September 2011

DWTS – Macy’s Stars of Dance Feather Fan Performance

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 29, 2011

in COSTUME,STAGE & SCREEN

Fantastic! DWTS Macy’s Stars of Dance routine choreographed by Marguerite Derricks featuring Feather Fans from The Feather Place Los Angeles totally blew us away. Our White Ostrich Plume Fans customized with a bright Red Ostrich Plumes on the reverse side dazzled as they flowed back and forth in this modern take on the classic choreography of the legendary Busby Berkeley! Make sure to WATCH this clip, sans the sounds of Dev- In the Dark . ENJOY!

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Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones

by The Feather Place NYC on September 29, 2011

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION,HAIR & HAT

Philip Treacy Feather Hat, 1995

Hats are like icing on a cake- ornamental and fun!

The Bard Graduate Center in New York City has a current exhibit called Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones and we just had to attend when we heard that feathered hats were to be  featured! This exhibit is a collaboration between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the hat designer Stephen Jones, and had over 100,000 visitors when in the UK.

There are over 250 hats on display, ranging from an Indian crown made in the 1800s to the original shoe hat by Elsa Schiaparelli.  We were amazed by all the hats, but the ones that incorporated feathers particularly caught our eye!

Jo Gordon's Kiss of Death Hat

 

Hats featured at the Bard Graduate Center

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind display of head wear at the Bard Graduate Center on West 86th Street in NYC. The exhibit runs until April 15th 2012.

Dinosaur Feathers Found in 70 Million Year Old Amber

by The Feather Place NYC on September 23, 2011

in UNCATEGORIZED

Scientists have discovered that perhaps Dinosaurs were not the drab creatures they are usually portrayed as, but fluffy and feathered!

Last week in Alberta, Canada paleontologists discovered 70 million year old amber with perfectly preserved dinosaur feathers inside. Different kinds of feathers were found – from the most simple meant for insulation to complex colorful plumage . The amber preserved the feathers so well that they are actually able to discern the color of the feathers which will bring us closer to understanding the way Dinosaurs looked.

Article and photos via news.nationalgeographic.com

London Fashion Week: Gile’s Fantastical Feathers

by The Feather Place NYC on September 20, 2011

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION

The prominent British designer Giles Deacon added some whimsy and macabre to his SS 2012 show today in London. His use of feathers for the model’s headpieces and as accents on already stunning dresses truly took our breath away!

Birds and flight were big inspirations for the designer this season as can be seen in swan printed dresses and carefully crafted pieces that were part masks, part couture hats.

We are definitely taking some ideas from this show for our Halloween costumes! Use our Ostrich Plumes to make your own Giles-inspired piece!

NYC Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren Gets Inspired with Feathers

by The Feather Place NYC on September 19, 2011

in EVENT,FASHION

Ralph Lauren’s SS 2012 show was inspired by one of our favorite novels, The Great Gatsby! The divine dresses brought Daisy Buchanan to mind while the three piece suits were a call to Gatsby’s masculine wardrobe. To top off this jazz era feel Ralph Lauren added feathers to many of his looks for a touch of sophistication. Ostrich feathers were flying as boas, shawls, scarves and for dress trims.

Check out our Ostrich garmentsboas, and trims to add a bit of fun and luxury to any outfit! Also, try one of our Marabou Jackets this fall to keep you warm and stylish!