Don’t get me wrong, I love modernity. Sharp lines, futuristic fabrics, all of that stuff. But right now, as I sit here and gaze upon the lovely, wearable clothes of Tory Burch Spring 2012 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, I think I would be happy living only in Burch’s 1920s-by-way-of-the-1960s universe for the foreseeable future. I’ll take one of…everything. Bring it all. Back the truck up directly to my apartment.

Burch’s greatest asset is her nose for what women want to wear in their everyday lives, and somehow she’s managed again to make clothes that appeal to an improbably wide swath of female consumers. I know plenty of people in their 20s who love Tory’s clothes, and the same goes for people of my parents’ generation. When mothers and daughters can both go into the same brand boutique and find things that they love and are proud to wear, you know a designer is really on to something. With Spring 2012 and all of the intricate details and mix-and-match patterns amazing accessories that accompany it, I dare you to prove me wrong.

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