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

graphic visualizations of 'birdy' military accessories

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!

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 12, 2014

in DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

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!

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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.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

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Piers Atkinson Feathered Hats

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 9, 2014

in FEATHER TRENDS

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, BoasMarabou 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

Piers Atkinson Feathered Hats

Piers Atkinson Feathered Hats

Piers Atkinson Feathered Hats

 

 

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 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.

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

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!

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victorias-secret-fashion-show-londonThe 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!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Plumed Piranha

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 21, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Plumed Piranha

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud 3This 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

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien SalaudNo 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

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24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 14, 2014

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, Here are 24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces! We especially love the rich colors and textures autumn brings. This fall is the perfect time to be inspired by the warm golden hues of natural feathers. Using an assortment of Rooster, Guinea, TurkeyPheasant , Feather Ornaments and Wreaths, these centerpieces are sure the make a statement at this years dinner table. Come see as at The Feather Place so we can help you incorporate feathers into your holiday decor!

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Breeders’ Cup World Championship Fashions

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 7, 2014

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Breeders’ Cup World Championship Fashions

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 .

Guests attend the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Santa Anita, Calif.

Fashionable ladies line up in hopes of winning the top prize from Longines valued at $15,000, at the Longines Prize of Elegance contest.

Breeders' Cup World Championship Fashions

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!

Breeders' Cup World Championship Fashions

Breeders' Cup World Championship Fashions“A head without a hat is like a horse without a jockey!” – breederscup.com

Breeders' Cup World Championship Fashions

Guests attend the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Santa Anita, California October 31st – November 1st 2014.

Breeders' Cup World Championship Fashions

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

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