Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 20, 2015


Have you ever wanted to wear one of those designer feathered dresses that are all the trend but couldn’t afford to buy it? Well we’ve got the solution for you… Rent the Runway!

“Rent the Runway is revolutionizing fashion by giving women access to thousands of designer dresses and accessories…”

Rent your favorite feathered frock this holiday season! Here are our favorite Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway! Take it up a notch with a Marabou Jacket, Shrug or Shawl from The Feather Place.

Tracy Reese Flutter and Fly Dress $30 Rental $428 Retail

Tracy Reese Flutter and Fly Dress $30 Rental ($428 Retail). Crimson Ostrich Feather Fringe details are perfect for this years Christmas party!

CYNTHIA STEFFE White Heron Shift - Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway

CYNTHIA STEFFE White Heron Shift $65 Rental ($350 Retail).  

Nanette Lepore Night Moves Sheath $30 Rental ($398 Retail).

Don’t you think that these feathered mini’s are perfect for New Years!!! Pair them with strappy heels and bold accessories for a polished party look!

Nanette Lepore Night Moves Sheath - Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway


Milly Take Flight Dress $45 Rental ($775 Retail). Ostrich Fringe is so Fancy!!!

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Flight of Fancy Jacket and Freedom Sheath $70 Rental ($495-$595 Retail).

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t air till Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. on CBS, but here’s a sneak peek of this year’s angels taking flight on the runway. Ranging from bright and bold custom dyed Lady Amherst Pheasant Tails to fun and flirty Ostrich Plumes and Fringe…We love the assortment of feathers they used this year on the angel wings!

ADRIANA LIMA - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Lily Aldridge were all there along with new faces Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid … Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event like no other!

LILY ALDRIDGE - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

Here she is… Lily Aldridge adorned by a pair of edgy Goose Biot Feather angel wings wearing the new Fantasy Bra, worth $2 million!!!


Unique cut outs and color combos makes for this display of feathered fireworks!!!!

Victorias Secret Runway Show Sneak PeekALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

Alessandra Ambrosio is pretty in pink (lavender too) with these custom dyed Pheasant Tail angel wings.


These angels are a winter wonderland and ready to hit the slopes in their snow white Ostrich feather angel wings.

The vibrant and symbolic traditions behind traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations (November 1st) are becoming more mainstream with each passing year, spreading from Mexico through the US and beyond.  Among the most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere on the days and weeks leading up to Dia de los Muertos. With that in mind here’s our whimsical Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach project that you can DIY and wear to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

Felt & Feathers Dia de los Muertos Broach


  • Black Felt
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Black and White Netting or Tulle
  • Assorted Feather Packages and Trims from The Feather Place
  • Scissors
  • Broach Pin
  • Glue
  • Decorative Accents (Sequins, Glitter Paints, Buttons, Rhinestones, Foam Shapes , Small Silk Flowers..)
  • Printable Skull Pattern to use as a general reference. We used the Printable Skull Pattern below and shrunk it down to print at a 5×7″ photo . 💀

Cut out your white skull template so you can trace around for shape. Don’t worry, It does not need to be perfect. Continue and cut your skulls shapes out of the White Foam Sheet with an additional slightly larger piece out of the Black Felt Fabric.

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Glue on the White Foam Skull Shape over the Larger Black Felt Skull Shape.

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Arrange and glue your Feathers, Trims, Rhinestones and Decorative Accents onto the skulls. Have fun with this, There is no wrong way to do this. We encourage you to search Google images for inspiration!

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Glue the broach pin onto the back of the Black Felt and your done! Wear your Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

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Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 21, 2015


DIY a pair of Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes with Feathers from The Feather Place. Super easy to make, Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes are the perfect accessory for this year’s fall gatherings…it even lends itself for a quick Halloween costume accent! Feathers, Fabric, Glue and your favorite appliques are all you need…MrKate_Blog_FeatherShoulders_HighRes-35-of-46-682x1024

Use an assortment of creamy colored feathers for feminine flair like these DIY Feather Shoulder Accessory found on www.mrkate.com ! We also love how www.nzgirl.co.nz incorporates tulle, sequin appliques and turkey feathers into her design!

DIY Feather and Sequin Epaulettes

Need something a bit more dark? Here are some ideas using Rooster Coque Feathers, Goose Satinettes, Marabou and more.

“For a chic alternative to a full-on costume, clip these fanciful accessories onto almost any outfit…”

Buy It or DIY It: Chic Feather Epaulets for Halloween



Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes

Fashion Week SS16 Feather Round Up

by Yvette Ramirez on October 9, 2015


Fashion Week SS16 Feather Round Up

Fashion Week SS16 feather round up was difficult for me to pick my favorite designers.  There was a mixture of unique feathered garments to admire… But if we have to pick a favorite collection I would have to go with Sophie Theallett.  She mixed sexy silhouette with a powerful slim fit golden suit embellished with bleached rooster coque tails that add a little drama. Sophie Theallet also uses goose biots in her collection, it adds little edge to a cocktail dress. You can clearly  see her love for Africa in this fun and energetic spring line up.

Comme Des Garcons, YDE, Givenchy and Nina Ricci favored ostrich in their spring lineup. Ostrich feathers always adds a feminine touch with a glamorous flow to a dress or gown. YDE mini dress is sassy with an elegant flow using ostrich fringe. Comme Des Garcons is very advant garde with ostrich feathers you see the influence of Bjorks Biophila tour, in my option which I love! Valentino used peacock flue in their African inspired collection of dresses crafted with color bands of raffia or the pleated goddess gowns, with peacock collars inspired by modern day Nubian queen. It just goes to show that you can always use feathers in any season for in any collection or influences.







Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 5, 2015


blackCollageStep into the dark side this Halloween season with these Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes and headdresses. You can easily DIY these costumes this Halloween with the help of The Feather Place. Our feather products are sure to bring out your inner Gothic Vamp.

thumb2-warliz-teron-charlize-theron-koroleva-ravenna-filmy-belosnezhka-i-ohotnikElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesFrom already made Black Feather Chokers, Black Raven, Crow, Mocking Bird and Maleficent inspired Feather Wings to Black Rooster Coque Tails, Peacock feathers, Pheasant tails and more! The Feather Place is your go to shop for Everything Feathers this Halloween!Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesChannel your inner Katniss with these Mocking Jay inspired Feather Wings available in Black and Natural. These wings are handmade and easily fold forward or back, creating different and unique looks when worn.

Make sure to get them soon… We are certain they will SELL OUT!!!!

the-mockingjay-dressElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesThe perfect accessory for that out of the ordinary costume or event. Complete your fantasy costume with these fabulous feather wings and products.Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesAlready made Feather Collars and Chokers from The Feather Place are perfect for your frightful costumes. We even have a Maleficent Cursed Collar DIY tutorial, for those of you that want to get crafty this halloween. Pair it with our Small Maleficent Inspired Feather Wings for the complete look.maleficent-collar-cover

We love featuring our talented clients especially when showcasing artistry created with the help of our feather products. Let the sultry Ariana Savalas & Los Angeles-based dance troupe, LA Follies tickle you fancy with brilliant this arrangement of Blank Space!

Here is a Postmodern Jukebox Vintage Cabaret with the LA Follies ; who had a had a residency with Postmodern Jukebox the fall of 2014 thru the spring of 2015 at Hyde on Sunset. In addition they toured with them throughout Southern California, Las Vegas and the UK. We asked them about that experience and how feathers played a role in their costumes and props.

…the brilliant Scott Bradlee is constantly creating new arrangements of songs. We had the amazing opportunity to be in one of their videos- however there are always a few obstacles. One- the space to perform in  was very very very tight for the number of dancers, there was no edit- the singer/music is all live and a single shot- and we didn’t have the music till a few days before (the band had been touring and doing a residency all whilst creating new arrangements- they are incredibly talented). Also- when we received the music it was just the piano and singing- we didn’t know what the bass- percussion- horns or anything else would sound like until we arrived. Scott is incredibly open artistically and allowed us to utilize our artistic voice. Ariana Savalas who is fabbbb – is a big fan of vintage cabaret style theater. Since we couldn’t do our usually big kicks- turns etc..  I was at a loss… We had recently done a gig that you may have seen featured in the LA Times or Rolling Stone – the Schlitzbouts. For that event- we had bought an array of feather fans to perform our number Quizas. Luckily, I had the fans in the car (which is often where I get a lot of my choreo ideas- thanks la traffic) and thought of utilizing the fans in the video. The fans saved our hide! They have such vibrant colors (a lot of our costumes are black)- they add a lot visually but the dancers can be relatively stationary and in tight formations with still providing a visual impact. They are the best best best prop- and they came with us on tour throughout the UK and continue to be added to our costumes- props (they were part of our glow in the dark Black Swan performance at last year’s Latin Grammy Official Pre-Party in Vegas)! Thanks Feather Place! Your the feather in our cap- literally!

Postmodern Jukebox Vintage Cabaret with the LA Follies

Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 13, 2015


Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and decorating for this holiday is so much fun! Set the mood and decorate your doorways, windows, porches and mantels with these fun yet frightful Feather Decor Trends for Halloween.


Feather Boas and Garlands are a must and super easy way to decorate your mantel! The Feather Place has a large assortment of feather boas including Black with Black Lurex Ostrich and Marabou Boas! You could even customize your feather boas with googly eyes or spiders.


We still really like these simple DIY Paper Feathered Bats we shared with you in a previous blog. With just a few materials you will surely terrify and transform any space into a dark bat cave!


Hanging Black Feather Quills is a simple yet effective way to dress up your Halloween decor. Hang them at your doorway entry or from your ceiling throughout the house !


Be bold and daring by decorating your space with Black Feathered Trees! You can DIY these Feathered Trees with Black Chandelle Feather Boas and an assortment of Pre Packaged Plumage from The Feather Place! Add sparkle with glitter for a fun festive vibe.


And last but not least… we can’t leave out our fun DIY Halloween Projects from our retail site! With so many ways to decorate with feathers this Halloween, you can go wrong with any of these Feather Decor Trends for Halloween!HalloweenProjects

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 31, 2015


With summer coming to an end, We are looking forward to the coolness of fall and of course HALLOWEEN!!! 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 DIY Feathered Costume Ideas pictured below.

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas #thefeatherplace

Transform your child into a feathered Pretty Peacock a Cute Chick or Spunky Skunk this Halloween with these fabulous DIY costumes from The Feather Place! DIY with Marabou Boas, Chandelle Boas, Ostrich and Peacock Feathers…Your child will be the envy of his/her classmates in one of these magical DIY feathered costumes!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

Click on each image for step by step instructions and feather product information. Make sure to also check out our full line of Halloween products HERE!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

California Millinery Supply Co.

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 17, 2015


Open in Downtown Los Angeles since 1939, California Millinery Supply Co. is a treasure trove and your only go to hat and millinery supply store in California, or perhaps one of the last still open in the nation?  Truly a diamond in the rough – and one of DTLA’s best kept secrets in the Fashion District! At California Millinery you’ll find owner Irene Arroyo, a former stage and costume designer, offering great insight into the trends of hat making as well as the ever evolving neighborhood culture.   Not only does she supply quality buckram and pre-made hat forms in all shapes & sizes, she has an amazing collection of vintage hat trims, straw braid, unique and rare Russian and French birdcage veil (netting) and – you can even learn how to make your own hat block!California Millinery  Vintage Straw BraidThough using straw braid to make hats is becoming a bit of a lost art form, Irene has an inspiring collection available in several colors and styles. California Millinery Supply  Vintage Birdcage VeilI really can’t say enough about the collection of birdcage veil at California Millinery!  They just don’t make it like they used to!  The stock Irene has is truly precious and priceless!California Millinery Hat FormsCalifornia Millinery Netted Bridal Hat FormsIrene makes just about any style of hat you can think of – from the ol’ fashion pill box, to pointy witch hats, mini-top hats, to fascinator forms & crowns.  She can even make custom forms depending on your specific needs.
California Millinery Hat Fascinator FormsCalifornia Millinery  Vintage FeathersI love the rare and unique feather bird embellishments, pearl and rhinestone apliques, vintage flowers and fruit.
California Millinery  Vintage Hat Flowers FruitNot to mention… the collection of vintage silk and velvet ribbons…California Millinery Supply Vintage Ribbons… and oodles of piping and trims in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
California Millinery  Vintage Hat TrimsCalifornia Millinery  Vintage PipingSo next time you are visiting us at The Feather Place Los Angeles Showroom and have gotten all of your feather supplies, don’t forget to stop in and visit our friend and neighbor just a few blocks away at California Millinery located at 721 South Spring Street (Near 7th Street, next to the CVS) Los Angeles, CA 90014. You can also contact Irene to place orders by calling (213) 622-8746.

Tell her The Feather Place sent you!