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Carnaval San Francisco 2014

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 30, 2014


Carnaval San Francisco 2014

Photographer- Alex Mizuno

Carnaval San Francisco 2014-Photo by Claire Weissbluth 1

Carnaval San Francisco 2014 was just last weekend and let us tell you…It’s a feathery hit year after year! Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary!

Johana-SambaConmigo KIDS

Carnaval San Francisco is a beloved two-day event featuring a GRAND PARADE and a 2 day outdoor Festival in San Francisco Mission District, celebrating music and cultural elements from all of Latin & Carribbean American culture & traditions.

Sistas-Wit-Style Caribbean Dance Company- SAN FRANCISCO CARNAVAL 2014 — with Roberto Hernandez.2

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 !


Two Aztec Dancers by George Lipp

Needless to say… “WE LOVE FEATHERS!”. Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers and Turkey Feathers are among the plumage used in these traditional and artful costumes!

SAN FRANCISCO CARNAVAL 2014 — with Roberto Hernandez.

Photographer- Oliver Klink





Fogo Na Roupa Carnaval SF 2014

Fogo Na Roupa CARNAVAL SF 2014Follow Carnaval San Francisco on Twitter & Instagram: @CarnavalSF #CarnavalSF #RumbaCopa2014 http://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/

You can also stay in touch with The Feather Place for all of your carnaval feathered needs : @thefeatherplace #thefeatherplace  http://www.featherplace.com/

Color the world with PRIDE

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 16, 2014


Rainbow Feather Boas NYC

Color the world with PRIDE this summer!

The 2014 summer of  PRIDE kicks of this weekend in Long Beach California and will continue on into June with events nationwide celebrating diversity and equality for all! 

We cant wait to see the abundance of color and flair reveling down the parade lines like in the above photo from the NYC PrideFest! Don’t you just love her assortment of vibrant Chandelle feather boas!?

Here is a list of some upcoming PRIDE events nationwide.

Long Beach May 17 & 18
Join us for the next Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride celebration from 11am – 11pm along Shoreline Drive. Click here  for Directions
Los Angeles June 6-8
Join 50,000 of your closest friends at this year’s LA PRIDE Festival June 6th – 8th at the West Hollywood Park. Click here for full lineup, schedules, and tickets.
New Orleans June 20-22
New Orleans Pride is used to create unity in the communities, bringing together the straight and homosexual communities and to create events that are family friendly and acceptable to all. Click Here for more info. 
N.Y.C  June 27-29
Click here for an in depth look at this year’s Pride Week line up. 
San Francisco  June 27-29
Theme: Color Our World with Pride 
The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 at Market & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco [MAP]

Planning on attending any of these events…!? In no time at all, The Feather Place can have you covered with bright rainbow feathered boas  and/or a pair of multi-colored rainbow feather angel wings!  Count on The Feather Place to help you get parade ready!

Fowl Play Exhibit 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. Students researched different species of birds including their behavior, habitat and diet. They then visited our showroom in the heart of NYC’s Garment District to learn about feathers and their use in the fashion industry.

The students were instructed to transform the mannequin into a bird by considering the design and pose of the mannequin, and the variety of feathers provided by The Feather Place.  Each student emphasized one specific appearance or behavioral trait and was to include references of fashion designs inspired by their particular bird.  We absolutely love these student’s creations and hope you get inspired and are able to stop by!

“Fowl Play” exhibit at FIT, 27th street and 7th avenue NYC, until the end of April.

Blue Guinea Fowl A Blue Guinea Fowl makes a statement in spots

Pohnpei Lorikeet A Pohnpei Lorikeet stuns in vivid pinks and yellows

Snow OwlThis fluffy Snow Owl strikes a fierce pose

Rockhopper Penguin and Great CurassowA child mannequin perfectly embodies the Rockhopper Penguin joined by a yellow beaked Great Curassow

AlbatrossThis high flying Albatross has a massive wing span!

Bald Eagle and Bearded VultureA Bald Eagle and Bearded Vulture perched on high

FlamingoAn elegantly statuesque Flamingo

Victoria Crowned PigeonThis Victoria Crowned Pigeon is known for its’ intricate crestBlue JayA beautifully layered and detailed Bluejay

ParakeetA colorful Parakeet playfully swings

RavenA Raven peeking through the shrubbery

Hummingbird and Wood StorkA puffed chest Hummingbird and a Wood Stork celebrates its’ prey

BlackbirdA Blackbird with intricate wings

Red Crowned CranesA pair of Red Crowned Cranes performing a mating dance

All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com!

Fat Tuesday Celebrations 2014

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 7, 2014


Fat Tuesday Celebrations 2014 – Revelers didn’t let anyone “rain” on their FAT Tuesday parades. Despite the damp and cold weather, krewe and crowds alike went all out to shake their tail feathers down the streets of New Orleans.

Photo by Todd Price, NOLA.com The Times-Picayune

Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com  The Times-Picayune

Got rain? A Shocking Pink Chandelle Feather boa trimmed umbrella will do the trick!

Marabou, Ostrich Feather Spads and Nandus adorn this Zulu Krewe members headdress and costume.

Photograph Jonathan Bachman - Reuters


Colorful Turkey Quills,  Marabou feathers and boas in these lively Mardi Gras youth’s costumes! Beyond adorable!


Who let the dogs out…!? Even mans best friend reveled at the 2014 Barkus parade! Check out how cute they look in their feather masks and parade float!

Mystic krewe at the 2014 Barkus Parade : photo g geiselman

Mardi Gras 2015 comes early next year on Tuesday, February 17th… Plan for next years fat Tuesday celebration costumes in advance and SHOP at The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs! Until next years Mardi Gras friends.

Photo David Grunfeld, AP

Carnival- The Celebration Heard Around the World!

by The Feather Place NYC on February 2, 2014



We are all geared up for Carnival season and envious of everyone about to celebrate in warmer climates! Carnival season is typically in the month of February and occurs annually before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. The celebrations involve masquerading, dancing, floats and street parties depending on location. These festivals can be found around the world, from Brazil to Trinidad and even European countries such as Italy and France. We compiled Carnival celebration pictures to give you a taste of what’s to come around the world for Carnival 2014!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (above and below):


Port of Spain, Trindad & Tobago (similar festivals celebrated in Toronto, Brooklyn, Miami, and Notting Hill):



Mardigras in New Orleans, Louisiana:



Faschnact, which is celebrated in Germany and Switzerland:


Rosenmontagsumzug in Köln: Gruppe mit Clown- Marionetten

Nice, France:


france-nice-carnival4Venice, Italy: