Thursday, December 20, 2007

Audrey at Tiffany's

I thought I'd let you get into the mood right from the start of today's post on Tiffany's...

Tiffany's windows

Come on gang,

Tiffany's windows Let's go inside first!

Tiffany's windowsInside Tiffany is a big, spacious well-lite room, so you can't miss those diamonds. I was shooting the interior decorations when a "French" person came up to me and requested most politely that I not shoot inside.
Tiffany's windows So out to Tiffany's 4 windows - naturally they have a winter theme -
ice, ice, and more ice.
Tiffany's windowsPlenty to Oooo and Ahhh over...
Tiffany's windowsBut what is going on here?
Tiffany's windowsA golden egg full of feathers surrounded by diamonds and snow...OK
Tiffany's windows This one has a tiny sley in the midst of glitzy christmas trees...hmmm..
Tiffany's windowsHere's an interior view with silver tableware - Oooo...Ahhhh...zzzzz
Tiffany's windowsBut in the good old days, when Gene Moore did Tiffany's windows, your socks would be knocked off clear accross the street! He could fill a window with popcorn, pasta, ice cream cones AND NO DIAMONDS! and your jaw would drop to the ground in wonderment.
Tiffany's windows "Make people stop" was his motto.
Moore can take credit for putting belly buttons on mannequins and for placing kissing rhinos beneath a Valentine's Day heart.
Tiffany's windows Oh well in the meantime we'll just have to make do with this darling be-jeweled diamond deer...
Which brings me back to dear Audrey...
Audrey Hepburn and Tiffany's go together like caviar and Champagne - both timeless classics. It's hard to think of one without the other is it not PB readers? I noticed there's a new Audrey book in bookstore windows by fashion photographer, Howell Conant, who took publicity shots on set during the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Here's a book by John Loring, Tiffany's design director for the past 25 years, on their history of pearls.
OK time to bite into your croissants.
More New York windows to come -
Bergdorf's, Bendels, Barney's, Saks...


  1. Love that interior shot! Good work, kiddo. :-)))
    The Tiffany windows in Vienna are so bare boned, it's almost offensive. I was really looking forward to them coming to Vienna, alas, what a disappointment!
    Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the wonderland the created in NY.

  2. I love I love I love, j'adore, merci encore, as I know I will never in my life see Tiffany's winter windows.

  3. The art of Gene Moore, "make people stop", simple and yet deliciously marvelous. I must say, I stopped here and lingered...thanks..can't wait for the rest of the tour...yum.
    all best, Jan

  4. Absolutely divine!

  5. How Ironic that it be someone French to stop you photographing inside. But You did get one inside. BIG SMILE. The windows are beautiful. I couldn't pick just one window as a favorite. Thanks for taking us with you and Audrey. My Favorite movie of all time. Now I've had Breakfast at Tiffany's..but where's the pastry and coffee?

  6. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Lovely photos

    "sleigh" of course.

  7. EXQUISITE!!! I can't think of Tiffany's either without Audrey ... everything they do is so first-class ... what eye candy today!

  8. Anonymous11:40 AM

    All the NY windows are such fun during the holidays. Thanks for taking us there, Carol! I liked the egg with the feathers! Is it Faberge inspired?

  9. I'm enjoying your tour of New York Christmas windows. Thanks!

    By the way, there is a Parisian macaron Christmas tree on Frenchless in France's Dec. 19 post - have you seen it? I know how you love macarons.

    Frenchless in France is on my sidebar, if you've not visited her before.

  10. Sara, I've seen those towers of Macs all year long.
    They're for special occasions whenever I believe.

  11. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Please fax us your menu to 0820890338

  12. Ah, perhaps I've not paid close enough attention to your blog! I thought it was something unique to the season. I am learning!

    And all others who think I'm doing this just for FUN!
    Please pay attention!
    What's a blogger to do?
    one macaron tree

    And another mac tree!

    PARIS BREAKFASTS does not have a take-out menu (malheureusement) to fax out...

  14. Thanks for bringing tidings of comfort and joy, Carol. I adore your blog and covet your paintings. My best, Clichy Rose

  15. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Ah, beutiful shots. I HEART Audrey :)
    I am happy to see how NYC looks like as I will be there in a month. And just now I found out from Merisi that you live in New York! All this time I thought you were in Paris, hehe...

  16. Anonymous9:28 PM

    You do get thrown out of the best places! I adore the front doors of our local Tiffany's - they're giant stainless steel vault doors with brass bolt trim!
    As for Audrey -- what makes her so compelling?

  17. Ineffable charm is what she had...
    Whatever that is..

  18. Anonymous9:52 PM

    I love getting my daily dose of PB inspiration in the mornings!

    I almost had a croissant this today, no joke!

  19. Anonymous10:02 PM

    I'm enjoying your NY show.
    We were just there last week but had some winter weather and did not do as much strolling as we would have liked.
    Do check out our favorite store from SF and been getting rave reviews - De Vera on Crosby Street.

  20. Anonymous10:07 PM

    I don’t get to go to NY to see the windows so what a treat to see such good shots on your site.

    I can dream I'm there while here in Atlanta it is chilly and rainy...

  21. I have to say that the windows in NYC are just as lovely and striking as those I've seen in Paris.

  22. Maybe they thought you were taking photographs in preperation for a robbery !


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