Monthly Archives: September 2010
It was the 1890s, and even then Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s fresh air and surplus square footage beckoned Manhattanites to its festivals and beer halls. Grand Street provided direct ferry service between Bushwick’s farms and the markets of Manhattan. When Driggs, Roebling, and Havemeyer were names on mailboxes instead of street signs, Grand St. was the center [...]
Kate Hersch, of three years and running company AUGUST I MORGAN , takes vintage needlework and creates one of a kind pillows and furniture. Hersch reuses old needle points and crewel work, sometimes stitching vintage knits herself. New fabric and down inserts are added to create what the designer calls “pillows with provenance.” We fell [...]
These days it seems that every cool designer and fashion trade show has decamped to far west Chelsea, which means I spend a lot of time hiking back and forth from the 8th Avenue subway to the shores of the Hudson river. This week as I shuffled along west 22nd Street I noticed some pretty [...]
Calling all the boys: Bird is proud to welcome Billy Reid’s designer duds to our Williamsburg store. William “Billy” Reid grew up in Amite, Louisiana which is just south of the Mississippi line. During this period his mother operated a women’s clothing boutique from his grandmother’s home. He spent his boyhood mostly out of doors [...]
Heidi H. of the Smith Street store models our fav fall coats on the rack right now. How many coats can a girl have? We like to believe a closetful or two!
Ali wows us again with an amazing outfit! Rachel Comey pants and shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs top, vintage hat and her cant-live-without chunky bangles.
A little bit naughty, a little bit nice and a whole lot of cool! Longer lady-like lengths and bouclé tweeds were modern and fresh thanks to acid-bright hues and beautiful shibori tie-dye prints. Heavier silhouettes were contrasted with delicate silk chiffon and boudoir-worthy lingerie made in collaboration with Jean Yu. The oversized stone necklaces and [...]
This fall, added to our list of fabulous fashion on television (thank you, Mad Men), HBO premieres “Boardwalk Empire,” an hour-long drama set in a very different, prohibition-era Atlantic City of the 1920′s. Directed by Martin Scorcese and produced by former “Sopranos” producer Terrence Winter, “Boardwalk Empire” lets us tour the marvelous closet of roaring [...]
Bookworms that we are, at the top of our reading list this fall is Jonathan Franzen’s newest novel, ‘Freedom.’ It’s been almost 10 years since Franzen published his last novel, ‘The Corrections,’ and we can’t wait, as New York Fashion Week comes to a close, to sink our teeth into his new 576-page tome!
Everyone is doing white, white, white for spring, but Maria’s cool chalky take on the trend was by far my favorite all week. The color blocking was bold and clean, while the tribal prints and jacquards were simply stunning. She explained “I’ve been exploring the idea of cultural displacement; the feeling of belonging to many [...]