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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)

Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 8, 2017

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

It’s Spring and the perfect time to jazz up your space with feathers! We love showcasing our favorite DIY feather projects like this amazing Pre-teen bedroom makeover by Candice Cowin of Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors.

“About a year or so ago, I noticed that my eldest child wasn’t a little girl anymore. It was a great excuse to change things up in her bedroom. You know, to reflect her maturing tastes & needs” @texasbrocante

Using 5 Yards of our Metallic Rooster Coque Tail Fringe in Mauve; Cowin transformed her daughters “boring swing arm lamps” and jazzed them up with a bit of hot glue and some dyed feather trim from The Feather Place Los Angeles. This is definitely a bedroom makeover any pre-teen would love to have and one that she can grow into over the years! Take a look below! Don’t you love it!Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

With just these simple steps, you can DIY your own Feathered lamp shades and revamp your space from drab to fab!

Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

Feeling inspired like us and want to check out more projects from Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors? Visit their Houzz page where you can find contact info, project photos and more!

Hat's off to Hedda Hopper | The REAL Hedda Hopper

Hat’s off to Hedda Hopper !  Having recently watched FX Networks FEUD where scene after scene, Judy Davis’s character dons the most beauty feather hat, I was inspired to know more about the real Hedda Hopper and all of her hats!Hat's off to Hedda Hopper | Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper

“Judy Davis’ Hedda Hopper wears a succession of fantastic hats in “Feud,” which make for the most notable TV chapeaus of the year…

“Jack McConnell was a major milliner [of the era,] so we used a lot of his hats,” Eyrich says. “A bunch of our hats we got from a store here in Los Angeles called The Way We Wore. They have an amazing hat room that I had so much fun digging through.”

Murphy wanted hats with movement, so Eyrich added long, iridescent black feathers to one cap-like white hat. Another hat looks like an alien ship had landed on the wearer’s head.”Variety 

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Mesmerized by the plethora of feather hats Davis wore, we found these amazing images of the original gossip girl and Hollywood royalty ! Boy did she love to wear off the top feather hats! Ostrich Feather, Rooster Feather, She wore it and said it all!  Here are a few of our favorites! We hope you find some inspiration, especially with the Kentucky Derby around the corner!

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Ostrich Feathers Reign

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 29, 2017

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Ostrich Feathers reign this season when it comes to fashion details! Prada, Elie Saab and Chanel’s’ Fall/Winter 2017 RTW collections are perfect examples of that! Bright and Bold Ostrich PlumesFringes and Boas used in abundance furthermore proves that feather trends are here to stay! Let’s take a look !

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Roger Vivier Feather Shoes and Accessories

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 24, 2017

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

First of all, these Roger Vivier Feather Shoes and Accessories are to die for! We absolutely love the Burnt Ostrich Feathers paired with sparkling rhinestone details. The Champagne and Pearl Grey shoes and clutch are perfect for Spring and Summer soirée’s, while the classic Black pair are perfect for Fall and Winter balls.

FEATHER SWIRL | Roger Vivier’s version of magic. Like a whirlwind of feathers dancing around the Buckle, a precious jewel adorns a pair of sandals, mules and Papillon de Nuit closed-back heels. Its tender shades – Première fois pink and pearl grey – caress the skin. This sensuality is taken to excess in a V-shape on the thigh-high boots, the quintessence of the House’s extravagant spirit. – Roger Vivier 

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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
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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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Talk Derby to me with Headcandi Hats and Fascinators … our newest favorite Kentucky Derby Milliner! Using only fine quality materials and feather styles like Dyed and Natural Lady Amherst Pheasant, Ostrich Plumes, Rooster, Peacock Tails and Swords… There were so many Hats and Fascinators we loved and had to share them with you all! What we love the most about her designs is how she color coordinates her fabrics and feathers, always adding a pop of color!

Founded in 2003 by designer Britni Lynn Knable, hEADcANDi specializes in handcrafted fashion forward hats, fascinators, and accessories for Race Day and Wedding events…Building on inspiration from both classic vintage styles and current fashions, hEADcANDi is able to design pieces that have set us apart as the leading Milliner in the South!

ABOUT BRITNI
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. – www.etsy.com/shop/headcandi

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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

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2017

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 5, 2017

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Our favorite Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2017 feathered looks! Of course we love the monochromatic grey Ostrich Feather Fringe details that were combined with touches of bright chartreuse throughout! Even more impressive is the use of an almost lost technique where you “curl” the feather Ostrich trim like in the images seen below! Makes us want to use one of our Silver or Twilight Two Ply Ostrich Boas to try to recreate the look! If you want to try this technique out yourself, make sure to check out our Tip and Techniques page for information on this technique and more!

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