Support Women In The Military With A Shining Service Bracelet

Women in the military show off their Shining Service Bracelets
Women serving abroad proudly show off their Shining Service Bracelets.

We’re proud to announce the official launch of Shining Service Worldwide™, an organization dedicated to showing appreciation and support for women currently serving in the military, military vets and military spouses. We’ve been a proud participant of this initiative since the beginning and we couldn’t be more pleased with the growing recognition garnered for the 1.8 million women who have served in our armed forces.

When you take a moment to consider the fact that only 1% of Americans serve to protect the other 99% of us, it’s truly an extraordinary service that we couldn’t live without, and one that too often goes without sufficient thanks. In particular, the women serving this country too often fall through the cracks and do not get the attention they deserve, which is why Patty Tobin has partnered with Linda Franklin to develop this important cause whose sole purpose is to support these very women at home and abroad.

Designed by Patty Tobin, the Shining Service Bracelet™ is our way of bringing attention to our military women and also to help fund our mentoring services. Our black and clear crystal bracelets are a beautiful way to say thank you to our women in service and to show your support for veterans and military wives. A portion of proceeds go directly toward our mentoring program, which helps these women to acclimate back into civilian life after active tours.

Additionally, the Shining Service blog has been designed to encourage military women to use their voices and tell their stories. It is meant to be a resource for them to show that help and support is available to them from various sources. The third part of the program is the Shining Service Makeover Missions, which offer beauty makeovers at salons all over the country to these women as a way to reconnect with their feminine side. It also incorporates a three-month mentoring program for each woman, following her makeover, to help her continue to build her self-esteem once home from service. Each woman is provided with an executive mentor and a military mentor so all bases are covered.

More information is available on the Shining Service Worldwide™ website. Get involved today and show your support for these amazing women.

Women in the military wearing their Shining Service Bracelets

Esthetique Magazine Features Patty Tobin Jewelry On This Month’s Cover

September 30, 2011  |  Get The Look, News & Events
Patty Tobin Jewelry As Seen In Esthetique Magazine

Clockwise from top left: Multicolor Tiger Eye gemstone cuff bracelet, $595; Multicolor Tiger Eye Pendant Necklace, $395, and Multicolor Tiger Eye gemstone Cuff Bracelet, $595; Bali Sterling & Freshwater Pearl 36" Rope, $595, and 18K Vermeil & Freshwater Pearl 40" Chain, $350. All styles are available on our online store.

ESTHÉTIQUE has done it again. The styling and photography for this new magazine is absolutely amazing!  We are so thrilled to have made it to the cover of their third issue with Patty Tobin’s multicolor tiger eye bracelet and matching pendant necklace. The issue is full of gorgeous spreads that any fashion lover will surely covet. Take for instance the black and white photo above of our Bali sterling and freshwater pearl rope, layered with our 18K vermeil and freshwater pearl chain — stun-ning. If you’ve been following our blog, you may remember when we made it into their first issue back in July, but if you’re new to the scene and you haven’t checked them out yet, don’t miss out. You can easily page through the latest issue online here: http://issuu.com/esthetique/docs/esthetique3/34.

More Affordable Luxury with Patty’s New Skin Pendants

Patty Tobin Skin Pendants

From left to right: Green Agate Shard Pendant, $395; Striped Agate Shard Pendant (As Seen On CBS), $395; Druzy Pendant, $495. Click image to shop these styles.

Patty’s new agate shard pendants are stunning — and a steal at $395! Each one has such a unique quality and natural texture. Dr. Jen Hartstein recently sported our black striped agate pendant (center) on her CBS Early Show segment with Russ Mitchell. An earthy but fashionable necklace that suits all ages and skin tones, this lightweight piece makes a statement without weighing you down. Perfect for any occasion — dress it up or pair it down — this style is a perfect example of our motto: “from black tie to blue jeans.” A great gift idea as the holidays are rapidly approaching. All styles are now available online at pattytobin.comand at our Chelsea boutique (108 W. 17th Street).

Dr. Jen Hartstein wearing Patty Tobin on CBS

Dr. Jen Hartstein on the CBS Early Show wearing Patty's new striped agate pendant necklace. Click to watch the CBS News video.

Patty Tobin’s Wearable Art Now Available In Miami

September 21, 2011  |  News & Events
Patty Tobin Opens at the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Miami

Patty Tobin jewelry collection now on sale at The Chill Concept at Hardcore in Miami. From top left: Nina Fuentes and Patty Tobin; Patty Tobin and Natasha Duwin; new green agate shard necklace by Patty Tobin. From bottom left: Wynwood art district; Hardcore Art Contemporary Space.

As of September 10th, Patty Tobin jewelry is now available in the Wynwood Art District in Miami! The grand opening of The Chill Conceptat the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space was a huge success and we couldn’t be more excited to have our collection residing in such an innovative space.

The concept for the gallery is so unique and belongs to a truly amazing woman by the name of Nina Fuentes. In her interview with Art Districts Magazine, she explains that her goal in designing The Chill Concept was to “create a visually and emotionally stimulating space where people of all ages could come and reconnect with themselves.”

“I think the time has come for people to integrate art into their daily lives,” she says. “Art should be interactive. It forms part of you as an individual and vice versa.” And that is precisely what is offered at The Chill Concept. It is a place where people can come and interact with one another and various forms of art. We’ve always considered Patty’s jewelry to be wearable pieces of art and it’s truly thrilling to be recognized for that particular quality by a woman like Nina.

With our new installation now up and running, we have no doubt it is a natural fit for this newly designed interactive art space. All of the jewelry on display is available for sale at the gallery, so if you’re in the area, stop by and check out the new collection!

The Chill Concept at Hardcore, 70 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Phone: 305.576.1646        Website: http://hardcoreartmiami.com/

Fashion’s Night Out Party at Patty Tobin

FNO party pics at Patty Tobin

Clockwise from top left: Karina Mitchell, Patty Tobin, Sharina Mitchell; guests of Patty Tobin; Prince Malik, Patty Tobin, Nina Fuentes; Patty Tobin and Warren Donner; Catherine Russell and Jerry Griffin.

It was another great party at the Patty Tobin boutique in Chelsea last week. Fashion’s Night Out 2011 marked our two-year anniversary and we couldn’t have been happier to welcome our friends and supporters to celebrate with us. The party was a hit and everyone was oohing and ahhing over the debut of our new Patty Tobin SKIN collection, which goes on sale today on our online store. Guests sipped champagne, donned the new jewels and danced in the streets to our fabulous karaoke favorites. Catherine Russell even picked up the mic to grace us with her amazing vocals during the party.

Our favorite CBS Early Show contributor, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein

We had some exciting celebrity guests stop by, including Karina Mitchell, who just finished a fabulous CBS News segment on Patty and her exciting new reptilian jewelry collection, and even Prince Malik, our favorite hip-hop recording artist and friend. We have some great pictures from the party on our Facebook page, so be sure to check them out! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to show their support and for those of you who couldn’t make it, be sure to check out the new collection online at PattyTobin.com!

CBS Celebrity Circuit Reporter Karina Mitchell Says “Skin Is In”

New Fire Agate Ropes by Patty Tobin are the gem of her new SKIN collection for fall.

CBS Celebrity Circuit reporter, Karina Mitchell, lists the 10 most popular trends for fall in her latest article, What to buy on Fashion’s Night Out?

“Skin is in,” reports Mitchell, highlighting Patty Tobin’s trendsetting reptilian jewelry collection for fall. “The innovative fashion queen has launched an exquisite line of beautifully crafted fired agate and crystal necklaces that can be draped in a variety of ways for an all out killer look,” she says. “Her pieces constitute wearable pieces of art that will work for this season and beyond.”

We are so excited to have CBS cover our new SKIN collection, which is set to debut at our second anniversary party on Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday. Immediately following our New York launch, Patty is headed for Miami to unveil the collection at The Chill Concept at Hardcore on September 10th.

Patty Tobin's reptilian jewelry collection set to take Fashion Week by storm - Watch CBS News Video

CBS Gets Exclusive Sneak Peak at New SKIN Collection

CBS News fashion correspondent, Karina Mitchell, got an exclusive sneak peak of Patty’s new fall 2011 SKIN collection yesterday. “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly never saw Patty’s baubles,” said Mitchell after perusing the new line one week prior to Fashion’s Night Out. Her segment will go live to CBS Interactive and print editions early next week, so be sure to stay tuned!

Patty Tobin with Karina Mitchell (CBS)

Patty Tobin Debut in Miami

August 30, 2011  |  News & Events
Evite for the chill concept gallery opening in miami, featuring Patty Tobin

Evites went out this week for the grand opening of The Chill Concept in Miami, featuring a special announcement on Patty Tobin's new "Skin" collection which will debut that night!

We are absolutely thrilled to join the ever-growing, progressive Miami art scene with the debut of a very special new collection by Patty Tobin at the re-invented Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. We are so excited to have been invited by Venezuelan artist and museologist Andreína Fuentes, also known by her pseudo name, Nina Dotti, to showcase a new collection designed especially for her newly transformed gallery, The Chill Concept. The first announcement has gone out for the opening and we’re all gearing up for what is sure to be a sensational night in Miami! Event details for September 10th are below, but be sure to stay tuned for more Miami updates in the coming months!

Date: September 10, 2011

Time: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Location: The Chill Concept at Hardcore, 70 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Fashion’s Night Out Frenzy Begins Today!

August 15, 2011  |  News & Events

Let the fashion frenzy begin! Twitter has been ablaze all day with the official launch of Fashion’s Night Out 2011’s website. Everyone in New York is counting down the days to third annual FNO! Here’s a quick look at what we have planned for September 8th at Patty Tobin, 108 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. Be sure to add us to your “My Night Out” itinerary on FNO.com!

“We’re Still Standing” Anniversary Celebration

Everyone said we were crazy to start a new business in the middle of a recession, but here we are two years later still standing strong! As the only NYC business to open on FNO in 2009, we’re proud to announce our two-year anniversary celebration!

We invite you to join us for a night of fun, friends and fashion as we sip champagne, model our newest jewels and dance the night away to live music performances by our favorite national karaoke finalists.

“Takin’ It To The Streets” Music Performances

Last year’s karaoke competition was such a hit we couldn’t resist doing it bigger and better this year. That’s why we’ve lined up even more local karaoke superstars from the NYC area to participate – and, don’t worry ladies, back again to MC this year is two-time national karaoke finalist and everyone’s favorite, Jerry Griffin. We were pulling people in off the street last year for a quick song or two – and we can’t wait to see what will happen this year! (If we’re lucky, Patty will take the mic Gaga-style again this year! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.)

Meet the Designer

Fashion is never out of style and never out of reach at Patty Tobin’s self-named jewelry boutique in NYC. Guests are invited to come downtown and meet the imaginative jewelry designer and life-long entrepreneur who launched her Chelsea boutique on FNO two years ago. You’ll learn instantly why this little lady is known by her friends and family as a powerhouse with endless energy. A self-made woman who changed careers five years ago to pursue her passion for design in her 50’s has become a fixture in the neighborhood. All you need is five minutes with her and you’ll see why.

“Skin” Launch

Patty Tobin will be unveiling her new fall 2011 “Skin” collection. Not since our “Tiger” collection launched on FNO in 2009 have we been THIS excited about a new gemstone. If you’re feeling the new Stingray trend in jewelry, you will absolutely love this! We don’t want to give too much away, so you’ll have to come downtown and see for yourself.

Nibbles & Sips

Don’t worry folks, we wouldn’t leave you feeling hungry or parched on FNO! Refreshments and hors d’oeurves will be served during the party by our friends at Incognito — the fabulous new hot spot bistro in the Chelsea/Flat Iron district.

Two Years Later And Still Standing Strong!

August 9, 2011  |  News & Events

Everybody said we were crazy to start a new business in the middle of a recession, but despite this grueling economy, here we are two years later and still standing strong! It’s hard to believe that its time to plan our third annual Fashion’s Night Out party at the shop. It feels like the past two years have gone by in a flash, but when I look back at how much we’ve accomplished since opening our doors on the first Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 it’s kind of incredible.

Here's Patty holding up our temporary sign when we were still just "coming soon..."

For a small business start up we’ve managed to get covered by some pretty amazing media outlets. Starting with our cover story in USA Today in May 2010, we’ve seen the appeal of our story here at Patty Tobin. For starters, as an older entrepreneur and small business owner, Patty represents a relatively new phenomenon that’s going on in the current economy. She, like millions of Americans, decided to start a new business at an age when many choose to slow down. USA Today reporter Laura Petrecca picked up on this in her story, “More Older Americans Start Own Business,” which was followed by two stories with AMEX Open Forum and one with CNN.com.

Patty Tobin hit the runways of Austin last December for our first fashion show!

Beyond that, her jewelry line has an appeal all on its own. First for its beauty and style and second for its price-points. Everyone nowadays is looking for value in their purchases and I think our success is due in large part to how well we fit with today’s consumer demand. People love that they can get the quality with us that they would normally have seen priced at two- to three-times what we charge here at Patty Tobin.

Add to that her fashion-forward design style, which has become a favorite among CBS news anchors and regular CBS Early Show contributor, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, as well as the local NYC socialite crowd. These women love being able to come to our store and pick out two and three pieces for what they normally would have paid for one piece uptown. We’ve seen a loyal following develop and a lot of customer referrals driving our business, so a big Thank You goes out to all of our patrons for your business and for telling your friends and family about us!

We even were in a music video this year with Prince Malik!

Fashion savvy CBS reporter, Karina Mitchell, was among the first to cover us for her Celebrity Circuit Fashion Week special report last year, saying that Patty’s jewelry could “best be described as wearable pieces of art.” We’ve also had the pleasure of being covered by leading beauty and style blogger and Glam.com contributor, Jeanine Morris, and celebrity blogger, Jill Dobson. When you combine all of that with features in In Style and now Esthetique, we’re so very pleased with the attention our little jewelry box in Chelsea has garnered.

With no plans of slowing down in sight, Patty Tobin will soon be adding two new markets to our roster with Miami, Florida and Vilnius, Lithuania slated for openings this fall. (Stay tuned for more exciting news on this in the coming weeks…)

Nobody can say we don't throw a killer party at Patty Tobin

In the meantime though, mark your calendars for Fashion’s Night Out at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique on September 8th from 6:00PM – 11:00PM. For any of you who have partied with us in the past, you know what to expect 🙂 For those of you who have never joined us for one of our all-out bashes before, we invite you to come downtown and dance the night away to live entertainment, sip champagne, enjoy some yummy hors d’oeurves, and get a sneak peak at our new fall collection.

Stay connected with us for more event details on Facebook and Twitter.