FASHION

See you at the Playa

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 3, 2018

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

See you at the Playa fellow feather trendsetters! Feathers on the Playa are no longer a matter of taboo. Year after year The Feather Place showrooms are abuzz with customers getting ready for “The Burn”. Here are some inspirations you can shop.

See you at the PlayaSee you at the Playa Uniquely stand out and personalize your free spirited look with feather accessories. Depending on the style, size, or level of drama you are willing to commit to, the possibilities are endless.

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Feather combinations for adorning headdresses, feather collars and chokers, earrings, necklaces, wristbands, shoe clips, ear cuffs, hair extensions, epaulets, and belts just to name a few.

See you at the Playa

See you at the Playa

Be Wild, Be Free ! But Remember to be smart when it comes to your feathered frocks, and make sure to keep them well maintained!  Here’s what the Burning Man Official Blog says regarding feathers at the Playa and MOOP :

“…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.)”

Burning Man is from August 26th to September 1st 2018

Burn responsibly 🔥 See you at the Playa

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 6, 2018

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Here’s a look at our favorite Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends ! Flirty flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes reign this season. Lets start with our absolute favorite Fall 2018 Couture ; Giambattista Valli! It’s all in the DETAILS! We especially love the mixture of feathers used, from hand Stripped Coque Tail Feathers to Hackle and Ombre Dyed Ostrich Feather Fringe.

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Here’s Kaia Gereber who’s in a Valentino Couture gown . This is the second time we’ve seen Kaia Pretty in Pink ! Remember that shocking pink Philip Tracey number from last year…!?

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Ralph and Russo also used flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes in this geometric corseted couture look . We love the femininity of the feathers and peek a boo fabric details.

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

And then there’s these beauties from Alexandre Vauthier! It’s like Black Swan on the catwalk! We love that Vauthier strayed from the norm and used dyed Pheasant Tail Feathers in these truly unique designs! Cant get more couture than this! Love it!

Like the above, Givenchy went against the grain and used something different with Goose Nagoire and Pallet feathers in this modern take of the “White Tux”.

We cant forget to mention Masion Margiela were you might have missed the feather details adoring the designs from John Galliano.

 

Feathers for the Fearless

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 15, 2018

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Be Wild, Be Free with Feathers for the Fearless! Whether you’re tapping into your inner rock-star this summer festival season, you can uniquely stand out and personalize your look with our Empress Collar and feather accessories. Burning Man wouldn’t be the same without feathers adorning someone along the way.  There really are endless ways to express your individuality with feathers!

Press Play & Shop this Look!

Just add feathers to adorn your headdresses, mohawks, earrings, necklaces, wristbands, boot clips, ear cuffs, hair, epaulets, belts and bikes!

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Kentucky Derby Milliners from LA to NYC

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 1, 2018

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT

A round up of our favorite Kentucky Derby Milliners from LA to NYC and beyond ; here to help you get inspired for the 2018 Kentucky Derby festivities! There’s only 1 month left… so get your Feathered Derby Hats and Fascinators orders in ASAP. Click through on the image for milliner websites and info!

“Part Southern tradition, part spectacle, the Kentucky Derby hat parade is much of what makes “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” one of the greatest people-watching events in the world!”

LOS ANGELES, CA Arturo Rios

Arturo Rios is a new generation of talented Fashion Hat Designers from Los Angeles, California; learned his exceptional skills and techniques from legendary Italian hat designer, Karen Indreland. Since 2005, Arturo has been designing fabulous couture headwear worn by famous personalities and clients around the world. Arturo was recently featured in an episode of PBS’s webseries ARTICULATE with Jim Cotter. Watch it here! 

NEW YORK, NY Christine Moore

In 1990 she moved to NYC to assist milliner Rodney Gordon. Under Rodney’s great supervision, Christine created hats for many Opera, Ballet and Broadway productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Will Roger’s Follies, Crazy for You, and many more. In 1994 she established Christine A. Moore Millinery in NYC on 34th Street between the fashion and accessories districts.  Although Christine designs a wide range of hats, she is best known for her explosive racing styles for the Kentucky Derby, two of which are in the Kentucky Derby Museum from when she was named the 2009 “Official Milliner” of the Kentucky Derby Museum. In March of 2018 she was named “Featured Milliner of Kentucky Derby 144”

LOUISVILLE, KY Britni Lynn Knable

Britni’s love of fashion began as a child and continues today. She studied at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where she landed a coveted position with Chicago milliner, Linda Campisano. There she quickly discovered that hats and bridal wear were her true passion. After college she headed to New York City, where she studied under world renowned milliner, Tracy Watts. With strong local roots, Britni returned to Louisville to design race day and wedding headwear.

NEW YORK, NY Leah Chalfen

After receiving her bachelor of arts in foreign languages from Temple University, she studied millinery at New York City’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology, completed her graduate study under master milliner Patricia Underwood and trained with the head milliner of the Metropolitan Opera’s costume department.  She was also asked by Tim Gunn of Project Runway, to teach millinery at the famed Parson’s School of Design in New York City where she did so for several years.  

LOUISVILLE, KY Jenny Pfanenstiel

Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner and owner of Formé Millinery, is internationally recognized for her award winning craft of hand creating and sculpting hats using the highest quality and rare materials found all over the world. Since moving to Louisville, she has had the honor of being named the 2018 “Official Milliner” of the Kentucky Derby Museum.  You can find her permanent hat display at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.

AUSTRALIA Cynthia Jones-Bryson March 2017 – Best Millinery at Kentucky Derby, USA

Cynthia Jones-Bryson is an award-winning Australian milliner. She has been designing and making award-winning millinery for the last 16 years. Cynthia studied Fashion Design at Canberra Institute of Technology, with Millinery being one of her chosen subjects. She went on to live in London for several years where she undertook a number of theatrical millinery courses culminating in a love for all things headwear.

Feather filled movie scenes like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance sequence in the movie Top Hat and Alicia Silverstone’s iconic marabou topped pen in Clueless, have had a way of captivating the silver screen over the generations. With the Academy Awards this weekend, we wanted to look back at 7 of our favorite feathered moments from the silver screen starting with Jasmine Guy’s nominated roaring 20’s feathered look in the movie Harlem Nights.

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 enough reason to re-watch this movie.

Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the world of professional ballet, is a stylish treat with Rodarte-designed ballet costumes, showcasing black feathers, Swarovski crystals and tulle. We loved it! These costumes were truly a work of art, they were put on display at The Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011.

This romantic, period-film has been the inspiration for countless “Great Gatsby” theme parties and feather fashion trends! 2013’s movie The Great Gatsby based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel and directed by Baz Luhrmann starred Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby also won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. 12 of the original costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin were also put on display in Paris and New York City.

With a pastel hued color palette inspired by french macaroons ; costume designer Milena Canonero also won an Oscar for Best Costume Design in the Sofia Coppola directed 2006 film Marie Antoinette. We like to play this movie on repeat at the Los Angeles showroom. We are really looking forward to seeing who will win this year and to see what the stars will be wearing.

Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 . This movie is full of fun and witty feather filled movie scenes and wardrobe.


A true CLASSIC; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1935 Top Hat “Cheek to Cheek” dance sequence is most inspiring! The graceful dance moves and flowing feathers truly captivated the audience over the generations! And that Ostrich Feather DRESS…! It’s Heaven!   Watch for yourselves below.

Did you know that “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers hit their peak in Top Hat, and of the five dances in the film, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ has become symbolic of their on-screen symbiosis. The number was nearly ruined, however, by Rogers’ ostrich-trimmed dress, which shed tiny feathers as Astaire spun her around the dance-floor, spoiling his tails. Rogers was adamant the bias-cut gown she had designed with Bernard Newman was perfect for the role, but Sinatra wanted to switch it for a feather-less number. It was only when Rogers threatened to walk that he relented. It took a present to get Rogers back on set. “Dear Feathers, I love ya! Fred”, read the note to accompany a gold feather for her charm bracelet.”

“As if”… We could ever forget this iconic scene of Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the teen classic Clueless! Simple, yet memorable and so easy to DIY with Marabou Boas, Satin Ribbon and a Pen!

Feather Filled Movie Scenes