Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas in New York 2015: Tiffany & Co.

A magical scene at the Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue Flagship store, November 2015.

I got a chance to make a quick trip into the city last week to see the holiday windows for 2015 and of course they were glorious! I started my visit at Tiffany & Co., and while last year’s windows had a modern theme, as well as a nod to the 1950s and 60s, this year the displays feel like they are all about old world glamour.

So in love with this color scheme!

The jewelry was as gorgeous as you’d expect it to be, with pieces from Tiffany’s high jewelry lines to more modest sterling silver pieces from the Atlas collection and gold bangles from the T Tiffany line, but the backdrops were definitely about the aesthetic from a bygone era. I loved the tiny chandeliers (so gorgeous), the porcelain figurines, the amazing details in each and every mise-en-scène, and the way the lights would change from pale blue to pink to white and then go dim before starting all over again.

This post is heavy on pictures but I hope you are as enchanted by the beauty as I was. Enjoy!

O Christmas Tree!

The porcelain figurines had a classical feel and many were cherubs wearing masks.

I loved how a scene would go from white lighting... pink, right before your eyes. Gorgeous!

I am crazy for the tiny chandeliers and the porcelain reindeer, with diamonds on top!

A stunning Schlumberger “Bird on a Rock” clip. Love love love.

More Schlumberger brooches atop a reindeer sleigh!

A closer shot of the clips. I especially love the “Five Leaves” clip at the bottom, of yellow gold and diamonds.

Glad to see the yellow diamond sparkler lights are still on the building, like last year.

I loved details like this one!

Great bangles and rings from the Tiffany T collection.

A lovely window featuring a watch and a necklace from the Atlas collection.

A window featuring pieces from the new Tiffany Bow collection.

More delicate details to admire here...

...and here.

A very compelling window scene. This one was my particular favorite.

I adore the color scheme and the amazing details in each of the windows.

Beautiful scenery, beautiful jewelry!

There is a little video on the Tiffany website that goes along with the windows, just like last year, and it is very charming and will have you dreaming of the holidays and winter in New York City!

If you saw the windows let me know what you thought of them and if you haven’t but get a chance to, try to go at night, when the crowds are far less and you can have each window all to yourself! Also, Tiffany, unlike Bulgari or Van Cleef & Arpels, each across the street, keeps its jewelry in the windows all night long, they don’t take the pieces out just because the store is closed. I find this so wonderful of them and it definitely gives a gal the feeling, any time of day or night, of gazing into the windows and being able to dream of jewelry just like Holly Golightly did in the opening scenes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

A closer shot of the earrings and necklace. Oh I weep...

Happy Holidays!


Cheryl said...

What a beautiful post! The visual part of the holiday season is by far my favorite part. It always has been. Have a great Thanksgiving! Peace! Cheryl

Jill said...

Hi Cheryl! I'm with you, the visuals of the holiday season are now my favorite part. I love the artistry of the windows more every year. Have a great Thanksgiving! xx

HappyFace313 said...

:-) Beautiful!
I've looked into Vienna's and Hamburg's Tiffanys in the last couple of days - the window decorations don't even come close to what NY is showing.
Enjoy! XO :-)

Jill said...

Hi Happyface! Really, is that true about Vienna and Hamburg? I am surprised! I have seen some pictures on IG of other Tiffany windows and I assumed they were doing variations on this same theme all around the world! xx

Jennifer Connolly said...

Such a pretty post! I wont be shopping today, but I loved window shopping with you! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Jill, Perfect Black Friday shopping to me...window shopping and no crowds! I loved this beautiful escape seeing all the pretty windows. No one does it like Tiffany. I have to say I am crazy for all of these pieces too. I'd love to know how they plan these windows. They are always done so well and are gorgeous. I didn't know they leave their windows with the jewelry... I guess you really can be like Holly Golightly and grab a pastry and dream before the city wakes up! Wishing you a lovely weekend Jill and thanks for your nice note on the blog. xo Kim

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I look forward to you sharing windows every year, Jill! Thanks so much! It is lovely.

Jill said...

Hi Jennifer! I'm with you, I skipped the Black Friday shopping experience and I like to see the Tiffany windows at night on a weekday, when no one else is around! xx

Jill said...

Hi Kim! I do love that Tiffany's leaves the jewels in the windows all night long! I would love to hear about how far in advance they plan their windows. I know Bergdorf starts putting the plan together right after the holidays of the previous year's but I'm thinking the Tiffany creative directors don't need that much time. It would be interesting to find out if that is correct! xx

Jill said...

Hi Pam! I love sharing the windows. I will definitely do a post on Bergdorf's as well. For me the holidays start with the windows. They are extravagant and beautiful, every single year. xx

une femme said...

Truly enchantng!! Thank you for taking all of these photos and sharing with us

Jill said...

Hi Deja! It is a treat to take the pictures and share them with everyone. xx

Justin Christopher said...

I'm glad you enjoyed our work.

Jill said...

Hi Justin! If you helped create these beautiful windows I can't thank you enough! They are one of the highlights of my holiday season every single year and I know I am not alone in that sentiment. Thank you for creating magic that you share with us all! xx

Happiness at Mid Life said...

One of these days, I need to be in NYC during the holidays to see all the amazing window displays and do all the tourist things for the holidays.

Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


Jill said...

Hi Alice, I think you would love NYC during the holidays more than any other time. It is truly magical. I think your husband and son would love it too. You must visit Santaland at Macy's! xx