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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

by habituallychic

08 . 24 . 11
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

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  1. Belle on Heels August 24, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    How fabulous!! What a wonderful opportunity for you.

  2. Jenn August 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Beautiful. And…macarons? Lucky you!

  3. katiedid August 24, 2011 | 8:00 pm

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

  4. ArchitectDesign™ August 24, 2011 | 8:02 pm

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

  5. Al August 24, 2011 | 11:21 pm

    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.

  6. Carl Barnett August 25, 2011 | 12:09 am

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

  7. La Petite Maison August 25, 2011 | 2:38 am

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

  8. a lovely being August 25, 2011 | 6:39 am

    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

  9. cawah August 25, 2011 | 8:19 am

    wow….very like this piece

  10. Mr. Goodwill Hunting August 25, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Looks great! Hope you had a great time!

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  11. jones August 25, 2011 | 11:14 am

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

  12. Alice Olive August 25, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    So elegant! Looks amazing.

  13. Karena August 25, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    How exciting Heather, a classic look with amazing accoutrements!


    Art by Karena

  14. Intuitive Designs August 25, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Absolutely love every photo! What a dream breakfast.

  15. The Daze of Whine and Roses August 25, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    I want the typewriter!!!

  16. Diane James Home August 25, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Wow – how fun for you! And the bag you chose… perfection!

  17. PAULA ALONSO August 25, 2011 | 10:03 pm

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


  18. With love... August 25, 2011 | 10:10 pm

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

    Have a great weekend.

    Priscilla Joy
    House of Tulips

  19. Fashion-isha August 25, 2011 | 10:45 pm

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

  20. ParisBreakfasts August 26, 2011 | 11:15 am

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

  21. Lulu {The Home You Make} August 26, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    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

  22. Sal August 30, 2011 | 1:52 am

    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


  23. Soigne1908 September 7, 2011 | 9:38 pm

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