Patty Tobin readers, I’d like to introduce you to two very special ladies:
Meet Kathy & Kienan Lacey
This beautiful – and real life – mother and daughter duo will appear later this month for Patty Tobin in the 2015 New York Edition of Sophisticated Weddings. The release of the magazine’s 2015 bridal book will kickoff our first (“official”) Patty Tobin Mother of the Bride wedding jewelry campaign!
This time last year, the 2014 publication of Sophisticated Weddings New York Edition marked the launch of our first formal Patty Tobin Bridal Collection. We ran our first national full-page advertisement for Patty Tobin Bridal and saw our jewelry styled with several incredible wedding gowns for the magazine’s 2014 feature story. It was especially exciting to see Patty Tobin alongside impressive designer names like Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Galia Lahav, and Dennis Basso (exclusive for Kleinfeld).
In the upcoming issue, you can expect to see Kathy and Kienan modeling the Patty Tobin pearl necklaces worn at Kienan’s 2014 wedding in New York City. A full-scale black tie event held at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens last fall, both mother and daughter looked flawless in their unique South Sea and Freshwater Pearl creations.
For her wedding day, the bride wanted to be “dripping in pearls” while still striking a balance with her dress so as not to be too over the top. As we do with many of our brides, Patty decided to design two custom pieces for Kienan in order to achieve the look she wanted. Using a hand-picked combination of creamy-white baroque Freshwater Pearls separated by small sections of 18K Vermeil chain, Patty created an elegant “floating” look for the bride’s necklace. Using two 40″ chains instead of one long, Kienan was able to style and adjust her necklaces to fall exactly where she wanted them. By spacing out the pearls with delicate vermeil chain, Patty created a look that was at once subtle and a statement. The vermeil sections in between the pearls gave the bride an elegant hint of glistening gold as she moved throughout the day while not competing with or overwhelming the beauty of the pearls’ natural luster.
For mother of the bride, Kathy, a beautiful strand of South Sea Pearls from our Couture Collection was met with love at first sight. No custom design was necessary. Before she even tried on the necklace, the moment she walked in, she saw it, pointed to it and said, “That one!”
The necklace belongs to our Patty Tobin Couture Collection, which features a stunning assortment of large baroque South Sea Pearls; all hand-knotted on silk and finished with a 14K gold and diamond clasp. It was the perfect balance of sophistication, style and elegance to go with the black and white strapless designer ballgown she would wear for the occasion.
We are so grateful to both Kathy and Kienan, not only for their patronage and friendship, but for their continued support and overwhelming willingness to participate in this important advertising campaign we are undertaking in 2015! Ladies, we thank you both sincerely and are so happy we could be part of your magical day.
Happy customers like Ro (pictured below) and her husband Bob are what make our Holiday Season so delightful at Patty Tobin. We met this lovely couple during one of our Bloomingdale’s Trunk Shows in Huntington, Long Island this past December. Ro instantly fell in love with our Abalone Torsade and her husband Bob was right behind her to say, “Let’s get it for you!”
As with many of our customers, Ro needed the length of the necklace customized, which we were happy to do. Being able to make slight adjustments like lengthening and shortening necklaces or replacing a clasp to suit a customer’s taste, often translates into some of our most rewarding customer service experiences. I think this is because it often gives us the opportunity to follow-up with our customers one-on-one outside of trunk shows or other busy events, which always seems to add a real personal element to the process.
In this case, Patty and Ro’s husband Bob were in touch via email throughout the customizing process from the time they left our Huntington show to the time they received Ro’s finished necklace. Not only were we able to adjust Ro’s necklace in time for the holidays, but Patty, of course, took the liberty of beautifully packaging and gift wrapping it, so it was already wrapped, bowed and ready to go for Bob to give to his lovely wife for the holiday.
Our relationships with our customers rarely end at the point of sale. Maybe it’s because we’re a family company, maybe it’s just because Patty and I are both friendly extroverted types, but whatever the reason, we do seem to make friends with our customers quite often. It’s like a little extended Tobin family. And I love that about us. We may just be in the business of selling jewelry, but I must say with the utmost sincerity that meeting people like Ro and Bob, and getting to see first hand how just a little bit more work on our part can go such a long way to making them super happy in the end…it truly is the most gratifying part of our job.
Patty Tobin is bringing the heat to Circles this Saturday for a special one-day only Holiday Shopping event.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, New York
Last week, for the very first time, Patty Tobin was hosted by Bloomingdale’s personal shopping department, At Your Service, for the designer’s very own private Trunk Show at the store’s famous 59th Street flagship location in New York City!
Being invited to showcase our jewelry with the Personal Shopping department was a huge coo for us – and we don’t mind saying so! Patty and I were both thrilled to have the opportunity to not only meet the wonderful team of personal shoppers at Bloomingdale’s and introduce them to our line, but also to garner the attention of our their clients during our four day trunk show.
The women of At Your Service were lovely hosts. They were not only welcoming, but they were willing to make time to get to know us and to learn more about the line (despite their super jam-packed schedules). We’re extremely happy to report that they all loved, loved, loved the line. And, perhaps even more exciting, they LOVED our price points!
It was so exciting to interact with these women, all of whom are professional expert level shoppers. They are the ones that engage with Bloomingdale’s VIP clientele and in so doing, they are, perhaps more than anyone else, tapped into their customers’ taste, style, and spending preferences. And to receive so much enthusiastic feedback from each of them individually was incredibly encouraging and a real compliment.
Coming up next: Personal Shoppers’ Favorite Patty Tobin pieces and more news on our next AYS Trunk Show Event in December! Stay tuned…
Patty Tobin will be showcasing her fine fashion jewelry collection during Bloomingdale’s “Fashion Smash” event this Thursday, October 23rd at the 59th Street flagship store in NYC. Stop by and see us on the 1st Floor in Fashion Accessories, near the Third Avenue entrance. We will be setup from 10AM to 6PM.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00AM – 3:00PM
The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ
Bloomingdale’s – Fashion Jewelry
For more information, visit our Events Page.
Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00AM – 5:00PM
On her recent tour of San Francisco designer Patty Tobin stops to get advice from Confucius in the bay area’s famous Chinatown section. What wisdom will he have to offer on her long awaited West Coast expansion?
The superior woman is modest in her spending, but exceeds in her selection. That is why she who wears Patty Tobin shall be the envy of all who see her.
Stay tuned for more news on our upcoming West Coast Collection at Patty Tobin.
It’s been a longtime coming, but we are thrilled to announce our upcoming Hamptons debut! Later this month, Patty Tobin will be hosted by the very posh Southampton boutique, Dazzelle, for a two-day showcase on Friday, June 27th from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00AM – 5:30PM.
Located on the very chic Jobs Lane amidst the best shopping in the Hamptons, Dazzelle is well known among locals for carrying the very best in fashion, including the latest trends as well as the essential classic styles, and all the accessories to pair with every look from beachy-day to evening gala.
Patty has designed a special Limited Edition collection of sizzling’ summer styles, exclusive to the event. Guests will have the chance to meet the designer, browse her colorful new collection, and be the first — and only — to snag the beautiful one-of-a-kind handcrafted necklaces.
We are thrilled to showcase our newest Affordable Luxury jewels at Dazzelle. The specialty boutique is the perfect fit for Patty Tobin jewelry. Pairing classic elegance with fashion-forward looks that are both fun and sophisticated is the perfect combination for this special shop and that’s just what we do!
Described as “wearable art” by many of her customers, Patty Tobin’s eye-catching pieces range in styles from the big statement necklaces we are best known for to delicate universal “everyday” styles that are sure to take the summer vacationer from the beach to brunch to black tie — and we’ll have all of them with us! So if you find yourself heading east the weekend of June 27 & 28th, we hope you’ll stop by Dazzelle and see us!
Yes, you’re seeing it right:
The newest fan and the youngest wearer of Patty Tobin jewelry!!
Twenty-two month old “V” (shown above) is sporting our Blue Topaz chain from Patty’s gemstone station chains collection. A natural when it comes to fashion, according to her mom and grandmother, V is the third generation Patty Tobin fan in her family — and you can tell! She wears this piece as well as anyone we’ve seen yet! Both long-time customers of Patty Tobin, mom and grandma both agree, it’s never too early to start the next generation on her collection.
V is modeling the Blue Topaz 18k vermeil chain from Patty’s gemstone station chains. At 40” these chains can be worn long or can be doubled to wear in necklines. Available in many gemstones, including Carnelian, black Onyx, Smoky Topaz, and Amethyst ($295.00).