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 :)
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?
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.