So outside the big Broadway movie theater where the “Bride Wars” premiere was held, the arrival carpet was trademark Tiffany Blue; and after the screening, the audience – which, to judge by the targeted cheering heard during the film’s opening credits, was largely in a first-name relationship with the filmmakers – shuttled off to the company’s glittery Fifth Avenue headquarters bearing invitation-only admission tickets of that same babyish hue. (Tiffany Blue actually is a trademarked color, so watch it.)
Inside, the movie’s stars, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Kristen Johnston (displaying some alarming weight-droppage), amiably allowed themselves to be backed into corners by sycophantic but presumably harmless well-wishers, while waitrons circled the showroom bearing endless trays of dangerous blue martinis.
Movies Blog, however, was on a mission, and we made our way directly to the display counter featuring the Tiffany Novo engagement ring – the one sported so fetchingly by Kate Hudson in the movie. If a rock like this is every girl’s dream (one of the picture’s unspoken assumptions), then men everywhere are in trouble. The ring’s centerpiece is a diamond the size of a plump pea – more than five carats. That being insufficiently fabulous, apparently, this showpiece stone is shored up on each side by eight more diamonds – smaller, but similarly unshabby. How much could a thing like this cost? Guess. No, guess again. Okay – it costs $388,000. Steady, dude. Here, have a blue martini. It’s free.