Fashion designer Tory Burch recently hired celebrated photographer Tina Barney to shoot a series of limited edition prints for her spring 2010 collection. At once eye-popping and elegant, the pictures were shot in Tory’s own Upper East Side New York apartment, which she was decorating at the same time she was designing the collection.
Not surprisingly, the creative thread that runs through Tory’s clothes also ties together her apartment: vibrant colours, fearless pattern, uptown polish. Do you recognize the grand dame sitting in the corner, posing as the matriarch of this fabulous fictional family? That’s Polly Mellen, the legendary former Vogue fashion editor and creative director of Allure. At 85, she’s still as spirited and stylish as a green velvet sofa.
Tina Barney is brilliant at drawing out the relationship between how people dress and how they decorate their homes, which has made her a fashion favourite. She has shot ad campaigns for Theory and Bottega Veneta, as well as editorial for W Magazine, Vogue Homme, The New York Times and many more. Tellingly, her mother was a model in the 1930s before becoming an interior designer.
Right now at H&H we’re busy putting together our August Style Makers issue, which takes a closer look at the creative sparks flying between runways and rooms, as well as the people across disciplines who help shape and define style today. Needless to say, this campaign offered oodles of inspiration and got me wondering, should I paint one of my kitchen walls glossy red, as in the dining room above?
Check out Tina’s stunning portfolio here and the entire Tory Burch spring collection here. Tory also did an interview with Tina that goes behind the scenes of this shoot, which you can check out here.
Me? I’m going to go rifle through my closet for ideas on how to dress my home.
For more runway-inspired interiors, check out Andrea Mills’ Fashion & Interior Design blog post.
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