Posted by jezebel at Monday, August 30, 2010
Danish musician, Oh Land, is pictured in Soundvenue's fashion issue, wearing Stephanie Simek's eyelash necklace in gold, and the Cam Jansen in us deduces that said necklace must have been purchased at Catbird, as we are the exclusive purveyors of the gold eyelash necklace.
Stephanie Simek eyelash necklace on 14k gold chain, $140, available in-store & online
Posted by rony @ catbird at Friday, August 27, 2010
Originally a guest post on East Side Bride. See Part I here.
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
With her thicket of chestnut hair and famous wicker baskets, Birkin took the the original jolie laid wolf by the ears. One night, the wolf Gainsbourg howled ferociously. Jane responded by flinging herself into the Seine. She was fished out by two policemen, and the most famous couple in France walked home, arm in arm, madly in love.
Digby & Iona Take The Wolf By The Ears Ring
Truman Capote & Jack Dunphy
Two writers, one as bright as the Northern Star, the other a bit more modest in scope, set out for Sicily, in a house once occupied by D.H. Lawrence. Thirty-six years later, as Capote lay dying, Jack was still by Truman's side, sort of. Not by Truman's side, were Paley, Radziwill, et al. - his estranged swans, the former intimates he had harpooned in his final, unfinished work, Answered Prayers.
Scosha Thou Shall Not Talk Shit Necklace
Marlene Dietrich & Edith Piaf
Dietrich hung her emerald-encrusted gold cross round the slender, stooped neck of La môme to ward away evil. Though Evil knocked on Edith's door regardless, the Little Sparrow and The Blonde Venus were the most devoted of friends for the rest of Piaf's short life. Dietrich was fiercely protective of her drug-addled, one-time lover; a journalist, knocking on Piaf's dressing room door was answered with Dietrich's inimitable voice, "Can I help you? I am Mademoiselle Piaf's maid!" He lobbed back, "How nice. Please say hello to Miss Piaf's chauffeur, Maurice Chevalier."
Digby & Iona Bird in Cage Necklace
Bittersweets Heart & Dagger Necklace
Yayoi Melting Love Ring
He wrote "Something" for her, but something wasn't everything, and she left him for a Yardbird. Before things went amiss, their love looked like beauty incarnate.
Elisa Solomon Ancienne Ring & Guitar Pick Necklace
These pieces are hand carved from US certified fossil ivory from Woolly Mammoth deposits unearthed after 15,000 years in Alaska and Siberia. Weird, right?
Labels: What We Love Today
Posted by rony @ catbird at Tuesday, August 24, 2010
From a collection of color photographs taken between 1902 and 1912.
"...photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948."
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Posted by jezebel at Thursday, August 19, 2010
Does it surprise you that the woman who holes up in this cabin to make music with her husband also makes these prisms with her stained-glass artist mother? No, I didn't think it would.
prisms by The Wild Unknown, in store and online
Posted by jezebel at Sunday, August 15, 2010
We took this photo for a far-away customer who wanted to know what the Blanca Monros Gomez 3 diamond band would like with her Blanca Monros Gomez solitaire engagement ring. Verdict? Yes, yes, and yes.
Posted by rony @ catbird at Friday, August 13, 2010
Can we shall we? One day, very soon, let us go away together... A frame-able card, from the master of cut paper. One of our favorite, and best selling cards. Rob Ryan Cards, $3.95
Posted by rony @ catbird at Wednesday, August 11, 2010
before. The patchouli is ever so soft, and slightly masculine in a sexy, feminine way. Or at least I like to think so. It's also a bit scrubby, which I love. Maybe this is what Helena Christensen smelled like in the Wicked Game video. Saipua Saltwater Soap, $8
We are in need of a new Catbird. Potential Catbirds must have retail and/or jewelry experience, a flair for making things look pretty (packages, displays), an ability to multi-task and keep cool, lots of patience and people-skills, and must be available to work weekends plus one week day.
Potential Catbirds also must be licensed facialists and/or personal chefs looking to try out new recipes on her co-workers. Okay, we'll waive part 2, if you're a superstar in part 1. But only if you're a superstar. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a resume and a little bit about yourself, particularly your retail and/or jewelry background.
Check this guy out! He's real, and he lives in the Mojave Desert. He might even be a prince. Thanks to Claire, for finding this on Cute Overload, a place I dare not tread, for fear I will be, overloaded.
Posted by jezebel at Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The world is exploding with babies! Or, at least my social set is - 4 in the last 2 weeks! My favorite baby gift ever is the Bittersweets little letter rings. I like to do it Roman style, and order a teeny size that can eventually live at the top of their finger, or on their pinkie. And, I'm not shy about giving these to boy babies- one day, in the far away future, their lady loves will be over the moon to wear their man's baby ring.
Bittersweets letter rings start at $85, in store only
Posted by jezebel at Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Pleased as punch to be included in Daily Candy's engagement ring round up, along with Bittersweets and St. Kilda, 2 jewelers we love and stock, and local favorites, Erie Basin & Doyle and Doyle. There's another jeweler tucked in the mix that we're itching to get our paws on. Who? We'll let you know. Soon. Promise.
Posted by jezebel at Sunday, August 01, 2010
A meeting of summer diet and Claire's mild obsession with D.S. & Durga's Coriander Eau de Parfum has led to impromptu weekend lunches of salads and red lentil soup. For the soup I simmer a cup of red lentils with 2 cups water, 2 cups vegetable broth, season with salt, black pepper, cumin, and loads of coriander, garnish with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and finely chopped green onions. Tastes as good as D.S. & Durga's Coriander smells.
D.S. & Durga Coriander Eau de Parfum, $75