By Daniela Degrassi
Meet the slipper that combines the support of a sneaker, the softness of a pantofle, and the style of a designer flat. One glance at Birdies and you’ll want to own a pair. And you can, my dear kind bride, because, they happen to be vegan friendly! Using vegan velvet and satin materials with a 7 layer responsive cushion technology and a no-slip rubber sole for inside/outside wear Birdies is too glamorous a shoe to be left at home.
After the success of their previous collections (Meghan Markle is said to be a fan of the brand!) Birdies’ founders Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey just launched a bridal collection. It’s a versatile compilation of luxurious styles that offer a variety of wedding gifting ideas. For the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride (or groom) these lovely slippers make the perfect photo op too!
THE SONGBIRD SERIES
The Songbird comes in a romantic snow and rose colored velvet slides featuring glistening crystals embellishment.
Or how about the Songbird in velvet topped with handmade pom pom details? You can order the Blush Birdies or the peachy Bellini.
If you love bolder colors or you’re thinking to gift your bridesmaids, check out the Birdies in Fuchsia and Citrine.
THE SPARROW SERIES
Playful satin fringes decorate the open toe Sparrow slipper series. The Sparrow Bridal Collection comes in Blush or Champagne.
Also adorable, the Sangria and Azure Sparrows, from Birdie’s previous collection. Also available in black.
More chic designs in a variety of colors and patterns are available on Birdies website. Browse to find your favorite style! And if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you are welcome to visit Birdies flagship store at 1934 Union Street. I will make sure to pay a visit before I leave for Italy again!
Photos Courtesy of Birdies
A feminist and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California where she lived for 15 years before moving back to her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.