July 2012

2012 Olympic Style: The Queen in Feathers!

by The Feather Place NYC on July 30, 2012


The Queen of England turned heads in her perfectly pink outfit during the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Queen Elizabeth II donned an all-pink brocade look, with a peach colored ostrich feather fascinator to complete this royal ensemble! We love how the feathers add a touch of fun and elegance to her Olympic style.

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Luxury Chick!

by The Feather Place NYC on July 27, 2012


This amusing, yet beautifully shot, spread in Marie Claire really tickled our fancy!

Photographer Peter Lippman captured different types  of chickens and roosters to produce this whimsical luxury jewelry shoot. The jewlery designers include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati, Piaget, and Boucheron. We love the juxtaposition of our favorite fashion accessory, jewelry, with the natural beauty of these birds! Check out all the pictures from Marie Claire below:

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We had a feeling Nicki Minaj would be all feathered up for her performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

Check out her Peacock Feather inspired performance  of  “Pound the Alarm” below!

The Real Housewives LOVE Feathers!

by The Feather Place NYC on July 19, 2012


So we all know them, and love to hate them. It seems like The Real Housewives have taken the country by storm with shows in New York City, New Jersey, Orange Country, Beverly Hills, Atlanta and Miami! There’s no denying that these ladies love dressing up, and we keep seeing them in our favorite look, Feathers!!

Whether it’s jewelry, hair accessories, dresses, shoes or even just for a fun dress up moment these women are constantly filmed in feathers. Check out Sonja Morgan’s gorgeous teal rooster saddle dress above, and next to her Teresa Guidice spices up her look with chinchilla rooster schlappen sleeves. Sonja has another feather moment below while trying on a white turkey ruff boa.

We love how peacock feather earrings can add a boho vibe to Taylor Armstrong’s black tie event, or how fluffy white ostrich feathers can make  jersey girl Melissa Gorga go glam!  Kandi Burruss wears a sleek black ostrich feather dress, and Ramona Singer has fun with her style in a chandelle boa and black rooster coque skirt!

All these looks can easily be DIY, so head over to featherplace.com for all of your feather needs!

Wedding traditions of our ancestors : Feather Headdresses

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 17, 2012


Bellisimo! This traditional marriage ceremony took place in the Huasteca Canyon of  Monterrey, Mexico and was a fusion of two different traditions; the traditional Mexican ceremony called “Amarre de tilmas” and a similar traditional  ” Tie” ceremony by the Lakota Indians of the Northern United States.

Looking at these photos by Alex Aguirre reminds me of my Mexican culture and our ancestors rich traditions. I love all of the colorful feather headdresses, Danza and textures…making this one of the most culturally meaningful and beautiful themed wedding I’ve seen!