September 2014

Nifty Balloons is making a statement with Feathers

The Feather Place is pleased to announce our Featured Artists and Designers program; Showcasing the highest quality artistry and designs created with our feather products. Up first are our friends over at Nifty Balloons! From bracelets to tiaras, jet packs and motorcycles, David and Shayna have a knack for bringing a fresh new style to the world of balloon art and often use our ostrich feathers for their designs.Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers

Nifty Balloons is redefining children’s event entertainment! Husband and wife duo David and Shayna Brenion fill celebrations with fancy, whimsical, wearable fun! Working at high-class events in Los Angeles, the couple wanted to bring an extra element of elegance to their work, and The Feather Place’s ostrich plumes have been an enormous hit, bringing their balloon fascinators to the next level! Party guests are amazed, and event pictures are filled with smiles and color. Live, interactive, customized and unique! This is world-class Balloon Art!

Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers

David and Shana Brenion live and work in the Los Angeles area. If you need entertainment, balloon twisting, or face painting for a party in LA, Ventura, Santa Monica, give Nifty Balloons a call! 805-665-7791

Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
Nifty Balloons making a statement with FeathersNifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
 Photo Credits : David Brenion

Become a Featured Artist/Designer with The Feather Place & Zucker Feather Products and show the world how you express yourself with feathers. We are committed to showcasing the highest quality designs that can be created with our feather products. If you are interested in being a Featured Artists/Designer, please contact us at tfpla@featherplace.com. 
 

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 16, 2014

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

Another New York Fashion week has come and gone and now that the Spring/Summer 2015 shows have wrapped up, here are some of our favorite feathered frocks!

ErdemSS15runway_Look26First up is Erdem SS15 runway collection!  The Black Iridescent Schlappen Feathered skirt and crop halter is our favorite look! We also love the mini’s dresses; detailed with natural and dyed Guinea Plumage.

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Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Thom BrowneAfter taking a look at some of the shows, we came across this fantastic jacket made with vibrant stripped coque tail feathers. The designer Thom Browne’s collection is being referred to as “a garden of delights”.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Thom Browne

Pamella Roland Feather Fashions SS15Goose Biots are among the most unique feathers available! Here is what was said about this Pamella Roland design.

Beautiful details at the @pamellaroland #NYFW #MBFW #SS15 show where a blue ombred feather peplum dresses up a wide-leg trouser. – pamella roland* | Tumblr

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup Oscar de la Renta’s usual elegance flooded the runway with neutral details of Gold, Ivory and Black  Ostrich Fringe. Here are some of our favorite looks from Oscar’s show.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la Renta

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la Renta Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la RentaPrabal Gurung who continued with his successful Nepal themed collection, used Dark  Amethyst, Black and Sassafras dyed ostrich fringe in these beautiful feathered frocks.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal Gurung Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal Gurung Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal GurungBetsey Johnson’s SS15 collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza! We cant wait to see her shake her tail feathers on Dancing with the Stars!!!

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeeling inspired? From costume to couture, The Feather Place is the most fashion-forward, cutting-edge vendor in the feather industry. Shop The Feather Place Online or visit our NYC and Los Angeles Showrooms located in the heart of the fashion district!

Page Turning Peacock Bookmark

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 12, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

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With school starting up there are lots of books being cracked open. Sometimes the pages are drudged through, and sometimes joyously consumed; whether you’re stumbling along a dense chemistry textbook, or absorbing the details of your favorite author’s new novel, today’s DIY project has your back. This Page Turning Peacock Bookmark will diligently mark your progress in pretty peacock style!

Feather Materials
Feather Green Circle  Felt

Feather Green Circle  Embroidery Thread

Feather Green Circle  Peacock Feathers

Feather Green Circle  Needle & Thread

Feather Green Circle  Beads (optional)

Feather Green Circle  Peacock Pattern (PDF HERE)

Feather Directions

STEP 1. Cut the bookmark shapes out of felt. Pattern HERE.

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STEP 2. Braid the embroidery thread. You’ll need 4 braided strands about 15 inches long.

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STEP 3. Tie a peacock feather onto your first strand. Used a simple square knot around the quill of the feather.

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STEP 4. Continue tying square knots (this will make a spiral shape) around the quill until secure. Trim any extra thread. If you’d like to embellish with beads, slip those on now.

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STEP 5. Now we’ll sew together the peacock body. Stack the felt pieces as pictured, placing the four braided and feathered strands in between the two main body pieces. Pin everything in place and sew around the perimeter.

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STEP 6. Add any final touches, such as extra stitching, jewels, or extra feathers. Here we’ve added a little plumage feather to the head and a jeweled eye. You can leave your braided strands free, or go ahead and braid those together as well for a tighter bookmark.

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STEP 7. Here is the most important step; grab a cup of warm tea, snuggle up in a comfy chair, and read a good book. Take a break between chapters to admire your elegant new bookmark.

bookmark-step-7Looking for more back-to-school DIYs? Check out this colorful new project: Dramatic Doodler: DIY Feather Topped Pencils

A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 5, 2014

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

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A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers.

It is with great sadness that we say Farewell to this funny lady! We are certainly going to miss Joan Rivers ruffling everyone’s feathers on the red carpet and in her E Entertainment TV series  “Fashion Police“! 3 Cheers for Joan Rivers; Honorary Feathergirl Extraordinaire! You truly were a Piece of Work!

Here are some of our favorite feathered looks of Joan from over the years!Joan Rivers in a Gold Tipped Black Rooster Coque Tail Boa

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Joan Rivers with Black Ostrich Boa Shawl at The White House Correspondents' Dinner A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers - Joan Rivers in Black and White Stenciled Ostrich Boa  Joan Rivers in a White Ostrich Boa

A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers - Joan Rivers in a Shocking Pink Ostrich Boa  Joan Rivers in her 80s Feathered Look A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers - Joan Rivers in a a blush Ostrich Plumed Caplet A Feathered Farewell to Joan Rivers - Joan Rivers in a Cinnamon Ostrich Boa