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Behind the Scenes with Our New Swan Slides

With its posh celebrity history and incredible design sense, Palm Springs felt like the perfect place to shoot our latest silhouette. Our sleek new slide is called the Swan and features a pointed-toe, super-flattering shape, and Birdies’ signature 7 layers of comfort. Offered in timeless black suede, metallic tumbled leather, and bright two-tone suede for a splash of color, the Swan adds effortless chic to any outfit. To celebrate the launch, we thought we’d take you behind the scenes of our Palm Springs shoot at the Sands Hotel & Spa earlier this year, where our sleek new Swan slides fit right in.

woman wearing silver slides and floral dress

The Scene

Old Hollywood celebrities put Palm Springs on the map, and today, many street names honor those who made the desert their home, including Dinah Shore, Gene Autry, and Bob Hope. Inspired by the city’s glamorous past, the Sands Hotel & Spa transformed an old 1950s apartment complex into a pastel-pink oasis in the desert, designed to have a midcentury vibe with Moroccan influence. The gorgeous interiors proved the perfect match for our new silver slides—with their leg-lengthening pointed toe and feminine style.

woman wearing gold slides and colorful jumpsuit standing outside cabana

Shoot Location

Did you know that the Greater Palm Springs area has more pools (50,000+) per capita than anywhere else in the country? That’s why we chose the pool deck at the Sands Hotel & Spa—which features private cabanas and oversized daybeds tailor-made for all-day lounging—as the backdrop for our gold, tumbled leather Swans. Because they’re easy to slip on and off, these slides are the perfect poolside companions.

closeup of two-tone pink and orange women’s slides

After Hours

Our statement-making sangria Swan slides transition flawlessly from day to night, making them our go-to shoes for staycations and vacations (when those are allowed again). At our February shoot  (during pre-Covid times), the crew debuted them while dancing the night away at The Nest, a local watering hole since 1965 that has long attracted celebrities, golf and tennis legends, and many senior singles ready to mingle. 

Whether you prefer classic black or bright pops of color, our newest Swan slides are an excellent finishing touch for any outfit. Are you ready to try a pair?

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