Fashion

Tory Burch – National Gallery of Art – 10.26.2015

Tory Burch Shoes 1 Politiquette Bobby SperoTory Burch Shoes 2 Politiquette Bobby SperoTory Burch Shoes 3 Politiquette Bobby Spero

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ART

by Tory Burch

Tory Burch is one of the most well-known American designers in contemporary history.  Her designs and logo are certainly popular with DC professionals.  What I love most about her collection is that in addition to classic pieces, like the Reva Flat, Tory Burch will design some unexpected and exquisite items that you would never immediately think were designed by her.

This fall I spent an afternoon in the Georgetown store with one of the most delightful associates, trying on shoes and loving everything I saw.  I ended up selecting some great shoes, including the beautiful pair I am featuring today that are absolutely unique and unexpected.

I think there are some great surprises in her fall collection that are worth taking a look.

POLITICS

One of the best things about fall and winter fashion is the luxurious textures and qualities of the fabrics designers use and the fact that you can mix and match all of these fabrics together.  Velvet is one of the top fashion textiles being used and trending this fall/winter 2015.  Designers have been using this lush fabric to create many different items in their collections and all of the pieces are made in beautiful, rich hues like these Tory Burch heels.

There are many ways to integrate velvet into your wardrobe including wearing velvet shoes, handbags, dresses, pants or of course every winter J. Crew put out a variation of this velvet blazer.

ETIQUETTE

Velvet has always been a favorite fabric to wear around the holidays.  This season velvet is mainstream enough to wear for occasions that don’t include eggnog or latkes.  Halloween is the holiday upon us and it is perfectly appropriate to wear velvet now through the entire winter.

When you have beautiful shoes like these you should wear them as often as you can. Velvet can be worn during the day and at night, regardless of the location.  The embellishments on these shoes definitely make them fancy, but with black opaque tights and a solid black or grey dress you could definitely wear these to a work event in the evening.  I would also wear these shoes with jeans, a t-shirt or sweater and a leather jacket for a casual look.

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Bobby Spero in between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art.  In 1968 I.M. Pei designed the East Building and in order to connect the two buildings, a walkway system with skylights was developed.  Where the light comes in is the location where this photo was taken.

If the structures look similar to the glass skylights at the Louvre in Paris, it is because I.M. Pei designed those pyramids too.  He designed the Louvre structures after designing the structures at the National Gallery.

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