Tory Burch Sells Minority Stake to Tresalia Capital


Tory Burch LLC today announced that a minority stake in the company has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Tresalia Capital, a private family investment company based in Mexico City

"We are thrilled to announce this new partnership," says Tory Burch. "The team at Tresalia Capital has the same entrepreneurial values that our brand was built on. They have a great understanding of the vision we have for Tory Burch and the future of our company. I look forward to working with them as we continue to expand and diversify our brand on a global scale."

 - Forbes

Makeup Artist Jackie Sanchez Interview with Marta Walsh Her Clients Include Kimora Lee, Tyra Banks, And Alek Wek


Celebrity Makeup Artist Jackie Sanchez does make up for Tyra Banks, Alek Wek and Kimora Lee. In this interview, Jackie Sanchez talks to Marta Walsh about her first breaks as a makeup artist, makeup philosophy, working with supermodel Alek Wek and tips to getting her look, what can we find in her makeup bag, and future plans.

Marta Walsh: When did your fascination with makeup begin? Jackie Sanchez: When I was 10 years old my brother got me a makeup kit called Scandia. It had eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, mascara, the works. I still remember opening that first box full of lipsticks!

MW: How did you get your first big break as a makeup artist? JS: There are so many exciting times that I can remember. I would have to say working with legendary author Toni Morrison opened many doors for me. Traveling with her, accompanying her on book tours, meeting the television elite such as Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, andCharlie Rose, has been so exciting.

MW: What is your makeup philosophy? JS: I definitely believe in “less is more”. If you have nice skin why cover it up with heavy foundation and powder. Makeup should enhance your beauty.

MW: How did you end up doing makeup for Alek Wek and what was it like meeting her? JS: I was fortunate enough to work with Ebony magazine’s Creative Director Harriette Coleand she assigned me to this project. Alek is the most down to earth, sincere and friendly model I have ever met. So polished and professional.

MW: Which types of makeup looks did Alek Wek tend to go for? JS: Luckily I was given free reign to choose the “look” for Alek that day. With clothing being primarily black and shot against a gray background I decided to give Alek a pop of color. I used a mixture of navy blue eyeshadow highlighted with cobalt blue on top. I used a spicy burgundy bronzer and a shiny gloss with metallic flecks to balance out the strong blue eye color.

MW: What are some memorable makeup looks you’ve created Alek Wek, how can we achieve these looks at home? JS: My advice would be to practice, practice, practice with neutrals. When you have your application skills in place then venture on to colors like purple, blue or green which are more difficult to work with.

MW: Which products are must-haves in your makeup bag? JS: For starters I always prep the face with Dermalogica skincare products. For foundations I like MAC or Black Opal stick foundations. These are great because you can control the coverage by applying thicker as a concealer or by mixing with moisturizer for a soft finish. For eye and cheek colors I turn to MAC, Smashbox, or NARS which come in a variety of textures and sheens – matte, dewy, pearlescent. I am a true lip gloss junkie and I love them all! My favorite mascara for the last 10 years(!) is L’Oreal Voluminous.

MW: What is the key for achieving long term success and popularity as a makeup artist? JS: I would have to say being good at what you do but also being able to meet the specific needs of each client. If a client mentions a particular product they are fond of, be sure to have it with you every time you work with them. Be flexible and creative to create looks for different occasions. Makeup is about fun and experimentation…why do the exact same look day after day?

MW: Who would you love to do makeup for in the future? JS: Such a tough question. I would love to work with Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, and Estellefor starters.

MW: What’s next for Jackie Sanchez? JS: Hopefully working behind the scenes with a major cosmetic manufacturer on product development. Also I hope to travel the world with some of my clients

Sonia Ryliel Talks To Interview Magazine By Rebecca Vioght

     REBECCA VOIGHT: How's life after the Spring/Summer 2009 show?

SONIA RYKIEL: It's time to start over. As soon as the show is over I always think, How will the woman I design for go forward? It's so important to start quickly because I can't let her get away.

RV: How do you think fashion will get through the current financial crisis?

SR: I'm very concerned. This crisis is worldwide, it's deep, and it affects everybody. Will people continue to shop in the same way? No, that's not possible.

RV: But the show you just put on was so joyful-the girls were dancing.

SR: My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It's a question of survival. I think in the darkest moments, we need a break. It's useless to send models out on the runway to cry.

RV: Fashion has become increasingly about luxury. But you don't seem to have taken the solid gold road. Why?

SR: For me, luxury isn't just the real thing. It's also fake. Swarovski crystals or real diamonds? It's a game. You have to be luxurious nude. It's difficult to move in the nude in front of a mirror. It's much easier to move when you're dressed. But if you can walk around in the nude easily in front of your man, if you can be luxurious in the nude, then you've really got it.

NATHALIE RYKIEL: The Rykiel philosophy has always been to mix inexpensive things with expensive ones. We started with velour T-shirts, and now we have great sable furs. It's about a woman who is very much into seduction. She wants everything out of life. She is still willing to starve for a pair of shoes.

RV: What did you think about all these designers' takes on Rykiel for the 40th anniversary?

SR: I was shocked because I didn't know anything about it beforehand. I thought it was magnificent that other designers would do all this work-it was so beautiful, so fantastic. I said to Jean Paul [Gaultier], "You know I don't knit." And he said, "You still don't?" It's true. I don't know how to knit.

NR: Sonia is strong, and so am I. I love to work with a sense of urgency, impatience, and also in secret. We had been celebrating our 40th anniversary for an entire year, but I didn't want to have a big birthday cake on the runway. I wanted to surprise her. I thought if I could get designers like Giorgio Armani and Ann Demeulemeester to come up with their version of Rykiel, it would say something incredible about my mother but also about fashion designers who would come together to celebrate one of their own like this, to show how she has inspired them.

RV: Unlike many designers, you not only own your house, but you're still designing. What keeps you at it?

SR: This job fell on me. I didn't want to do it. It was an accident. For the first 10 years I said, "Tomorrow I'm stopping." First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn't like anyone else's. I became the world's queen of sweaters without even knowing how one was made. It's obvious today that I need to be in the center of this business even if there are people helping me. Say I go to La Traviata tonight and my team goes to see the Bee Gees. The next day we knit with La Traviata and rock, and it's fantastic. I think I'm a good thief. That means that everything I hear, everything I see, becomes part of what I do.

NR: Designers change today. All these groups have a designer and when it's not good they change them. It's a huge difference for Rykiel because women know it's Sonia and I on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.

RV: Is Sonia Rykiel all about Rive Gauche of Saint-Germain des Prés?

SR: I would say no. Rive Gauche is an intellectual idea that will always be there. What counts is the world. Even if I'm in Japan and I don't speak Japanese and the woman facing me doesn't speak French but she's dressed in Rykiel, and she recognizes me, then we have a common language right away.

NR: But Rykiel incarnates French chic. Not just that, it's Parisian chic, it's Left Bank chic. And to be even more precise, it is about Saint-Germain des Prés. The Rykiel woman is intelligent, cultivated, and aware of politics but still crazy enough to fall in love. - Interview Magazine

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