Tory Burch made her first official “working trip” to Los Angeles on Thursday when her West Coast pals, Crystal Lourd, Colleen Bell, Stephanie Murray, Tricia Quick, Elizabeth Wiatt and Jamie Tisch, threw her a luncheon and trunk show at Bell’s palatial Beverly Hills home. “Tory is a new friend and a great businesswoman,” said Bell. “I take her pieces everywhere, from Aspen to Europe.”
The designer, who also was scouting town for retail locations, said, “I love the people and the weather out here.” Expect to see lots of beaded Tory tunics and tops around town come spring. “I’m afraid we’re all going to have the same clothes,” sighed Kelly Lynch.
It was a busy day for Tisch, who hosted the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure dinner at her Beverly Hills home that night. Mischa Barton and Amber Valletta were among those who turned out to support women’s cancer research.
Though Kirsten Dunst is picky about which causes she supports, this one was a no-brainer. “The environment is what I’m really into, but there are so many pollutants out there causing cancer that I thought it was important to be here tonight,” said the actress.
“I didn’t even have to think about coming tonight,” said Valletta, whose mother and two aunts battled cancer.
The hostess, meanwhile, couldn’t have been happier with the turnout and the fact that she finally had a night off from her philanthropic duties. “It’s great to have one night not to make phone calls or beg for money,” said Tisch.