Monday, August 16, 2010

bye bye BIRD



I have always loved "bird", such amazing bags with a really one-of-a-kind look! So I was really shocked to read about this lawsuit! I am sure the line will remain the same, just w/o that cute little logo :)

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Liz Carey seems like your typical ex-model. Tall and pretty with a rock star ex-husband. But she opens her mouth and the vapid model stereotypes fly out the window. The bag designer (she launched her bag line, Bird, in 2006), comedienne (she’s a stand-up comic with a goofy personality and sharp wit who performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater) and David to a Juicy Couture Goliath (she’s currently embroiled in a legal case with the brand’s parent company, Liz Claiborne, over the “Bird” trademark which is owned by Carey but used by both.)

What inspired you to do these canvas bags when skins and exotic leathers are your signature thing?

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The main reason behind the eco army bag is to serve my veggie friends and of course be kinder to animals (PETA actually auctioned off the bag on their website). We are also donating a portion of sales to three charities that all work to rehab war veterans.

So how are they eco-friendly?

They’re made from recycled Army tents which we buy from Army-Navy stores. They come only in the “Lady” style from my collection. From a fashion standpoint I think it’s good to wear with spring little numbers because it roughs it all up a little bit.

Speaking of rough, what’s up with the all-red line of bags you just did? That’s intense. Is there high demand for red leather right now?

We did the “seeing red” collection, because I was seeing red as in I’m sad and angry because of a lawsuit I’m in with Liz Claiborne and I thought it would be a nice way to offer the followers of Bird handbags a gorgeous red bag and remind them that we are seeing red.

I think people are getting the red crusade – we have pictures of my friend Frankie Rayder holding a sign that says “born in 2006” to reiterate that we started four years ago and we’re still here. We’ve had some confusion from buyers, shoppers and online retailers. We’re making big efforts to clear up confusion for our birds.

Q & A source: la times

9 comments:

Annabel said...

ohh i really want one of those big slouchy bags..

Jessica said...

Yikes about the lawsuit! I do love that she used recycled army tents for her handbag to mix such a feminine piece with a touch of roughness.

Karoline Kalvø said...

Love this and your whole blog so much. Just so much inspiration.

Karoline @ SECONDHAND NEWS

MT Days & Nights said...

those bags are great!!

MARISA said...

i love those deer antlers


ahhhh

match.box.muse said...

gorgeous pics. i love these shoulder bags. your blog is great.

love, M

La Michelle said...

great blog you got

xoxo

Francesca said...

lawsuits are lame! cute blog :) also, let me know if you wanted to follow each other. Have a fabulous day!

F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com)

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I love that very first purse!