Yesterday turned out to be Frenchy Day at catbird. First Leigh & I met with the extremely lovely Violette Van Parys (has a name ever been more French?). We were captivated by her slightly lascivious brooches and necklaces. Hand made porcelain "biscuits" hand painted and dipped in gold, platinum or bronze. They have a certain je ne sais quois, non?
Her work is sold in Europe, Japan, Lebanon, TopshopUK...and now at catbird. That's right, we're the only ones in the US.
(Oh we also accidentally, and embarrassingly, listened to novelty French pop while she was there and then proceeded to have more than the usual amount of French tourists. And met a lovely French girl selling Caron, the ne plus ultra of Parisian luxury fragrance.)
These diminutive, hand painted landscape necklaces are newly in and are newly loved by me. The teeny, vintage brass pendants are great on their own but add a magical mountain to it and you have a show-stopper. A great gift for someone after a milestone - whether it be a birthday, a baby or a new stove.
triple rose cut diamond ring, 2 carats - certified conflict free $1800
Even if you didn't happen to write your undergraduate thesis on pickling as a metaphor for history and sexuality in The God of Small Things and Midnight's Children while dabbling in Sanskrit classes and all things subcontinent based, I challenge you not to weep a little at the beauty of this diamond ring by Katrina La Penne, set with certified conflict free diamonds from India. And if you did happen to write your thesis on the aforementioned subject while dabbling in Sanskrit and all things subcontinental, well, we have a lot in common, you and I, and should probably get a drink.
p.s. Congratulations Tali! She's beautiful!
Robin just shuttered her gorgeous retail space on Broadway, but fear not, Williamsburgers! We've got Bittersweets in the store- everything from her $75 14k letter rings (my absolute favorite gift to give) to her $650 totally mad kitty skull ring.