UK-BASED MARCELA TRŠOVÁ FINDS FREEDOM IN FLIGHT

by The Feather Place NYC on March 6, 2015

in FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

UK-BASED MARCELA TRŠOVÁ FINDS FREEDOM IN FLIGHT

This week we would like to introduce you to artwork by UK-based artist Marcela Tršová. Interested in the connections and differences between our inner and outer experiences, Tršová creates artworks that are flush with symbolism – web gallery. Her 2011 work titled “Messengers” hopes to capture the freedom inherent in the flight of our feathered friends. Tršová used crow feathers, copper wires and magpie feathers to create magnificent avian structures that capture the essence of flight.

“Flight has always represented freedom from the physical restrictions of earthbound life and the ascent of the soul to the goods [sic] either through a mystical experience or through death.”

“Birds share something of the same symbolic meaning, but because they come from the skies they can also assume the role of messengers from higher powers[…], whether for good or ill.”- Marcela Tršová

MARCELA TRŠOVÁ FINDS FREEDOM IN FLIGHT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT. We were thrilled to see Hollywood starlets flaunt their designer gowns down the red carpet, as many of you were eagerly waiting for who was going to win the Oscar. While all of the gowns were amazingly beautiful, Feathered Gowns were noticeably missing from the Oscars red carpet.

Here are a few of our favorite NYFW Fall/Winter 2015 designer feathered gowns we wished we would have seen on Oscar night.

Our picks have striking feather details that add glamour and drama. The designers that we have chosen incorporated Ostrich Fringe, Stripped Coque Feathers and Goose Nagorie Feathers in their designs to create these gorgeous gowns.

Designs featured are from Christian Siriano, Alice and Olivia, Rodarte, Elie Saab, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carolina Herrera , Marchesa and Nicole Miller .

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET, FEATHERED DRESSES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

Drum queen Juliana Alves from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school - Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

Carnival & Mardi Gras is one of the few times during the year where the upper, middle and lower class come together in one place to splurge on themselves with marvelous feather costumes making their fantasies come true. They personify themselves as kings, queens and “Bahianas” to obtain hope and the pursuit of happiness for that one day. A variety of Carnival Designers, seamstresses, mechanical engineers, theater producers, artists, choreographers, samba communities, musicians and TV celebrities all engage and exchange ideas to turn each of their own school into the most spectacular popular street opera show of the year.

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Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015 as come and gone… Alas, here are some of our favorite feather costumes worn by joyful revelers across the globe!

Golden Blades Mardi Gras Indians Joseph Boudreaux, 2nd Chief of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Byron Thomas of the Black Mohawk Mardi Gras Indians and his Queen

 The abundance of feathers on some of these Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans are so over the top, we can’t help but to applaud such artistry! There are truly some amazing costume designers out there!

Andrew Sanchez Jr. King of Zulu Mangueira samba school performers

Lights, camera and action. The popular street opera from Rio de Janeiro begins!  The drums, the samba, the poetry and gorgeous feathers agitated Sapucai Avenue.

Despite all of the recent economical and political crisis the country has been going through, the samba schools stepped out of their comfort zones .  They were able to utilize limited resources to deliver some of the most amazing richly designed and highly crafted feather costumes created by the samba communities and designers from around the globe.

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Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers OH MY…!

A performer from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school

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 We hope you had a wonderful and festive carnival season! Remember to shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry. Wholesale buyers welcomed!

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Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015 collection was feminine and romantic. We can easily see Hollywood starlets wearing his beautiful pieces on the red carpet as the models walk down through the garden-decorated venue.

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

The Lebanese designer produced a number of elegantly beaded gowns with blooming flora motifs accompanying Ostrich feather fringe. Saab called this collection “Beirut, Chasing a Dream”. He wanted to capture a nostalgic time in his youth of his mother dressed up in gowns enveloped in flowers.

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

The collection is nostalgic glamour with girlish charm. You can easily combine Ostrich feather boas to glam up an outfit for a special occasion this spring or summer. Do you have a wedding to attend or are you getting married? You can add feathers to you bridal décor or bouquet. We have a beautiful assortment of Peacock, Ostrich and Goose feathers that would compliment any bridal detail.

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

SERKAN CURA COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2015 PARIS

Serkan Cura’s couture show was stunning, adding Ostrich, Marabou, Goose Biot and Goose Pallet feathers to the high-street fare show. Cura has been shaking his tail feathers quite vigorously recently. He has stunned us again with how beautifully he incorporates feathers in his collection. This summer couture show was inspired by goddesses and women of myth and legend.

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The show’s opening supremely crafted looks with fluffy Marabou crop top and trousers paired with a backpack.

Serkan Cura Couture Spring Summer 2015 Paris

Some silhouettes looked like what starlets would wear on red carpets. The dress above with Goose Pallets train that cascaded to the ground is stunning.

Serkan Cura Couture Spring Summer 2015 Paris

Get inspired and create your own couture look like the one seen here by SERKAN CURA COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2015 PARIS? Add a little drama to your evening attire using Ostrich, Marabou,Goose Biot feathers or get really creative by using different type of feathers. We have a variety of gorgeous feathers and colors to choose from. Start you DIY project today.

Mark your calendars! The Spring 2015 Ready to Wear Fashions shows are in full bloom! Read More>>

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2015 Feather Coat Trends

by Yvette Ramirez on February 2, 2015

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

2015 Feather Coat Trends - Essence Magazine

2015 Feather Coat Trends

Feather Garments are elegant additions to any wardrobe and can give the impression of real fur or fine quality faux fur. Feather garments make great Fashion Accessories for everyday, evening and bridal wear and can also be used for photo shoots to create a glamorous or casual look.

Just take a look at these leading ladies and the fabulous styles made with Marabou feathers. Taraji Henson’s character, Cookie’s looks fabulous in her marabou shawl. You can DIY this look for less using our Very Berry Marabou boa, or save time and buy our already made Marabou Jacket with faux Leather Trim for $87.17.

2015 Feather Coat Trends - Essence Magazine

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You can glam it up for a night out like Julianne Moore did at the SAG Awards when she won for her performance in Still Alice. She looks stunning in Emerald Green Marabou Jacket.

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Want the runway look but can’t afford it? Why not treat yourself to our Dark Teal Marabou Jacket with Faux Leather Trim , available now in 3 trending colors.

2015 Feather Coat Trends

Feathered Flying Jackets

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 16, 2015

in FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Feathered Flying Jackets by artist Jane Edden

Using various feathers like Pheasant and Rooster plumage, Jane Edden has created a collection of Feathered “Flying Jackets”.

These plumed mini’s are about the size of a humming bird and are displayed …”using the method traditional to the way animals are collected, classified and catalogued with scientific systems and nomenclature.” “… Each sculpture is assembled from hundreds of tiny feathers to build a collection that explores an intersection between avian and human…while also inspecting the tribal, sacred use of feathers that is internationally recognized.” – Jane Edden

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 Images © Jane Edden, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London

Futuristic Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 9, 2015

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,HAIR & HAT

Futuristic Feathers

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Dynamic Duo – Meriç Canatan and Fatosh Erhuy are London and Cologne based designers who use feathers to create wearable fashion pieces. Together they have worked to create the ready to wear “birdy” accessory line which includes pheasant feather fascinators, headbands, guinea feather bowties and plumed scarfs.

“…’birdy’, a set of adornments for individuals to supplement their outfits. from epaulets and bowties, to fascinators and headbands, Canatan and Erhuy employ feathers as their chosen medium in which to question gender norms, referencing the way in which birds and other fowl use their plumage to display body language.” – www.designboom.com 

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They kick it up a notch with their avant garde collection “birdy 2214″. This collection showcased at the 2014 istanbul design biennial & takes us to the year 2214 with futuristic militant feathered designs. Covered in a variety of Pheasant and Turkey Plumage; Gas Masks, Grenades and Helmets have never been so fashionable!

“…for the 2014 istanbul design biennial, the duo elaborate on this work with ‘birdy 2214′, in which the wearables transform delicate feathers into garments of protection. it is comprised of experimental relics, military accessories such as gas masks, helmets and knee pads, that speak of a future time. precisely the year 2214, where civilians have adapted to constant military occupation and where the associated attire and gear has become commonplace and fashionable, customized for everyday use.”- www.designboom.com 

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FUTURISTIC FEATEHRS

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

From Betsey Johnson’s flirty feathered runway looks to the loss of comedian Joan Rivers and fashion icon Oscar De La Renta, 2014 sure did have it’s noteworthy feathered fashion moments.  Looking back at 2014, Here are some of the top trending feathered moments.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE – Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibits His Love for Feathers at the Brooklyn Museum.

This Marchesa collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

NY FASHION WEEK – This Marchesa 2014 collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

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MARDI GRAS 2014 – Who let the dogs out…!? Even mans best friend reveled at the 2014 Barkus Mardi Gras parade! Check out how cute they look in their feathered mask and parade float! FYI :  Mardi Gras 2015 comes early next year on Tuesday, February 17th… Plan for 2015 fat Tuesday celebration costumes in advance and SHOP at The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs! 

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NYC FIT “Fowl Play” – The Feather Place has proudly collaborated with FIT, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, to bring a wonderful feathered exhibit created by Visual Presentation students. Named “Fowl Play”, the exhibition explores ornithology (the study of birds) and how nature inspires fashion. All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com.

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CARNIVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2014 – Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary! What we love the most about this event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean !

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BURNING MAN 2014 – Feathers make a come back at Burning Man! The Burning Man Official Blog announces that “…if you want to wear feathers, that’s fine … but make sure they’re attached in ways that won’t fail, and if you can’t then don’t wear them, because it’s on YOU if they become MOOP. (And that goes for anything you bring to Black Rock City.)”

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FASHION WEEK NYC – Betsey Johnson’s SS15 feathered collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza!

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JOAN RIVERS – We are certainly going to miss Joan Rivers ruffling everyone’s feathers on the red carpet and in her E Entertainment TV series  “Fashion Police“!

oscarA FEATHERED FAREWELL TO OSCAR DE LA RENTA – The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest fashion icons this October. “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

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BIRDS OF PARADISE EXHIBITION – 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.

VictoriaSecret2014LondonVICTORIA’S SECRET 2014 FASHION SHOW – Last but not least the Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show in London. Karlie Kloss and her handcrafted 18kt gold gilded feather angel wings stole the show! The Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings every year when we help handcraft these towering beauties!

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From your friends @THEFEATHERGIRL

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From The Feather Place

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 24, 2014

in FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The Feather Place

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From The Feather Place

There is no time more fitting to say
”Thank You” and to wish you a Happy
Holiday Season and a New Year full
of LOVE, PEACE and HOPE!

From all of your friends at The Feather Girl & The Feather Place!