BRIDAL

Fly Fishing Feather Boutonnieres

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 25, 2016

in BRIDAL,FEATHER TRENDS

There’s two less fish the sea this fall and these fly fishing feather boutonnieres and details are perfect for your fishing enthusiast groom and groomsmen! What groom would want a pair of his very own Fly Fishing Feather Boutonniere and Cufflinks!? We love how there’s not limit to what you can do with feathers and a little bit of creativity! Fly Fishing Feather Boutonnieres e37fca7eeaaefa220eca21736e95c53cFly Fishing Feather Boutonnieres You can even personalize your very own fly fishing feathered lure inspired party favors and keepsakes to keep within your theme wedding! Couples who are planning their weddings and want to add some personal outdoorsman flair would love these fishing inspired details. Check out how this couple even incorporated fishing into their wedding decor and wedding engagement photography!

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Every once in awhile we get to help on uber creative events like the Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor made for Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte’s “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding!

Yes, that’s right we said… an “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding– and every single “AHS” inspired decor detail from the art deco venue, ostrich feather centerpieces to actor Naomi Grossman (from both Asylum & Freak Show) as the ring bearer, was on point!

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“After Michael proposed to me and we started planning, we knew almost immediately we wanted a Halloween wedding,” Jordan said. “The ‘AHS’ thing came in once we chose our gorgeous Art Deco venue ― only to find out it was where they were filming ‘AHS: Hotel!’ That’s when we really went for it.”

Michael and Jordan who tied the knot last week on Oct. 29 at the historic Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown L.A  came to The Feather Place Los Angeles months in advance and with our help were able to make their wedding decor dreams come true! Using dark Teal Ostrich Plumes and Peacock Tails they created captivating feather centerpieces transforming their wedding venue into an art deco dreamland! We couldn’t be happier for these two! Thank you for counting on The Feather Place for all of your “feathered” needs!

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Feathered Nest Bridal Shower

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 1, 2016

in BRIDAL,CRAFT,DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS

Today we are sharing these eco-chic Feathered Nest Bridal Shower decorations. My childhood friend created these for her sister’s bridal shower this summer using an assortment of feathers from The Feather Place! How sweet are these!? Don’t you just love how she incorporated real feathers into the centerpieces, banner and pens… it’s all in the details right! Below you will find her step by step instructions so you can DIY your own Feathered Nest theme party and gathering!

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FEATHER & LAVENDER CENTERPIECE

Feathers (4 types) Guinea, Duck, Goose and Pheasant Feathers
SNÄRTIG vase from IKEA (or any vase with a small diameter opening)
Acrylic Paint
Sponge paint brush
Suede cord (approx 8.5in). Any length by preference
Beads
Glue gun
Glue sticks
Fresh cut lavender

1. Paint vase with 1 coat and then again with a 2nd coat

2. Cut several (approx 3 stems) of freshly grown lavender

3. Gather feathers together with the largest feather set St the back of the bunch. Dollap glue at the stems of the feathers to hold the bunch together

4. Place lavender stems in vase

5. Place glued feather bundle in vase

6. Thread beads through Suede string and tie knots at each end to hold beads in place.

7. Tie beaded string around the neck of the vase.

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FEATHER BRIDAL BANNER

Feathers (4 types) Guinea, Duck, Goose and Pheasant Feathers
Card stock
Scissors
Scrapbook straight edge cutter (optional)
Hemp string
Leather bunting string
Glue gun
Glue sticks
Beads
Sticker letters

1. From a 12×12 cardstock cut 8 banner flags. Each approx 2 3/4in W x 6in L.

2. Place sticker letters on each flag making sure enough space is left for cutting triangle slit from the bottom of each flag.

3. Measure 1 1/2in up from the bottom of each flag and gauge where the centre is to cut the triangle slit.

4. Punch 2 holes at top of each flag to thread Hemp string through.

4. Add beads to the Hemp string.

5. Gather one of each feather type and bundle together using Hemp string.

6. Flip banner to have the back facing you. Then glue the feather bundle to the Hemp string in between each flag.

7. Glue the leather bunting string to both ends of the banner for that finishing touch.

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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.

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 13, 2015

in BRIDAL,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015 collection was feminine and romantic. We can easily see Hollywood starlets wearing his beautiful pieces on the red carpet as the models walk down through the garden-decorated venue.

Elie Saab Spring/Summer Couture 2015

The Lebanese designer produced a number of elegantly beaded gowns with blooming flora motifs accompanying Ostrich feather fringe. Saab called this collection “Beirut, Chasing a Dream”. He wanted to capture a nostalgic time in his youth of his mother dressed up in gowns enveloped in flowers.

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The collection is nostalgic glamour with girlish charm. You can easily combine Ostrich feather boas to glam up an outfit for a special occasion this spring or summer. Do you have a wedding to attend or are you getting married? You can add feathers to you bridal décor or bouquet. We have a beautiful assortment of Peacock, Ostrich and Goose feathers that would compliment any bridal detail.

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Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion

Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from ITV.com.

Installation view of "Birds of Paradise - Plumes & Feathers in Fashion" at MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN

Thierry Mugler, Haute Couture Collection Spring Summer 1997

Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN

Rochas by Olivier Theskens, Fall-Winter 2004-2005

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion - Roger VivierFeeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!

A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 21, 2014

in BRIDAL,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest on Monday October 20th 2014; Oscar de la Renta. The legendary designer is known for dressing Hollywood starlets, First Ladies and most recently designed Amal Alamuddins’ wedding gown when she married George Clooney. His fashions were feminine and flooded with pure elegance. Here is our tribute to Oscar and his “Feathered” designs from over the years.

“I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

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Feather Birdcage Veil

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 13, 2014

in BRIDAL,DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

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Chantilly lace, a pretty face and a feather veil in her hair! Yes, bridal season is upon us and we can hardly think of a more beautiful wedding accessory than a few flowing feathers. The wispy & delicate nature of feathers set the tone for a perfectly pure, fresh bridal ensemble. Brides of all tastes, from modern fashionistas to classic connoisseurs, will find that today’s Feather Birdcage Veil is just the thing to top off their big day look.

Materials:

French netting (about 25 inches) 

Needle & thread

Feathers, feather clips, silk flowers, other embellishments 

Hair comb

Here are a few

Directions:

STEP 1.  Cut approximately 25 inches of french netting.

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STEP 2. From the 25 inch length of netting, cut off the top corners.

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STEP 3.  Sew all sides of the netting except the front, which will hang over the face.

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STEP 4.  Cinch up the seam, tie off, and trim your thread.

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STEP 5.  Using a whip stitch, attach the bunched netting to a hair comb.

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STEP 6.  Add some feather embellishment to the comb of the veil. You can make your own and sew it on, or for an easy and interchangeable option, consider a feather clip like any of our already made feather accents and feather flowers.

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Now all you need is a blushing bride! For the bride’s veil we’ve used light airy feathers in ivory or gentle pastel colors, but you could also use vibrant colors and more bold feathers for the bridesmaids

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For more DIY feather crafts please visit our HOW TO page on our Blog! 

NYC Bridal Week Spring and Summer 2015

by The Feather Place NYC on May 2, 2014

in BRIDAL,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

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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!

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Get a head start on springtime weddings with our floral mini picks and stems, perfect for any arrangement! These versatile Feather Mini Picks come on wire for an easy way to attach them to practically anything! Not only are they a romantic addition to bouquets and arrangements, but you can make a beautiful bouquet alternative by attaching them to a styrofoam ball and adding ribbon!

Shop 15% off Feather Mini Picks both online and in our showrooms for Bridal Season and check out some arrangements we put together below to inspire you.

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