Famed Brooklyn Jewelry Boutique Catbird Is Opening A Wedding Annex

August 28th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

Catbird, the shoebox size jewelry boutique on Bedford Avenue, has announced that they are opening another location a few blocks away on Driggs Avenue to cater to their booming wedding and bridal business.  The new shop will offer an additional 200 square feet of space and is set to open on September 26th.  The hope is that this additional square footage will cut down on some of the chaos in the original outpost by strictly catering to the engagement ring and wedding band crowd.

In the last year Catbird has seen their popularity skyrocket as they’ve been repeatedly featured in all the top magazines and worn by dozens of celebrities and tastemakers.  As a marker of their popularity, consider that they currently have a collaboration for sale on pre-order with J.Crew online (who only choose to collaborate with the coolest brands).

Catbird has become known for their unique yet delicate pieces made from precious metals and stones.  We would go so far as to say that right now, they are the epitome of cool when it comes to jewelry brands, especially with the current ring stacking trend which hits on one of their most signature pieces.

In addition to their in-house jewelry line, Catbird sells a range of carefully curated pieces from other designers.

The Catbird boutique is located at 219 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 .

Check out a few of our favorite Catbird designs below!

By: Ashley Lutzker

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Best & Worst Dressed at the 2014 MTV VMA’s

August 25th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

Awards season time is just about the only time that we write about something that has nothing to do with NYC.  That said, last night was the 2014 MTV VMA’s and we can’t help ourselves but put together a round up of our best and worst dressed of the night.

Best Dressed

Solange in H&M, she never missed a beat when it comes to making style choices.

Solange in H&M, she never misses a beat when it comes to making sartorial choices.

Joan Smalls in Balmain, we love the print and the style, the Balmain Army is at it again!

Joan Smalls in Balmain, this is how you do MTV edgy, the Balmain Army is at it again!

Nicki Minaj in Saint Laurent, I can't get enough of this new stylish side of Nicki!

Nicki Minaj in Saint Laurent, I can’t get enough of this new stylish side of Nicki!

Miley Cyrus in Alenxadre Vauthier, she's finally figuring out how to to do high end edgy without hitting trashy and we're totally loving it.

Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier, she’s finally figuring out how to to do high-end edgy without landing on trashy and we’re totally loving it.

Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B., this woman can do no wrong.

Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B., this woman can do no wrong.

Demi Lovato in Lanvin, she looks amazing and is totally hitting her style stride.

Demi Lovato in Lanvin, she looks amazing and is totally hitting her style stride.

Jessie J in Vintage Halston, a real departure for her, the color and style look gorgeous.

Jessie J in Vintage Halston, a real departure for her, the color and style look gorgeous.

Kesha in Johanna Johnson, we're so happy to see her looking so beautiful and healthy and happy, she's practically glowing.

Kesha in Johanna Johnson, we’re so happy to see her looking so beautiful and healthy and happy, she’s practically glowing.

 

Worst Dressed

Amber Rose in Laurel DeWitt, haven't we already seen this look on the VMA red carpet? And I don't remember liking it the first time.  Amber, you can do better!

Amber Rose in Laurel DeWitt, haven’t we already seen this look on the VMA red carpet? And I don’t remember liking it the first time. Amber, you can do better!

Katy Perry in Denim Versace, I get that this is a joking throwback to Britney & Justin, but is it really that funny? I dunno.

Katy Perry in Denim Versace, I get that this is a joking throwback to Britney & Justin, but is it really that funny? Meh.

Ariana Grande in Moschino, show me something new already Ariana, you sing like an angel but I'm so bored with this outdated look you keep coming back to.

Ariana Grande in Moschino, show me something new already Ariana, you sing like an angel but I’m so bored with this outdated look you keep coming back to.

Kim Kardashian in Balmain, this is a beautiful dress and Kim looks gorgeous, but the bionic boobs front in center detract rather then enhance this look.

Kim Kardashian in Balmain, this is a beautiful dress and Kim looks gorgeous, but the bionic boobs front in center detract rather then enhance this look.

 

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18th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival

August 18th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

DUMBO Arts Festival, AMP3 PR, Fashion PR, Lifestyle PR

The DUMBO Arts Festival announced today that it will be back for it’s 18th year from September 26th-28th.  For one weekend only New Yorker’s can experience a celebration of art on the Brooklyn waterfront with more than 100 open studios and art throughout the neighborhood’s shops, parks, buildings, and alleyways.

DUMBO Arts Festival, AMP3 PR, Fashion PR

The DUMBO Arts Festival is the single largest free art event in New York City, bringing innovative and challenging artwork to a diverse audience and providing a career-making platform for artists from around the world. Festival goers can enjoy indoor and outdoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital and interactive art, visiting artists in studios, street murals and performances throughout the neighborhood. The festival has also recently been embraced by Brooklyn’s tech community as a place to present fun and experimental creative projects to a diverse audience.

In addition to the spectacular art on display, the event will also feature a hydroponic tomato plant sculptures, a traveling dance party, a tour of DUMBO’s industrial history, and much more.

Hours:

  • Friday, September 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 27th, from Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 28th from Noon to 6 p.m.

The DUMBO Arts Festival is sponsored by Two Trees Management Company and is made possible by a number of invested local partners, including the DUMBO Improvement District, the developers of DUMBO Heights and Empire Stores, as well as returning partners M&T Bank, Chicago Title Insurance, East River Ferry and local patrons Leaf Medical and Mark Jupiter Furniture.

Visit dumboartsfestival.com for the full schedule and map of events.

By: Ashley Lutzker

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Josie Natori Pajama Party: August 5th

July 29th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

A fun event came across our desk and we just had to share it with our New York Buzz Blog readers. It’s a Pajama Party on August 5th from 5:30-8:30pm at the Josie Natori boutique in NoLita, which has undergone a total transformation into the world of Josie By Natori.  The newly revamped boutique will introduce the Josie Collection, filled with mix and match lingerie, sleepwear, accessories, and home goods in bold patterns, vibrant colors, and exciting prints. The boutique will also introduce the new Josie fragrance collection of Eau de Parfum, body cream, and lotion.

The August 5th event is open to the public and will feature origami lessons, fortune cookies and a social media booth. Additionally attendees will have the chance to win a $500 gift card to the boutique just by sharing photos on Instagram with the #JosiePJParty hashtag.

The Josie Natori boutique is located in NoLita at 253 Elizabeth Street (btwn Houston and Prince). You can also visit them on their website at www.natori.com.

Check out the images of the store and invitation below to find out all the details and how to RSVP.

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