Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers
“Tis the season for Holiday & Home Decor! With many feather trends on the rise, why not incorporate feathered Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments and garlands into your decorative designs this holiday season. From glittery white feather trees to modern jewel toned feathered wreaths, Here are some festive ideas from across the web to get you inspired!
Available is many different colors and styles, These feather wreaths are great for the Winter Holidays (they dress up any doorway, and can be used to frame candle holders or vases for floral display). They also look great on Holiday window and door displays. Click on the image below to see the available styles.
Piers Atkinson Feathered Hats
Standout in the crowd with one of these feathered beauties…the perfect accessorie for this years Christmas and New Year holiday parties!
Piers Atkinson who launched his first collection of hats in February 2008, tickles our fancy with his plumed Autumn/Winter 2014 hat collection. Atkinson used an abundance of Ostrich Plumes, Boas, Marabou and Rooster Feathers to create his quirky hat collection that won at The Fashion Fabulous Awards 2014.
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“Piers Atkinson has worn nearly as many hats as he’s made. Artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organizer, fashion editor and now DJ! – his creative energies only seem to be matched by an insatiable curiosity. ” – www.piersatkinson.com
Arriving in London via Pink private jet, it’s safe to say that this years Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 was the biggest show yet. Victoria’s angels Adriana , Alessandra, Candice, Doutzen, Karlie and more fan favorites strutted their stuff on the runway for Victoria’s 19th show Tuesday December 2nd.
Accompanied with live musical performances by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 show was broken up into four themes: Gilded Angels, Exotic Traveler, Dream Girls and University of Pink! Ostrich Plumes, Hand gilded 18kt gold Rooster Coque Tail Feathers & Pheasant Feathers to name a few, are some of the different types of feathers used to create these beautiful works of art!
The Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings! Every year we help handcraft these towering beauties for the runway show and in-store displays nationwide! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 will air on CBS December 9th at 10/9c but in the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of the captivating feathered images from the show!
This Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud uniquely combines a well preserved taxidermic pirahna with beautiful moulted bird plumage!
“…carefully arranging the plumage to reflect the original patterning along the fish…Salaud has created the quintessential frankenfish!” – www.designboom.com
No doubt, this is the quintessential Frankenfish – Artfully strange and mystical in the same breath! For more information about this artist and to see more of his feather art, press this link.
“…In the artist’s own words, each of his works offers “a different point of view regarding what an animal can be (that of the Cartesian or the geneticist, the predator or the prey, the sorcerer or the mystic)”. – www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/julien-salaud
Breeders’ Cup World Championship Fashions
At the Breeders’ Cup, fashion is a huge part of the fun! Dressed with hats to impress, these feathered beauties were big winners in the Longines Prize of Elegance contest. Among our favorites is the First Place winner (Ashley Moreno) hat (above) by Arturo Rios Hat Designs! The winner in this feminine champagne feather hat not only won First Prize, She also won a Longines Diamond watch worth $15,000 .
Fashionable ladies line up in hopes of winning the top prize from Longines valued at $15,000, at the Longines Prize of Elegance contest.
Stripped coque tails adorn this Shocking Pink feather Fascinator (above) and Ivory feather Hat (below) ! DIY with our packaged Stripped Bleached Coque Fringe feathers, available in a variety of fashionable colors!
“A head without a hat is like a horse without a jockey!” – breederscup.com
Guests attend the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Santa Anita, California October 31st – November 1st 2014.
We love the deep jewel toned feathers in this plum hat (below) and forest green facinator (above)! They are the perfect mix of elegance and color and perfect for fall!
“As you prepare to make a statement and choose your own unique look for this year’s race, keep in mind the darker, jewel toned colors of fall and the naturally stunning backdrop of Santa Anita. A perfect balance!” – breederscup.com
Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion
Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.
Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from ITV.com.
It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN
Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN
Feeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!
Feather Costume Inspirations
From Baby Chick Costumes, Raven‘s and Peacock Costumes, The Feather Place is your go to shop for all things feathers! Every year we are inspired by all of the creative things you can do with Feathers for Halloween! Let us help you create a one of a kind costume like the ones pictured below.
All you need are a couple of Chandelle Boa‘s to complete this adorable Chicklet look!
Don’t bother making the feather choker when we have one already made and ready to wear! Check out our Black Feather Choker OR our Black Feather Collar . We even have small packages of Black Rooster Feathers for all of the details!
Sitting pretty in their Pink Flamingo and Blue Peacock feathered bird costumes! These are so creative and over the top! We love them! An assortment of feather styles were used to make these costumes including Feather Boas, Ostrich Feathers, Peacock Tails and Rooster Tails!
Keep it simple and sparkly with an ostrich feather Flapper Headband and chandelle with lurex Feather Boa!
You simply cant go wrong with any of these feathered costume inspirations!
We hope you Have a Spooktacular Halloween Holiday!
A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta
The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest on Monday October 20th 2014; Oscar de la Renta. The legendary designer is known for dressing Hollywood starlets, First Ladies and most recently designed Amal Alamuddins’ wedding gown when she married George Clooney. His fashions were feminine and flooded with pure elegance. Here is our tribute to Oscar and his “Feathered” designs from over the years.
“I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta
Are you looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Something a little scary and sassy? Today’s DIY will transform just a few items into a show-stopping costume! This Maleficent Inspired DIY Collar would pair perfectly with our new Maleficent inspired Wings to create a full costume. If you’re not feeling crafty, you can purchase this very same collar with no hassle–HERE!
Strung Feathers (Black Hackle works nicely!)
Needle & Thread
Ribbon or Cording
STEP 1. Cut two rows of feathers about one inch smaller than the circumference of your neck.
STEP 2. Glue the two strips of feathers together using fabric glue.
STEP 3. Cut two strips of fabric slightly longer (about an 1.5 inches) than the feather strips and about 1.5 inches wide.
STEP 4. Fold over the edges on both fabric strips at about a quarter inch and iron down.
STEP 5. Place a strip of fabric on either side of the feather strip, sandwiching it in-between. Pin everything together and sew each side together. Finish the ends by turning the fabric in ¼ inch and sewing down.
STEP 6. Insert grommets in the ends of the fabric strip.
STEP 7. Embellish the collar with interesting ribbon, trim, jewels, or buttons. Or, if you’d rather, leave it as is.
Love our Maleficent Inspired DIY: Cursed Collar? For more DIY feather crafts please visit our HOW TO page on our Blog The Feather Girl!