Behind the Bottle with
I recently spent a fun afternoon working on my newest collaboration with one of the most sought after fashion accessory brands, Catbird, and what a great day it was.
When I first stepped into their Brooklyn studio, it was buzzin’ with a melody of keyboard taps, soft spoken phone call conversations, designers designing, an entire wall of inspirational images and three of the cutest dogs ever, ALL creating an energy that was nothing short of magical……the perfect setting for some creative nail styling!
Drawing inspiration from the ladies themselves and their most sought after pieces, I created some nail looks for them that I felt, kept within their ‘Catbird’ aesthetic. Owner and Chief Catbirdette, Rony Vardi, opted for a Celestial vibe with her nail styling, while Buyer and General Manager, Leigh Plessner, was inspired by Seashells. I also created a set of black and white sketched nails (inspired by their Catbird tote), a matte black & glitter waterfall nail, as well as a blush manicure with 3D foil designs, inspired by their Bittersweets NY Cat Ring that I just fell in love with.
Once our nail session sadly came to an end, I decided to pop into their Bedford Avenue store, just a few blocks away. A quaint lil spot, with each piece, perfectly arranged in beautiful antique cabinets or on shelves surrounding the store and the warmest of smiles welcoming you inside. A rush of euphoria, a ‘Kitten Mitten’ and a bunch of ring stacks later, I felt that I truly had now known, the ‘Catbird Experience’.
With a cult-like following, Catbird is taking the world by storm, and I for one, will gladly hold their umbrella for some more of their Rad first knuckle rings.
Follow Catbird on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for their latest jewelry creations, you never know, you may find some Luxe nail styling too! Leave a comment below, I’d love to know which is your Catbird favorite.
photo credit Tracylee & Catbird
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