Stylista: Tory! Tory! Tory!
We think this was better from a conceptual standpoint than the other team’s page, but just barely. It’s better in the sense that it’s cohesive and you can tell what they were going for in one glance. On the other hand, it’s been DONE to death and that font is fugly.
This would be a good time to look at some of Tory’s work. She has a bit of a rep for dressing a rich bitch clientele and frankly, we’re not all that crazy about her work. Let’s look at her spring 2009 collection, which was described by Style thusly:
“The presentation was neatly structured into three parts, each inspired by a garden—one from Italy, one from France, one from Marrakech. Marella Agnelli and Yves Saint Laurent (both of whom cultivated famous gardens in northern Italy and Morocco, respectively) also hovered as references. The clothes themselves retained their freshness while expressing a new maturity, epitomized by a Chanel-style floral jacket and a stunningly simple peach column gown. But how does Tory really make her profits grow? With fab accessories, of course: hence the Burch-ized huaraches, neon-trimmed bags, and bold necklaces.”
There’s two issues we have: One: for relatively expensive clothes and a wealthy clientele, these don’t actually look like expensive clothes. It’s not that they look cheap so much as they just look like basic department store finds. Two: going with the department store theme, it looks like she ran through the ladies department, grabbed everything, and threw it all on models without thinking about it. She likes to mix up her patterns and colors and we’re fine with that in theory but everything looks so mismatched to us.
[Photos: Getty Images - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]