This week we enjoyed the ribbon cutting of another Tiffany & Co to christen Vancouver. It’s nice to see that the Oakridge location isn’t just a smaller version of Burrard Street. I loved the cozy, personal viewing room – and Rob Ferguson enjoyed showing us the different lighting.
I found myself spending most of the morning around the diamonds – for me to enjoy the “Tiffany Keys” but also to give my wingman a hard time about early engagement ring shopping. Too early? never.
And why not mix the morning with some Christmas shopping – I love these leather embossed 2012 daytimers. Of course my fave is in Tiffany blue. And my other date, Danica, couldn’t stop gushing about the Christmas ornaments.
As we wandered the counters I started rattling off the Tiffany baubles in my own collection. The best part is each one has a fantastic memory attached to them starting from when I moved from Calgary to Vancouver my besties gave me an Elsa Peretti “Lucky Bean” necklace.
I have never had so many quail’s eggs and baby quiche – what else would you expect from a Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But caution mimosas and shopping is always a dangerous combo, girls.
Monday morning Vancouver’s Tiffany & Co. Boutique treated local fashion mavens to a delicious breakfast for the launch of The Tiffany Leather Collection.
Courtesy of designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex – who were both on hand to meet and greet – the collection celebrates the history of this iconic company through its embrace of the trademark blue hue and logo.
The line ranges from luxurious oversized (reversible) leather and suede carryall totes, to cocktail-party clutches, his and her gloves, wallets and much more. Exclusivity is another signature of Tiffany & Co., and this collection is no exception. Available in only a handful of Tiffany stores, the collection is reserved for true Tiffany customers.
A fave in the collection is the Genevieve Satchel in calf hair ($1,950), but the collection ranges from $395 – $17,500 for the other amazing bags, which means that even the everyday shopper (um, that means most of us gals at TIL) can afford a piece of Tiffany luxury.
Guest Writer ~ Erin O’Callaghan
Legendary Tiffany designer, Elsa Peretti’s is the artist behind the Bottle collection. Her vision was to create a jewels that are a simple sculpted shape much like the vases that would hold the flowers from the many adoring men in her life. Like any successful woman she is too busy to carry her own flowers, so these funky little pendants are the perfect place to keep a reminder of her budding romances.
In addition to the classic open Bottle pendant, new Bottle pendants for 2011 include cute rotund models in sterling silver or 18 karat gold, and square and jug shapes in sterling silver. Other Bottle shapes reflect Peretti’s love of gemstones, with new hand-carved stoppers in turquoise, lapis lazuli or black jade. All of Elsa Peretti’s Bottle pendants pair naturally with this summer’s loose, flowing silhouettes.
These luxe little bottles make me want to wiggle my nose to find myself sipping vino in Portofino, on a garden terrace while basking in the glorious sun.
Tiffany & Co. always knows what a girl wants…and now how to charm her.
Every woman needs more than one pair of shades (or anything) and the new “Three’s a Charm” sunglasses from Tiffany’s will keep us happy and our bank account too! Instead of having to go buy a new pair of shades every summer invest in these which have interchangeable charms to keep them looking different as often as you like.
These sunglasses come with three pairs of charms featuring a Tiffany heart, letter ‘T’ and a Tiffany 1937 circle charm.
Poolside to snowside glamor at it’s finest.
The Tiffany Jazz Collection aviator sunglasses with matching earrings & necklaces screamed sleek and sexy when I saw them. Hot hot hot.
The Tiffany aviator sunglasses‘ handles are lined with round crystals that match the graduated drop earrings set with real diamonds in Platinum. This set jazzes up any look.
1-IPOD Touch (just happens to be the most requested)
2-Anything from Tiffany (even the box will get you props)
3-BOSE Alarm Clock (thumps like a stereo)
4-Gift Cetificate to get your car detailed (no one ever has time to clear their car) or a gas card
5-Personal Trainer for those who are motivated/Massage for those who are too uptight
6-Have a Glass (book about best wines under $20) or Off Duty
7-Flip (point and shoot) – now you can design your own!
8-Real Air Popcorn Popper with cute popcorn bowl (throw in some fancy napkins and a bag of corn)
9-WII Fit or Nintendo DS so you can get our picks of Zenses.
10-Really good Shampoo and Conditioner. Nicole picks TIGI, but Shelley picks the new trendy (and sustainable) Davines.
I wish you all happy shopping and a happy gift giving. Nicole.
Winter Weekend Escape FABSUGAR (read full article)
To get some true you time, you’re taking a weekend escape to a friend’s cabin up in Lake Tahoe.
I started you off with this Floral Crochet Hat ($28) because it’s a cute topper and will keep your head cozy. Be sure to check out all the Winter escape Fab Finds.
Gifts Under $25! COUTURE IN THE CITY (read full article)
But just because you don’t have a lot of green doesn’t mean you have to be a Scrooge…just check out all of the great holiday gifts under $25 at LeFashionista!
Kahri “Rock to the Roll” Boyshorts, $16
Canvas is the New Plastic Tote Bag OMIRU (read full article)
Canvas is the New Plastic Tote Bag Make a stylish (and green) statement with this eco-friendly canvas tote bag.
$19.99 at Doane Paper.
Watches by Tiffany and Swatch FASHIONOLIC (read full article)
According to Style Crunch, the Jeweler Tiffany & Co recently announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the world’s largest watch maker, Swatch.
The combined new Tiffany/Swatch duo have sealed the deal with a 20 year contract.
1. Capes /Capelets (or a cropped military jacket with bell sleeves)
2. Stacked Heel Shoes
3. Fab Kneelength Flat Boots
4. Animal Prints
5. Multibuckle Belts
6. Layers of knits
7. Red Splashes
8. Cropped trouser (& a pair of slouchy trousers) – with a crisp white shirt
9. Pencil skirt – with a crisp white shirt
10. Jet Jewels & Luxe Gold ala Tiffany’s Frank Gehry (Guggenhiem Architect!)
Dresses: It’s the season of the dress. A sweater dress is the best choice (and you can warm up with leggings underneath. Legging rules – cover your bum!).
Gold: Gold hardware, around your neck (layers of chains), shoe details, and fabric. It’s a rare woman who can mix silver and gold -so be safe and retire the silver for a little while.
Boots: Knee-high or little booties – just keep in mind the heel is flat or chunky (no stiletto). Cuffs & buckles galore.
Skinny Pants: With so much layering volume on top, you want your bottoms slim. The only skinny I’ve ‘really’ liked is the velvet skinny.
Menswear-inspired Trousers: If skinny and leggings don’t do it for you -your answer is plaids and pinstripes in wide-leg or long Bermuda short-style.
Sweaters: Since skinny is the look below – the counterbalance is big up top. Oversized flowing knits.
Red accents: Red is the No. 1 accent color for the season, says Gregg Andrews, a fashion director at Nordstrom. Buy a red coat, or a red handbag. Wear red lips.
Black accents: Coordinate jet onyx beads and crystals with just the right sparkle to subtly stand out on black.
What are you are coveting for Fall? Or what are you already living in for Fall? Post your answer on your blog and send me a link to it in the comments of this post by September 25. Your links and summaries will be posted here on The it Lists for the October update.