Tory Burch Gave Us The Inside Scoop On What She's Obsessing Over This Summer (Hello, Must-Have Skincare)

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Fashion designer Tory Burch makes some of our summertime staples (have you seen her bubble jelly slides and bucket bags?). So, it's only natural that when we had a few minutes of the entrepreneur, designer and philanthropist's time, we couldn't resist finding out what she's loving this season—and what she's up to these days.

As far as what she's up to? Well, it's huge. Today, the Tory Burch Foundation presents the Embrace Ambition Summit. "Our third summit will address unconscious bias and stereotypes as well as the biggest issues facing us today — gun reform, women’s rights, trans rights, equal pay, political division and much more," says Tory Burch. "Each session has a call to action, which is incredibly important. We can’t just talk about these issues—we need to come together, find common ground and create a movement of positive change," she continues. This is the first time in two years the event was able to resume since pre-COVID, so it will definitely be a treat to experience this. You can watch the livestream here.

The Tory Burch Foundation provides education and monetary resources for women entrepreneurs to learn and grow their businesses. “Earlier this year, we launched our Grants for Women of Color program with Fearless Fund and the Cru, which has already deployed $2 million to small businesses owned by women of color across America," Burch mentions. Even better? A lot of these small business owners will be selling their products at the Summit.

And since the Summit is kicking off summer, we asked Tory Burch in a lightning round Q&A what items she's loving for summer. Here's what she revealed.

shiseido sunscreen

What's Your Go-to Sunscreen?

"Shiseido Urban Environment Sunscreen." SPF 42 and oil-free? We need this.

Tory Burch

What's Your Favorite Kitchen Item At The Moment?

"Tory Burch Oiseau Pitcher." OK this pitcher is *too* gorgeous to pass up. We can't decide if we should fill it with lemonade or flowers.

terra soaps

Tell Us A Must-have Skincare Product

"Terra Naked Rose Facial Bar." Formulated with Rosehip and Brazilian rose clay, this bar purifies your skin.

poplin wrap drss
Tory Burch

What's Your Favorite Breezy Dress For A Summer Day?

"Tory Burch Poplin Wrap Dress." We're obsessed with the drop waist and color of this one.

specialty stamps
Little Postage House

What's Your Favorite Random But Useful Shop Right Now?

"Little Postage House." The stationary at this small business is absolutely stunning. If you're planning a wedding, shower or other special event, check out their invitations and mailing accessories.

westman atelier blush

Do You Have A Makeup Product You Can't Live Without?

"Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick." This creamy blush applies like butter and the pigment is beautiful. Tory's go-to shade is Chouchette.

patos slides
Tory Burch

What Are Your Fave Tory Burch Sandals?

"Tory Burch Woven Double T Sandal." This dusty blue is on-trend for summer.

raffia tote
Tory Burch

If You Had To Recommend A Tory Burch Item To New Customers, What Would It Be?

"Our New Tory Burch Spaghetti Strap Raffia Tote," she says. "The name is actually a nod to ’40s designer Claire McCardell—spaghetti straps were one of her many inventions."

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