November 2012

Tis’ The Season for Feathers!

by The Feather Place NYC on November 27, 2012

in COSTUME,DECOR,EVENT,FASHION,FINE ART,HOLIDAY,STAGE & SCREEN

This dreary NYC weather is a reminder that the Holidays are near! One of the our favorite things to see around this time of year, besides for the Rockerfeller Center Christmas Tree of course, are the retail store’s holiday windows!!! We are especially impressed by Bergdorf Goodman’s windows, which we are excited to say included tons of feathers that The Feather Place NYC supplied!

The store’s 5 holiday windows are fantastical and draw inspiration from the Art Deco style and our feathers fit in just perfectly! The windows represent 5 Acts which can be traced back to famous entertainers, such as Marilyn Monroe and Sally Rand. You can find all these feathers and more at featherplace.com!

Don’t forget to check out the windows for yourself at Bergdorf Goodman on 58th street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Watch the video below to see how the windows came together with inside look at the design team.

Photo Credit: Bergdorf Goodman and Ricky Zehavi

Turkey enthusiast Barbara Orr Ehrhart loved feathers probably just as much as we do here at The Feather Place! She loved them so much so that she had a “Turkey Themed” wedding! Here’s a feathered blast from the past and just in time for Thanksgiving!

“If you thought most bridesmaids’ dresses were hideous, imagine having to wear one made of turkey feathers. For the 1948 wedding party of one Barbara Orr Ehrhart, Oregonian and turkey enthusiast extraordinaire, this unlikely scenario was, in fact, all-too-real. As the Feb. 9, 1948, issue of LIFE magazine made plain, in an engaging article titled “LIFE Goes to a Turkey Feather Wedding,” turkey was the theme of the evening at Ehrhart’s nuptials — not merely on the menu, but turkey on the attendants and on the happy bride herself… Half a century before Lady Gaga hit the red carpet in her infamous meat dress, Ehrhart displayed her feathered creations at local poultry shows.”

Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/turkey-feather-wedding-dress-1948/#ixzz2CscX1dhq

Turkey Feather Dress 1948 | Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in Turkey Feathers | LIFE.com.

Decorate with Feathers this Thanksgiving!

by The Feather Place NYC on November 19, 2012

in CRAFT,DECOR,EVENT,HOLIDAY

It’s that time of year again (already??) and we are rejoicing because we get to celebrate this Thanksgiving with both our loved ones and feathers!! There are so many ways to decorate with feathers that we just wanted to share some of our favorite inspirational images!

Dress up any door with a feather wreath, we offer some perfect pre-made wreaths and garlands but feel free to add your own flair with our packaged feathers. Guinea feathers really add a pop of print to any project! Try using pheasant feathers for an array of things like centerpieces, ornaments, table settings and even faux-turkeys! Enjoy!

Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show was this week here in NYC and we can’t wait to show you the spectacular feather creations from this year’s event! The VS Angels looked stunning (just check out the gorgeous Miranda Kerr above) and we think that Victoria’s Secret really outdid themselves this year!!!

Towering creations made of ostrich plumes, ostrich spads, rooster coque, goose feathers and so much more graced the runway while performers like Rihanna and Justin Bieber entertained the audience. Check out our photo gallery of the hottest feather looks in town and video highlights below!

 

 

We are tickled pink with this Adolfo Sanchez Custom Feathered Bridal Gown! This Silk Charmeuse bridal gown (hand sewn by Adolfo Sanchez and a team of 5 employees), features a fairy tale worthy Champagne Ostrich Fringe, Goose Nagoire and Rose Goose Biot feather skirt and train. It’s flower details made from organza and chiffon are also accented with Champagne Goose Nagoire and Ostrich Feather Fringe from The Feather Place Los Angeles!

Are you an Adolfo Sanchez type of gal? Adolfo Sanchez provides a one of a kind design experience with Bespoke ; where you can customize your dream evening or bridal gown! Check out what they have to say about it…

“Whether it be an evening or bridal gown, bespoke is a chance to create your heart’s desire.. The bespoke experience begins with a visit to our studio, to discuss ideas and materials.

On your second visit, we will present you with sketches and a selection of fabrics and materials.

Once approved we will begin to handcraft your design. Bringing to life a detailed piece of art made to fit your measurements perfectly.

The final visit is always a special experience, your personal design transformed into a jewel to treasure.

If you are interested in a bespoke piece or would like more information, please feel free to contact us.”