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Marabou is on the Move

by Feather Place on July 8, 2016

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Marabou is on the move! From Winter through Summer, adding tufts of feathers to clothing and accessories is hot hot hot right now! Everyday we have new customers who are purchasing marabou boas, trims and fringes to add to heels, flats, sandals, rings, necklaces, earrings & purses as well.

Take a look and find inspiration with the images below and there’s a cute tutorial linked as well! MARABOU FLATS RIHANNA

Celebrities like Rihanna have embraced this feathered shoe trend. Here she is wearing a pair of Simone Rocha leather mules adorned with feathers!

Rihanna x Stance also put out their very own line of marabou trimmed socks and hosiery this past holiday season.  If you can’t find stores now, they are super easy to DIY with feather boas from The Feather Place!Rhinna Marabou Stockings

We can also thank Rihanna for starting a new trend spun off from her furry Fenty Puma Slides. We’ve seen this idea transform from faux fur to using fluffy marabou boas to achieve this funky fun look.

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We found DIY tutorials on the web using Nike and Puma athletic slide sandals and gluing your own custom color to the top of the shoe.  Or you can save yourself some time and find them ready made on etsy!

So for marabou on the move Spring & Summer feather trends, we especially love how Simone Rocha and Brother Vellies use marabou on their hand crafted flats and sandals. Brother Vellies suggest pairing them with comfy jeans and t-shirt.

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Or if you’re more in the mood for high-stepping heels, from sophisticated to just plain cute, here we have found marabou feathered pumps and sandals that are definitely making a statement this Summer!
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Check out these sassy colorful heels trimmed with marabou feather by Sophia Webster (above). Or these unique and striking satin lined heels by Marco de Vincenzo  (below).

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We also found these hot little numbers below on Polyvore.com  for $160.00.  SOLD OUT for now! So if you can’t wait to add a little fluffy flair to your summer sandals, just visit FeatherPlace.com and look for the hot mix marabou boa for just $5 … you can DIY!

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And if you don’t have time to DIY, these inexpensive shoe clips can be attached to any pair of shoes or sandals for only $1.85 at The Feather Place – WOW practically free!

assorted-marabou-feather-shoe-clips-SCMM28--HOT-ALT3But if you’re not feeling the fluffy feather shoe trends, maybe rings and earrings are more your style?  This Marabou Pleasure Puff Ring by Betony Vernon can be found on Arcanegallery.com for a whopping $$$… I don’t even want to say how much!  Nicely done though!  It certainly tickles my fancy!feather ringsHere we have fluffy marabou pom pom earrings found on tuleste.com for $195.00 a pair.  I hope those drop chains are made of gold!  We do love them though!

tulste marabou earringsBut if your pockets are not so deep, … I’m sure you could find some funky fresh marabou pom pom earrings on etsy or just DIY and customize to your color of choice.  The Feather Place has over 35 stock colors and 26 mixed colors and styles! pastel feather pom pom earrings

We hope you find marabou on the move as much fun as we have.

“To the Sea” Seagull Costume

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 16, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

We love when our friends share creative ways to use our feathers like this “To the Sea” Seagull Costume tutorial! Here our friend Sasha Goodnow used white Turkey Quills and Goose Nagoire feathers to create a custom feather cape for the GreenHouse Theater Project  ! We think that it turned out fantastic! Make sure to check out the “To the Sea” multi-media play and scroll through  Sasha’s tutorial below.

http://sashagoodnow.tumblr.com/post/145882544816/to-the-sea-seagull-costume

DIY Wild at Heart Feather Wreaths

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 15, 2016

in CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

DIY Wild at Heart Feather Wreath

Home is where this Heart is this Valentine’s Day. Express your love and fall head over heels with these handcrafted Wild at Heart Feather Wreaths. With several different ways to use feathers and feather products…the possibilities are endless! Be sure to also check out our past Valentine’s Day DIY tutorial here.

Feather Materials

  • Styrofoam Heart
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Push Pins

Wild at Heart Feather Wreath

Feather Directions

STEP 1.

Begin wrapping the ribbon around the heart wreath. We used 3 yards total for the larger wreath. This will vary depending on the size of the wreath. When you get to the center of the heart cut the ribbon and glue the end onto the wreath. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the wreath until it’s completely wrapped.

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Cut feathers to desired length. The length you trim off the feather may vary depending on the size and style of the wreath.

Wild at Heart Feather WreathSTEP 3.

There are several fun & different ways to arrange your feathers. On our larger wreath we glued the feathers down in a tight color coordinated pattern.

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On our second smaller wreath we chose to flip the feathers up and glue them down in a loose color coordinated pattern. Using push pins can be handy to help hold your feathers in place as you are assembling.

Wild at Heart Feather WreathSTEP 5.

As a finishing touch, you can glue a feather boa to the back of the wreath to add a little flare.

Wild at Heart Feather WreathSTEP 6.

Last use a push pin and some glue to attach a loop of ribbon to make a hanging tie at the center of the wreath.
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Wild at Heart Collage

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 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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Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 21, 2015

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

DIY a pair of Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes with Feathers from The Feather Place. Super easy to make, Handcrafted Fall Feather Epaulettes are the perfect accessory for this year’s fall gatherings…it even lends itself for a quick Halloween costume accent! Feathers, Fabric, Glue and your favorite appliques are all you need…MrKate_Blog_FeatherShoulders_HighRes-35-of-46-682x1024

Use an assortment of creamy colored feathers for feminine flair like these DIY Feather Shoulder Accessory found on www.mrkate.com ! We also love how www.nzgirl.co.nz incorporates tulle, sequin appliques and turkey feathers into her design!

DIY Feather and Sequin Epaulettes

Need something a bit more dark? Here are some ideas using Rooster Coque Feathers, Goose Satinettes, Marabou and more.

“For a chic alternative to a full-on costume, clip these fanciful accessories onto almost any outfit…”

Buy It or DIY It: Chic Feather Epaulets for Halloween

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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

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

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 31, 2015

in COSTUME,CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

With summer coming to an end, We are looking forward to the coolness of fall and of course HALLOWEEN!!! Every year we are inspired by all of the creative things you can do with Feathers for Halloween! Let us help you create a one of a kind costume like the DIY Feathered Costume Ideas pictured below.

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Transform your child into a feathered Pretty Peacock a Cute Chick or Spunky Skunk this Halloween with these fabulous DIY costumes from The Feather Place! DIY with Marabou Boas, Chandelle Boas, Ostrich and Peacock Feathers…Your child will be the envy of his/her classmates in one of these magical DIY feathered costumes!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

Click on each image for step by step instructions and feather product information. Make sure to also check out our full line of Halloween products HERE!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

California Millinery Supply Co.

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 17, 2015

in DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

Open in Downtown Los Angeles since 1939, California Millinery Supply Co. is a treasure trove and your only go to hat and millinery supply store in California, or perhaps one of the last still open in the nation?  Truly a diamond in the rough – and one of DTLA’s best kept secrets in the Fashion District! At California Millinery you’ll find owner Irene Arroyo, a former stage and costume designer, offering great insight into the trends of hat making as well as the ever evolving neighborhood culture.   Not only does she supply quality buckram and pre-made hat forms in all shapes & sizes, she has an amazing collection of vintage hat trims, straw braid, unique and rare Russian and French birdcage veil (netting) and – you can even learn how to make your own hat block!California Millinery  Vintage Straw BraidThough using straw braid to make hats is becoming a bit of a lost art form, Irene has an inspiring collection available in several colors and styles. California Millinery Supply  Vintage Birdcage VeilI really can’t say enough about the collection of birdcage veil at California Millinery!  They just don’t make it like they used to!  The stock Irene has is truly precious and priceless!California Millinery Hat FormsCalifornia Millinery Netted Bridal Hat FormsIrene makes just about any style of hat you can think of – from the ol’ fashion pill box, to pointy witch hats, mini-top hats, to fascinator forms & crowns.  She can even make custom forms depending on your specific needs.
California Millinery Hat Fascinator FormsCalifornia Millinery  Vintage FeathersI love the rare and unique feather bird embellishments, pearl and rhinestone apliques, vintage flowers and fruit.
California Millinery  Vintage Hat Flowers FruitNot to mention… the collection of vintage silk and velvet ribbons…California Millinery Supply Vintage Ribbons… and oodles of piping and trims in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
California Millinery  Vintage Hat TrimsCalifornia Millinery  Vintage PipingSo next time you are visiting us at The Feather Place Los Angeles Showroom and have gotten all of your feather supplies, don’t forget to stop in and visit our friend and neighbor just a few blocks away at California Millinery located at 721 South Spring Street (Near 7th Street, next to the CVS) Los Angeles, CA 90014. You can also contact Irene to place orders by calling (213) 622-8746.

Tell her The Feather Place sent you!