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G6001 FEATHER JACKET

Brrr, it sure is chilly in NYC! Stay warm and fashionable this winter season all while shopping our  Feather Garment Sale! We have a style to suit every need from warm full feathered jackets to elegant shrugs for the winter bride- all at 20% off!

If you are lucky and happen to be in a warmer climate you can still enjoy our Feather Garment Sale and may like our Feather Capelet or our Chandelle Collar in new deep colors perfect for the cooler season. Check out some selected items in the pictures here and don’t forget to go to Featherplace.com for our full feather garment collection!

G6003 GARMENT SALE

 

G6003 GARMENT SALE

 

G6004 GARMENT SALE

 

G10 & G16 GARMENT SALE

 

CLC5.5 GARMENT SALE

Feathered Bridal Bliss

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 20, 2013

in BRIDAL,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT,JEWELRY

If you are incorporating feathers into your wedding, this is how to do it. Ethereal and Romantic touches of feathers graced the runways at the Spring and Fall Bridal Market Fashion Shows. Here are some of our favorites from designers Theia, Reem Acra, Tadashi Shoji, Carolina Herrera and Ines Di Santo. DIY with 2ply Ostrich Boas or our 5Yd Bolt of Ostrich Fringe!

A wedding destination by Carolina Herrera. Fall 2014Ines Di Santo Collection Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses1 Ines Di Santo Collection Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses2 Flora- Back ivory duchess satin mermaid wedding dress, back skirt embroidered with blush silk organza flowers and ostrich feathers. Theia - Spring 2014 Flora- ivory duchess satin mermaid wedding dress, back skirt embroidered with blush silk organza flowers and ostrich feathers.Theia - Spring 2014 Viola- blush cocktail wedding dress embroidered with silk organza flowers and ostrich feathers. Theia - Spring 2014 Viola- Back blush cocktail wedding dress embroidered with silk organza flowers and ostrich feathers. Theia - Spring 2014 Tadashi Shoji - Spring 2014 Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-Birds of a Feather Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-1 Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-Birds of a Feather Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-2 Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-Birds of a Feather Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2014-3

Bridal Season is Upon Us!

by The Feather Place NYC on May 3, 2013

in BRIDAL,CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,EVENT,FASHION,FLORAL,HAIR & HAT

Feather Floral Picks from The Feather Place

Looking for something to add an extra touch of excitement at your wedding? Look no further! We are excited to share our adorable new floral picks that are so versatile you could add them to almost any part of your wedding look! These new  picks can be used on hair and headband accessories, as gift packaging, or even on your favorite scarf or piece of jewelry!

Above left are our Goose Coquille with Biots floral picks in Amethyst, and on the right are our Ostrich Feathers with Pearls floral picks in Champagne. We love how these soft colors and textures can add romance to any arrangement!

Below left are our Goose Coquille with Biots floral picks in Champagne and on the right are our Peacock Eye floral picks with some extra Peacock Swords that we added to make this bouquet truly special for your special day!

Feather Floral Picks from The Feather Place

Feather Floral Picks from The Feather PlaceLast but not least, above left you can see our Ostrich, Guinea and Goose Biot feather floral pick which has wispy white ostrich and white goose biots mixed with the gorgeous natural black and white spots of guinea feathers. On the right is a wonderful creation we made with our Goose Coquille and Biot floral picks in white. The possibilities are endless with our new mini floral pick line!

Bridal Season 2013 is Here!!!

by The Feather Place NYC on April 18, 2013

in BRIDAL,CRAFT,DECOR,EVENT,FASHION,FLORAL,HAIR & HAT

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Bridal Season is officially beginning! We rounded up a few of our favorite trends for this bridal season and hope to help you add that special touch… with feathers!

bridal glitz

1. Sophisticated Glitz – This season is seeing more black tie events, with glittery and glamorous touches like crystals and opulent feather plume centerpieces with just the right amount of shine! Brides and guests are sticking to floor length gowns perfect for accessorizing with feathers.

bridal natural

2. Indoors meet Outdoors – Outdoor elements such as trees and natural feathers meet indoor elegance to create an artistically eclectic wedding setting. Add some natural patterns and interest to your invitations with smaller peacock, ostrich and pheasant feathers. Try some of our most popular natural items like Pheasant, Turkey and Guinea feathers for just the right touch of pattern on your special day!

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3. F-U-N – Weddings don’t have to be stuffy, try not taking yourself too seriously! Photo booths and party favors have become huge and we have plenty of feather boas, masks, wigs, garlands and more for you to ensure your guests have the time of their life.

Check back here next week for an exclusive sneak peek at our brand new bridal collection!

 

Turkey enthusiast Barbara Orr Ehrhart loved feathers probably just as much as we do here at The Feather Place! She loved them so much so that she had a “Turkey Themed” wedding! Here’s a feathered blast from the past and just in time for Thanksgiving!

“If you thought most bridesmaids’ dresses were hideous, imagine having to wear one made of turkey feathers. For the 1948 wedding party of one Barbara Orr Ehrhart, Oregonian and turkey enthusiast extraordinaire, this unlikely scenario was, in fact, all-too-real. As the Feb. 9, 1948, issue of LIFE magazine made plain, in an engaging article titled “LIFE Goes to a Turkey Feather Wedding,” turkey was the theme of the evening at Ehrhart’s nuptials — not merely on the menu, but turkey on the attendants and on the happy bride herself… Half a century before Lady Gaga hit the red carpet in her infamous meat dress, Ehrhart displayed her feathered creations at local poultry shows.”

Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/turkey-feather-wedding-dress-1948/#ixzz2CscX1dhq

Turkey Feather Dress 1948 | Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in Turkey Feathers | LIFE.com.

We are tickled pink with this Adolfo Sanchez Custom Feathered Bridal Gown! This Silk Charmeuse bridal gown (hand sewn by Adolfo Sanchez and a team of 5 employees), features a fairy tale worthy Champagne Ostrich Fringe, Goose Nagoire and Rose Goose Biot feather skirt and train. It’s flower details made from organza and chiffon are also accented with Champagne Goose Nagoire and Ostrich Feather Fringe from The Feather Place Los Angeles!

Are you an Adolfo Sanchez type of gal? Adolfo Sanchez provides a one of a kind design experience with Bespoke ; where you can customize your dream evening or bridal gown! Check out what they have to say about it…

“Whether it be an evening or bridal gown, bespoke is a chance to create your heart’s desire.. The bespoke experience begins with a visit to our studio, to discuss ideas and materials.

On your second visit, we will present you with sketches and a selection of fabrics and materials.

Once approved we will begin to handcraft your design. Bringing to life a detailed piece of art made to fit your measurements perfectly.

The final visit is always a special experience, your personal design transformed into a jewel to treasure.

If you are interested in a bespoke piece or would like more information, please feel free to contact us.”

Pantone Reveals Their Spring 2013 Colors!

by The Feather Place NYC on September 7, 2012

in BRIDAL,DECOR,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL

It’s the end of summer already but fortunately we have Pantone’s color forecast for Spring 2013 to brighten up our day! Above are Pantone’s newly released hues for next year, and we are loving the mix of pales with strong statement colors. Spring 2013 will be moving away from sweet fondants, and the new neutrals will be taking center stage with the help of vibrant brights.

Below are some of our The Featherplace’s new colors and inspiration that we feel will definitely carry over into Spring 2013. Check out featherplace.com to get your hands on new items and colors!

 

Above photo is via pantone.com

 

Wedding traditions of our ancestors : Feather Headdresses

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 17, 2012

in BRIDAL,EVENT

Bellisimo! This traditional marriage ceremony took place in the Huasteca Canyon of  Monterrey, Mexico and was a fusion of two different traditions; the traditional Mexican ceremony called “Amarre de tilmas” and a similar traditional  ” Tie” ceremony by the Lakota Indians of the Northern United States.

Looking at these photos by Alex Aguirre reminds me of my Mexican culture and our ancestors rich traditions. I love all of the colorful feather headdresses, Danza and textures…making this one of the most culturally meaningful and beautiful themed wedding I’ve seen!

Beautiful! WE LOVE THIS Custom Made Invitation by Event Designer Ericka Lopez of Ericka Grace Events & Design ; Embellished with a Limited Edition Vanilla/Honey Stenciled Ostrich Boa from The Feather Place, This Invitation is sure to Tickle Your Guest’s Fancy!

Custom made invitations by Ericka Lopez – Embellished with a Limited EditionVanilla-Honey Ostrich Boa from The Feather Place

Ostrich Feather Centerpieces : A Do It Yourself Tutorial

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 10, 2012

in BRIDAL,DECOR,EVENT

Fancy and Luxurious Ostrich Feather Centerpieces

Fancy and LuxuriousOstrich Feathers are the ultimate in feather trimmings! Very popular in the special event industry, Large Ostrich Femina Plumes and Drabs are a staple item for making opulent Feather Palm Tree Centerpieces and adding romantic details to bridal decor. Here at The Feather Place, we are asked everyday to source and help create these one of a kind beauties. Luckily we found a fabulous written DIY Ostrich Feather Centerpiece tutorial on Squidoo.com that we would like to share with you all along with some recommendations of our own…

Find Inspiration in with this Tall White Ostrich Feather Centerpieces

Without a doubt, The Feather Place is your go to shop when sourcing quality Ostrich Feathers. Ostrich Plumes and Drabs are available  by the dozen or by the pound in a variety of styles  (drabs, femina plumes, spads, and floss) and colors… The Feather Place is a step ahead of the competition in Quality, Competitive Pricing, Customer Service, and Product Options. Since price and availability can vary greatly, We recommend that you consider re-selling or storing your feathers for future use at your next event or rental.

Materials needed along with some of our own recommendations:

  • 1- Per centerpiece you will need around twenty to thirty 12-15 inch white ostrich drab feathers (use even longer feathers to create a more luxurious centerpiece). The number of feathers determines the fullness of the arrangement. You can go with less or more depending on your budget and the look desired. A 50 feather centerpiece for example looks amazing, but I found 30 is still awesome, but much easier on the wedding budget.

*We Recommend: OP12: 9-12”, OP15: 13-16” or OP19: 17”+ Drabs by the pound or dozen from The Feather Place. A mixture of the OP12 and OP15 is best for your smaller arrangements and a mixture of the OP15 and OP19 for your larger arrangements. For extra drama use Ostrich Femina Plumes OP25 sporadically throughout your largest arrangements.

  • 2- A belle-style bouquet holder with fresh floral foam. These should have a straight up and down handle. The floral foam is important as regular Styrofoam can damage the feather tips.
  • 3- An Eiffel tower vase. These can be any height you prefer, but keep in mind a taller vase will allow your guests to see each other around the table. They come in clear and frosted.
  • 4- (Optional) Sand to fill the vases for stability. I recommend using the clear Eiffel tower vases if going this route.
  • 5- (Optional) A few Floralites on a string to light up the vase if not using sand. The frosted Eiffel tower vases work better if using lighting.

*Shop locally for these floral items; Here in Los Angeles you can find these at The Downtown LA Flower Mart just one block down from our showroom IN THE HEART OF THE FASHION DISTRICT.

Find Inspiration in with this Black and White Ostrich Feather Centerpieces

Written tutorial for DIY Feather Centerpieces

  • 1- Keep feathers wrapped in tissue or plastic sleeves until ready to use. They can attract dust (hence feather dusters). Organize your feathers from longest to shortest. The longest feathers should fill in the bottom layer, the shortest feathers will go on top.
  • 2- If using sand, fill up your vase. If using FloraLytes, measure out the length of string and tie to the bouquet holder handle.
  • 3- Place the bouquet holder on top of the vase. The handle will keep the bouquet holder upright and secure.
  • 4- Start pushing feathers into the floral foam of the bouquet holder at the base or bottom of the floral foam. Push the feathers in at about a 45 degree angle so they are slightly pointing down. They will fall a little on their own. Keep going around in a ring leaving a little space between each feather.
  • 5- Move to the middle to create the next row, this time pushing them in a little straighter. Try to place the second layer of feathers so they are above the first row but sit in between the stems of the bottom layer. This will help fill in holes. Depending on how many feathers you work with you may put another row or two before moving to the top layer, but this isn’t necessary. You can also save the extras to push in as filler wherever a little more fullness is needed.
  • 6- Place the top layer of feathers sticking out and up to give your centerpiece some height. I like to stick at least one going straight up at the top.
  • 7- Now step back and fill in any holes with additional leftover feathers or smaller filler feathers if using.
  • 8- (Optional) If working with fewer feathers, you may want to spray paint your floral foam to match the color of feathers you’ll be working with before assembling. This will help hide any holes.

Click below to see the full tutorial with links to find more inspiration.

http://www.squidoo.com/ostrich-feather-wedding-centerpieces