MaryMe-JimmyPaul Redefining Feather Fashions

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 23, 2016


MaryMe-JimmyPaul Redefining Feather Fashions is almost an understatment… They are totally taking it to a whole nother planet! Using a large variety of Marabou, Ostrich, Chandelle and Goose Feathers MMJP’s creations are Met Gala and museum worthy. Marie Burlot and Jimmy Rinsum, the designers behind the over the top MaryMe-JimmyPaul describe their label as an “area that exists between art and fashion…”

We believe that fashion can be more than just an article of clothing. We want to tell a story with our collections and sometimes, creating big sculptural statement pieces is the best way to express our stories. Also, we graduated from the Rietveld Academy, a modern art school in the Netherlands that has also been a definitive influence. –

We’re just gonna post some of our favorite tumblr pics… scroll through and let it simmer. We feel like we’ve died and gone to feather fashion heaven!

Fly by Night Public Artwork

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 29, 2016


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.


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


…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

Samurai Feathers | Bado Senshi

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 20, 2016


We can’t get enough of Feather artist and winner of the Grand Prix de Création de la Ville de Paris prize Julien Vermeulen ! Known for working with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier, Vermeulen passion for feathers is exemplified with his interpretation of Samurai armor made with Feathers | Bado Senshi.

Samurai Feathers | Bado Senshi

We can’t begin to fathom the amount of hours and patience it took to make this feathered work of art. Using thousands upon thousands of naturally mottled and ecologically sourced Black, Natural Red Pheasant and Peacock Iridescent plumage throughout truly showcases this Plumassiers’ artisity! We are so inspired  …

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Get up close and personal with Waldo Nell’s “microscopic” photo series of Peacock Feathers. At first glance, it looks like we are looking at at a luxurious tapestry or the work of a talented jeweler, yet after further inspection you come to realize that you are in act looking at the extraordinary details of peacock feathers.

Extraordinary Details | Peacock Feathers

A a software engineer by day, Nell uses a Olympus BX 53 microscope and a technique called “photo stacking” to get detailed photos of ordinary objects like feathers, seeds and even orange juice ; producing images that are extraordinary and somewhat psychedelic ! Get inspired and view more work here…!

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Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 15, 2016


Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen


noun plu·mas·sier \¦plümə¦si(ə)r; plüˈmasēˌā, -ēər\

Definition of plumassier

plural:  one that prepares or deals in ornamental plumes or feathers

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Known for working with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier ; Julien Vermeulen is known as one of Paris’ top plumassier ! We came across his bio in the NY Times and knew we needed to share his story!

“His apprenticeships included time with Christian Louboutin and with Jean Paul Gaultier — “who loves feathers” — where he met the legendary plumassier Dominique Pillard. “He made a Gaultier fur using recolored chicken feathers disguised as leopard,” Mr. Vermeulen said. “I thought if one could do leopard with feathers, one could do anything with them…Vermeulen also worked at the historic feather atelier Lemarié, now owned by Chanel ” – NY Times

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Plumassier | Julien Vermeulen

Visit his atelier and see his work if in Paris durring the Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art which marks its 10th anniversary this year!