Thursday, October 13, 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's with Lamberston & Truex

There are few things in life that can make me rise before the sun.

A date at a certain jewellery store that is as famous for its little blue box as it is for its breathtaking jewels, is one of them. Yesterday morning, I braved the morning rush to experience a bucket list moment: enjoying Breakfast at Tiffany's in true Holly Golightly fashion.

The occasion had nothing to do with bling, but rather leather accessories that still managed to sparkle. The morning made extra special by the fact that the men responsible, Richard Lambertson and John Truex, were present to share.

The fall / winter 2011 Tiffany Leather Collection brings back "it bag" status with just a few simple, but stunning silhouettes offered in some colourful new neutrals like pesto, tiffany blue, burgundy and navy.

For more traditional girls, black and brown were definitely present too. Of course, the leather is buttery soft but the real delight is definitely in the details with fully lined leather interiors and hardware accented with a spot of that signature blue.

I couldn't help but try on a few pieces myself and enrolled Tiffany staff to help. They're super light (not a characteristic of it bags of the past) and they all sit really well on a gal which means that along with being super friendly gents, Lamberston and Truex certainly know a thing about fashion and function. 

With the holiday season not too far off, I was really happy to see tons of giftables starting at $55. A leather bound "Little Blue Book", luggage tags, cardholders and jewellery cases all would make impressive presents for any occasion but I'm going to be asking Santa for my favourite piece of the collection, the reversible tote (shown in black & pesto above). Suede on one side, matching metallic hue on the other, it is the perfect combination of relaxed yet super stylish. Available in two sizes, the larger is priced at $655 but since you can wear it two ways, it is two gifts in one ... just sayin' Santa!
Where bags are really wearable for everyday, some of the clutches do seem a little more like collectibles. They're just so darn gorgeous! With oversized, bauble-like clasps, brooch details and prices over the $1000, they might only make it out of my closet for special occasions but honestly, I wouldn't even consider how I was dressed since they make such a statement on their own. 

It was such fun enjoying lovely breakfast nibbles -- I wanted to share pics but they were devoured before I could snap a few but they included lovely lobster scramble, quail eggs, smoked salmon and more. There was even barista at the back and fresh squeezed juice. Naturally, there was also stylish company. Check them out below:

 The Lovelies behind Coco & Lowe
Anita from I Want I Got and Nelia of Style Blog
Shop for Tiffany Leather inside their shops in Yorkville or Yorkdale and online. They're definitely in the splurge category as expected. It is Tiffany after all. Do understand that these investments are likely to last almost as long as their shiny counterparts, so go ahead and treat yourself. It's what Holly would've wanted. 

-- Tamika Auwai is a fashion junkie, splurge-a-holic and founder of Shop Socials.

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