Sleeping Beauty Blue


Hello, weekend plans - I'm looking at you, pajamas and bare feet.

-Leigh

Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue, 1991


Shopgirl: August Picks


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. 

xo,

Sriya 


Peeping Tom


Sublime beauty and the quotidian make the loveliest bedfellows.

-Leigh

photo by Henry Leutwyler from New York Magazine 

Our Month Through Pinterest

Catbird x J.Crew 14k Lovecat

Things that excited and inspired us this month, as seen through our latest pins. Plus a few new baubles! 

1. Catbird x J.Crew has officially arrived! Shop the full collection here.


2. Elle.com received a sneak peak of our 2015 look book. Read on for stacking tips straight from the set. 


3. Is it just us or do our Tomboy rings and Kitten Mitten seem to glow on mega-babe Kelly Framel of The Glamourai


4. Something about summer just doesn't feel right without an anklet. Luckily, the Wicked Game is now available in our storefront and online. Bring on those sunshiny days. 




Follow us at www.pinterest.com/catbirdnyc to stay connected! 

xo,

Sriya

A night at the circus.


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!

xo Leigh

Vans Girl



I'm completely still in summer mode but this Vans babe with her #catbirdstacks has me a tiny bit excited for cider, flushed cheeks, and perfect plaid sweaters.  

xo,

Sriya

Image c/o Vans Zine - Issue 02 

The Wild (Williamsburg) West



The Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast has opened its doors in Williamsburg and it's an explosion of industrial chic meets the Wild West. 

I think a staycation is definitely in order because I'd very much like to light a Campfire candle and soak in this tub. With a whiskey. 


h/t Domaine

xo
Sriya

What We Love Today: Bonjour Monsieur Soap.


Oh, to be clean and clever, it's a true gift! Speaking of gifts, pile up a couple of bars, tie with a big fat bow, et FIN. We make it easy.

-Leigh

Bonjour Monsieur soap, available in store and online, $9

Dream Date: Lou Doillon


Dear Lou,

I've Dream Date-ed you before, and I'll Dream Date you again. The light! The camera! The fringe! You're making us kittens purr.

Sincerely,
Leigh

image from Lou Doillon's Instagram


What to Give: 4th of July, beach house edition



We're invited to our friends' house in Asbury Park for this holiday weekend and I am coming equipped with sparklers for everyone and a beach-y candle for our lovely hosts. 
Happy Fourth, Kittens!!
xo
Rony




Summer Playlist!


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.

Pools and palm trees,
Stephanie

Shopgirl: July Picks



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 

xo,

Sriya

Happy Early Summer Weekend!!


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. 

Have an beautiful weekend everyone!!

xo
Rony


Desert Sharks





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.



Photos by our other birdette Maureen and catman Jeremy.

xoxo
Rachel



Weekend Kittens: Coney Island Mermaid Parade


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. 



Images c/o Getty and New York Magazine 

Maybe She's Born With It


That sorta surreal moment when your Tomboy clad fingers flip to Erin Wasson's Maybelline ad and she happens to be mirroring you in her very own Tomboy. 

Catbird takin' over! 

xo,

Sriya



The light from above.


In which the magic is revealed, the curtain pulled back, and the old and the new waltz happily together to my favorite kind of tune.

Claudia Cardinale, on the set of Visconti's The Leopard, 1963, found via LSD's Pinterest

-Leigh

Book Club: Friday the 13th Edition


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. 

And in the sprit of good fun, we're pairing this book club session with our Bittersweets 13 Pinky Ring

xo,


Sriya


Black Cats & Evil Eyes available here

What We Love Today: John Derian


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. 


See all John Derian objects we carry HERE.

- miss anna 

Dream Date: Anna Shechtman


...who published her first crossword in The Times at age 19 and gets to talk to Will Shortz about what is, and is not, a thing. Anna, want to have Sunday breakfast with me?
- Rony


Things That Taste Like Summer



Because today finally felt like a Brooklyn summer -- 80 degrees of heat cooled by an evening rain -- here are a few things that taste like summer: 

1. peach iced tea
2. corner store ice pops, like the one I had today courtesy of Darla
3. photos by Mark Borthwick, whose color and mood bring to mind the mellow days ahead**

** this last one is a case of synesthesia 

xo

Sriya


Dream Date: Clara Rockmore


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...

-Leigh

Book Club: The Flame Throwers


Want something that causes you to yearn for hair wildly whipping in the wind on a motorcycle and a distinct slight disgust for men? We found it for you. 


xoxo
Rachel

The Baubler


#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. 

It was a girl crush dream of sorts. The end! 

xo
Sriya 


What We're Listening To: Courtney Barnett


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:



(image via pitchfork.com)
Love and lounging,
Stephanie

What We Love Today: Party time, excellent.


Congratulations! Hear-Hear! Felicitations! Hip-Hip Hooray! Salut! Best Wishes!




How Do You Dew?



I was once told that given 5 minutes flat to run out the door, a girl should reach for blush above all else. Why? Because a flush of color = instant pretty. Taking said beauty mantra to heart, Olio E Sasso #2 Melon will definitely turn me into a dewy sun-kissed goddess not unlike this runway beauty. 

Okay, wishful thinking. But a moisturizing balm with ingredients I've actually heard of? #yesplease 

Apply with clean fingertips to lip and cheek, layering to intensify color.

$28.00, catbirdnyc.com 

xo, Sriya 


Photo: Valentino F/W 2013 Runway 

Chill


Garance Doré has the most lovely article on her blog this week. I highly recommend it. Have a look:
... it’s also very cool to just love your job as it is, to love the place where you live, and the world you’ve created for yourself, whatever that may be. 
It’s cool to just have an awesome shop without having to turn it into a worldwide chain – Colette is a great example of that, by the way. It’s cool to just be the best neighborhood baker, without necessarily wanting to write thirty cookbooks about it. It’s even cool to not work at all. Come on, what? If you have enough money and you’re happy, why not?
xo
Rony

Pic from Fawn DeViney.


What We're Listening To: Beck


Spring has finally sprung. Buds are blooming, layers are being shed, and it feels like we're all slowly waking up from that nightmare of a winter. Beck's new album Morning Phase seems to mirror that transition: dreamy, a bit somber (ugh, all that residual winter angst!), but sweetened with hopeful melodies. We're digging it. You might, too. Listen along below.


(image via beck.com)
xo,
Stephanie

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