Toni Garrn wears the raddest shearling and tweed in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar Germany. And when your outerwear game is this strong, one or two (or five or six!) of your favorite Catbird pieces are really all you need. Plus pants, if you're so inclined.
“It’s so peaceful for me here; very calm and very private,” Facchinetti says. “It took me a long time to find this place, and now I never want to leave.”
Let's journey away: a virtual visit to a Milanese apartment.
Here on Bedford Avenue, we intend to fully soak up the last few weeks of summer. Which means taking any and all opportunities to show off our favorite anklet, Wicked Game. We wear it over silk socks, dangled low with sandals, or just peeking out from under rolled up cigarette pants.
Chelsea's pick for August is the Wicked Game paired with her equally sparkly flats. We admire a girl who can save all bling for the very tip of her outfit!
Chelsea's also the first of us to try the latest addition to #catbirdbeauty. Belmacs Blitz gold leaf eyeshadow has just arrived in the shop! The secret to its shine is that the cream based shadow is enriched with precious metal leaf. Keeping the rest of her face bare, Chelsea layers up to her brow for max sparkle. Belmacs Blitz can also be combined with face cream as a highlighter or used to line the lids. I personally love dabbing on the inner corners of my eyes as an instant way to brighten and fake a few more hours of sleep.
We're going to the circus! Cirque de Soleil, that is! What's more amazing than an evening in Brooklyn, seeing people perform seemingly miraculous feats, that they've actually worked so so so hard to achieve?! We're real big fans of working like the dickens to make the impossible possible. Thanks so much to our pals at Cirque de Soleil for giving us tickets to their magical Verekai show. You can get your own tickets for the Barclay's Center shows right here (Verekai will be at Barclay's from July 30- August 3, tickets start at $45) - see you under the Big Top!
Summer is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the nights are warm, and it's totally acceptable to eat ice cream as often as you like. Whether you're lounging at the beach, chilling by a pool, barbecuing in the sun, or cruising around town, there's nothing like a perfect summer soundtrack.
I did a quick poll of the birdettes for their favorite summer tunes and compiled them (along with some of my personal favorites) into a playlist. We hope you use it wisely...aka while you're drinking pina coladas and flirting with summer babes.
July, the month of escapes to Rockaway, fireworks, beer the color of sunshine and melty ice cream cones. Straight from the shop, our Kittens Jess and Stephanie share their picks for our favorite month.
Steph's beauty routine is going dark(!) with Rituel de Fille's Forbidden Lipstick in Shadow Self. "This shade to me is a sort of goth summer look, and can be lightened up by layering on top of a peach or pink lip stain." And on the subject of layering, the lingering scent of Summer Solstice bath bar mixed with Nova Chakra parfum is her July calling card. Light florals with Bulgarian rose and hints of tobacco musk and leather--a solid choice for this Brooklyn heat.
Jess is going with classic rings and simple silhouettes. Check out her golden #catbirdstack: classic hammered ring, twisted stacker, Bittersweet's famous letter ring, diamond baguette, threadbare and opal teardrop. Topped off with a few tomboys and a Bittersweet's Boo ring. Did you catch all of that? Check out our stacking guide for the breakdown.
And don't forget to share your summer #catbirdstacks with us, tag us at @catbirdnyc
Before our fair city acquires her very, er... distinctive summer fragrance, she is bathed in the most delightful scent of Linden trees. Right now - very early summer - the smell is everywhere and I find myself deeply inhaling it. This season is sweet, yet oh-so-short, and needs to be appreciated at every turn.
Our very own, Stephanie, along with her stone cold fox bandmates just released a super bad ass EP today. While we embarrass her by blaring it in the store (and on our iPods on the train), you should give it a listen as well. Template Hair, released via Manimal Records, is available here or in the handy playlist below. You are so welcome for your new girl crush.
Our Kitten (and studio manager!) Candice attended Coney Island's Mermaid Parade outfitted in the most mystical creation I've possibly ever laid eyes on. A former costume designer, her inspiration came from Luna Park, the recently resurrected theme park notorious for its unlucky history.
The result is a pretty genius blend of the boardwalk's old-fashioned bathing suits and Luna's illuminated pinwheels, electric towers, and side shows. Amazing.
It's Friday the 13th, which means we're swapping cocktails for a night in with Black Cats & Evil Eyes by Chloe Rhodes. Under the full Strawberry Moon, you'll find our noses buried in this history of the most widely spread superstitions. From the true power of a swan feather to when crossing your fingers really works, hundreds of beliefs are traced to their origin.
Summer is in full swing. We bet you have weddings, birthdays, graduations and many barbecues to attend. Be the best guest and gift the hostess one of these neat John Derian decoupage handmade glass catch-all dishes and trays.
Let's make some waaaaa-waaaaa Theremin (or, Theremini!) music together, you, me, and the memory of Clara Rockmore, "premiere artiste of the electronic museum medium." Now, if that's not a dream date, I don't know is. Waaaaa-waaaaaa...
#tbt to two weeks ago, when chief #catbirdette Rony made an appearance on New York Observer's Brooklyn Influentials list. Excitement over the article coining her "The Baubler" was topped only by the company. Athena Calderone and Kate Young? YES! Molly Guy, Alexa Chung, and Chloë Sevigny? Cool, cool.
I can't take credit for discovering this Aussie babe. I overheard our very own lunch lady, Ash, playing Courtney Barnett in the shop and I swooped in demanding (politely of course) to know who it was. Her playful lyrics and chill vibes make me feel like I should be drinking beers in the sunshine with friends while laying in a hammock. Very specific, I know. But take a listen, you'll have visions of sunny buzzy days in no time.
Here's a video for my favorite track, Avant Gardener, where she talks about gardening, asthma attacks, and smoking bongs:
Listen to her full album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas here: