Obsession of the Week “Her Something Blue”

June 16, 2011  |  News & Events

Something new, Something borrowed, Something old and Something blue!

Every bride knows this staple good luck wedding custom, performed to ensure a blissfully happy marriage, and we love our brides! Nowadays, brides are sticking with classic elegance but incorporating these traditions with more of a modern day edge.

Take Veronica, a bride from D.C. who stumbled into the boutique late last week looking for her special “something blue”. She was taken aback by the Turquoise shard and sterling silver chain featured in the boutique window. She had to have it. And she did. She is so excited to pair the stylish statement necklace with her plunging V-neck gown to create a look that is sure to WOW her guests and most importantly her special man.

Turquoise shard by Patty Tobin

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Patty Tobin Jewelry is and always has been a bridal favorite with her classically beautiful pieces such as the Bali Sterling and Fresh Water Pearl set as well as the simple and elegant Organic Shell Pearl Strands in a variety of colors. More contemporary, fashionista types,  love the Baroque Coin Pearl Torsades as well as the Keshi Pearl strands.

Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea or call 877.772.8891

Top Beauty & Style Blogger, Jeannine Morris, is Loving Patty Tobin

Beautysweetspot.com loves patty tobin jewelryWe were so happy to meet Jeannine Morris last week. Not only is Jeannine a total doll, but she’s also recently been named one of the top beauty and style bloggers in the world by Glamour magazine. Jeannine’s blog, BeautySweetSpot.com, is a fabulous online dish site where she keeps her readers up to speed on the latest coveted celebrity secrets, while providing informative beauty, style, health and fitness tips. You can find Jeannine’s articles elsewhere though on sites like iVillage.com, Glamour.com, and DailyGlow.com.  She’s also part of Glamour’s Young & Posh blogger network and contributes to Glamour.com regularly. If you aren’t familiar with her stuff, you should definitely check her out!

Because of her authoritative voice in beauty, lifestyle and style, we were so thrilled when she chose to write about us last week! In her post, VIP Pass to the Industry: Patty Tobin, Jeannine writes that her meeting with Patty was “love at first sight! Not just with her pieces, but with [the designer’s] magnetic personality and energetic ‘I can do anything’ attitude.” Jeannine instantly recognized the value we offer at Patty Tobin by keeping “price points affordable” across the board for the high-quality jewelry Patty produces. We simply can’t wait to drape Jeannine on the red carpet! You can read her write-up on Patty and the store here.

Obsession of the Week

If you think you saw Patty do crystal before, you haven’t seen anything yet! We are now introducing a brand new collection of crystal designs featuring a variety of vibrant colors and styles. Colors include: Ocean, Cognac, Ice, Honey, Noir, Grass, Sapphire, Whiskey, Smoke and Amethyst. Styles include everything from bibs and chains to torsades, multi strand bracelets and earrings. Featured today as our obsession of the week is the 5 strand Whiskey bib. When you see this piece on, the look  rivals the royals!

Citrine Bibs by Patty Tobin

Top: Whiskey, Left to Right: Sapphire, Amethyst, Noir- Click image to shop Patty Tobin

Obsession of Week

This week we are featuring our newly arrived, gorgeous, 18k gold vermeil chains with fresh water pearls. Both chains shine, but one really glistens with it’s touches of champagne swarovski crystal set in. They can be purchased in a set or as a single, either way, this necklace is the perfect, wear with everything look! From a casual T-shirt and jeans to an elegant evening out, this chain is one of our most versatile pieces. So simple and delicate, it makes any girl just a bit girlier, especially in that floral summer dress you can finally break out!

18k Vermeil Chains by Patty Tobin

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Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea or call 877.772.8891  www.pattytobin.com/shop

Service Women Deployed For Makeovers During Fleet Week!

When Oprah herself admits on national TV that SHE — who knows all — doesn’t know the name of one woman in the service, it’s time to do something to change that! That’s why this Memorial Day weekend, women in the military are being sent on a makeover mission by the “Real Cougar Woman” herself, Linda Franklin. Coining them her “Combat Cougars,” Franklin has partnered with jewelry designer Patty Tobin and others to give Fleet Week a pro-women tweak by empowering women and celebrating the role of WOMEN in the service – a role that is too often forgotten.

Combat Cougar BraceletThe Combat Cougar Makeovers will be a way to thank military sisters-in-arms for their shining service. Participants will be treated to a head-to-toe makeover, including new do’s, makeup and wardrobe at the Patrick Melville Salon in NYC, a complimentary Combat Cougar BraceletTM, donated for the event by designer, Patty Tobin; plus, free “Adrenal Fatigue” testing complete with a private medical consultation, courtesy of Jennifer Landa MD, hormone expert and Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD. To top off the day, an “after” photo shoot will follow with celebrity photographer and reality TV star Mike Ruiz at the Top of the Rock.

The Combat Cougar BraceletTM is a beautiful black and crystal bracelet, designed by Patty Tobin, and made right her in the USA. Franklin and Tobin have partnered to create the bracelet as part of the Combat Cougars campaign to raise awareness and support for women in the military. It is a fashionable symbol that can be worn as a show of solidarity and support for our brave service women. A portion of sales proceeds go directly to benefit programs that support our women veterans. To find out more about these bracelets or to purchase one today for only $19.99, click here.

The event will begin at 8:00AM on Friday, May 27th at the Patrick Melville Salon, located at 45 Rockefeller Center (between 5th & 6th Avenues and 50th & 51st Streets; directly across from the Associated Press and next to the Sports Club LA.)

Event sponsors include: The Real Cougar Woman, blogger, and author of Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am, Linda Franklin; fine fashion jewelry designer, Patty Tobin; celebrity stylist, Patrick Melville, of Patrick Melville Salon; fashion e-tailer, PeppermintPark; and wellness giant, BodyLogicMD.

Obsession of the Week (As seen on CBS)

This week, Dr. Jen Hartstein is sporting one of Patty Tobin’s most elegant torsade necklaces.  Striking and chic, this design features five strands of a unique green fresh water baroque coin pearl set on a beautiful sterling silver clasp. This stunning piece radiates on Jen, and we know it will on you too! This is the perfect gift for that special someone.. or the perfect splurge for yourself! (Also available in more colors).

Green Baroque Torsade by Patty Tobin

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Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea or online at www.pattytobin.com/shop

Check out Dr. Jen’s segment on the CBS Early show discussing the dramatic lessons stemming from the Arnold Schwarzenegger scandal. (and looking oh so fab while doing it!) http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7366461n&tag=related;photovideo

P.S. Special Happy Birthday Shout out to Dr. Jen!

Patty Tobin Joins David Hyde Pierce for An Evening to End Alzheimer’s

Patty Tobin, Pat Galasso, David Hyde Pierce, Vera Dordick

Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce photographed above with Howe Caverns Owner, Pat Galasso (left), jewelry designer, Patty Tobin (center), and Vera Dordick (right), seen here wearing a stunning new Carnelian Lariat Necklace from Patty Tobin's new Howe Caverns Collection. (Photo by Joan Heffler)

Jewelry designer Patty Tobin unveiled her new Howe Caverns Collection last week at the annual Alzheimer’s Association spring gala and fundraiser. Tobin has been an avid, long-time supporter of the Association’s Northeastern New York Chapter, and was thrilled to join Honorary National Board Member and distinguished celebrity guest, David Hyde Pierce, at this year’s event hosted at the historic Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, NY. Through the Looking Glass; An Evening to End Alzheimer’s is a special evening chaired by the Clinton Family of Troy, NY, featuring a large silent auction to raise funds to benefit the programs and services across 17 counties in Northeastern NY that provide help and support to individuals and families facing the challenges of the Nation’s 6th leading cause of death.

Patty Tobin participates in silent auction

Mary Ann McGinn places her bid on a Patty Tobin necklace at this year's silent auction. (Photo by Joan Heffler)

Supporters like Tobin and Mr. Hyde Pierce are dedicated to raising awareness and to changing the face of Alzheimer’s by helping both our local and national communities to understand that Alzheimer’s is an illness that will soon reach epidemic levels if a cure is not found. After being honored with the Woman of Distinction Award at last year’s Flowers that Empower benefit luncheon, Tobin decided to go a step further this year and donate a sneak preview from her new exclusive Howe Caverns Collection. The designer’s new collection will soon grace the main lodge at Howe Caverns prior to Tobin’s new boutique opening in the newly constructed Gemstone & Mining Building later this fall.

Patty Tobin with husband, Jim Lupo, and Vera and Jon Dordick

Patty Tobin and Vera Dordick with husbands Jim Lupo and Jon Dordick. (Photo by Joan Heffler)

Pat Galasso, Patty Tobin, Vera Dordick

(From left to right) Howe Caverns Owner, Pat Galasso, Patty Tobin and Vera Dordick show their support at this year's Evening to End Alzheimer's Event in Saratoga Springs. Dordick and Tobin sport two new designs from Tobin's new Howe Caverns Collection, which will go on sale at the lodge at Howe Caverns in the coming weeks, prior to the designer's new boutique opening in the new Gemstone & Mining Building at Howe Caverns this fall. (Photo by Joan Heffler)

Obsession of the Week

May 11, 2011  |  News & Events

Gemstone Torsades by Patty Tobin

With the beautiful weather finally here, all you need now is a beautiful Patty Tobin spring necklace. This week we are featuring our Cabochon Gemstone Torsades in a variation of yummy spring colors! These full multiple strand necklaces will add a bold, wow factor to any ensemble!

Bilemon Cabachon Torsade- Eighteen strands of bilemon topaz cabochons with large sterling silver clasp, 18″. (Top right)

Peridot Cabachon Torsade-Twenty-two strands of Peridot cabochons twisted together and fastened with a large sterling silver clasp. (Left)

Citrine Cabochon Torsade- Fourteen-strands of citrine cabochons with large sterling silver clasp, 18″. (Bottom Right)

Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea or online at www.pattytobin.com/shop

Obsession of the Week (As seen on CBS)

May 4, 2011  |  As Seen On CBS, News & Events

Check out this stunning 7 strand African Turquoise Torsade with a sterling silver clasp we have featured as this week’s obsession. With its unique neutral color palate, this torsade is the perfect piece to match anything in your Spring and Summer wardrobes. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it could be the perfect gift to show mom just how much she means to you!

African Turquoise by Patty Tobin

Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea or call 877.772.8891  www.pattytobin.com/shop

Combat Cougar Bracelet — Make A Difference

Combat Cougars Bracelets making a difference at home and oversees

Combat Cougar Bracelets are making a difference at home and oversees. Pictured above from left to right: Two U.S. soldiers happily show off their new Combat Cougar Bracelets; Miss USA shows her support with The Real Cougar Woman, Linda Franklin, at USO event in NYC.

Women everywhere are showing their support for women in the military by wearing our Combat Cougar BraceletsTM.  Designed by Patty Tobin, these beautiful black and clear crystal bracelets are made in America, by Americans, for America. The Combat Cougars campaign, founded by The Real Cougar Woman, Linda Franklin, is a unique and important initiative that offers each of us a chance to give this lovely and meaningful bracelet as a gift to one of our brave women currently serving in the armed forces.

Sending a bracelet to a women serving in the military is a small token that serves as a reminder to them and to us that even though they are far away, these women are always in our thoughts. Buy one for yourself or for a friend or family member with a loved one currently serving – whether she’s a wife of, daughter of, sister of – and wear it to show your recognition and support for our brave soldiers. “The bracelet is beautiful and I will wear it with pride for all the women in the military, on the top of the list, my beautiful granddaughter, Brooke,” says Marilynn Krause, a proud supporter of Combat Cougars.

Franklin and Tobin are extremely proud to be a part of such an important campaign that continues to pay tribute to our soldiers serving oversees while still managing to direct a portion of sales proceeds to benefit programs serving our women veterans. Miss USA, Rima Fakih, was among those to recently pledge her support and don her new Combat Cougar BraceletTM at the USO Woman of the Year Event in April at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City (pictured above with Linda Franklin).

It’s easy to get involved! All it takes is a couple minutes of your time and a quick visit to the Combat Cougars website. Purchase a bracelet today for only $19.99. Every bracelet makes a difference, so go ahead — it’s one purchase you know you can feel really good about.