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The Hollywood Carnival and Cultural Festival 2017 was an amazing, world class experience. Los Angeles is truly a melting pot of “vibrant multicultural & diverse communities of people” from all over the world. Several countries presented; from Guatemala to Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico and so many more. It was great to see all the different cultural representations and carnival costumes in one parade. Here are some of the images we captured while at the parade.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 and cultural dance customers! We loved all of the amazing feathered costumes made with unique color combinations incorporating ostrich plumes, rooster coque tails, goose palettes, pheasant tails, and peacock feathers. Embellished with flashy sequence appliques, beads and trims to catch your eye, each reveler brings individual style and artistry within their groups theme.We’d like to give a shout out to our friends Extacy Mas, Jam Design Concepts, Bamboo Mas, Sistas wit Style, Caribbean Zone Productions, People of the Sun, The Mirage, Abraham Gonzales-Pollick from A Royal Piece and ALL of our carnival clients for counting on The Feather Place this year. And a SPECIAL Thank you to Extacy Mas … Parading with you was the time of my life-xo!

“The Los Angeles Culture Festival and Hollywood Carnival, are proud to present the annual Los Angeles Culture Festival and Hollywood Carnival Parade – a world culture festival – expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people. This is a celebration of our cultures and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world.”

Marching with PRIDE and Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 12, 2017

in CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS

We are marching with PRIDE and Feathers this summer as PRIDE and LGBTQ celebrations roll out <3 . This past weekend marked the first of this summers celebrations starting in Los Angeles and across to Boston where Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the crowd in our bright Rainbow feather boa. We LOVE it!

Don’t miss out on the festivities… Join in the fun the weekend of June 23-25th 🏳️‍🌈

Details:  San Francisco Pride and Parade are the largest gathering of the LGBT community in the nation, featuring eclectic music that spans across several genres. Tickets are available here

Details: NYC Pride takes place at various venues throughout the city, but the music portion takes place on Friday and Saturday night at Pride Island. Tickets are available here.

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Even man’s best friend knows that Love trumps Hate!

“Sister Sera Nade” with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, sings on the National Mall with the Capitol in the background during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Carolyn Kaster AP Photo Marching with PRIDE and Feathers To everyone marching & dancing at #BostonPride & celebrations across the country: Happy Pride — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 10, 2017 Marching with PRIDE and Feathers And I’m #wickedproud to march once again with @Baglyinc, a terrific group that empowers Boston LGBTQ youth. #BostonPride — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 10, 2017 Marching with PRIDE and Feathers I am #wickedproud to be from MA, the state that leads the way for LGBTQ equality. #BostonPride — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 10, 2017

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Marching with PRIDE and Feathers (Boston, Ma 061017) Donna Soltura (R) and other members of the Moving Violations Motorocycle Club Cheer as the Pride Parade begins. June 10, 2017 Staff photo Chris Christo

Marching with PRIDE and Feathers

I’m in this fight all the way so that equal means equal & everyone is treated with dignity & respect. #BostonPride — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 10, 2017

Met Gala Feather Fashion Favorites

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 28, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

With the Met Gala just around the corner, we thought we would highlight our Met Gala Feather Fashion Favorites from over the years! We can only imagine the amazing gowns and couture garments that will be worn at this years gala showcasing the works of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. So here we go and in no particular order except for the queen herself… CHER

Cher and her designer Bob Mackie arrive at a the very first Met Gala, in 1974. She is wearing a Mackie bodysuit embroidered with feathers and crystals. Mackie said of his muse, “She had such an unbelievable body. She could wear anything.” Lady Gaga arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “China: Through the Looking Glass” on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Allison Sarofim attends the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Philip Treacy mohawk worn by Sarah Jessica Parker Met Gala – Costume Institute Gala for the ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 6, 2013 Rita Ora metallic feathers strategically structured Vera Wang dress at Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Beyoncé Knowles was dressed in a Givenchy gown with feathers for the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Kate Bosworth in Prada for the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen for the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Actress Mary Kate Olsen attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume institute benefit gala Poiret King of Fashion at the Met on May 7 2007 in New York City. Naomi Campbell in Burberry at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “China: Through the Looking Glass” on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. Saoirse Ronan in Christopher Kane attends the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ 2016 Costume Institute Met Gala in New York Daphne Guinness Makes a Grand Entrance in Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Gala “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” Kirsten Dunst’s Louis Vuitton plunging gown was covered in a skirt of delicate feathers from the waist down. Met Ball 2013 Keri Russell in Altuzarra attends the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2015 Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at the 2014 Met Gala “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Zoe Saldana attends the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Diane Kruger attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Tennis player Serena Williams attends the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

International Pillow Fight Day 2017

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 15, 2017

in EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS

International Pillow Fight Day 2017

International Pillow Fight Day

If you can’t beat em’ join em’ at this year International Pillow Fight Day! Mark your calendars… On Saturday, April 1st 2017, there will be massive pillow fights around the world! Get ready and fill your pillow cases with the help of The Feather Place … where you can get Loose Turkey in bulk and in a variety of bright and bold colors! SHOP Loose Turkey Feathers Vibrant Assorted Mixed

Check out this site to see where your local Pillow Fight Day will be held and Make Sure it’s Not CANCELLED! Also and most importantly do your part and help clean up afterwards. Bring a face mask and safety glasses to prevent feather inhalation and irritation! BYO Pillow (feather pillows preferred) and remember Do not swing at people without pillows or carrying cameras.

Los Angeles, CA

Time: 4:00
Location: Pershing Square – DTLA, CA
Host: Assaad Georges and Kelli Klaus
More Info: Facebook

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Atlanta

Time: 3:00
Location: Grant Park
Host: Foottrack
More Info: Facebook

Fall 2017 Feather Trends from the Runway

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 10, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

There are so many noteworthy Fall 2017 Feather Trends hitting the Runway this month!

From Prada’s city chic sandals to McQueen’s modern medieval couture and a show-stopping BalenciagaOstrich Feathers reign this season! We have a feeling that ostrich feather trends are here to stay!

If you are feeling inspired and want to take your fashion designs to the next level, come visit us at one of our two showrooms so we can help you pick out the perfect Ostrich feather plume or fringe for your project!

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Oscar worthy Feather Fashions

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 24, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Here is a roundup of all of the Oscar worthy Feather Fashions that are likely to make an appearance on the Red Carpet! First up is Ralph and Russo who used Burnt Ostrich fringe details in the gowns shown below!

Oscar worthy Feather Fashions

Next up is Elie Saab who took inspiration from ancient Egypt. We love the embroidery and ostrich feather embellishments in his new collection from 2017 Couture fashion week.

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We’ve already seen one of these Armani Prive feathered beauty strut down the red carpet at the 2017 Brit Awards last weekend!

Oscar worthy Feather Fashions

And finally we can’t forget Chanel! This belted low cut ostrich feathered gown is among one of our favorites!

Oscar worthy Feather Fashions

Looks from Ralph & Russo’s Paris Haute Couture Show

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 1, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

These are by far our favorite feathered Looks from Ralph & Russo’s Paris Haute Couture Show last week! Founded in 2007 by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, it became the first British brand in over 100 years to be selected for Paris Haute Couture Week and we can see why. We especially love how Ralph & Russo use an abundance of Burnt Ostrich Fringe  culminating to the grand finally with Alessandra Ambrosio in a magical White Ostrich Feathered Cape! Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show

C O U T U R E. P A R I S. Ralph & Russo #SS17 #bride

A photo posted by Alessandra Ambrosio (@alessandraambrosio) on

6 Facts about the year of the Rooster 2017

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 26, 2017

in CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

6 Facts about the year of the Rooster 2017

We are only days away from the 2017 Chinese New Year! Here are some fascinating “Year of the Rooster” facts you may not know about!

1. A Rooster year doesn’t start from January 1st!

A zodiac year starts from ‘Start of Spring’ according to the traditional Chinese solar calendar, and ‘Start of Spring’ is on February 3rd in 2017. However, most Chinese tend to name a zodiac year from Chinese New Year according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, thus the 2017 lunar year of the Rooster starts on January 28th.

2. Roosters will be unlucky in 2017!

According to Chinese astrology, people in their zodiac year are believed to offend the God of Age, and incur his curse. It is believed that Roosters (people who were born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, etc.) will be unlucky in 2017.

3. Rooster year 2017 has 2 springs!

Actually “spring starts” twice in lunar year 2017, according to the traditional Chinese solar calendar, which starts with a period called ‘Start of Spring’, which always begins within two days of February 4.

As lunar year 2017, starts on January 28th 2017, and finishes on February 15th 2018, there will be two ‘Start of Spring’s, one on February 3th 2017, and another on February 4th 2018.

Not all lunar years have two ‘Spring Starts’. Lunar years can have one start of ‘Start of Spring’, but sometimes none! This is because a Chinese lunar year can start any day from January 21st to February 20th, and is either about 354 or about 384 days long.

4. There are 13 months in year of the Rooster 2017!

To keep the Chinese lunar calendar within half a month of the traditional solar calendar, there will be a leap month in 2017 (a second lunar month 6 starting July 23rd). So there are 13 lunar months instead of 12, which means there are 384 days in Rooster year 2017.

5. The Rooster is the fowl with five virtues.

Roosters were very important in people’s daily lives in ancient times. They were not only treated as food, like today, but in ancient times people regarded them as a mascot since they ate harmful insects.

(The shape of China on a map is often likened to a rooster by Chinese — with its beak above Japan (the worm), and Korea as its wattle, etc.)

As recorded in Hanshiwaizhuan (‘韩诗外传’, the External Commentary of Han Odes), Roosters have five virtues: literary, military prowess, courageous, benevolent, and trustworthy.

6. Rooster hours are from 5pm to 7pm.

In ancient times, people didn’t have watches or clocks; they used the 12 Earthly Branches to divide a day into 12 two-hour periods. Every period was named after a different Earthly Branch.

For the sake of entertainment and convenience, people replaced them with the 12 zodiac signs, according to their sequence, inventing sayings to relate each period to each animal’s behavior. Rooster hours are from 5pm to 7pm, when roosters go back to their coops.

– http://www.chinahighlights.com/

Every once in awhile we get to help on uber creative events like the Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor made for Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte’s “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding!

Yes, that’s right we said… an “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding– and every single “AHS” inspired decor detail from the art deco venue, ostrich feather centerpieces to actor Naomi Grossman (from both Asylum & Freak Show) as the ring bearer, was on point!

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“After Michael proposed to me and we started planning, we knew almost immediately we wanted a Halloween wedding,” Jordan said. “The ‘AHS’ thing came in once we chose our gorgeous Art Deco venue ― only to find out it was where they were filming ‘AHS: Hotel!’ That’s when we really went for it.”

Michael and Jordan who tied the knot last week on Oct. 29 at the historic Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown L.A  came to The Feather Place Los Angeles months in advance and with our help were able to make their wedding decor dreams come true! Using dark Teal Ostrich Plumes and Peacock Tails they created captivating feather centerpieces transforming their wedding venue into an art deco dreamland! We couldn’t be happier for these two! Thank you for counting on The Feather Place for all of your “feathered” needs!

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Fly by Night Public Artwork

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 29, 2016

in EVENT,FINE ART

Just in case  you missed it, here are some stunning images from Duke Riley’s public artwork “Fly by Night”. We are completely mesmerized by the imagery and footage taken at this artful event in NYC! Who knew that pigeons rigged with LED lights could be so captivating!

Riley orchestrated a series of performances occurring regularly throughout late spring. At the call of a whistle, thousands of birds emerged from their home in a grand, converted historic boat docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The pigeons circled above the river as the sun sets over Manhattan, and small leg bands, historically used to carry messages, were replaced with tiny LED lights, illuminating the sky in a transcendent union of public art and nature.

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Duke Riley’s Fly By Night from Creative Time on Vimeo.

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

…Duke Riley’s Fly By Night brings the rock dove back to the forefront of the New York story once again, assembling an unprecedented fleet of specially trained birds that pay homage to the inhabitants of Cob Dock over 100 years later. Housed on a former naval aircraft carrier once used to train helicopter pilots, this new flight crew made up of Homers, Flights, Rollers, Tumblers, Tipplers, and even the ancient Syrian Damascene (the artist’s favorite), are Riley’s winged collaborators taking to the skies above Wallabout Bay. Twirling, swooping, and gliding – together, apart, and together again – Riley orchestrates an unpredictable flying composition. Like the birds themselves, no two performances are the same. Lacing together old New York and new, Fly By Night asks us to stop, watch, listen, and revere this extraordinary creature that has shared the triumphs and tragedies of the human experience – uniting individuals, cultures, and generations of fanciers in a tale of both the ancient and modern city.

– Meredith Johnson, curator