May 2015

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This Memorial Day 2015 – In Honor of Abraham Lincoln, The Feather Place is proud to have helped in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and funeral with a historic reenactment of his final trip from Washington DC to Springfield IL.

In collaboration with the Tombstone Hearse & Trike LLC and The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, The Feather Place was contracted to supply all of the ostrich feather products needed to decorate the full scale replica of Abraham Lincoln’s Hearse that was used for the 2015 Lincoln funeral re-enactment and procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial Day 2015 - In Honor of Abraham Lincoln

Heavy weight black ostrich boas from The Feather Place were used on the very large and decorative hearse that had been destroyed by fire in 1887. Below you see the unfinished coach built by the Tombstone Hearse & Trike LLC with the help of skilled craftsmen including Eric Hollenbeck and his students at the Blue Ox Mill School in California, a unique vocational school for combat veterans. This magnificent replica is now on display in Downtown Springfield Illinois.

Memorial Day 2015 - In Honor of Abraham Lincoln

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Kentucky Derby Feather Hat Trends 2015

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 15, 2015

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Kentucky Derby Feather Hat Trends 2015

Aside from world class horse races, The Kentucky Derby is also known for world class feathered millinery. Celebrities and commoners alike, flock to the grounds at Churchill Downs going all out wearing the most fashionable attire paired with the best feathered hats and fascinators.  From wild and outrageous to flirty and feminine, Here are some of our favorite Kentucky Derby Feather Hat Trends 2015 !

Kentucky Derby Feather Hat Trends 2015

Get inspired with these bold feathered beauties! We love the abundance of Rooster, Pheasant, Peacock and Ostrich feathers that is used to create these amazing hats!

Kentucky Derby Feather Hat Trends 2015Don’t worry if  you missed the Kentucky Derby this year…you still have the chance to strut your stuff at the races this summer in Del MarSanta Anita or at the Breeders Cup this October.

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Feather Accessories for Brides

by The Feather Place NYC on May 8, 2015

in BRIDAL,FEATHER TRENDS

Feather Accessories for Brides

A recent visit to the New York International Bridal Week trade show 2015 has brought us to discover some beautiful, lavish and glamorous bridal trends. This season we found lots of crystal beading, delicate lace appliqués, fabulous rich brocades and of course BEAUTIFUL FEATHER accents.  Marie Antoinette is in the air… It’s all about sophistication, style and grace!

Here are a few highlights from some of our favorite designers at this season’s Bridal trade shows, starting with couture designs from Deborah Lindquist.

Feather Accessories for Brides

Deborah Lindquist showed us some stunning and exquisite feather head and neck pieces. She is one of L.A.’s most sought after environmentally-conscious designers.  Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Cristina Aguilera, Rhianna and many more. Her silhouettes are very much couture-inspired. Although she is well-known for her highly intricate bustiers, she also executes incredibly chic feather neck collars.

Visit www.deborahlindquist.com for purchases!

Designer, Kim Lai took our breath away with her beautiful, whimsical fascinators made with ostrich, guinea, peacock and marabou feathers.

Feather Accessories for Brides

Kim Lai is the Head Designer at Blossom Bazaar. She is a young, up-and-coming accessory designer who graduated from FIT and has designed for many of the top fashion houses in New York. Today she carries her own line which is heavily influenced by vintage, avant-garde and high fashion.  Enjoy these gorgeous feather fascinators!

For purchases visit www.bloombazaar.com.

Feather Accessories for Brides

J-Picone is also another one of our favorites! Jolene Picone is the head designer at J-Picone. She is known for her impeccable, beautiful and affordable bridal accessories.  Her line can be found in different retail stores around the US.  J-Picone specializes in stunning fascinators, headbands and bridal belts.

For purchases please visit www.j-picone.com

If you feel inspired and adventurous to make your own Bridal feather fascinator, visit The Feather Place!  You will be surprised to find a great variety of peacock feathers, rooster coque tails,  ostrich plumes, feather trims and hair accessories.

Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

Father’s day is just a little over a month away and we are always wondering what on earth is a good gift for dad?  Of course we had to think about how feathers fit into the equation, so naturally we went straight for the hat.  Even if you think your dad isn’t the type who wears hats, you may be surprised to learn just how much men actually love to wear this accessory!

Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

Throughout history, hats have been an essential part of a man’s wardrobe.  Worn not only for stylistic and practical purposes, hats were often indicators of social status depending on the various style, shape and even color.  And while there are many hat designs that are long out dated, there are particular styles of hats made from the 1800’s through the 1940’s that still have a place in fashion today. So think about what kind of hat would look best on your dad and what will it say about his character?

Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

We think the Fedora is probably one of the most debonaire and timeless styles of all men’s hats.  Though the Fedora became widely associated with the gangster since it was most popular during the Prohibition and used in Hollywood films to fit this character throughout the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Regardless, just about every gentleman owned at least one of these hats as styles of dressing became more casual.  The Fedora’s low profile and compact size was better weathered and made traveling more comfortable.  Today the Fedora is still very stylish and looks great worn by both men and women no matter if you’re a hipster, Don Draper, or just aiming to make dad look good.

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Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

“The bowler hat, also called derby in the United States, was designed in 1849. Like the top hat, it quickly became a classic wardrobe item and a quintessential badge of Englishness. Named after John and William Bowler, hatters from Stockport, an industrial city in the north of England, it was to become the first mass-produced hat in history.” We find the bowler fits very specific personalities, but definitely has a place in fashion today.

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Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

Of course all hats are “Better with a Feather”! Feathers always add color and a stylish flare to just about any hat.   Whether you’re sporting our favorite Fedora, the Pork Pie, Derby or Bowler, these hats are traditionally embellished with feather trims.  And we can tell you the best types of feathers to use for hat trims are usually combinations of plumage including Turkey flats or marabou, guinea, duck and varieties of pheasant or rooster.  You can get really nice feather hat trims at The Feather Place!

 

Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

Men’s Hat Styles and Feather Trims

Here is a couple of websites we found that have a great selection of mens hats. Check out Goorin Bros or Shushans.com to find a hat that fits your dads sense of style.