March 2012

Feathered Wallpaper by Shumacher or DIY!

by The Feather Place NYC on March 30, 2012


It’s no secret that feathers are great home decorating accents, and we simply love the way they can add a natural touch of elegance to any room. We came across some stunning feathered wallpapers made by Shumacher that look like pieces of art! By combining different types of Pheasant, Peacock and Duck plumage this company is truly doing something new and different with feathers!

Shumacher is an interior decor company that has many distinguished clients from the White House to the United States Supreme Court. Their high quality products include fabrics, trimmings, wallcoverings, furnishings and custom creations. Check out some of their luxurious wallpapers below or on the Schumacher website.

Like this look? For a DIY project you can use various Pheasant feathers, either on a pad or tape to easier apply them. Also, try using Peacock Plumage or Mallard Duck Plumage  for a naturally iridescent or textured look.

For just a touch of feathers in your home, try our ornaments and garlands!

Chanel Shines in Feathers for F/W 2012!

by The Feather Place NYC on March 26, 2012


Exuberance and luxury were not spared for Karl Lagerfeld’s latest adventure for Chanel’s F/W 2012’s runway. Hand crafted appliques were created to look like they were mined from a cave, and feather embroideries were taken to a whole new level.

We love the designer’s use of Turkey Flats and Turkey Plumage for texture that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen! The dress shown above mixes iridescent Turkey and Pheasant Plumage for a dress that really shines.

Bronze Turkey Flats were mixed with sequins which gave the look a very natural yet high fashion feel.

One of the biggest colors of the season, Royal Blue, made an appearance in Turkey Flats on this signature Chanel coat.

Silver spray painted turkey flats looked fierce layered with Rooster Coque tails on this jacket.

Amethyst dyed Rooster Coque Tails and Turkey flats turned a simple bodice into a work of art!

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More Feathers on the F/W 2012 Runway!

by The Feather Place NYC on March 21, 2012


Jenni Kayne

The last week of F/W 2012 runway shows were full of feathers and fringes and so much fun! Magazines and cyberspace have been buzzing about Balenciaga’s out-of-this-world show, while we have been fawning over the totally wearable styles shown by Jenni Kayne above. Jenni Kayne’s fall looks were decked out in Ostrich; feathered cropped jackets, dresses and skirts were layered with tailored jackets and simple garments to create chic outfits.

Check out more looks from F/W 2012 below:

Collette Dinnigan

Collette Dinnigan is an Australian designer with a flair for all that is flirty and feminine, so it’s natural that she would choose feathers for her latest collection. Ostrich decorated collars and shirts, while Rooster Schlappens created a harder edge for shawls and jackets.


The three looks above have been some of the most talked about in fashion! Feathered pastry puffs walked down the runway and we loved every second! This look may be hard to pull off but we can definitely see some fashionistas rocking these Ostrich jackets and dresses once winter rolls back around. Ostrich fringe or boas can be used as an alternative to this look.


Balenciaga also used Ostrich as a decorative motif on the bottoms of many dresses for this fall season. This rich strawberry color certainly brings out the beauty of these feathers!

Ann Demeulemeester

For Ann Demeulemeester’s show she decided to forgo the classic use of feathers, and use them as hair accessories instead! Turkey and Goose pointers were stuck into elaborate updos to create a kind of ethnic warrior look. We love the juxtaposition of the natural feathers with the solid black leather clothing. Try these feathers if you want to replicate this look!

Stay tuned for our next fashion update… I am covering the Chanel show on the next Feather Girl post!

Stylish Festival Feathers : Coachella Music Festival Style Trends

Festival season is in full bloom and here in California, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is just around the bend! With 36 days left, the countdown begins… Are you ready with your Coachella style must have’s like feather headdresses and accessories?

Stylish Festival Feathers : Coachella Music Festival Style Trends

Stock up on your favorite feathers like Rooster Coque Tails, Pheasant Tail Feathers and Turkey Quills from The Feather Place and construct your very own Native American inspired feather headdress. It’s a sure way to stand out in a crowd of music goers, celebrities and musicians!

The alternative headdress - DIY with one feather attached to your headband

Do you want to keep it simple….? Just add a single feather to your headband or wear feathered earrings and hair clips for a hippy-chic festival style. 

Vanessa Hudgens Celebrities at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Day 3 Indio, California - 17.04.11 Mandatory Credit: Winning/

London and Milan Runway Report: Feathers are Flying!

by The Feather Place NYC on March 5, 2012



The Fall/Winter 2012 runways are taking flight… with feathers! The shows in London and Milan are blowing us away with some strong looks for the upcoming season. We are still noticing familiar fall shades, such as eggplant, khaki and pine green. Oh, and don’t forget black! Black is always in, but it is being shown with force all over the runways, from solid black looks to peekaboo tufts of Ostrich feathers.

Three Gucci looks, shown above, reinforce this dark elegance that we are seeing for fall. We fell head over heels for these luxurious Rooster Coque garments! This natural iridescence is another trend that we are seeing in embroidery, beauty and accessories. Gucci paired these gorgeous feathers with sheer tops and velvet skirts.


The Renaissance feel at Aquilano.Rimondi was a true reminder that these designers are masters at Italian craftwork. We love the carefully added explosion of Ostrich feathers to the bust of a mini sequined dress. Also, the smaller tufts of Ostrich applied in carefully spaced amounts is looking like a big trend for F/W 2012!


Moschino’s fall collection is all about having fun- from the over-sized headwear  and jewelry to the flouncy full Ostrich feathered mini skirts.

Alberta Ferretti

The Alberta Ferretti show in Milan was all about elegance, with a delicate touch of Ostrich. Again we are seeing carefully placed Ostrich on skirts and bodices. Stripped Rooster Coque was used in a beautiful addition to a sheer dress.


Giles loves feathers! The designer has used them the past few seasons and we were excited to see them again for F/W 2012! His burnt and dyed dresses were taken over the top with ostrich finishes along seams and fringes along the bottoms of some avant garde dresses.


Giles really took Ostrich feathers in a whole new direction in these looks.


The designer started and finished off the show with these feathered headpieces that also double as works of art!

Check back in for another update on the upcoming season’s latest fashion shows. If you’re feeling inspired check out to start your own feathered look!