April 2016

Christine A. Moore Millinery

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 30, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Christine A. Moore Millinery

Designer Christine A. Moore Millinery is best known for her for the Kentucky Derby racing hat styles , two of which are on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum. With over 20 years experience, Moore is the go to milliner for the Breeders’ Cup, Florida Derby and was most recently named the official milliner for the 75th Anniversary of the Iroquois Steeplechase.

Christine A. Moore Millinery

What we love most are the bold and beautiful silk bows and florets with touches of feathers used throughout her Spring 2016 Collection. Here are a few of our favorites; sure to be a hits at the Kentucky Derby this coming weekend! The Derby is on May 6th and 7th . If you can’t go to the races in person, we encourage you to throw a derby party and watch the race live on NBC.

Christine A. Moore MillineryHere’s a little awesome tid bit about Christine . Not only has she worked with the esteemed NYC milliner Rodney Gorden, In 2009 she also partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the official Barbie derby hat.

Don’t you love it!

Christine A. Moore Millinery Collage

 

New York based jewelry company Deepa Gurnani has just rolled out their new Spring/Summer jewelry collection, and it should be obvious why we here at The Feather Place are in love! Don’t know?…one word: Feathers!

Deepa Gurnani | Feather Jewelry and Accessories

The husband and wife partnership of the two principal designers, Deepa and Jay Lakhani, has blossomed into a fully-realized jewelry company due to their fresh and elegant hand-embroidered designs. They’ve made such a statement recently, that they were one of five fashion designers who live outside of India invited to appear and participate in the Lakmè fashion show during Mumbai Fashion Week.

Deepa Gurnani Feather Jewelry and Accessories Collage

Celebrated for their carefully crafted, hand-embroidered accessories, Deepa Gurnani offers a line of unique and extraordinary pieces, each hand-beaded and stitched with the magnificent colors of India. Over 200 embroiderers and their families are able to sustain through this work.  The creativity and care that goes into making each and every piece is exceptional and unparalleled.

Deepa Gurnani | Feather Jewelry and Accessories

“We are honored to have been invited by Lakmé to participate in this esteemed event in Indian fashion,” said Jay Lakhani, co-founder of Deepa Gurnani.  “While our focus at Deepa Gurnani remains in accessories, we are thrilled to have the chance to design clothing that pairs with them. We are proud to have our work featured in such a prominent fashion show in our home country.”

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 15, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

plumassier

noun plu·mas·sier \¦plümə¦si(ə)r; plüˈmasēˌā, -ēər\

Definition of plumassier

plural:  one that prepares or deals in ornamental plumes or feathers

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Known for working with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier ; Julien Vermeulen is known as one of Paris’ top plumassier ! We came across his bio in the NY Times and knew we needed to share his story!

“His apprenticeships included time with Christian Louboutin and with Jean Paul Gaultier — “who loves feathers” — where he met the legendary plumassier Dominique Pillard. “He made a Gaultier fur using recolored chicken feathers disguised as leopard,” Mr. Vermeulen said. “I thought if one could do leopard with feathers, one could do anything with them…Vermeulen also worked at the historic feather atelier Lemarié, now owned by Chanel ” – NY Times

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Visit his atelier and see his work if in Paris durring the Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art which marks its 10th anniversary this year!

Kentucky Derby Hats

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 8, 2016

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Kentucky Derby Hats | Arturo Rios Collage

“What sets the Kentucky Derby apart from other sports and entertainment events? It’s the hats!”

Of course It’s the Hats…Especially hats with Feathers !!!!  Year after year, hat designer Arturo Rios puts out the best fascinators and millinery styles available, and with the Derby just about a month away we wanted to share our favorite Couture Designer Hats by Arturo Rios. The Derby is on May 6th and 7th and if you can’t go to the races in person, we encourage you to throw a derby party and watch the race live on NBC.

Kentucky Derby Hats | Arturo Rios Collage

“The extravagant hats that have become associated with the Kentucky Derby did not really come around until the 1960s, when social fashion norms loosened up and the presence of television gave women a reason to stand out. The hats became larger, brighter, and more extravagant.

Hats at the Kentucky Derby have become even more popular after the royal wedding in 2011, an event that showcased many elaborate hats and fascinators.”

Kentucky Derby Hats | Arturo Rios Collage