Thom Browne “Flock of Seagulls”

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 22, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Thom Browne Spring 2017 men’s collection gives a new meaning to a “Flock of Seagulls” ! The most theatrical from Men’s’ Paris Fashion Week, Brown sure did think outside the box with this feather trimmed collection. Take a look at the images below… Inspired by surfing and a beach life in general; Browne’s collection is a cross of Elton John meets the cast of a Gidget movie!

“Fresh off a CFDA Award for Menswear, Browne sent out a lively, beach-inspired collection that included everything from surfers to a dancing parrot. A little strange? Sure, but would you expect anything less from the master of spectacle?” – Vogue 

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Marchesa Resort 2017 Collection

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 15, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Have you seen these amazing feathered gowns from the Marchesa Resort 2017 Collection yet ?! Whoa, of course we love the fireworks of ostrich details! Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig didn’t hold back with next seasons resort collection.

…their vision for Marchesa’s latest Resort collection was casino nightlife by way of 1995’s Martin Scorsese film Casino… – http://www.vogue.com/ 

Covered with ostrich feathers, beads and sequin; we can imagine ourselves fluttering across a starlit dance floor or walking a red carpet event at Cannes! Excuse me while I pack my bag, I’m off to lalaland with the Marchesa Resort 2017 Collection!

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Feeling inspired? DIY with Ostrich Feather Fringe or Plumes from The Feather Place.

Marabou is on the Move

by Feather Place on July 8, 2016

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Marabou is on the move! From Winter through Summer, adding tufts of feathers to clothing and accessories is hot hot hot right now! Everyday we have new customers who are purchasing marabou boas, trims and fringes to add to heels, flats, sandals, rings, necklaces, earrings & purses as well.

Take a look and find inspiration with the images below and there’s a cute tutorial linked as well! MARABOU FLATS RIHANNA

Celebrities like Rihanna have embraced this feathered shoe trend. Here she is wearing a pair of Simone Rocha leather mules adorned with feathers!

Rihanna x Stance also put out their very own line of marabou trimmed socks and hosiery this past holiday season.  If you can’t find stores now, they are super easy to DIY with feather boas from The Feather Place!Rhinna Marabou Stockings

We can also thank Rihanna for starting a new trend spun off from her furry Fenty Puma Slides. We’ve seen this idea transform from faux fur to using fluffy marabou boas to achieve this funky fun look.

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We found DIY tutorials on the web using Nike and Puma athletic slide sandals and gluing your own custom color to the top of the shoe.  Or you can save yourself some time and find them ready made on etsy!

So for marabou on the move Spring & Summer feather trends, we especially love how Simone Rocha and Brother Vellies use marabou on their hand crafted flats and sandals. Brother Vellies suggest pairing them with comfy jeans and t-shirt.

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Or if you’re more in the mood for high-stepping heels, from sophisticated to just plain cute, here we have found marabou feathered pumps and sandals that are definitely making a statement this Summer!
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Check out these sassy colorful heels trimmed with marabou feather by Sophia Webster (above). Or these unique and striking satin lined heels by Marco de Vincenzo  (below).

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We also found these hot little numbers below on Polyvore.com  for $160.00.  SOLD OUT for now! So if you can’t wait to add a little fluffy flair to your summer sandals, just visit FeatherPlace.com and look for the hot mix marabou boa for just $5 … you can DIY!

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And if you don’t have time to DIY, these inexpensive shoe clips can be attached to any pair of shoes or sandals for only $1.85 at The Feather Place – WOW practically free!

assorted-marabou-feather-shoe-clips-SCMM28--HOT-ALT3But if you’re not feeling the fluffy feather shoe trends, maybe rings and earrings are more your style?  This Marabou Pleasure Puff Ring by Betony Vernon can be found on Arcanegallery.com for a whopping $$$… I don’t even want to say how much!  Nicely done though!  It certainly tickles my fancy!feather ringsHere we have fluffy marabou pom pom earrings found on tuleste.com for $195.00 a pair.  I hope those drop chains are made of gold!  We do love them though!

tulste marabou earringsBut if your pockets are not so deep, … I’m sure you could find some funky fresh marabou pom pom earrings on etsy or just DIY and customize to your color of choice.  The Feather Place has over 35 stock colors and 26 mixed colors and styles! pastel feather pom pom earrings

We hope you find marabou on the move as much fun as we have.

Feathered Nest Bridal Shower

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 1, 2016

in BRIDAL,CRAFT,DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS

Today we are sharing these eco-chic Feathered Nest Bridal Shower decorations. My childhood friend created these for her sister’s bridal shower this summer using an assortment of feathers from The Feather Place! How sweet are these!? Don’t you just love how she incorporated real feathers into the centerpieces, banner and pens… it’s all in the details right! Below you will find her step by step instructions so you can DIY your own Feathered Nest theme party and gathering!

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FEATHER & LAVENDER CENTERPIECE

Feathers (4 types) Guinea, Duck, Goose and Pheasant Feathers
SNÄRTIG vase from IKEA (or any vase with a small diameter opening)
Acrylic Paint
Sponge paint brush
Suede cord (approx 8.5in). Any length by preference
Beads
Glue gun
Glue sticks
Fresh cut lavender

1. Paint vase with 1 coat and then again with a 2nd coat

2. Cut several (approx 3 stems) of freshly grown lavender

3. Gather feathers together with the largest feather set St the back of the bunch. Dollap glue at the stems of the feathers to hold the bunch together

4. Place lavender stems in vase

5. Place glued feather bundle in vase

6. Thread beads through Suede string and tie knots at each end to hold beads in place.

7. Tie beaded string around the neck of the vase.

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FEATHER BRIDAL BANNER

Feathers (4 types) Guinea, Duck, Goose and Pheasant Feathers
Card stock
Scissors
Scrapbook straight edge cutter (optional)
Hemp string
Leather bunting string
Glue gun
Glue sticks
Beads
Sticker letters

1. From a 12×12 cardstock cut 8 banner flags. Each approx 2 3/4in W x 6in L.

2. Place sticker letters on each flag making sure enough space is left for cutting triangle slit from the bottom of each flag.

3. Measure 1 1/2in up from the bottom of each flag and gauge where the centre is to cut the triangle slit.

4. Punch 2 holes at top of each flag to thread Hemp string through.

4. Add beads to the Hemp string.

5. Gather one of each feather type and bundle together using Hemp string.

6. Flip banner to have the back facing you. Then glue the feather bundle to the Hemp string in between each flag.

7. Glue the leather bunting string to both ends of the banner for that finishing touch.

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A peek at Joan Rivers’s Private Collection

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 21, 2016

in EVENT,FASHION,STAGE & SCREEN

The Joan Rivers’s Private Collection will be auctioned off at Christie’s today June 22, and we are taking a look at our favorite over the top items we wish we could bid on! Among the treasure trove of gilded English and French furnishings we find these flirty gems; Our favorite feather detailed gown and coats.

Rivers herself once described the decor of the 5,100-square-foot triplex as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger.”

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Christies.com $400 A black georgette and feather jacket

Find out more about the auction and browse the catalog here.

“To the Sea” Seagull Costume

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 16, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

We love when our friends share creative ways to use our feathers like this “To the Sea” Seagull Costume tutorial! Here our friend Sasha Goodnow used white Turkey Quills and Goose Nagoire feathers to create a custom feather cape for the GreenHouse Theater Project  ! We think that it turned out fantastic! Make sure to check out the “To the Sea” multi-media play and scroll through  Sasha’s tutorial below.

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2016 Carnaval SF “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!” wrapped up last weekend and here are our favorite images of feather costumes from the 38th annual event!

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“¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people. – www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org

Photo By Chris Willis

We were also super excited to see that our friend from Sistas wit Style won for Queen of the carnival!!!! Here is what winner Kianna Rachal had to say about her win…

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“…It’s fulfilling to see all the hard work put into Carnaval. It’s so exciting to see Sistas-Wit-Style come down the road with so much energy and excitement with smiles across our masqueraders faces — it brings so much joy… To prepare for Carnaval, Sistas-Wit-Style has been teaching free Caribbean dance classes to our Masqueraders every Saturday which are optional, our mas camp is open day and night for costume production… I would love to send special thanks to our designers at Sistas-Wit-Style; Annabelle Goodridge, Stephanie Dixon, Tiara Welch, Azer Moore. Our many volunteers and masqueraders as well because without them there would be no Sistas-Wit-Style…” – THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO –– DIGITAL EDITION

Congratulations Kianna and Sistas-Wit-Style from your friends at The Feather Place Los Angeles! Scroll through to see more fantastic photos found on the web >>>

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Samurai Feathers | Bado Senshi

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 20, 2016

in FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

We can’t get enough of Feather artist and winner of the Grand Prix de Création de la Ville de Paris prize Julien Vermeulen ! Known for working with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier, Vermeulen passion for feathers is exemplified with his interpretation of Samurai armor made with Feathers | Bado Senshi.

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We can’t begin to fathom the amount of hours and patience it took to make this feathered work of art. Using thousands upon thousands of naturally mottled and ecologically sourced Black, Natural Red Pheasant and Peacock Iridescent plumage throughout truly showcases this Plumassiers’ artisity! We are so inspired  …

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Get up close and personal with Waldo Nell’s “microscopic” photo series of Peacock Feathers. At first glance, it looks like we are looking at at a luxurious tapestry or the work of a talented jeweler, yet after further inspection you come to realize that you are in act looking at the extraordinary details of peacock feathers.

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A a software engineer by day, Nell uses a Olympus BX 53 microscope and a technique called “photo stacking” to get detailed photos of ordinary objects like feathers, seeds and even orange juice ; producing images that are extraordinary and somewhat psychedelic ! Get inspired and view more work here…!

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Christine A. Moore Millinery

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 30, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Christine A. Moore Millinery

Designer Christine A. Moore Millinery is best known for her for the Kentucky Derby racing hat styles , two of which are on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum. With over 20 years experience, Moore is the go to milliner for the Breeders’ Cup, Florida Derby and was most recently named the official milliner for the 75th Anniversary of the Iroquois Steeplechase.

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What we love most are the bold and beautiful silk bows and florets with touches of feathers used throughout her Spring 2016 Collection. Here are a few of our favorites; sure to be a hits at the Kentucky Derby this coming weekend! The Derby is on May 6th and 7th . If you can’t go to the races in person, we encourage you to throw a derby party and watch the race live on NBC.

Christine A. Moore MillineryHere’s a little awesome tid bit about Christine . Not only has she worked with the esteemed NYC milliner Rodney Gorden, In 2009 she also partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the official Barbie derby hat.

Don’t you love it!

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