Thieving magpies for Vogue. by Caterina Ferrante, via Behance THE THIEVING MAGPIE SENSE OF FASHION. I always thought that the Berta (a regional italian name for the "gazza ladra" aka the thieving magpie) could be the height of fashion. More than a cheetah on a golden leash, more than tea cup pigs in high couture tailored salopette. Just perfect for a Bazaar or Vogue cover. I mean, look at that perfect black and white coat!