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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!!!

Inspirational Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

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.

Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Here are some of our Mardi Gras DIY inspired headdresses using some of our Natural and Dyed Headdresses. We loved using bright Ostrich Plumes and dyed Pheasant Zebra Tail Feathers in addition to all natural Peacock and Rooster Feathers! All you need is one of our already made headdresses. You will be parade ready in no time at all!Headdress Inspiration Collage 4 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 2 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 3 -The Feather PlaceMardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Festive Feather Holiday Decor

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 11, 2015

in DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Festive Feather Holiday Decor

Holiday decor trends are evolving and there’s no better time to try something new! Dress up your mantel with feather garlands, your table setting with feather trees or place a feather wreath on your front door this holiday season. The Feather Place has so many Festive Feather Holiday Decor ideas and unique holiday feather products…these are among our favorites!

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This line of Feather Christmas trees are designed as slip covers lined with thick felt for easy shipping, set up and storage.

Festive Feather Holiday Decor

They even have an assortments of Feather Ornaments to add a unique touch to your Christmas Trees and arrangements!

Festive Feather Holiday Decor

It’s not too late to place your orders…Call The Feather Place at 1-800-291-6351 to place your orders!

A Bright and Bold Turkey Tradition

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 25, 2015

in FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

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A trip to Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Connecticut is sure to Brighten your day and holiday season. Just look at those vibrantly colored turkeys! This bright and bold turkey tradition has been going on since the 1940 and has drawn generations of families every year. Of course, the brightly dyed turkey feathers are right up our alley!!!

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“My grandmother started it years ago as a fun thing for the kids in the neighborhood, and it caught on and just busloads of kids come now,” Gozzi said. “It’s a tradition for a lot of people. I get a lot of people saying, ‘My grandparents brought me here, and now I’m bringing my kids’.” Bill Gozzi, the farm’s third-generation owner. 

A Bright and Bold Turkey Tradition

May you enjoy a bright & bountiful Thanksgiving…

From your friends at The Feather Girl & Feather Place. 

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The vibrant and symbolic traditions behind traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations (November 1st) are becoming more mainstream with each passing year, spreading from Mexico through the US and beyond.  Among the most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere on the days and weeks leading up to Dia de los Muertos. With that in mind here’s our whimsical Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach project that you can DIY and wear to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

Felt & Feathers Dia de los Muertos Broach

Materials:

  • Black Felt
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Black and White Netting or Tulle
  • Assorted Feather Packages and Trims from The Feather Place
  • Scissors
  • Broach Pin
  • Glue
  • Decorative Accents (Sequins, Glitter Paints, Buttons, Rhinestones, Foam Shapes , Small Silk Flowers..)
  • Printable Skull Pattern to use as a general reference. We used the Printable Skull Pattern below and shrunk it down to print at a 5×7″ photo . 💀

Cut out your white skull template so you can trace around for shape. Don’t worry, It does not need to be perfect. Continue and cut your skulls shapes out of the White Foam Sheet with an additional slightly larger piece out of the Black Felt Fabric.

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Glue on the White Foam Skull Shape over the Larger Black Felt Skull Shape.

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Arrange and glue your Feathers, Trims, Rhinestones and Decorative Accents onto the skulls. Have fun with this, There is no wrong way to do this. We encourage you to search Google images for inspiration!

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Glue the broach pin onto the back of the Black Felt and your done! Wear your Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.

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Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 5, 2015

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

blackCollageStep into the dark side this Halloween season with these Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather Costumes and headdresses. You can easily DIY these costumes this Halloween with the help of The Feather Place. Our feather products are sure to bring out your inner Gothic Vamp.

thumb2-warliz-teron-charlize-theron-koroleva-ravenna-filmy-belosnezhka-i-ohotnikElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesFrom already made Black Feather Chokers, Black Raven, Crow, Mocking Bird and Maleficent inspired Feather Wings to Black Rooster Coque Tails, Peacock feathers, Pheasant tails and more! The Feather Place is your go to shop for Everything Feathers this Halloween!Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesChannel your inner Katniss with these Mocking Jay inspired Feather Wings available in Black and Natural. These wings are handmade and easily fold forward or back, creating different and unique looks when worn.

Make sure to get them soon… We are certain they will SELL OUT!!!!

the-mockingjay-dressElegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesThe perfect accessory for that out of the ordinary costume or event. Complete your fantasy costume with these fabulous feather wings and products.Elegant Gothic Inspired Feather CostumesAlready made Feather Collars and Chokers from The Feather Place are perfect for your frightful costumes. We even have a Maleficent Cursed Collar DIY tutorial, for those of you that want to get crafty this halloween. Pair it with our Small Maleficent Inspired Feather Wings for the complete look.maleficent-collar-cover

Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 13, 2015

in COSTUME,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and decorating for this holiday is so much fun! Set the mood and decorate your doorways, windows, porches and mantels with these fun yet frightful Feather Decor Trends for Halloween.

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Feather Boas and Garlands are a must and super easy way to decorate your mantel! The Feather Place has a large assortment of feather boas including Black with Black Lurex Ostrich and Marabou Boas! You could even customize your feather boas with googly eyes or spiders.

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We still really like these simple DIY Paper Feathered Bats we shared with you in a previous blog. With just a few materials you will surely terrify and transform any space into a dark bat cave!

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Hanging Black Feather Quills is a simple yet effective way to dress up your Halloween decor. Hang them at your doorway entry or from your ceiling throughout the house !

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Be bold and daring by decorating your space with Black Feathered Trees! You can DIY these Feathered Trees with Black Chandelle Feather Boas and an assortment of Pre Packaged Plumage from The Feather Place! Add sparkle with glitter for a fun festive vibe.

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And last but not least… we can’t leave out our fun DIY Halloween Projects from our retail site! With so many ways to decorate with feathers this Halloween, you can go wrong with any of these Feather Decor Trends for Halloween!HalloweenProjects

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

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Carnival & Mardi Gras is one of the few times during the year where the upper, middle and lower class come together in one place to splurge on themselves with marvelous feather costumes making their fantasies come true. They personify themselves as kings, queens and “Bahianas” to obtain hope and the pursuit of happiness for that one day. A variety of Carnival Designers, seamstresses, mechanical engineers, theater producers, artists, choreographers, samba communities, musicians and TV celebrities all engage and exchange ideas to turn each of their own school into the most spectacular popular street opera show of the year.

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Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015 as come and gone… Alas, here are some of our favorite feather costumes worn by joyful revelers across the globe!

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 The abundance of feathers on some of these Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans are so over the top, we can’t help but to applaud such artistry! There are truly some amazing costume designers out there!

Andrew Sanchez Jr. King of Zulu Mangueira samba school performers

Lights, camera and action. The popular street opera from Rio de Janeiro begins!  The drums, the samba, the poetry and gorgeous feathers agitated Sapucai Avenue.

Despite all of the recent economical and political crisis the country has been going through, the samba schools stepped out of their comfort zones .  They were able to utilize limited resources to deliver some of the most amazing richly designed and highly crafted feather costumes created by the samba communities and designers from around the globe.

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Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers OH MY…!

A performer from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school

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 We hope you had a wonderful and festive carnival season! Remember to shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry. Wholesale buyers welcomed!

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A YEAR IN FEATHERS

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

From Betsey Johnson’s flirty feathered runway looks to the loss of comedian Joan Rivers and fashion icon Oscar De La Renta, 2014 sure did have it’s noteworthy feathered fashion moments.  Looking back at 2014, Here are some of the top trending feathered moments.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE – Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibits His Love for Feathers at the Brooklyn Museum.

This Marchesa collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

NY FASHION WEEK – This Marchesa 2014 collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

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MARDI GRAS 2014 – Who let the dogs out…!? Even mans best friend reveled at the 2014 Barkus Mardi Gras parade! Check out how cute they look in their feathered mask and parade float! FYI :  Mardi Gras 2015 comes early next year on Tuesday, February 17th… Plan for 2015 fat Tuesday celebration costumes in advance and SHOP at The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs! 

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NYC FIT “Fowl Play” – The Feather Place has proudly collaborated with FIT, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, to bring a wonderful feathered exhibit created by Visual Presentation students. Named “Fowl Play”, the exhibition explores ornithology (the study of birds) and how nature inspires fashion. All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com.

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CARNIVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2014 – Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary! What we love the most about this event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean !

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BURNING MAN 2014 – Feathers make a come back at Burning Man! The Burning Man Official Blog announces that “…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.)”

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FASHION WEEK NYC – Betsey Johnson’s SS15 feathered collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza!

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JOAN RIVERS – We are certainly going to miss Joan Rivers ruffling everyone’s feathers on the red carpet and in her E Entertainment TV series  “Fashion Police“!

oscarA FEATHERED FAREWELL TO OSCAR DE LA RENTA – The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest fashion icons this October. “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

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BIRDS OF PARADISE EXHIBITION – Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show.

VictoriaSecret2014LondonVICTORIA’S SECRET 2014 FASHION SHOW – Last but not least the Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show in London. Karlie Kloss and her handcrafted 18kt gold gilded feather angel wings stole the show! The Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings every year when we help handcraft these towering beauties!

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From your friends @THEFEATHERGIRL

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From The Feather Place

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 24, 2014

in FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The Feather Place

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From The Feather Place

There is no time more fitting to say
”Thank You” and to wish you a Happy
Holiday Season and a New Year full
of LOVE, PEACE and HOPE!

From all of your friends at The Feather Girl & The Feather Place!

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 12, 2014

in DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers.“Tis the season for Holiday & Home Decor! With many feather trends on the rise, why not incorporate feathered Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments and garlands into your decorative designs this holiday season. From glittery white feather trees to modern jewel toned feathered wreaths, Here are some festive ideas from across the web to get you inspired!

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Available is many different colors and styles, These feather wreaths are great for the Winter Holidays (they dress up any doorway, and can be used to frame candle holders or vases for floral display). They also look great on Holiday window and door displays. Click on the image below to see the available styles.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

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