For this special LR feature we teamed up with our favorite ladies (self titled "birdettes") at the coveted Brooklyn jewelry store, Catbird (home to some of the most amazing ring stacks!) to show you how we are layering boots and jewels this fall. We met up with Correy Law, PR director at Catbird and ring stacking extraordinaire, for a stroll around Williamsburg and a special tour of the Catbird store and offices. Correy showed us how she pairs her Frankie Moto Boots with different outfits throughout the day and talked us through her typical day and current goings-on at Catbird.
Above: Correy in the Catbird shop.
Tell us a little about yourself and your position at Catbird?
I am very much a midwestern girl. I moved to New York two years ago from Chicago and I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan. I am in the in-house PR manager at Catbird - I am responsible for all public communication and press surrounding our brand and I manage each of the brands social media platforms. I love that no two days are the same within my role and that I get the opportunity to work directly with incredible editors, stylists, tastemakers, and celebrities to pull key items needed for photo shoots as well as appearances. A large part of my job is to work closely with our team to portray our shop and brand as a whole in a unique digital way and to, most importantly, give our customers a chance to quickly interact with us on an intimate level.
The Catbird storefront is so amazing - we just love everything about it and all the products you carry! What do you think makes it such a special environment?
The Catbird shop is unlike any I've ever stepped into, and I'm not only saying that because I am a part of the brand - I've had a crush on the magic happening here before I ever moved to New York. The personal touch that is put into every detail of our brand is especially apparent at our jewelry box sized Brooklyn store. The enchanting environment is all thanks to our phenomenal team - Rony, owner, and Leigh, buyer & general manager, hand select each item that we carry. They range from unique pieces of jewelry made by independent and local designers, beauty products, paper products and baby gifts to all of our absurdly adorable trinkets.
Not everyone gets to go behind the scenes of Catbird, but those who do are very lucky. The Catbird office is incredible! What are some of your favorite parts about your workspace?
Our offices are on the southside of Williamsburg, right along the Williamsburg bridge - we have these incredible pale pink blinds, and when the sun hits them just so, our offices are drenched in the dreamiest glow. Our e-commerce, customer service and creative teams are in one office, and our jewelry studio (where all the magic happens) is right next door! So there is always vibrant energy circulating around. Rony had a giant moodboard built for us where we pull images for inspiration as well as little notes from our customers and friends! On any given day Rony and Leigh will have meetings with designers to see new jewelry lines, and stylists and wholesale clients occasionally pop in to say hello, as well!
Above: A curated assortment of Correy's beautiful Catbird ring collection.
We are kind of obsessed with your jewelry collection, what are some of your favorite pieces?
I've taken after my grandmother in my jewelry wearing - whatever I have, I wear and I wear it all the time. This really lends itself well to the Catbird stacking aesthetic as I can keep piling pieces on top of one another. I wear almost all of the Catbird classic stacking rings. My hands are a mix of Threadbares, Twisted Stackers and Classic Hammered Rings. I mix in pieces from our other designers as well, including Yayoi Forest, Satomi Kawakita, Odette and Blanca Monros Gomez to add interesting textures and shapes. A favorite of mine is the Klaia Triangle Ring. Two of my most special pieces were gifted to me by Robin of Bittersweets NY. I wear her Pinky Club Ring and Teensy Evil Eye Ring stacked on my pinky, both have messages stamped onto them. Oh, and I never take my Chained to My Heart earrings off!
Above: Correy taking the Frankies on a stroll in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
We adore the Frankie Moto Boot on you, how do you style them?
The Frankie's are the perfect moto boot in my opinion! They aren't too intimidating in their motorcycle-ness, they're slender enough to tuck your skinnies into or have your boyfriend jeans rolled just above, and the stacked heel doesn't hurt their overall versatile look! I love the Frankie for a more casual day, I pair them with some distressed skinnies, a chambray shirt and an oversized sweater if things get chilly. BUT, the Frankie can definitely be dressed up or down, you can wear them with pants, skirts or even a mid-length dress! They are the perfect all-day bootie to get me from my neighborhood of Clinton Hill to Williamsburg, and all of the running around in between. Needless to say, I could wear these ladies every day from fall through winter!
Photos by Ryan Slack