Tory Burch sent this postcard from San Francisco to WWD:
"Heading to the airport after 24 hours in San Francisco, which ended with a visit to Google’s headquarters. I was asked to speak about entrepreneurship and brand building by Marissa Meyer, who heads up Search for Google, and was employee number seven at the company.
The story of how Google grew from a two-person business in a college dorm into a global empire (and a verb!) is the ultimate model for starting your own business. After spending the last few weeks getting ready for our spring presentation, it was inspiring to get out of the office, spend time in San Francisco and tour the famous Google campus.
Last night we celebrated the opening of our 15th store on Maiden Lane with a party to benefit California Pacific Medical Center, hosted by the center’s Wishes for Wellness co-chairs Sloan Barnett, Carol Bonnie and Sharmin Bock, followed by a small dinner that Sloan hosted at her house in Pacific Heights. It was an all-girls dinner with the exception of Sloan’s husband, Rodger. I loved catching up with Sloan and hearing all about her book “Green Goes with Everything,” which hits bookshelves this month. There was lots of talk in the air about San Francisco’s most recent arrival — Vanessa Getty’s beautiful five-week-old baby girl. Debate was focused on potential names for Alexis Traina’s baby, due to arrive in October. The evening ended with Rodger playing the piano in the living room which overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.
I am sad to leave so soon, but dying to squeeze my little boys."
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)