It's a time-honored law (or at least it should be) that adding a bird to any piece of clothing makes it exponentially cuter. Case in point: the following 12 dresses, tees, tops, shoes, and pajamas, all featuring some adorable feathered friends. From old favorites like Mini Boden and Tea Collection to new-to-us (and so cute!) line Sailor Rose, kid retailers obviously know the power of the bird, so why not follow their lead and add some high-flying fashion to your lil ladies' Spring wardrobes. After all, every little girl wants to be fly, right?
Featuring finches, lories, and parakeets behind a delicate copper wire, the Anthropologie Songbird Chandelier ($798) is a bit gimmicky, but I can still definitely see its appeal. It would look great along with some busy, bird-themed wallpaper — like the one in Domino editor Rita Konig's foyer. But for a piece that requires a very specific design scheme, I certainly wouldn't spend nearly $800.
Luckily, you can buy nearly a carbon copy of this bird chandelier for under $100! To see it, read more
The Yves Saint Laurent auction--the largest private art auction in history--raised a total of $484.6M, singlehandedly putting Paris back in the center of the art world.
Lissie Trullie, the New York it-girl who is in more look books than we can count this season, is also starring in Moises de la Renta's look book.
The New York Times' Cintra Wilson reviewed Bird's new Brooklyn outpost and her comments are, well, specific.
Last night British designers and fashion industry pioneers were saluted for their accomplishments at the British Fashion Awards. Among them were Matthew Williamson for Red Carpet Designer, Jourdan Dun for Model of the Year, Nicholas Kirkwood for Swarovski Emerging Talent, and Luella Bartley for Designer of the Year. For a list of the award winners and nominees click here and to see our photo galleries of the event click here.
The long anticipated Soho flagship of Vera Wang is set to open on Black Friday. To read the interior descriptions click here and for Racked's ongoing stalking of the site, which date back over a year, click here.
The suspense builds as Black Friday approaches--we've noticed nervousness in our retail-proximate friends as they try to anticipate just how low a markdown will move the merchandise. Now, WWD rallies up the evidence.
Brooklyn retailer Bird is counting on a pop-up shop to bring in extra sales during the holiday season. A new Williamsburg location will be partially open for the month of December and will include limited edition designs from Steven Alan, Stella McCartney accessories, and holiday collections from the likes of Tsumori Chisato and Rachel Comey. Sounds like a Brooklyn holiday to us.
If the name Liz Carey sounds familiar to you, it's probably because you've seen the model/actress walking the runways of Alexander McQueen or Versace. Or maybe you caught a glimpse of her in the movies Spanglish or The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Now fast-forward. Liz has taken a new role — handbag designer — and it looks like she's found her niche.
Her handbag collection, dubbed Bird, is all about the exotic. Taking pieces from her worldly travels, the budding designer has created a line filled with personality and culture. From ostrich to snakeskin to Guatemalan wedding shirts, Liz's rich-hippie aesthetic had me — and Lake Bell, and Rachel Bilson — at hello. Oh yeah, and if you're wondering why Liz named her collection Bird, it's because the word also means "girl" in British slang.
To see more handbags from Bird, read more
Chirp, chirp. ShopBird (and Fab), are letting you know that they're currently holding a massive moving sale. A hefty stock of their fashionable clothing and accessories have been marked a whopping 60 percent off and if you feel like splurging, check out their 25 percent off selection.
These F-Troupe Ankle Strap Sandals ($79, originally $195) are modern, sexy, and perfect for a romantic stroll. Shop fast; sizes and quantity are limited!
If you're attending a birthday, housewarming, or any other party that calls for gift-giving, but you're not close with the host, your best bet is to keep it simple. Pick up a great gift that anyone would love (bottle of wine, flowers, Scrabble!), and enclose a chic, cute gift card or tag. Augment it by sharing a brief sentiment and signing your name. Take this Set of 8 Screen-Printed Bird Enclosure Cards ($10), for example. The ochre birds and branch design on heavy card stock shows that you care, but doesn't cross any boundaries like a hunky shirtless man card might (you know what I'm talking out). Try, "Happy birthday! Hope it's a blast." No one ever complains about short and sweet.
I've blogged lots and lots about birds, and even wrote a post entirely full of bird puns. So, it's no secret that I love dem birds! Some of you have expressed that you're not big fans of the bird trend, but I am, so I've decided to cover my ears and show you the Wisteria Perched Bird Candleholders ($16 for two). Not only do they satisfy said love, but they're charming, chic, and chirp! (Bad pun intended, I mean . . . cheap!) What do you think of these cast-iron candleholders?