Festival Fashion with Feathers

From Coachella to Burning Man, festival fashion just wouldn’t be the same without feathers adorning someone along the way.  Whether you’re tapping into your inner hippie, gypsy, or rocker, there really are endless ways to uniquely stand out and personalize your look with feather accessories.

Festival Fashion with FeathersDepending on the style, size, or level of drama you are willing to commit to, there are literally 100’s of feather combinations that can be used for adorning headdresses, mohawks, earrings, necklaces, wristbands, shoe clips, ear cuffs, hair extensions, epaulets, and belts just to name a few.  And though feather trends will come and go, they always seem to have a place in festival fashion.

 ShopFestivalFire.com, or Spirit Tribe on etsy for feather headbands, earrings or ear cuffs.  Or get inspired and DIY with the largest variety of feather quills, pheasant tails, peacock, and rooster feathers available at The Feather Place.

Festival Fashion with Feathers

Festival Fashion with FeathersFor the more adventurous and fearless, tap into your inner warrior with a feather headdress, mohawk or crown. This natural red chinchilla feather mohawk from Feathers by Phoneix can be made to order if you find yourself out of time, or just not the type to DIY.  Regardless, wearing crowns and headdresses makes a bold statement about your style.

Festival Fashion with FeathersNecklaces, purses and charms are among my personal favorite feather accessories. There’s just something casual, yet chic and eye catching if your looking to add a little drama to your style.  These feather accessories usually go with everything – no matter what outfit you end up wearing!

Festival Fashion with Feathers

Festival Fashion with Feathers

DIY Feather Ear Cuff with our tutorial this festival season. You can also checkout other fabulous feather DIY instructions on our FASHION & JEWELRY PROJECTS DIY Page.

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The Art of Feather Quill Pens

by The Feather Place NYC on April 3, 2015

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

The Art of Feather Quill Pens

The Art of Feather Quill Pens

From Shakespeare (In Love), to the halls of Hogwart’s or even Alicia Silverstone in Clueless, feather quill pens have long been the tool of choice for the dutiful scribe looking for a more elegant take on penmanship. Feathers just somehow seem to add a bit of flair to the art of writing, or signing your signature.

The Art of Feather Quill Pens

And while that fancy pink poof pen from Clueless isn’t really the type of quill we’re talking about here, it does show the range of what one can do with a pen! You may be surprised to find out that the market for quill pens is a flourishing one, full of creative and inspired designers — have a look at the amazing work coming out of the deviant art community, etsy artists, and blueskypapers.com!  And of course, if you want to DIY your own feather quill pen, you know The Feather Place is your source for all varieties of feathers.

The Art of Feather Quill Pens

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The Art of Feather Quill Pens

Traditionally, quill pens are made by using a penknife to clean and cut away the quill tip of the feather in order to fashion what’s know as a nib — follow the link here for a step-by-step picture guide to making a quill pen. The cutting of the nib allows for the ink to flow smoothly out of the quill when pressed down on a surface. And if you’re just in the market for a sharp-looking quill pen, but don’t want the hassle of fashioning one yourself, simply find the feather of your dreams, then purchase a metal nib (readily available online) to place on the end of the feather quill. Being shaped the same, the metal nib basically does the work of making the quill for you!

The Art of Feather Quill Pens

The Feather Place, being your favorite retailer of high-quality feather products, has a feather for every type of quill pen, from the standard Barred Turkey Feather quill, to the sleek and smart-looking Goose Pointer quill, and even the ultra-luxurious Ostrich Plume quill. So if you’re looking to fancify your handwriting, or if you’re just looking to try your hand at an age-old technique of crafting feathers into quill pens, look no further than The Feather Place to find the perfect fit!

A Feathered Houzz

by The Feather Place NYC on March 27, 2015

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

A Feathered Houzz

We at The Feather Place have recently discovered a fabulous new site called Houzz! Houzz.com is an online platform that brings together users, interior designers and retailers under one roof, and allows access to the designs featured on the site. Through browsing the seemingly infinite gorgeous images, stories, and tips we have found some incredible feathered designs, and designers we just had to share with you.

Gorgeous Feathered Bedrooms, A Feathered Houzz

 

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Utilize this fab site to revamp your space with feathered decor! Whether it be a soft ostrich statement lamp, a hand made juju hat with coque feathers, or some natural quills and pheasant tails, adding touches of feathers will bring new life to your home.

Feather your Houzz this Spring with feathers from The Feather Place!

 

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 20, 2015

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,STAGE & SCREEN

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

Stars flocked to the Savage Beauty Gala opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last week, strutting their stuff in McQueens most iconic feathered couture . We love that FKA Twigs chose to wear the birds of Paradise McQueen couture gown , Naomi Campbell in black Ostrich Feathers and Annabelle Neilson in Black and White Lady Amherst Plumage Feathered couture gown!

McQueenA sort of homecoming for the late McQueen, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is a re-staging of his wildly popular 2011 NYC retrospective which showcases 244 designs created during his 18 year career.

This must see exhibition sold out it’s advance 30,000 tickets in record breaking time eventually releasing another 50,000 pre sale tickets with another 200 first come, first serve basis at the door! We wish we could jump on over the pond to see this spectacular show!

Savage Beauty at the V&A is the largest and most ambitious fashion exhibition the museum has ever staged,” said curator Claire Wilcox at a press preview.

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“McQueen was an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.” – Kate Bethune, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Alexander McQueen Savage BeautyAlexander McQueen: Savage Beauty runs from March 14 – August 2, 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. For more information, visit www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty

London, Milan and Paris Runway Feather Trends 2015

Time and time again feathers have adorned the runways from New York to Milan. This year was no different with delicate ostrich feathers, unique pheasant feathers, and edgy stripped coque tails gracing the runways in London, Milan and Paris. Once again we were wowed by Alexander McQueen’s looks, not to mention Rodarte’s sultry feathered gowns. Our favorite? Celine’s turkey feather fringed dress was everything we love about feathered fashion- edgy, feminine, inventive and chic. Her casual styling is what’s now – casual and fun with a nod to elegance and high-fashion. Take a peek at some other noteworthy feather trends from the runways in London, Milan and Paris and find your favorite ❤

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Milan Fashion Week - London, Milan and Paris Runway Feather Trends 2015

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All the little details...London, Milan and Paris Runway Feather Trends 2015Shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. Our goal is to stay on top of style and color trends for every season. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry.

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

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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 .

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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

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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…!

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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.

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