Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I have a lot of pinch me moments in New York but being invited to a real life breakfast at Tiffany's was definitely the best one.  A select group of editors and bloggers were invited to preview the new Tiffany Fall 2011 Leather Collection and dine with design directors John Truex and Richard Lambertson this morning.  I was lucky enough to be seated next to John Truex and chat with him about his design inspirations and process.  He checks the blogs, including mine, for color and design ideas and then puts pencil to paper sketching.  A lot of design now is done completely on the computer but Mr. Truex is still old school.  They even make models of some pieces which is very old school.  I bet there are some designers out there today who can't even draw. 

It was so nice to hear him say how happy they are to be at Tiffany and Co. The duo had their own company, Lambertson Truex,  for many years but as any business owner knows, it's tough having to do it all.  He joked about doing payroll in Milan when he was supposed to be working on bags. This job lets him focus on his true passion which is design. 

It was really a magical morning and not only were the bags gorgeous but the entire setting on the fourth floor was amazing.  The trellises and gazebo set the stage and I am now absolutely in love with their Jardin china now.  As excited as I am for fall, this event definitely made me wish summer would never end.  The event itself was present enough but to top it all off, we got to choose a bag from the fall 2011 leather collection.  I chose the leopard calf hair Tiffany Avenue Shopper tote.  I can't think of a chicer way to carry my camera to fashion week now.  Thanks Tiffany's!










































Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

23 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

How fabulous!! What a wonderful opportunity for you.

Jenn said...

Beautiful. And...macarons? Lucky you!

katiedid said...

Any girl who loves that movie would have loved this occasion. Lucky girl!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How fun -although I think some of that china might have slipped into my tote had I have gone!

Al said...

What a delightful afternoon that must have been. The table settings were gorgeous. You chose a beautiful bag too. Thanks for sharing this very special event.

Carl Barnett said...

I love the freshness of Tiffany blue. I'm with Mr. AD, they'd be missing some Tiffany blue journals ! ~best

La Petite Maison said...

How marvelous for you! Thank you for sharing these photos; beautiful!

a lovely being said...

This is too good! You have the best original content. Love that Tiffany's has a Tiffany's blue typewriter (which coincidentally is my twitter/tumblr icon). SO chic!

x fallon

cawah said...

wow....very like this piece

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Looks great! Hope you had a great time!



Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

jones said...

Amazing. This new line is gorgeous. What a day!! Mary

Alice Olive said...

So elegant! Looks amazing.

Karena said...

How exciting Heather, a classic look with amazing accoutrements!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Intuitive Designs said...

Absolutely love every photo! What a dream breakfast.

The Daze of Whine and Roses said...

I want the typewriter!!!

Diane James Home said...

Wow - how fun for you! And the bag you chose... perfection!

PAULA ALONSO said...

Ok seriously fabulous! And I need that tiffany blue notepad ASAP!! can you make arrangements please? thank you! : )

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With love... said...

Simply divine.
I can imagine that this was one of the best moments in NYC.

Have a great weekend.

Priscilla Joy
House of Tulips
http://houseoftulips.blogspot.com

Fashion-isha said...

Wow Heather...that's fabulous! So happy for you. Those gazebos are just heavenly and I love the tiffany blue typewriter too!
xo
Sharon

ParisBreakfasts said...

Did you wear your best Holly G. little black dress?
What a treat to see.
Thanks for sharing!
merci
carolg

Lulu {The Home You Make} said...

Hands down my favorite post to ever read! Thank you so much for sharing ALL the details by photo - I don't even know what to comment on because everything was beyond!

I am so inspired! xx

Sal said...

OH my heavens-a dream come true! When I turned 13 my mom and dad took me to tiffany's and we had breakfast and I bought my first pair of little huggee hoops- such fun!

xxx Sal

www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

Soigne1908 said...

Tasteful. And I'm glad to hear that Lambertson and Truex have landed on their feet. I have shoes and a bag from them.

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