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!
“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
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!
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!
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
In just these simple steps, you’ll have your Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery Inspired Costume ready for this year’s Halloween party season.
Recreate detective Phryne Fisher sassy 1920 style by pairing a knee length drop waist beaded dress with a Marabou Feather Shrug or Shawl! You can also DIY a long flowing Ostrich Boa Stole or Silk Scarf trimmed in Ostrich Fringe. Add glittering details with sparkling vintage brooches, dangling necklaces and a pair of T-Strap kitten heels or oxfords. Make sure to pin your hair or wear a short bob wig topping off the look with a feather beaded headband or cloche hat.
DIY a long flowing Ostrich Boa Stole or Silk Scarf trimmed in Ostrich Fringe.Recreate detective Phryne Fisher sassy 1920 style with a Marabou Feather Shrug or Shawl!
Discover what it takes to design and costume on the actual TV hit series below and preview the new Miss Fisher Collection – by Marion Boyce!
Designer Christine A. Moore Millinery is best known for her for the Kentucky Derby racing hat styles , two of which are on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum. With over 20 years experience, Moore is the go to milliner for the Breeders’ Cup, Florida Derby and was most recently named the official milliner for the 75th Anniversary of the Iroquois Steeplechase.
What we love most are the bold and beautiful silk bows and florets with touches of feathers used throughout her Spring 2016 Collection. Here are a few of our favorites; sure to be a hits at the Kentucky Derby this coming weekend! The Derby is on May 6th and 7th . If you can’t go to the races in person, we encourage you to throw a derby party and watch the race live on NBC.
Here’s a little awesome tid bit about Christine . Not only has she worked with the esteemed NYC milliner Rodney Gorden, In 2009 she also partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the official Barbie derby hat.
New York based jewelry company Deepa Gurnani has just rolled out their new Spring/Summer jewelry collection, and it should be obvious why we here at The Feather Place are in love! Don’t know?…one word: Feathers!
The husband and wife partnership of the two principal designers, Deepa and Jay Lakhani, has blossomed into a fully-realized jewelry company due to their fresh and elegant hand-embroidered designs. They’ve made such a statement recently, that they were one of five fashion designers who live outside of India invited to appear and participate in the Lakmè fashion show during Mumbai Fashion Week.
Celebrated for their carefully crafted, hand-embroidered accessories, Deepa Gurnani offers a line of unique and extraordinary pieces, each hand-beaded and stitched with the magnificent colors of India. Over 200 embroiderers and their families are able to sustain through this work. The creativity and care that goes into making each and every piece is exceptional and unparalleled.
“We are honored to have been invited by Lakmé to participate in this esteemed event in Indian fashion,” said Jay Lakhani, co-founder of Deepa Gurnani. “While our focus at Deepa Gurnani remains in accessories, we are thrilled to have the chance to design clothing that pairs with them. We are proud to have our work featured in such a prominent fashion show in our home country.”
“The extravagant hats that have become associated with the Kentucky Derby did not really come around until the 1960s, when social fashion norms loosened up and the presence of television gave women a reason to stand out. The hats became larger, brighter, and more extravagant.
Hats at the Kentucky Derby have become even more popular after the royal wedding in 2011, an event that showcased many elaborate hats and fascinators.”
We recently watched the film Casino Royale and couldn’t believe the amount of feathers that were used in the costume designs. From Natural White Coque Tails to luxurious Ostrich Floss and Boas; Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 .
Here are some of our favorite movie stills featuring the stylish Vesper Lynd in her feathered best. We especially love the Ostrich Floss Feathered turban and Natural White Coque Tail Feather caplet she wears.
Watch the music video from the film below. “The Look of Love“ was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song (1967).
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!!!
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.
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!Though 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. I 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!Irene 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.
I love the rare and unique feather bird embellishments, pearl and rhinestone apliques, vintage flowers and fruit.
Not to mention… the collection of vintage silk and velvet ribbons…… and oodles of piping and trims in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
So 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.
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