Tory Burch Mothers Day Interview!

I could not be more thrilled or excited to interview Tory Burch. I love her clothes but did you know that she named her famous Reva shoes after her Mom? (pictured with Tory) Or that she has two adorable boys? Or that Tory has a kids line!!?? So may questions to ask! And she was gracious enough to take time to answer!

OFM: How do you continue to follow your passions and dreams while being a Mom?   
TB: So many working mothers have had to find that right balance. It’s hard, but we all figure out what is best for our families and for ourselves. My boys and my stepdaughters keep me grounded and put things in perspective for me whenever I get stressed out because of work.

OFM: How has motherhood changed you?

TB: It changes everything about your life.  I am as happy as my kids are happy—if they’re doing well and happy, that’s what matters most to me. Professionally, it’s so much easier for me to prioritize now and to see what’s really important and what can wait until tomorrow—or next week.

OFM: What is the best Mom advice you've ever gotten?

TB: My mother always told me to believe in myself. She’s also an eternal optimist, and said that no matter how bad today might be, there is a new day a few hours away.

OFM: What are your top five Mommy must haves?

TB: Patience, a sense of humor, consistency, follow-through and endless amounts of love.

OFM: Finish this sentence: "Being......makes me One Fabulous Mom.

TB: Being Sawyer, Nick, Henry, Pookie, Izzie and Louisa’s mom makes me One Fabulous Mom.

OFM: Tell us about your foundation?

TB: I have been so fortunate myself, and I have always wanted to give back. The Tory Burch Foundation, with our partners Accion USA, gives women entrepreneurs—so many who are mothers—the financial support they need to achieve their dreams through microfinance. We’re already hearing success stories. We have worked with some amazing women who are changing their lives, their family’s and their local communities.

OFM: Where do you get design influences?

TB: My greatest influences are my parents. I am constantly inspired by photos of them traveling in the Sixties. My design team and I are always pulling ideas from our travels, music and art exhibits. 

OFM:  How has your mom influenced you?

TB: My mother has always been my closest friend and confidant. She taught me to always be open to new people, places and ideas—something I try to pass on to my children. Style-wise, my mother has always been one of the most effortlessly chic, confident women I know. 

Thank you Tory! Happy Mother's Day!

You can read Tory's interview with her Mom, as well as get style, entertaining, and menu tips at her new redesigned blog! Click here!

You can also view Tory's childrens line that is just adorable!!!!



I would DIE to see Coco in a pink and green tunic!!!


Henley on the Horn said...

I love it! My girls would be so precious in a pair of mini Revas and a tunic! Adorable!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I did not know that....just bought myself a gorgeous pair of silver Revas this week. Happy Mother's Day.

LPC said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Fabulous. Oh, and Tory too:).

mFw said...

Such a fabulous interview! Happy Mother's Day!

Beth Dunn said...

We are going to have to sell a lot of movies and books to clothe CoCo in Tory. Love her!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Sherrie said...

Happy Mother's Day. Hope your day was lovely.

bevy said...

What a great pair of women Tory and her mom are! And lucky you that you were able to interview her! Happy Mother's Day...

Annabel Manners said...

How fabulous, thank you so much for posting that interview. Tory seems like such a gracious lady, not to mention a fellow fabulous mom. Hope you had a fun mother's day!

Nicole said...

Happy (belated) Mommy's Day Mrs.!!

What a fabulous interview! Your questions were so creative and her answers were lovely.

I've enjoyed watching Ms. Tory even before her fabulously chic TB line. But I had no idea about her children's line nor did I know about her foundation.

Thanks for sharing!!


Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

I feel even better patronizing Miss Tory's wares now - she sounds like a class act. What a fun feature for Mother's Day.

Speaking of, well done you with the interview!

Bridget said...

LOVE it! We have a friend in common so I got to meet her at a luncheon last Dec. She is so sweet and totally inspiring!

Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

loved the interview, happy Mother's Day to you

Jennifer said...

what a great interview! nice you got that opportunity!

Andy said...

How did you score that interview! Lucky you. Love it. Though, I know it's beside the point, my first question would have been DO red patent leather Revas exist, or are they a shoe myth, and WHERE can I get mine!

Anonymous said...

Correction - she has THREE boys. She has twins (that went to pre-k with my son) and a third, younger boy (who was still in diapers when she started her biz).