Our Musings

Strange Love

Strange Love

I like to follow florists, Italians, yogis, girls who wear bows.

photo from Simone Gooch the great

xo Leigh

Cyndle

Cyndle

As a resident makeup artist for Chanel, Cyndle has quite a few coveted products on hand at any given time. But it’s her approach to beauty, a minimal look focused on an inner glow above illusion, with unexpected hints of color, that we find so memorable in the looks she creates. This is an afternoon with Cyndle, who met us wearing our favorite uniform of worn jeans and diamonds - her own Kataoka necklace to be specific.

Small stores and little houses.

Small stores and little houses.

"Little houses with shining, clean windows and wonderful rippled window shades and lace curtains," she would recall for interviewers. "Old stores where they made cigars by hand in the windows, and the pillow shop where they made pillows. . . ." Betty Smith, author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, on o ...

A new house of love.

A new house of love.
Coming soon...until then, a detail we love, and painted pink. xo Leigh

Valentine's cometh.

Valentine's cometh.

Our Valentine palette is inspired by a close detail of late water lilies by Monet, seen a few winters ago at the Albertina in Vienna, sweetened up a little for the season. More chloropyhll-ish muddy greens to come as we get closer to the day of a thousand roses.

xo Leigh

Jenni

Jenni

An early morning spent with our Williamsburg neighbor, Jenni. She shares our love of quiet luxury; think elevated basics, a few forever treasures, and an arsenal of the best Korean skincare. Effortless in the best way, a true Catbird girl.

He met his wife buying an ice cream while on holiday in St. Petersburg

He met his wife buying an ice cream while on holiday in St. Petersburg

"He sits peacefully for hours, listens to his heartbeat, and lets his mind roam. Sometimes he remembers the shame of wearing handmade clothes to school; or the sweet, chemical smell of silver polish from the house where his mother worked; or the esoteric flight patterns of the tumbler pigeons his ne ...

Fictional Gifts: Really Rosie

Fictional Gifts: Really Rosie

If Really Rosie were real, and really my friend, I'd give her our Neighbor's Fig Tree Candle, because it's really inspired by the streets of her beloved Brooklyn.

xo
Leigh

Black Party Dresses

Black Party Dresses
Spotted: the perfect backdrop for delicate lashings of gold. 
xo Leigh
The Gamine dress by Erica Tanov, see more of our Catbird Dream Closet (and we do mean dream!) here.

Many Moons

Many Moons

Though we at Catbird stand divided on this book, I’ve been reading Goodnight Moon to my daughter every night, hearing my mom’s voice in my head. To me it is an incantation, rhythmic, swinging, soothing. I hope Bluebell feels the same. xo Leigh

Lindsay

Lindsay

Lindsay is the fashion market editor at The Cut, where her discerning eye seems to spot the very thing you desire each season, before you yourself might know it. She welcomed us into her sunlit home for an afternoon jewel date.

Step In

Step In

Come meet us at our one and only shop, the place where it all started in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. #219Bedford

Katie

Katie

An off-duty ballerina wearing our Ballerina collection! We visited Katie at home, just before she dashed to rehearsal. A few days later, attending the ballet at Lincoln Center, we recognized the distinct lines of her arms and legs the moment she stepped into the light.

After Midnight

After Midnight

The best pumpkins I’ve ever seen (that aren’t velvet). xo Leigh

Emma

Emma

This past July we visited novelist Emma Straub at her newly opened bookstore Books Are Magic. Here, in a few Catbird classics and Sethi Na Star Earrings, Emma gives us a look into her weekend routine and her favorite preschool-aged jewelry designer.

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