Tory Burch's first book, Tory Burch in Color, is 'a kaleidoscope of my greatest influences and experiences, told through images and stories of the people, places, things and ideas that inspire me.'

A huge art fan, especially of the work of British artist Damien Hirst, who gave one of his paintings for use as the cover of the book, the designer's book is split into her favourite 11 colours, each one representing a different chapter.

Jessica Alba interviewed Tory Burch about the book, asking the mother-of-three what readers might learn about the designer from it – and it sounds like Tory's own parents had a huge impact on her life.

'My mother and father were always embracing imagination and my brother always says our childhood was Huck Finn meets Andy Warhol, said Tory. 'It was a colourful childhood.'

Named the 79th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes this year, we'd say that any insights from Ms Burch are worth listening to. 'When I started the company we wanted to do something different, and we thought if we could really create an environment where women could work and have a family and it wasn't a choice. When people are happy it breeds creativity.'

We couldn't agree more, Tory. Plus, all profits received by Tory Burch LLC from sales of the book will go to the Tory Burch Foundation which supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families.So it's all for a good cause, too.