I'd like to introduce one of my favourite Canadian designers, Jenny Bird. I was first introduced to her jewelry line while shooting new arrivals for local shop, Olson + Burke. I immediately fell in love with her designs and had to own a piece of my own. As the year has passed, my collection has grown significantly. I love the raw edge of the pieces and find myself wearing at least one of her pieces daily.
Want to know a little about Jenny? Read on....
Jenny Bird launched her namesake line in 2008 after noticing a huge void in the market. It was missing something important; fashion-forward accessories that were both high quality and accessibly priced.
Since then, Bird and her husband, Adam Kohn, have grown Jenny Bird into an internationally recognized brand — sold in over 600 retailers and 14 different countries — with showrooms in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, and Tokyo.
With garment construction in her genes, the self-taught Bird designs her pieces with exceptional attention to detail and quality. Her pieces are both modern and enduring; they embody a bold feminine spirit with a touch of edge; something that has built a loyal following of women (birdgirls) of all ages.
A true global citizen, Bird uses her creativity to give back. She has worked, and continues to work, with philanthropic partners such as; the Canadian Red Cross, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the HProject — a collaboration with Holt Renfrew, as well as the Pollinator Partnership. Bird’s ongoing mission is to connect with people from every corner of the globe through creative work.
“My continuous source of inspiration is what I call the ‘grand reflection’. In this world, we are impacted by a shared human experience; the political landscape, the economy, the cosmos, the weather, our progress in science and technology, and spirituality, all play a part. Like a mirror, this shared experience is reflected in pop culture, street style, art and design, fashion, and everything in between. Tapping into this collective pulse, and observing our grand reflection has always been, and will always be my creative fuel.” - Jenny
Images supplied by jenny Bird
A few of my favourites from Jenny Bird
And here's the exciting news!!!! If you live in Saskatoon, and want to meet Jenny, be sure to stop in at Olson + Burke this Saturday, December 12th from noon - 4pm. and shop a special selection curated by Jenny - including rare birds and web-only pieces. I'll be there photographing the event... and of course, shopping :)
Psssst.... There's a contest on Olson + Burke's Facebook and Instagram pages but it ends tomorrow at noon! Check it out to win $75 towards your Jenny Bird purchase!