May 2014

Carnaval San Francisco 2014

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 30, 2014

in COSTUME,CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT

Carnaval San Francisco 2014

Photographer- Alex Mizuno

Carnaval San Francisco 2014-Photo by Claire Weissbluth 1

Carnaval San Francisco 2014 was just last weekend and let us tell you…It’s a feathery hit year after year! Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary!

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Carnaval San Francisco is a beloved two-day event featuring a GRAND PARADE and a 2 day outdoor Festival in San Francisco Mission District, celebrating music and cultural elements from all of Latin & Carribbean American culture & traditions.

Sistas-Wit-Style Caribbean Dance Company- SAN FRANCISCO CARNAVAL 2014 — with Roberto Hernandez.2

What we love the most about this event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean !

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Two Aztec Dancers by George Lipp

Needless to say… “WE LOVE FEATHERS!”. Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers and Turkey Feathers are among the plumage used in these traditional and artful costumes!

SAN FRANCISCO CARNAVAL 2014 — with Roberto Hernandez.

Photographer- Oliver Klink

 

 

 

 

Fogo Na Roupa Carnaval SF 2014

Fogo Na Roupa CARNAVAL SF 2014Follow Carnaval San Francisco on Twitter & Instagram: @CarnavalSF #CarnavalSF #RumbaCopa2014 http://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/

You can also stay in touch with The Feather Place for all of your carnaval feathered needs : @thefeatherplace #thefeatherplace  http://www.featherplace.com/

Color the world with PRIDE

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 16, 2014

in COSTUME,CULTURAL ARTS,DIY,EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Rainbow Feather Boas NYC

Color the world with PRIDE this summer!

The 2014 summer of  PRIDE kicks of this weekend in Long Beach California and will continue on into June with events nationwide celebrating diversity and equality for all! 

We cant wait to see the abundance of color and flair reveling down the parade lines like in the above photo from the NYC PrideFest! Don’t you just love her assortment of vibrant Chandelle feather boas!?

Here is a list of some upcoming PRIDE events nationwide.

Long Beach May 17 & 18
Join us for the next Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride celebration from 11am – 11pm along Shoreline Drive. Click here  for Directions
 
Los Angeles June 6-8
Join 50,000 of your closest friends at this year’s LA PRIDE Festival June 6th – 8th at the West Hollywood Park. Click here for full lineup, schedules, and tickets.
 
New Orleans June 20-22
New Orleans Pride is used to create unity in the communities, bringing together the straight and homosexual communities and to create events that are family friendly and acceptable to all. Click Here for more info. 
 
N.Y.C  June 27-29
FROM THE FIRST MOMENT OF THE RALLY TO THE DANCE AT THE PIER
Click here for an in depth look at this year’s Pride Week line up. 
 
San Francisco  June 27-29
Theme: Color Our World with Pride 
The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 at Market & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco [MAP]
 

Planning on attending any of these events…!? In no time at all, The Feather Place can have you covered with bright rainbow feathered boas  and/or a pair of multi-colored rainbow feather angel wings!  Count on The Feather Place to help you get parade ready!

HappyMothersDayFeathers_LRWith Mother’s Day quickly approaching many may be wondering, what do you get for Mom last minute? We have it all for Mother’s Day Feather Gift Ideas! Flowers are  everyone’s go-to gift but this year why not try an arrangement with feathers? Use our Feather Picks and Stems with wire for an easy addition to any arrangement, or forgo the flowers and create a fully feathered bouquet.

Mini Feather Picks

Mother's Day Feather Gift Ideas!Feather Picks and Stems 

floral stems blogFor all the fashionable moms out there we recommend our Feather Pins & Clips, which can be added to the hair, headbands, even gift wrapping… the possibilities are endless! Or show her you care with a unique piece such as a feather shawl or collar for special events, or even just for a fun day of dress up.

Feather Pins and Clips

Mother's Day Feather Gift Ideas!

 Shawls, Shrugs and Collars

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Is your Mom into home decor and interior design? A colorful feather wreath or garland is perfect for springtime and brightens any home.

Feather Garlands and Wreaths

mothers day blog 5Don’t forget to visit Featherplace.com for great gift ideas and more!

 

Top image via PebbleandBee

NYC Bridal Week Spring and Summer 2015

by The Feather Place NYC on May 2, 2014

in BRIDAL,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

NAEEM KHAN & SOTTERO AND MIDGLEY BRIDAL BLOG

Romance is in the air this spring, and the latest feathered frocks are perfect for every bride’s style! NYC Bridal Week Spring and Summer 2015 showed fabulous gowns and we are fawning over the variety of styles we saw coming down the runway. Ostrich Fringe continues to be most bridal designer’s No. 1 choice of feather, as seen above in delicate layers by Naeem Khan (left) and Sottero & Midgley (right).  Shorter and more casual wedding dresses are taking over the market, as seen below by Carolina Herrera. For the extravagant bride there are still many options, including full skirt gowns with delicate feather embroidery. Find more Bridal looks below!

Carolina Herrera (below) creates flirty yet elegant looks with ostrich and goose feathers

CAROLINA HERRERA BRIDAL BLOGIsabelle Armstrong (left) and Johanna Johnson use ostrich fringe for wedding looks that can double as party dresses!

ISABELLE ARMSTRONG & JOHANNA JOHNSON BRIDAL BLOGInes Di Santo experiments with different lengths and ostrich feather accents

INES DI SANTO BRIDAL BLOG 1Ines Di Santo shows us that more really is more! These over the top dresses with chiffon and feathers are sure to make the big day extra special

INES DI SANTO BRIDAL BLOG 2Peter Langer proves that bridal gowns come in all shapes and color. This burgundy dress doubles as an elegant special occasion look.

PETER LANGER BRIDAL BLOGCan’t wait until 2015 for your bridal looks? Check out Reem Acra’s 2014 collection below, complete with feather headdresses, veils and shawls that are all available this season!

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Don’t forget to check out Featherplace.com for all your Bridal needs!