Monthly Archives: January 2011
I had a delicious Sunday night supper with several amazing menswear designers and buyers last weekend in Paris including John from LN-CC in London. With loads of experience buying for many major department stores, John opened his own shop in East London in November. It will definitely be my first fashion stop on my next trip [...]
Inspired by a lunch meeting at Cobble Hill restaurant Seersucker–which offers seasonal, ingredient-driven versions of cleaned-up southern food, yum!–we set out to find the best fried chicken recipe. Bird-Cobble Hill store manager Heidi, who hails from North Carolina, pointed us to Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc cookbook and his buttermilk fried chicken. There’s a lot of [...]
New York Mag caught up with various fashion folk, including Bird’s own Jennifer Mankins, for Suggestions for Looking Good When It’s Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Cold-Feeling. And considering it felt like 0 degrees outside this morning, we could all use the advice. Jennifer Mankins of Bird “My husband is Swedish, and I have spent many [...]
Nora scored these awesome vintage riding pants at a secondhand store back in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Charlotte–sister of Heidi who manages our Cobble Hill store–recently traveled to Budapest for a shoe-making apprenticeship at the Koronya Workshop, run by master shoemaker Marcel Mrsán. And about a month later, when Heidi strolled into work wearing a beautiful pair of handmade oxfords courtesy of Charlotte, we were in love! Working for ten days, Charlotte [...]
A cozy winter wedding upstate is as good an excuse as any to escape the city for a couple of days. Two of my dearest tied the knot and celebrated with endless champagne and local cider, salt-caramel cupcakes, a roaring fire and lots of taxidermy. We were some of the lucky few who had the [...]
Our very own Lilli of Bird Williamsburg is featured in Elle’s Shop Girls: Brooklyn Street Style.
Refinery29 rounds up New York’s Best Dress shops–and Bird makes the top of the list. Thanks Refinery29! Prints & Patterns: Bird Prints please! This Brooklyn fave is our numero uno for prime printed matter. Perennial pattern stand-outs on tap include Rachel Comey and Thakoon. 220 Smith Street (at Butler Street); Brooklyn; 718-797-3774.
Give a big welcome to Phosphorescence, a new line of sunglasses from artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha. In cohorts with some of New York’s icons of all that’s cool–including Erin Wasson, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, United Bamboo, Zero + Maria Cornejo, No Age, Opening Ceremony, and Rockers NYC–Bharoocha produced a line of sunglasses, and the shades [...]