STAGE & SCREEN

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 

Hat's off to Hedda Hopper | Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper

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!

Hat's off to Hedda Hopper

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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

Peace Love Music Feathers ; Interview with London based artist, songstress and friend Vera Black – Fashion for the Free 🖤

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Please tell us about the “First” feather accessory you made, where were you and where is that piece now?
I remember it was back in 2010 I just finished my first tour across the US, my husband Luke & I played 8 shows in 5 states. We started in New York and ended in LA, those 3 months on the road travelling through the states, really inspired me, it gave me a lot of ideas of how I wanted to visually look like on stage.
I couldn’t find what I was looking for to create that look, so I decided to have a go at making my own accessories and outfits….
I made a trip to the Feather Place in Downtown LA and met Cristina, it was her first day there and she is still there to this day.
She showed me through the whole range and I bought a load of feathers, at this stage not really knowing what I was going to do with them.
When I got back home to Sydney, I started to experiment. I discovered you could create incredible patterns by layering feathers on top of one another and I became obsessed..
The first thing I made was a beaded feather hair clip, they look very different to when I first started, they are a lot more detailed now.
I wore those same feathers everyday for about 4 years, until one day my Mum was helping organize my workshop and I walked in to see her taking apart my prized possession, the first feather clip I ever made. I was like “OMG! What are you doing??” She screamed and threw it in the air, “I thought this was just some old thing, it doesn’t look like anything you would have made.” I told her how it was sentimental and it was the first thing I made…She felt so bad…but it was actually the best thing to happen as now, I never keep anything, I sell everything and wear whatever is my latest design. It’s quite funny, now….

What inspires you when making a new piece?
Many things, some of my designs come to me in my dreams, I wake up with a mental picture of what I’m going to create.
Materials I am working with also inspire, I love shopping for materials, that’s when you get a good picture in your mind as to what you could create.
I get all excited when I have new colors, beads and materials to play around with. Being a musician I get inspired by other musicians and their fashion, I like to design things that I think, Keith Richards, Jim Morrison, Stevie Nicks or Johnny Depp might like to wear, chances are other people who like their style would like to wear them to.

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Why use feathers…?
I come from a Maori background, which is native to New Zealand, feathers were worn to show status in the tribe as well as a spiritual purpose, much like Native American’s. Also growing up in the country in Perth, Western Australia, I had my own horse, I was always collecting fallen feathers and braiding them into my horses hair or in my own….
I had no idea that it would lead me to braiding and working with feathers everyday of my life, whilst building a successful fashion label.

Where can people find you?
My workshop has been based in Twickenham for the last 5 years, which is just outside of London in the UK. There are 4 of us in my home workshop hand making everything to keep up with the demand.
My husband runs our Camden Stall at Camden Lock Market, he is there every Weekend and some days during the week. I trade at the famous Portobello Market every Saturday, which is where I first started when I first moved to London. This is my one-day out of the workshop, so it’s quite a social day for me, I have lots of friends there.
Nearly all our U.S. customers, have found us on ETSY, also our online store is VERABLACK.COM. I am also available to do custom designs for whatever the occasion.

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VERA BLACK

Sally LaPointe Frothy Feather Fashions

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 30, 2016

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Sally LaPointe Frothy Feather Fashions from her S/S 2017 runway are among our favorite feather trends this year. Ostrich feathers and fringe always seems to be the most popular of feathers among fashion designers! Luxurious white, black and olive ostrich fringe, sheer fabrics and sparkling embellishments dominate this party-ready collection.

“As always, LaPointe delivered it all with a dose of sex appeal, from feather-embroidered bustiers to a body-hugging pink cashmere dress. On the more casual side, her black and white high-waisted denim styles, which laced all the way up the front of the leg, will be a surefire hit.”- wwd.com

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Every once in awhile we get to help on uber creative events like the Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor made for Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte’s “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding!

Yes, that’s right we said… an “American Horror Story” Themed Wedding– and every single “AHS” inspired decor detail from the art deco venue, ostrich feather centerpieces to actor Naomi Grossman (from both Asylum & Freak Show) as the ring bearer, was on point!

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“After Michael proposed to me and we started planning, we knew almost immediately we wanted a Halloween wedding,” Jordan said. “The ‘AHS’ thing came in once we chose our gorgeous Art Deco venue ― only to find out it was where they were filming ‘AHS: Hotel!’ That’s when we really went for it.”

Michael and Jordan who tied the knot last week on Oct. 29 at the historic Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown L.A  came to The Feather Place Los Angeles months in advance and with our help were able to make their wedding decor dreams come true! Using dark Teal Ostrich Plumes and Peacock Tails they created captivating feather centerpieces transforming their wedding venue into an art deco dreamland! We couldn’t be happier for these two! Thank you for counting on The Feather Place for all of your “feathered” needs!

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful Feather Wedding Decor

Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 1, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY,STAGE & SCREEN

We just found the BEST Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration and are so excited to share it with you all! We first came across the Melting Mirror Cosplay and Costume site when we were researching costume inspirations for this Halloween season.   
Queen Ravenna Costume - Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror - Photo by Lexa One taken at Montreal comiccon 2015

Using hundreds of Loose and Strung Black Rooster Coque Tails and taking notes from famed costume designer Colleen Atwood, Melting Mirror gives an in depth play by play on her inspirations and how she made her cosplay costume.

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You have to go to her site and check out the extensive Queen Ravenna – Snow White and the Huntsman costume write-up. I know we are feeling inspired to DIY this costume and with more than 1 month away from Halloween…We still have time! Stop by The Feather Place and let us help you get DIY ready this Halloween season.

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In just these simple steps, you’ll have your Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery Inspired Costume ready for this year’s Halloween party season.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

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.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume       DIY a long flowing Ostrich Boa Stole or Silk Scarf trimmed in Ostrich Fringe. Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume 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!

Our favorite presentation during NYFW was Cynthia Rowley’s West Village HQ Feather Fantasy.  White feathers fluttered as models frolicked about a stage piled with a plethora of plumage. Goes to show you that feather trends don’t always have to be worn. Transform a drab space with whimsical Feather decor trends like Cynthia Rowley.

Feeling inspired and want to have your very own “pillow fight” inspired photoshoot or event…? Shop The Feather Place for loose Turkey Plumage feathers in bulk.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, one of my favorite reads is finally coming to the silver screen! We can’t wait to see Penny Dreadful’s Eva Green transform into the black feathered Miss Peregrine in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the book. We especially love the movie trailer below where you see Miss Peregrine’s full metamorphosis! Set to be released this September, we can predict that Miss Peregrine’s character is sure to be a hit this Halloween season! You can transform yourself into Miss Miss Peregrine with a pair of our Black Feather Mockingbird Wings and Black Feather Collars and Chokers.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Burton described Eva Green’s character Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of the peculiar orphanage, as a “weird Mary Poppins like character — a strong and mysterious person who looks like she could turn into a bird. That’s Eva.” – www.moviepilot.com

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If you are feeling inspired and want to get your bird spirit on this Halloween, The Feather Place is your go to shop for everything feathers!  We have a large variety of all the natural and dyed plumage feathers and quills needed to make your DIY dreams a reality in addition to ready made wings, masks and chokers to help you transform into an Owl, Crow or Raven. Come see us at one of our showrooms or shop online and get Free Shipping. #staypeculiar Halloween Collage

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A peek at Joan Rivers’s Private Collection

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 21, 2016

in EVENT,FASHION,STAGE & SCREEN

The Joan Rivers’s Private Collection will be auctioned off at Christie’s today June 22, and we are taking a look at our favorite over the top items we wish we could bid on! Among the treasure trove of gilded English and French furnishings we find these flirty gems; Our favorite feather detailed gown and coats.

Rivers herself once described the decor of the 5,100-square-foot triplex as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger.”

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Christies.com $400 A black georgette and feather jacket

Find out more about the auction and browse the catalog here.