July 2015

Naturally Artful | Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lohr

This week, we’re pleased to highlight the new 2015 book Birds by German photographer Thomas Lohr which showcases birds in their naturally artful state. In Birds, Lohr focuses his lens on the details that make bird feathers around the world so unique. Spotlighting seldom considered spots like where feather meets fold or where wing meets body, Lohr captures not only the beauty of feathers, but also their inherent grace and functionality.

“Birds – I worked on a personal project studying a variety of birds, capturing their textures and colors…”- Thomas Lohr

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Seeing birds of different colors, stripes, and sizes can be an everyday experience depending on what part of the world you live. Even when you can’t see them, their birdsong is there to let you know that they are there, perched on a branch or windowsill somewhere just outside your view. Birds flaunt their elegant and beautiful feathers with abandon, and they don’t need your approval for any of it!

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Those of us living in a city like New York have the privilege of being among flocks of birds everyday. Yes, they are just pigeons, and yes, their wanton pigeon waddle can be a source of great frustration when you’re trying to catch the train that will surely get you to work on time. Whatever your opinion of our feathered friends, including dopey pigeons, if you take just a moment to consider their feathery layers, you’ll find it hard to deny them their natural beauty.

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Feeling inspired by the Naturally Artful and Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lhor and want to shop for or see feathers up close and personal? Stop in at The Feather Place New York or Los Angeles Showrooms where you can shop for feathers similar to the ones seen in these photos! Not in NY or LA? Check out our full line of products available online — The Feather Place.

Pepsi X Momotaro

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 17, 2015

in COSTUME,CULTURAL ARTS,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

The Feather Place in collaboration with Los Angeles costume designer extraordinaire Ami Goodheart and PEPSI ; is proud to present the Pepsi X Momotaro Forever Challenge Ep.3. Instead of going with the traditional route of generic beverage commercials, Pepsi reinvents Japan’s oldest folktale of Momotaro and gives us the Pepsi X Momotaro Forever Challenge commercial series!

“Pepsi reinvents the popular Japanese folktale of Momotaro (aka Peach Boy) in this series of commercials, featuring a host of fantastic costume designs, CG and cinematography…”

The accompanying text of Ep. Zero written in Japanese translates to this backstory…

Long, long ago, a legion of oni (demons) invaded a village. They were far too powerful, and the villagers could do nothing to stand against them…Hearing news of their plight, Momotaro enlisted the help of a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant, and set out for the Onigashima Island, the monsters’ home…” 

And that’s where Ami Goodheart and The Feather Place come into play! With months and months of planning, friend and award winning costume designer Ami Goodheart worked closely with us at The Feather Place Los Angeles to secure all of the best feathers and feather goods needed to create these handmade custom costumes! From Pheasant, Rooster and Goose Feathers to Feather Wings and Feather Garments, There was practically no Feather Type or Feather Product that went unused!

Watch the making of the PEPSI X Momotaro Forever Challenge Ep.3 below and be on the lookout for Pepsi’s next installment featuring the Monkey! Now lets go drink some Pepsi!!!!

BEST FEATHERED LOOKS: HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 10, 2015

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Our roundup of Best Feathered Looks: Haute Couture Fall 2015. See the best looks from the runways in Paris! Serkan Cura, Chanel, Ralph & Russo, Giambattista Valli and more…! #feathercouture

The prize for our favorite and most unique use feathers this year goes to Ralph & Russo! Curled Goose Biot feathers were delicately beaded and sewn on to the cape below!

BEST FEATHERED LOOKS: HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015 Ralph and Russo

We applaude the patience and attention to detail it took to make this Goose Biot feather cape!

BEST FEATHERED LOOKS: HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015

We also love this Goose Pallet feathered look from Fendi! Use our strung Goose Pallet fringe and some golden floral spray to recreate those gilded plumes!!!

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As usual, Ostrich Feather Fringe is at the top of the list for most used feather .

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Autumn Winter 2015/16 Armani Privé #feathercouture

Posted by The Feather Place Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Autumn Winter-2015/16 Giambattista Valli Official #feathercouture

Posted by The Feather Place Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 8, 2015