October 2010

Sassy Halloween Costume with Peacock Feathers

by Zandrah on October 29, 2010

in COSTUME

Sassy Peacock

Peacock feathers are all the rave this Halloween season!

In fact … how ironic is it that as I’m posting this picture  – someone just walked into our Los Angeles Feather Place Showroom with this very picture as inspiration for a Halloween costume …

LOVE IT!  I expect to see some good lookin’ ladies adorned with peacock this weekend!

Designers That Tickle Our Fancy: Borokeete

by Zandrah on October 25, 2010

in COSTUME

WHY WE LOVE THEM: Founded in 1986 in Brooklyn, New York, this cultural organization is keeping Caribbean traditions and heritage alive.  The hand-beading and feather work is out of this world!  You can see their one-of-a-kind creations at Carnival parades and purchase them on-line for your very own.

http://www.borokeeteusa.com/

Borokeete Feather Ensemble

For a complete list of Websites that Tickle our Fancy, Click here.

Feather Girl – Home Decor Tip

by Zandrah on October 20, 2010

in DECOR

House plants are beautiful, but what happens when they die?  You replace them…

Instead of swapping out my wilted orchid for another that would suffer the same eventual fate, I chose a feathered alternative:

Before with orchid

After with Pheasant Feathers

I chose Complete Tail Pheasant Feathers to add a bold and dramatic touch to this mantle.  The height and colors make a fashionable impact that will last forever.

Choose the appropriate feathers for your decor at www.featherplace.com.

Timeless beauty for any design aesthetic

Feather Girls at the LA Lakers Game!!

by Zandrah on October 18, 2010

in EVENT

The Feather Girls at the LA Lakers Game

Our first Lakers Game!  Thankfully we took extra Feathered Spirit Wigs because other fans wanted to join our Feather Fun.

Lakers fans lined up for photo ops and were desperate to find out where to get them.

Feather Spirit Wigs, Cuffs and Boas are always available at www.featherplace.com or in our LA and NYC showrooms.

Dedicated Laker Fans LOVE the Feather Girls

Burlesque fan dance

by Zandrah on October 14, 2010

in COSTUME

Feathered fan dance with The Velvet Hammer Burlesque

Unknown photographer - Velvet Hammer Burlesque feathered fan dance

Velvet Hammer Burlesque feathered fan dance at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles 2004

Vintage Feather Costume

by Zandrah on October 14, 2010

in STAGE & SCREEN

Feathered headdress worn by Ziegfeld Follies Dancer

Found Image circa 1912

Circa 1912.  Gorgeous costume worn by Ziegfeld Follies dancer.

PARIS — Dresses adorned with ears of wheat and pheasant feathers defined the first Alexander McQueen line since the designer’s suicide in February, unveiled Tuesday by his successor and ex-number two Sarah Burton.

Carried in on planks of light wood, wild grasses seeming to grow between them, the first piece was a riding coat of layered raw ivory silk, without seams but with threads dangling loose, over a pair of trousers.

Wide golden belts cinched in dresses that suggested ancient Greece, while floral prints climbed up the neck, leaving the shoulders bare, for the spring/summer ready-to-wear collection showcased in Paris.

feather dressA black riding coat had golden laurel leaves running down the side, like a tuxedo, while a bustier dress in leaves of black leather fell in an elegant scoop around the breast and back.

Others had leather leaves embroidered onto a skin-coloured base, like climber plants twining up the body to encircle the neck.A short-sleeved orange dress was entirely made from butterflies, paired with matching shoes.

Models with geometrically plaited hair walked out in a dress of tough wicker, with a white sprig pushing up through the shoulder-blades, or another woven from ears of wheat.
Several short dresses, with exaggerated, rounded hips, conjured the spirit of the late McQueen, whose mark was also felt in the baroque ambiance and generous the use of gold.

Come evening time, there were sumptuous dresses in layered organza, stitched vertically to create maximum volume and movement, or a fitted bustier that widened into an ostrich feather-covered skirt or another in pheasant feathers.
Burton stepped out to give a humble bow, in jeans and a white blouse, to sustained applause and the sound of “I’ll be there” by a young Michael Jackson.