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2016 Carnaval SF “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!” wrapped up last weekend and here are our favorite images of feather costumes from the 38th annual event!

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“¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people. – www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org

Photo By Chris Willis

We were also super excited to see that our friend from Sistas wit Style won for Queen of the carnival!!!! Here is what winner Kianna Rachal had to say about her win…

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“…It’s fulfilling to see all the hard work put into Carnaval. It’s so exciting to see Sistas-Wit-Style come down the road with so much energy and excitement with smiles across our masqueraders faces — it brings so much joy… To prepare for Carnaval, Sistas-Wit-Style has been teaching free Caribbean dance classes to our Masqueraders every Saturday which are optional, our mas camp is open day and night for costume production… I would love to send special thanks to our designers at Sistas-Wit-Style; Annabelle Goodridge, Stephanie Dixon, Tiara Welch, Azer Moore. Our many volunteers and masqueraders as well because without them there would be no Sistas-Wit-Style…” – THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO –– DIGITAL EDITION

Congratulations Kianna and Sistas-Wit-Style from your friends at The Feather Place Los Angeles! Scroll through to see more fantastic photos found on the web >>>

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Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 30, 2016

in COSTUME,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Harlem Nights’ Joe I. Tompkins was nominated for an Academy Award for best costume design and we can see why just by looking at this movie still of the lovely Jasmine Guy as Dominique La Rue. Of course we love the Ostrich Feather details used throughout the whole film! And while the movie is now a cult classic, the costume design is more than enough reason to watch and the Academy agreed!

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“I originally thought we should shoot in black-and-white, but after researching, I decided to make black skin tones the most essential color in the film and use a limited palette. That would set off and highlight the beautiful skin tones of our cast, which was mostly black. I didn’t know what Eddie and Larry Paull and Joe Tompkins would think about this, so I created a color chart to demonstrate my idea. After seeing it, they supported the idea, and it became the basis for the look of the entire picture. In that environment, a few very strong color accents seemed to jump off the screen, but most importantly, the skin tones of the actors dominated each scene.” – Woody Omens, the film’s cinematographer

Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

Get the look with our Champagne or Dusty Rose Ostrich Feather Boas and Black Ostrich Plumes or Floss.

Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

The Look of Love | Ursula Andress in Casino Royale

We recently watched the film Casino Royale and couldn’t believe the amount of feathers that were used in the costume designs. From Natural White Coque Tails to luxurious Ostrich Floss and Boas; Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 .

CasinoRoyaleCollageHere are some of our favorite movie stills featuring the stylish Vesper Lynd in her feathered best. We especially love the Ostrich Floss Feathered turban and Natural White Coque Tail Feather caplet she wears.

The Look of Love | Ursula Andress in Casino Royale

Watch the music video from the film below. “The Look of Love  was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song (1967).

We’ve grouped a few fun and simple inspirational Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses for you. Let’s us help you get parade ready… Fat Tuesday is on February 9th!!!

Inspirational Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Let’s start by showing you a few simple ways to dress up a simple headband. You can mix and use ostrich, rooster coque tails, goose biots and peacock if you like. The Feather Place carries a great selection of package feathers for you to get your creative juices going.  You’ll need a handy glue gun and a plastic headband and feathers. You may also add a Fleur D Lis embellishment.

Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Here are some of our Mardi Gras DIY inspired headdresses using some of our Natural and Dyed Headdresses. We loved using bright Ostrich Plumes and dyed Pheasant Zebra Tail Feathers in addition to all natural Peacock and Rooster Feathers! All you need is one of our already made headdresses. You will be parade ready in no time at all!Headdress Inspiration Collage 4 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 2 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 3 -The Feather PlaceMardi Gras Feather Headdresses

The Hunger Games Exhibition

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 23, 2015

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,STAGE & SCREEN

The Hunger Games Exhibition

Experience Panem at The Hunger Games Exhibition with over 1,000 props and 46 costumes that were used in the movies. Interactive games and maps allow fans to take a step inside Panem and learn more about each district. Fans can even get an up close look into Cinna’s design studio and sketchbooks.

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Most impressive are Katniss’s costumes which are truly a work of art! Cinna’s “people” spent time with us here at The Feather Place Los Angeles to source and get inspiration as to what feather types they wanted to use on the costumes. We are so lucky to have behind the scenes “feather” knowledge on several blockbuster hits like this one!

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New Yorkers, Make sure you see it before it’s gone! It’s closing January 3rd and traveling to San Francisco where it will open on February 13th 2016. Advanced tickets purchase is strongly recommended – This show is sure to sell out!

 “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t air till Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. on CBS, but here’s a sneak peek of this year’s angels taking flight on the runway. Ranging from bright and bold custom dyed Lady Amherst Pheasant Tails to fun and flirty Ostrich Plumes and Fringe…We love the assortment of feathers they used this year on the angel wings!

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Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Lily Aldridge were all there along with new faces Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid … Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event like no other!

LILY ALDRIDGE - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

Here she is… Lily Aldridge adorned by a pair of edgy Goose Biot Feather angel wings wearing the new Fantasy Bra, worth $2 million!!!

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Unique cut outs and color combos makes for this display of feathered fireworks!!!!

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Alessandra Ambrosio is pretty in pink (lavender too) with these custom dyed Pheasant Tail angel wings.

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These angels are a winter wonderland and ready to hit the slopes in their snow white Ostrich feather angel wings.
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The vibrant and symbolic traditions behind traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations (November 1st) are becoming more mainstream with each passing year, spreading from Mexico through the US and beyond.  Among the most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere on the days and weeks leading up to Dia de los Muertos. With that in mind here’s our whimsical Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach project that you can DIY and wear to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

Felt & Feathers Dia de los Muertos Broach

Materials:

  • Black Felt
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Black and White Netting or Tulle
  • Assorted Feather Packages and Trims from The Feather Place
  • Scissors
  • Broach Pin
  • Glue
  • Decorative Accents (Sequins, Glitter Paints, Buttons, Rhinestones, Foam Shapes , Small Silk Flowers..)
  • Printable Skull Pattern to use as a general reference. We used the Printable Skull Pattern below and shrunk it down to print at a 5×7″ photo . 💀

Cut out your white skull template so you can trace around for shape. Don’t worry, It does not need to be perfect. Continue and cut your skulls shapes out of the White Foam Sheet with an additional slightly larger piece out of the Black Felt Fabric.

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Glue on the White Foam Skull Shape over the Larger Black Felt Skull Shape.

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Arrange and glue your Feathers, Trims, Rhinestones and Decorative Accents onto the skulls. Have fun with this, There is no wrong way to do this. We encourage you to search Google images for inspiration!

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Glue the broach pin onto the back of the Black Felt and your done! Wear your Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

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Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 5, 2015

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

blackCollageStep into the dark side this Halloween season with these Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes and headdresses. You can easily DIY these costumes this Halloween with the help of The Feather Place. Our feather products are sure to bring out your inner Gothic Vamp.

thumb2-warliz-teron-charlize-theron-koroleva-ravenna-filmy-belosnezhka-i-ohotnikElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesFrom already made Black Feather Chokers, Black Raven, Crow, Mocking Bird and Maleficent inspired Feather Wings to Black Rooster Coque Tails, Peacock feathers, Pheasant tails and more! The Feather Place is your go to shop for Everything Feathers this Halloween!Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesChannel your inner Katniss with these Mocking Jay inspired Feather Wings available in Black and Natural. These wings are handmade and easily fold forward or back, creating different and unique looks when worn.

Make sure to get them soon… We are certain they will SELL OUT!!!!

the-mockingjay-dressElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesThe perfect accessory for that out of the ordinary costume or event. Complete your fantasy costume with these fabulous feather wings and products.Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesAlready made Feather Collars and Chokers from The Feather Place are perfect for your frightful costumes. We even have a Maleficent Cursed Collar DIY tutorial, for those of you that want to get crafty this halloween. Pair it with our Small Maleficent Inspired Feather Wings for the complete look.maleficent-collar-cover

We love featuring our talented clients especially when showcasing artistry created with the help of our feather products. Let the sultry Ariana Savalas & Los Angeles-based dance troupe, LA Follies tickle you fancy with brilliant this arrangement of Blank Space!

Here is a Postmodern Jukebox Vintage Cabaret with the LA Follies ; who had a had a residency with Postmodern Jukebox the fall of 2014 thru the spring of 2015 at Hyde on Sunset. In addition they toured with them throughout Southern California, Las Vegas and the UK. We asked them about that experience and how feathers played a role in their costumes and props.

…the brilliant Scott Bradlee is constantly creating new arrangements of songs. We had the amazing opportunity to be in one of their videos- however there are always a few obstacles. One- the space to perform in  was very very very tight for the number of dancers, there was no edit- the singer/music is all live and a single shot- and we didn’t have the music till a few days before (the band had been touring and doing a residency all whilst creating new arrangements- they are incredibly talented). Also- when we received the music it was just the piano and singing- we didn’t know what the bass- percussion- horns or anything else would sound like until we arrived. Scott is incredibly open artistically and allowed us to utilize our artistic voice. Ariana Savalas who is fabbbb – is a big fan of vintage cabaret style theater. Since we couldn’t do our usually big kicks- turns etc..  I was at a loss… We had recently done a gig that you may have seen featured in the LA Times or Rolling Stone – the Schlitzbouts. For that event- we had bought an array of feather fans to perform our number Quizas. Luckily, I had the fans in the car (which is often where I get a lot of my choreo ideas- thanks la traffic) and thought of utilizing the fans in the video. The fans saved our hide! They have such vibrant colors (a lot of our costumes are black)- they add a lot visually but the dancers can be relatively stationary and in tight formations with still providing a visual impact. They are the best best best prop- and they came with us on tour throughout the UK and continue to be added to our costumes- props (they were part of our glow in the dark Black Swan performance at last year’s Latin Grammy Official Pre-Party in Vegas)! Thanks Feather Place! Your the feather in our cap- literally!

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Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 13, 2015

in COSTUME,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and decorating for this holiday is so much fun! Set the mood and decorate your doorways, windows, porches and mantels with these fun yet frightful Feather Decor Trends for Halloween.

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Feather Boas and Garlands are a must and super easy way to decorate your mantel! The Feather Place has a large assortment of feather boas including Black with Black Lurex Ostrich and Marabou Boas! You could even customize your feather boas with googly eyes or spiders.

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We still really like these simple DIY Paper Feathered Bats we shared with you in a previous blog. With just a few materials you will surely terrify and transform any space into a dark bat cave!

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Hanging Black Feather Quills is a simple yet effective way to dress up your Halloween decor. Hang them at your doorway entry or from your ceiling throughout the house !

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Be bold and daring by decorating your space with Black Feathered Trees! You can DIY these Feathered Trees with Black Chandelle Feather Boas and an assortment of Pre Packaged Plumage from The Feather Place! Add sparkle with glitter for a fun festive vibe.

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And last but not least… we can’t leave out our fun DIY Halloween Projects from our retail site! With so many ways to decorate with feathers this Halloween, you can go wrong with any of these Feather Decor Trends for Halloween!HalloweenProjects