ELLE Magazine Editor Styles the TIFFANY & CO. Key Collection

Posted on | November 22, 2009

In a fashion-meets-charity party setting, hosted by TIFFANY & CO. and ELLE Magazine— and benefiting the Junior League— some of Dallas’ most philanthropic fashionistas came out to meet the fabulous Joe Zee, creative director for ELLE MAGAZINE and recent reality star on The City. Unfortunately, as the party started, the famed Joe Zee was back in New York City, laid up with the Swine flu. In his absence ELLE Magazine sent an excellent substitute, their Executive Accessories Editor, Kate Davidson Hudson. Who better to share hints, tips and styling ideas on how to pair the elegant TIFFANY & CO accessories with the current trends we are seeing in fashion.

Valerie KateValerie Elizabeth & Kate Davidson Hudson

The presentation centered on the new TIFFANY & CO keys collection but also included other great jewelry pairings offered by the iconic jeweler. What I loved? The fact that the key collection was created based on a compilation of historical keys TIFFANY & CO had in their archives. For years the jeweler created the unique keys for trunks, diaries and other special commissions. Over the years, as the keys have come back into their possession, they were placed in the TIFFANY & CO archives. Recently, the design team selected their favorite key designs, incorporating them into this new collection; giving the vintage TIFFANY & CO style a modern day wearability. The famed keys come in platinum, gold and even silver both with and without diamonds. One of my favorite keys, a sterling silver version- and the one I thought looked most authentic vintage- has an unbelievable TIFFANY & CO price point of just $175.

Tiffany Keys 2


DJ Lucy Wrubel entertained with her great selection of tunes while guests— who went home with the latest issue of ELLE Magazine— enjoyed drinks at the bar set-up in the pass thru between showrooms.

Lucy WrubelLucy Wrubel

Familiar faces included: D’Andra Simmons, Gay Donnell, Angela Nash and Lisa Bhattacharya. Models circulated through the crowd giving partygoers an up close look at the new collection; while TIFFANY & CO representatives were there in abundance, ready to open a case or ring up a sale for anyone interested. They appeared to be doing a lot of both. I have to say I think the key is the new heart. If you want to purchase one for yourself or a friend or loved on for Christmas, I suggest you do it before Thanksgiving if you can. Trust me, these keys will be sold out- everywhere.

TCO CrowdThe Crowd at TIFFANY & CO.

If you missed the party you can check out the presentation by ELLE Magazine’s Kate Davidson Hudson here. Check back later this week, for my interview with Kate.


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