February 2014

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Get a head start on springtime weddings with our floral mini picks and stems, perfect for any arrangement! These versatile Feather Mini Picks come on wire for an easy way to attach them to practically anything! Not only are they a romantic addition to bouquets and arrangements, but you can make a beautiful bouquet alternative by attaching them to a styrofoam ball and adding ribbon!

Shop 15% off Feather Mini Picks both online and in our showrooms for Bridal Season and check out some arrangements we put together below to inspire you.

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Mardi Gras Parade Shades

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 21, 2014

in DIY,EVENT,HOLIDAY

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The magic of Mardi Gras is fast approaching! Are you ready to party and parade in style? This DIY project will take those boring, but necessary, sunglasses and turn them into a Mardi Gras mask fit for a king!

It’s all fun and functional with today’s DIY, Mardi Gras Parade Shades with feathers!

DIY Mardi Gras Parade Shades

Materials:

  • Pair of sunglasses
  • Packaged Feathers from The Feather Place
  • Hot glue
  • Embellishments-paints, jewels, sequins, etc.

Directions:

  1. Prepare your sunglasses with a bit of paint or maybe some glitter or sequins. Lay the stage for the real stars of this project—the feathers!DSC00390edit
  2. Glue feathers along the top and sides of your shades.  Feathers can be curled, dyed, glittered, and much more.DSC00395edit
  3. Add any final creative touches. Slide those shades on and go enjoy your local Mardi Gras parade in style and comfort._DSC7948editFor more great DIY feather crafts, make sure to check out the HOW TO tab on our Homepage!

Flurries of Feathers at New York Fashion Week!

by The Feather Place NYC on February 14, 2014

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

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The blizzard and freezing temperatures didn’t dampen NYC’s fashion week plans, and the Fall/Winter 2014 runways were full of warm, fuzzy and feathery looks! We continue to see Ostrich Fringe used to create voluminous silhouettes, and the Nicole Miller show above was our favorite for using a mix of iridescent Peacock Eye Feathers and Ostrich for a truly unique party girl look. Use our Peacock Eye Fringe to create a similar look of your own!

The Fall/Winter 2014 season was full of subdued hues, from navy and eggplant to a deep goldenrod. Even the bright pops of colors were saturated, such as the maroons and reds on the Marchesa catwalk. We also loved the Ostrich Feather Boas used at Tracy Reese (below) because it doubles as a warm accessory that makes any outfit elegant!

Below: Kate Spade New York shows how city girls do chic, with ostrich feather trim, neck warmer and a voluminous ostrich coat. Try our Marabou Feather Jackets to stay warm this season!

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Naeem Khan used a golden mix of colors to match their leopard spots, while black and iridescent Rooster Coque Tails reminds us of a high fashion mermaid!

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Peter Som gives us flurries of feathers as he creates volume with Ostrich skirts in a popular color for this fall season- Navy Blue.

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Below: Fierce dresses in all black by Reem Acra, using iridescent Rooster Coque Tails to create body hugging silhouettes. Wear our Coque Collar to get this look!

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Tracy Reese used feathers more sparingly, and showed us that a simple accessory like an Ostrich Boa can turn a look from drab to fab!

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Christian Siriano uses feathers almost every season, but this season we loved his interesting use of white Stripped Rooster Coque feathers and delicate accents of Ostrich fringe.

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Black Rooster Coque makes for fierce looks down the Herve Leger runway, making an emphasis on sleeves.

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This Marchesa collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

BLOG-MARCHESA Love these looks? Get DIY ideas at Featherplace.com, and check out our Feather Garments to help you stay warm this season!

 

 

Feathered Love Notes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 7, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

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The Feather Girls are getting ready for Valentines Day with these lovely Feathered Stickers from The Feather Place! They are the perfect accent needed to turn these simple pink cards into fabulous feathered love notes! With 4 different styles at only $3.50 for a package of two, you really cant go wrong. These are perfect for Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party invites too!!!

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Shop The Feather Place and get your’s today!

www.featherplace.com

Carnival- The Celebration Heard Around the World!

by The Feather Place NYC on February 2, 2014

in COSTUME,CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,HOLIDAY

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We are all geared up for Carnival season and envious of everyone about to celebrate in warmer climates! Carnival season is typically in the month of February and occurs annually before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. The celebrations involve masquerading, dancing, floats and street parties depending on location. These festivals can be found around the world, from Brazil to Trinidad and even European countries such as Italy and France. We compiled Carnival celebration pictures to give you a taste of what’s to come around the world for Carnival 2014!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (above and below):

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Port of Spain, Trindad & Tobago (similar festivals celebrated in Toronto, Brooklyn, Miami, and Notting Hill):

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Mardigras in New Orleans, Louisiana:

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Faschnact, which is celebrated in Germany and Switzerland:

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Rosenmontagsumzug in Köln: Gruppe mit Clown- Marionetten

Nice, France:

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