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Fashion FYI: Designer Tory Burch turns into author

Fashion designer Tory Burch's first book 'Tory Burch in Color'
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Spencer Boldman attends the LA special screening of 'American Hustle', on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/ Invision/AP Images)

Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places and ideas — all of which influence her global fashion and lifestyle brand, synonymous with print and color.

In her first book, “Tory Burch in Color” (Abrams, $50), she explores the many things that living in color mean to her. The book is organized by colors that influence Burch’s life and designs. Each color is represented through images of her collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders — many of whom are interviewed within.

The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in her life such as family trips with her boys or indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva, influenced her collection, company and philosophy.

The foreword is written by Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Gross proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the United States through low-cost loans, mentorship and entrepreneurial education.


Mingle and jingle

The Mall at Robinson will have its Holiday Mingle & Jingle from 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23. There will be exclusive deals and a VIP meet-and-greet with Spencer Boldman who plays Adam Davenport in Disney’s “Lab Rats.”

Tickets are $10, $20 for VIP.

Details: 412-788-0816 or

Mix it up

The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Teamsters Local Union 249 at 4701 Butler St., Lawrenceville. It’s a vendor fair that brings together more than 30 local collectors and small businesses that offer vintage wares from clothing to toys to furniture. Admission is $5. Free for children under 12. Details:

Grand opening

Cute for Christ, a faith-based apparel and accessories fashion studio at 1130 Perry Highway in West View, will have a grand opening from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23. Details:

Go shopping

The National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section, will host a shopping event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Center for Women, 1620 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. Vendors include Cindy Urbach Jewelry, W by Worth, Optical Outlet, Sabika Jewelry, Chloe + Isabel, Jamberry, Arbonne and Beautycounter. Details: 412-421-6118 or

Posh event

The Posh Girls craft and vendor show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North in Mars. More than 100 participants will be selling jewelry, fashion, gourmet food, arts, crafts, accessories, home decor and candles.

The event will benefit Fund It Forward, an organization that helps with medical supplies and tools for communication to children with autism and related disorders. Attendees will be asked for a $3 donation at the door. Details: 724-776-6900 or

Sample sale

W by Worth will have a sample sale of fall and winter items from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 at Footloose, 736 Bellefonte St., Shadyside, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Center for Women, 1620 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill.

Details: 443-253-5588 or [email protected]

For the guys

Shadyside jewelry boutique Gardell by Graciana at 5413 Walnut St., Shadyside, now has a jewelry line for the guys, Gardell for Men. Similar to the collection for women, it features items such as bracelets and necklaces made from precious and rare stones and gems designed by owner Graciana Fennell. Details: 412-682-2120 or

— Staff reports

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