. As part of The Inside Source's exclusive "Dear Santa" series with the Huffington Post on what today's top style makers plan to give (and hope to get) for the holidays, see some of Burch's picks below, and read more of this article by clicking here.
What Tory Burch Plans to Give (and Hopes to Get) This Holiday Season
1. Surfing: "Anything surf-related, like a 1960s surfing sign for my boys to hang in their room."
2. First Edition Literature: "First edition classic books for my brother, Robert (Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Twain). There's something special about the original."
1. Vintage Fabric: "Unique vintage fabrics for inspiration."
2. Azzedine Alaia: "Anything Alaïa, particularly his shoes and belts."
3. Slim Aarons Photograph: "Photographs by Slim Aarons for my house in Southampton. They're iconic and timeless."
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Check out all of the style makers in our "Dear Santa" series, including Tracy Reese, Thread Social, Cynthia Rowley, Jason Wu, Temple St. Clair, Dylan Lauren, Todd English and Kelly Hoppen, as we launch them throughout the month.
Photo Credit: provided by Tory Burch