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COSTUME

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!!!!

While San Francisco and New York were proudly celebrating Pride this past weekend, Los Angeles was getting down to business with the LA Cultural Festival & Carnival parade 2015.

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

On “Saturday, June 27, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Blvd. miraculously transformed into a Grand Carnival & Street Extravaganza with parade-goers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breathe- taking [feather] costumes dancing to pulsating rhythms of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Zouke, Latin, Punta, Meringue, Mariachi, Reggaeton, Blues, Jazz, Steel-pan, Indian, Asian and other worldly music.” – laculturalfestival.com

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

All the feathered costumes were worn with complete pride and glory!  So many headdresses and back packs were made with unique color combinations incorporating ostrich plumes, rooster coque tails, goose pallates, peasant tails, and peacock feathers.  Embellished with flashy sequence apliques, beads and trims to catch your eye, each reveler seemed to have a slightly individual style within their groups theme.  We know it takes months of planning and preparation to put these costumes together.  Fortunately feather supplies are easy to come by at The Feather Place, located downtown Los Angeles.  Wholesale is available to all carnival customers!

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Such a golden spectacle! I’m sure these ladies were worn out by the end of the parade?  But they all had smiles on their faces and seemed happy to be bringing their party to Hollywood Blvd!  There was certainly a lot of crowd appreciation for all the work and creativity that was on full display!

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Several countries presented; from Bolivia & Peru to Trinidad, Ecuador, Honduras and so many more.    It was great to see all the different cultural representations and carnival costumes in one parade.  It just goes to show you that Los Angeles is truly full of “vibrant multicultural & diverse communities of people” from around the world.   I hope the LA Cultural Festival continues to grow with each new year – expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people”.

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Celebrating LA Cultural Festival 2015

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

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Carnival & Mardi Gras is one of the few times during the year where the upper, middle and lower class come together in one place to splurge on themselves with marvelous feather costumes making their fantasies come true. They personify themselves as kings, queens and “Bahianas” to obtain hope and the pursuit of happiness for that one day. A variety of Carnival Designers, seamstresses, mechanical engineers, theater producers, artists, choreographers, samba communities, musicians and TV celebrities all engage and exchange ideas to turn each of their own school into the most spectacular popular street opera show of the year.

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Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015 as come and gone… Alas, here are some of our favorite feather costumes worn by joyful revelers across the globe!

Golden Blades Mardi Gras Indians Joseph Boudreaux, 2nd Chief of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Byron Thomas of the Black Mohawk Mardi Gras Indians and his Queen

 The abundance of feathers on some of these Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans are so over the top, we can’t help but to applaud such artistry! There are truly some amazing costume designers out there!

Andrew Sanchez Jr. King of Zulu Mangueira samba school performers

Lights, camera and action. The popular street opera from Rio de Janeiro begins!  The drums, the samba, the poetry and gorgeous feathers agitated Sapucai Avenue.

Despite all of the recent economical and political crisis the country has been going through, the samba schools stepped out of their comfort zones .  They were able to utilize limited resources to deliver some of the most amazing richly designed and highly crafted feather costumes created by the samba communities and designers from around the globe.

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Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers OH MY…!

A performer from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school

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 We hope you had a wonderful and festive carnival season! Remember to shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry. Wholesale buyers welcomed!

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A YEAR IN FEATHERS

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

From Betsey Johnson’s flirty feathered runway looks to the loss of comedian Joan Rivers and fashion icon Oscar De La Renta, 2014 sure did have it’s noteworthy feathered fashion moments.  Looking back at 2014, Here are some of the top trending feathered moments.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE – Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibits His Love for Feathers at the Brooklyn Museum.

This Marchesa collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

NY FASHION WEEK – This Marchesa 2014 collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

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MARDI GRAS 2014 – Who let the dogs out…!? Even mans best friend reveled at the 2014 Barkus Mardi Gras parade! Check out how cute they look in their feathered mask and parade float! FYI :  Mardi Gras 2015 comes early next year on Tuesday, February 17th… Plan for 2015 fat Tuesday celebration costumes in advance and SHOP at The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs! 

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NYC FIT “Fowl Play” – The Feather Place has proudly collaborated with FIT, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, to bring a wonderful feathered exhibit created by Visual Presentation students. Named “Fowl Play”, the exhibition explores ornithology (the study of birds) and how nature inspires fashion. All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com.

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CARNIVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2014 – Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary! What we love the most about this event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean !

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BURNING MAN 2014 – Feathers make a come back at Burning Man! The Burning Man Official Blog announces that “…if you want to wear feathers, that’s fine … but make sure they’re attached in ways that won’t fail, and if you can’t then don’t wear them, because it’s on YOU if they become MOOP. (And that goes for anything you bring to Black Rock City.)”

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FASHION WEEK NYC – Betsey Johnson’s SS15 feathered collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza!

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JOAN RIVERS – We are certainly going to miss Joan Rivers ruffling everyone’s feathers on the red carpet and in her E Entertainment TV series  “Fashion Police“!

oscarA FEATHERED FAREWELL TO OSCAR DE LA RENTA – The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest fashion icons this October. “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

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BIRDS OF PARADISE EXHIBITION – 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.

VictoriaSecret2014LondonVICTORIA’S SECRET 2014 FASHION SHOW – Last but not least the Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show in London. Karlie Kloss and her handcrafted 18kt gold gilded feather angel wings stole the show! The Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings every year when we help handcraft these towering beauties!

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From your friends @THEFEATHERGIRL

 

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 Arriving in London via Pink private jet, it’s safe to say that this years Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 was the biggest show yet. Victoria’s angels Adriana , Alessandra, Candice, Doutzen, Karlie and more fan favorites strutted their stuff on the runway for Victoria’s 19th show Tuesday December 2nd.

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Accompanied with live musical performances by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 show was broken up into four themes: Gilded Angels, Exotic Traveler, Dream Girls and University of Pink! Ostrich Plumes, Hand gilded 18kt gold Rooster Coque Tail Feathers & Pheasant Feathers to name a few, are some of the different types of feathers used to create these beautiful works of art!

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victorias-secret-fashion-show-londonThe Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings! Every year we help handcraft these towering beauties for the runway show and in-store displays nationwide! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 will air on CBS December 9th at 10/9c but in the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of the captivating feathered images from the show!

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014